To continue our theme of exploring materials and changes in their states while melting or heating, we set up a potion making Forest Friday experience. Freeing up our play to messy, mud kitchen experiences we included rose petals, cornflour, cooked spaghetti, icing sugar, leaves and lentils and let the potions create, transform and extend throughout the day. Of course coming together for hot chocolate and a cookie at the end inside this time as we all wanted to warm up a bit!
Next week for Forest Friday we are going to start the session off outside, so please bring your child dressed in old clothes, waterproofs and wellies (remember we have spares if needed). Alternately, you can bring or borrow outdoor clothing and encourage your child to get changed on the decking when you arrive. We will support the breakfast club children to get changed before they come outside in the morning. Please put your child’s indoor shoes in a bag and hang them on their peg along with their change of clothes on your way out of Nursery School, once you have said good bye. Thank you.
It was great to see some of the children bringing in their own writing folders this week. Please feel free to bring in a named narrow ring binder in which your child can begin to collect their marking making.
We would so welcome any parents or grandparents to come and be a sofa superhero. This is when you volunteer to come in and sit on our sofa and read to the children. If you have any spare time and you think this might be something you are interested in doing, please come and speak to us. We really value parents as both an asset and our partners in teaching and learning so, if you can, do come!
No snacks or drinks or medication or creams should be left in your child’s bag. This is both very important for health and safety but also essential for classroom (cloakroom) management reasons. Thank you for your cooperation.
We will be looking at the Chinese New Year. We have put in the following link if you would like to find out more about the Chinese New year with your child https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/chinese-new-year
Hope you have had a great weekend (late post!) and we look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
The Nursery School Team