I hope you all had an enjoyable Easter break. The Summer Term is finally upon us and with it hopefully the warmer sunnier weather will follow.
On behalf of the Happy Hands team I would like to thank the mums for attending the children’s ‘Mother’s Day Coffee Morning’ on 31st March 2014. Thank you also to the
parents who brought in snacks for the Coffee Morning.
The children enjoyed having their mums for the morning. They sang songs, danced and had their morning snacks with their mums.
We have been fortunate enough to have some parents come into nursery and volunteer to do activities with the chidren. Children enjoyed sharing the sessions and activities held by the parents.
We encourage parental involvements at the nursery and look forward to having parent volunteers to participate in activities with the children. Please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can book you in for your volunteer sessions.
The Spring Term went well and children have made good progress in their development. The children took part in many exciting activities such as cup cake decorating for Mothers’ day gifts, making Easter baskets and going for Easter eggs hunt in the garden.
(Shows understanding of positions such as under, on top, behind, inside, between etc. by carrying out an action – Early Years Development Matters)
We are pleased to inform you that we have an additional member of staff who joined us as from the 10th March 2014.
Ms Elisa Buapim, Early Years Practitioner, Level 5 – Foundation degree
Hello! I have been having fun spending time with the children!
FLUFF’S DIARY has been a great success with the children. Most children have had the privilege of taking Fluff home and logging their experiences and photographs in Fluff’s diary. Children love sharing their experiences by looking through the diary and discussing amongst themselves about what they did. Fluff will continue to go home with children throughout the Summer Term.
(Uses talk to connect ideas, explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next, recall and relive past experiences ‐ Early Years Development Matters).
Through work with the sensorial materials, the child is given the keys to classifying the things around him, which leads to the child making his own experiences in his environment. Through the classification, the child is also offered the first steps in organising his intelligence, which then leads to his adapting to his environment. Sensorial exercises were designed by Montessori to cover every quality that can be perceived by the senses such as size, shape, composition, texture, loudness or softness, matching, weight, temperature, etc. Montessori categorised the exercises into eight different groups: visual, tactile, baric, thermic, auditory, olfactory, gustatory and stereognostic.
Montessori saw the importance of the manipulation of objects to help the child understand his environment better. Through the child’s work with the Sensorial material, the child is helped to make abstractions, he is helped in making distinctions in his environment, and the child is given the knowledge not through word of mouth, but through his own experiences.
27/05/2014 (Tuesday) ‐ Trip to Odds Farm
16/06/2014 (Monday) ‐ Father’s Day Coffee Morning followed by Sports Day.
27/06/2014 (Friday) – Teddy Bears Picnic
14/07/2014 – 18/07/2014 ‐ Summer Term Parents’ Consultation
23/07/2014 (Wednesday) ‐ Summer Concert
01/08/2014 (Friday) ‐ Last day of Summer Term
RE: SUMMATIVE REPORTS – WEEK BEGINNING ‐ 14/07/2014
(Please liaise with your child’s key person to arrange for the date and time of consultation.)
NURSERY MANAGER/HEAD TEACHER