I hope you all enjoyed the Easter break. The Summer Term welcomes us with the appearance of pretty cherry blossoms and daffodils in full bloom and the promise of warmer
and sunnier days to follow (hopefully!).
On behalf of the Happy Hands team I would like to thank the mums for attending the children’s ‘Mothers Day Coffee morning/afternoon’ on 16th March 2015. Thank you also to
the parents who brought in snacks for the Coffee morning/afternoon.
The children enjoyed having their mums for the morning/afternoon. They sang songs, danced and had their snacks with their mums. A special thank you to Sulayman’s mum
(beauty consultant) who gave the mums who attended the coffee afternoon a special hand spa treatment. Nice to be pampered!
The yoga sessions (every Tuesday 9:30am – 10:30am) proved to be a success. Katy the Yoga teacher conducted the yoga class where the children enjoyed exercises, movements, focus and breathing techniques in a fun session. Those who are interested in letting their children join in Yoga classes please let me know.
The Spring Term went well and children have made good progress in their development. The children took part in many exciting activities such as making the dragon and doing the dragon dance for Chinese New Year……
…….and making Easter baskets and going for Easter eggs hunt in the garden and in the classroom.
(Shows understanding of positions such as under, on top, behind, inside, between etc. by carrying out an action – Early Years Development Matters)
The Montessori classroom is designed in such a way that all activities gear themselves naturally toward the development of the skills required for oral and written language and reading. Language development is also encouraged in the classroom because of the freedom of conversation allowed to the children. In the Montessori environment encouragement of self‐expression is fostered through communication between children and their peers and children and adults.
In the Language area of the environment, vocabulary is enriched in a number of ways. Precise names are used for all of the objects and apparatus. Vocabulary classification and matching exercises develop visual perception, enrich vocabulary development, and develop the left to right movement.
A child will continue to progress at their own pace through the reading program. Concrete concepts lead to abstract ones. A child in the Montessori classroom develops a sense of wonder at his own powers and this wonder becomes a motivating force toward further acquisitions.
Always have a variety of beautiful books available for children to have access to. It is important to develop a love of reading in children by reading many books to them. There are a selection of books in the nursery’s library for the children to access and explore. These books are available for children to borrow. Please fill in the comments boxes in the library sheet so we can assess the children’s level of comprehension and interest. Children can learn new vocabulary words in the books as you read to them and story discussions can help with comprehension.
The uniform items as displayed above are now in stock. Please see me to make purchases or place orders.
(Please liaise with your child’s key person to arrange for the date and time of consultation.)
NURSERY MANAGER/HEAD TEACHER