A huge thank you to all parents/carers who have already donated Easter-themed prizes and who have bought a ticket for our fabulous Easter raffle! Tickets are 20p each to enter the "small prize" raffle and £1 each to enter the "large prize" raffle. All proceeds will go back into buying resources for the nursery. Raffle tickets will be drawn on Friday 5th April. Please see Faye, Jenette or Chris to buy a ticket. As they say, you've got to be in it to win it!
A big thank you to all our parents/carers who spent time with their child in nursery today for 'Sharing Success Day'. It was lovely seeing so many of you sharing your children's Learning Journeys with them. This event is a marvellous way to strengthen our parent/nursery partnerships and celebrate the successes of your children.
Today the children and staff at THNS have been raising money for Comic Relief by dressing up head to toe in RED and throwing down some interesting moves on the dance floor! A huge thank you to all of our families for their contributions so far. Please keep the donations coming in and we will update you all very soon on how much we managed to raise in total!
We all had great fun dressing up as our favourite book/tv character to celebrate World Book day. This special event is a really lovely way to foster children's interests in books and early reading skills.
Over the last two weeks, following on from the children's interest in babies we have set up a role play Baby Health clinic. The children have been learning about how to care for a baby. Today Charlie's mum (Amy) brought her seven month old daughter Ruby into nursery. All the children gathered round to watch Amy bathing Ruby, they watched and listened to Amy explaining how to bath a baby and the equipment needed to do this safely. They also had the opportunity to ask any questions about babies.
This week, following on from the children's interests in babies, we set up a 'Baby Clinic' role play area. The children have been introduced to this theme by watching educational video clips of parents bringing their babies to a clinic to have a check up and to be weighed. The children have been learning new language relating to this such as, stethoscope, thermometer, weighing scales, examine and injection. The children have used the props provided to re-enact baby clinic scenarios in their role play.
This week at THNS, we have been working with our families to raise awareness of the importance of staying safe whilst online. If you have any questions or would like some 'top tips' on ensuring your family uses the internet safely, make sure you pick up a useful parents' guide (in multiple languages); speak to our Computing Lead, Karen M, or have a chat with your child's keyworker.
This week the children have been learning about prepositions (positional language) e.g. over/under, in/out, across/beneath, up/down etc. They have had the story 'Rosie's Walk' read to them to help them understand what prepositions are all about. Then they have been using the nursery's indoor and outdoor equipment to demonstrate the prepositions they have learnt. We took photos of the children doing this and have made several books for the children to look through to embed their knowledge.
As the weather this week has been so bitterly cold, the children have had the opportunity to participate in a soup making activity. They took turns to cut up a range of vegetables put them into the saucepan then observed as the adult cooked it. The finished soup was given out at snack time and lots of the children really enjoyed it! Cooking with your child is valuable activity as it helps your child to develop fine motor skills, eye hand coordination, an awareness of good food hygiene practices and even early concepts of maths and science.
Ho ho ho! We've had a fabulous Christmas week at THNS including performances to our families, a visit from Santa and a great party today. Please have a look at the photos on our gallery. We'd like to wish everyone at THNS a very merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and happy New Year. We look forward to welcoming our children back on Tuesday 8th January 2019.