The Woodland Suite
The Woodland Suite team are delighted to welcome back our returning families and extend a warm welcome to our new families! It has been wonderful to have the children back in nursery after such a long time at home!
They have settled in brilliantly to nursery life and have adapted well to the new routines for coming in, going home and washing hands throughout the sessions. Well done to all our parents too who have adapted to these new ways and for doing 'Garden Visits' as the settling in sessions this year. The children have been excited to explore all our learning areas, inside and out. Our first theme was "All About Me" where we focused on ourselves and our likes and dislikes, building friendships, learning routines and of course starting nursery - it can be a tricky transition for some children, especially after the year we have all had. During Autumn we looked closely at the changes that this season brings to the world around us. The core stories that we will be using to support all of this include Goat Goes to Playgroup, Owl Babies, My World Your World, Leaf Man, It's Not a Stick and The Gruffalo.
The children are now getting used to their animal key groups and we have also started our colour group teaching. One of our topics will be 'Transport' and the core stories include Travelling By, Naughty Bus, Handa's Surprise, Whatever Next and Dear Santa.
One of our core stories this year has been ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. To support the children’s understanding we wanted to give our children an unforgettable opportunity to watch caterpillars change into chrysalides and then emerge as beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies. The children have loved raising and feeding their very own butterflies and then releasing them into the wild!
The children have all been telling us that they have lots of flowers in their gardens so they are hoping the butterflies will visit them!!
What to Expect When
Guidance to your child's learning and development 30 - 50 months