Newsletter February 2017
Hello and Goodbye
We would like to say a big hello to Dejahn, Jahziyah, Tiago, Kierra, Iustin, Olivia, Robert and Caleb who have all joined the Bay Tree House family. We would like to welcome them to Bay Tree House and we hope they enjoy their time with us and in January we had to say a sad goodbye to Jesse, Kelsey and Mounir. We would like to wish them all the very best in the New Year.
Celebrating the Diversity within our Nursery
Throughout February we will continue looking at Australia as our country of interest. The children have been learning about the currency used, traditional stories, what colours are in their flag, different foods that are popular from there and the amazing animals that can be found in Australia. If you are interested in providing any information or would like to come in and cook to help us make this really interesting for the children please speak to your child’s keyworker.
Theme of the month
The baby rooms theme is ‘All about me’ and Blue, Red and Yellow rooms are looking at ‘The Human Body’. The Pre-school children are also learning the names of body parts as part of their Spanish Curriculum.
Dates for your diary
Friday 10th February – Inset day
Friday 21st April – Parents Evening
Saturday 22nd April – Parents Evening for the Weekend.
Monday 5th June – Inset Day
Monday 12th June – Sports Day
Friday 14th July – Pre School Graduation
Friday 4th August – International Day
Friday 8th September – Summer Trip
Thursday 26th October – Inset Day
Friday 27th October – Parents Evening
Saturday 28th October – Parents Evening for the Weekend.
Christmas activity week will be from week commencing 11th December 2017 and our annual Christmas party will be on Saturday 16th December. We will let parents know nearer the time specific days and times.
Our first Inset day of 2018 will be 02/01/18
We are still awaiting the outcome of the planning permission but will let parents know when we receive an answer.
We are again collecting the Active Kids Vouchers and really rely on the support of all our parents. Last year we collected an amazing 3862 vouchers which enabled us to buy some new equipment for the outside area. We are hoping to match that amount again this year so please continue with your much appreciated support.
We will be having our first inset day of the year on Friday 10th February. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you but it is a requirement from Ofsted.
General House keeping
A reminder to all parents that if you leave your pushchairs in the buggy shed they need to be folded down. If any are left open they will be removed from the shed and left on the drive. We are also noticing that scooters/bikes and other ride on toys are also being left and ask that you avoid bringing these to nursery. If any are found in the shed we will put them in the garden for the children to use.
The colder weather is really here now but this should not stop your child from having fun playing outdoors. Can you please make sure they have the appropriate outdoor clothing for this time of year and also check that your child’s blue bag contains winter spare clothes and that they have a pair of wellingtons that can be left at nursery.
Chinese New Year
A big Thank you to Julian’s mum and dad, Vicky and Vincent, for coming into nursery and making firecrackers with the children in Blue room. It was really appreciated how much time they spent making this a thoroughly enjoyable activity. This was part of our Chinese New year celebrations and all around the nursery the children have done artwork for their wall displays showing that it is the year of the Rooster.
Olivia P 1yr
Olivia K 2yrs
We wish you all a very happy birthday!