We have been asked by several parents for our playdough recipe, we use this non cook recipe https://theimaginationtree.com/best-ever-no-cook-play-dough-recipe/
(You can use a squirt of paint instead of food colouring to colour paint before adding boiling water if preferred).
Please see attached document ‘Playdough Power’ to see why playdough is such a good cross curricular tool to support your child’s development. Included is a list of everyday household items to enhance play.
Lunch Club News
The children have had a lovely smooth start to the new lunch club term. We’ve already had a helicopter stories session, specifically requested by the children; and two great books. One of the stories was called Some Days which is about two children showing different emotions depending on the type of day they’re having. For example: “Some days are chocolate pudding pie days. Kites up in the sky days. Jumping super high days”. Our children have told us what their ‘days’ would be, and next week we’ll be in contact with you directly because we’re making our own book of Some Days, and may need some photos!
Just one quick reminder: we’re always supporting the children to be as independent as possible and, with this in mind, please could you check that the containers or wrapping that the food is put in can be opened by your child, For example, fewer layers of clingfilm; not a knot in plastic bags but a clip-it; easy open boxes and drinks. The more they can do, the more satisfied they are, and the more they can eat at their pace, not needing to wait for us to get to them.
- Please remember to bring in some snack for your child to share for their snack, we ask for the any of the following; fruit, vegetables, breadsticks, rice cakes.
- Please choose gloves that are easy for your child to put on. Mittens are great for quickness, but we will encourage and support your child to become independent in putting their gloves on themselves.
- Please can we ask you to name everything which can be “detached” including lunch boxes and coats as this makes such a difference to keeping belongings where they are meant to be.
- Please can you return any Nursery School toys that come home, we seem to have less metal cars than at the beginning of the week!
- Please also return any Tizzy books from our Early Talk Boost programme you have from last term. There is a black basket by the internal door where you can return any books. Thank you.
Can we ask you to save / bring in any attractive tins or food packaging especially from other cultures to enrich our home corner. Thank you.
Please if your child was born on or between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 , you need to apply for a primary school place now. Deadline for applications is 15 January.
Apply online at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/primaryadmissions for any assistance needed please do not hesitate to speak to Alison or Leigh in the office.
World Chaos Cardboard Box Day – Monday the 13 of January 2020
If able can your child please bring in a cardboard box (any size) for a upcycled, imaginative and creative session on Monday. Any spares will be very much appreciated. Let’s see how creative we can be!
Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you all next week for more exciting learning experiences.
The Nursery School Team