Autumn Term 2018-2019
We have started the new term by welcoming all children to the Woodland Suite and have completed home visits for all families, this has really helped with settling the children in. We have a wonderful mix of existing children, children who have moved down from the Meadow Suite and some who are new to the centre.
Key Groups have now been established and colour groups have also started. This is target teaching time at the beginning of each session. We also have a number of intervention groups designed to help children to learn different skills in different ways. All Aboard, Creative Group, Forest School and Dance with Laura have already started and in the next couple of weeks we are very excited to be starting maths groups and woodwork sessions.
As well as our own groups, we are thrilled to be involved in the Forest School Play Project delivered through 'Get Out More'.
With Autumn underway children are enjoying collecting natural materials such as conkers, sticks and leaves to use in their groups, art work and general learning. We have been observing and talk about the changes in Autumn and this year we have been particularly lucky to have our very own apples to pick and eat.
Over the Autumn Term we share the following core books with the children. We enhance the provision and plan small group activities to compliment these stories.
Curriculum Enrichment in The Woodland Suite
Throughout the year we aim to enrich the curriculum with lots of inclusive hands-on activities that both children parents can access. Here are just a few photographs from last year. We look forward to adding new photos from this year now the groups are underway.
We bring a farm to the centre! All the children get to visit the farm with their key groups and the farm is then open to our families over the lunch break.
During Pet Week our staff bring a variety of pets to the Nursery – we had a visit from a Guinea Pig, a Bearded Dragon, a Dog and a Cat this year.
The Life Caravan comes once a year to educate the children on keeping healthy.
The children are always fascinated by these visitors. They are eager to observe the transition from egg to chick.
Zoolab visit with a range of animals for the children to look at, handle and ask questions about.
We bring the seaside to Canterbury for the day…. A giant sandpit, donkeys, puppet shows, ice creams, face pointing and hopefully the SUNSHINE!!
We hold many Outdoor Learning days across the year to encourage our families to get busy in the outdoor environment.