Nursery Weekly Newsletter 26/04/19

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to our new weekly newsletter!

Morning Provision:

The morning class have been learning about St George’s Day this week. First, we read the story of St George at registration then the children engaged in activities such as designing and making their own shields and making castles with construction blocks.

They have also been working hard to complete different puzzles, the favourite being an alphabet peg puzzle. The children worked really well as a team working through the alphabet to find which letters came next.

Another popular activity this week involved the children using their sense of smell, sight and touch to explore different items from a beach. The children also enjoyed turning the role play area into a hairdresser salon!

Afternoon Provision :

During PE, The afternoon provision have been practicing different races for Sports Day, they have been taking part in running races, hurdles and balancing bean bags on tennis rackets.

Their have also shown a great interest in writing their names so this week we used tracing paper to write over the letters of their name and we identified our initial sounds.

other activities this week include matching numerals to quantities using number cards and sorting bears and going on a nature walk to look at the changes since last season.

Both Provisions:

All the children really enjoyed sharing their home learning, thank you for helping them to take photos and sending them in.

Home Learning:

This week’s home learning is to create a wacky hairstyle! you can either draw it or make a hairstyle with different materials. All photos can be emailed to us at

3.30 Collections:

If you collect your child at 3.30pm, please could we ask from now on that you line up against the blue gate going up the playground to help us safeguard your children. Please could we also ask that you keep siblings and other children with you so nobody is under the shelter. We are noticing more and more people are crowding under the shelter and sometimes it can be difficult to dismiss when there so many people in the doorway. Thank you for your cooperation.


if anybody has any spare children’s socks or any small junk modelling materials they’d like to donate it would be greatly appreciated.

Dates For your Diary:

Monday 6th May is a bank holiday, Nursery will be closed on this day.

Monday 27th May to Friday the 31st May Nursery will be closed for the May half term. We return Monday 3rd June.

Friday 14th June is Sports Day! Parents are welcome to join us on the field from 10.30-11.30 to cheer on your child and their key person groups! please note, sports day will be held in the morning only. on this day afternoon children are invited to join us for sports day from 10.30, they can then stay and have a packed lunch with us.

Tuesday 23rd July is the last day of term and also our end of term party! we will be having a bouncy castle, outdoor games and music and invite the parents to join us from 10.30 until lunch time to enjoy these activities with us. We also ask you send your  child in with a packed lunch on this day so everybody can have a picnic on the field together. Again,afternoon children are invited for the morning as this event will only be taking place in the morning.

Here are some photos of this week’s activities:


We hope you have a lovely weekend,


the Tubbenden Nursery Team

This Week in the Nursery…

Both Provisions this week, have been discussing Spring and the different animals and plants which are related to the Season. We made rabbits with paper plates and used cotton wool to make sheep.

The morning provision have been making their friends invitations and inviting them to tea parties which they held in the role play area. They made lunch and snacks for their friends and poured them some tea. The children have also shown interest in racing games again so during PE we have been practicing different races, many which we can expect to see on Sports Day.

The afternoon provision have been exploring different literacy focuses this week. we then acted out the stories during PE and discussed the different people and things involved. Threading has also proved to be a popular activity again this week. We used shoelaces to thread different sized beads in different patterns