- Swimming sessions have already begun and we would like to encourage as many children to join these as possible. These sessions involve singing, games and general water confidence, moving towards using noodles and boards for kicking when the children are ready. The water and changing room temperatures are warm and comfortable for the children. Please remember these sessions are only for children who are toilet trained. On a Tuesday, please send your child with a swim suit, towel and hat for these sessions.
- Now that the weather is colder, please ensure that your child has a warm jacket, gloves and hat as we will continue to play outside in all weathers.
- Reminder: children will visit the library once a week, where they can choose a book to take home for one week. Please return your child’s book on library day, which they can then swap for a new book. Bobcats visit the library on Monday, Tigers, Badgers and Polar Bears will visit on a Friday.
- Chinese New Year Celebrations: We are excited about our upcoming celebrations in school and at the weekend fair on Sunday 4 February. We will also be celebrating in our classes with our dress up ‘Red day’ where you are invited to wear your favourite red clothes, or Chinese style clothing on Friday 9 February.
- As we have a number of new children who have started, home times are busier. To create a safe and calm transition, we will send the children out one or two at the time. We appreciate your patience whilst waiting for your child to come out.
- Early Years Coffee Morning for new parents: Friday 2 February 8.45am in the Gallery with Miss Peacock
OUR LEARNING THEMES
Each teacher will plan learning experiences that link to the readiness and interests that they observe in the children in their class. While these separate themes operate in each room, the children know they are free to choose to work in another room. The planning is specific to each classroom, but not confined to that class, so children have many rich opportunities available to them across the three classrooms. Mandarin teaching will link into each theme, with the Mandarin speaking staff introducing specific language, books and songs.
PRE NURSERY CUBS – Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is fast approaching and we will be doing activities in class related to this time of year. We will set up a Chinese restaurant in our role play area, where the children can role play making dumplings and taking orders. We will also be trying out a number of Chinse New Year crafts. The children have already been making lanterns, practising their cutting skills, and we will doing other activities related to Chinese New Year and the year of the dog.
We will also dicuss vocabulalry related to Chinese New Year in English, learning words such as new year, fireworks, lantern and dog.
We will talk about Chinese New Year. We will sing some songs and make a greeting card.
Chinese New Year/xin nian/新年, Happy New Year/xin nian hao/新年好, card/he ka/贺卡, congratulation/gong xi/恭喜
Happy New Year/ xin nian hao/新年好
The story of “Nian”/nian de gu shi/年的故事
The story of the Zodiac/shi er sheng xiao de gu shi/十二生肖的故事
Happy New Year/xin nian hao/ 新年好
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