The Woodland Suite - Termly Overview

 

Autumn Term 2019-2020

It has been an exciting start to the year and we would like to wish all of our new friends and their families a warm welcome to The Woodland Suite! 

Staff visited the children and their parents/carers at their homes at the beginning of September, which gave us the chance to get to know each other a little better. This has really helped the children to settle in and we have been able to begin making new friends and learning new routines and skills quickly. 

Autumn provides us with unpredictable weather, but there is still lots of fun and learning to be done! We have been developing our independence and self help skills by practising putting waterproofs and wellies on. We have been exploring capacity using rainwater and a range of containers, collecting natures treasures and talking about them, and even exploring different size pumpkins and winter squash - some of them are very heavy! 

Our new enrichment groups, SnackChat and BoxClever are now up and running. Our successful All Aboard group and Fundamental Movement and Dance sessions have also started. After the October half term we will be looking forward to starting our other enrichment groups such as Forest Schools, Adventure group and Maths Wizards. We are also going to be introducing two other new exciting groups - Environmental Warriors and Creative groups. 

We have also started our learning readiness colour groups and have been/will be focusing on the following core stories. 

Autumn 1: Goat Goes to Playgroup, Owl Babies, My World/Your World, Leaf Man, It's Not a Stick and The Gruffalo.

Autumn 2: Travelling By, Naughty Bus, Handa's Surprise, Whatever Next and Dear Santa.

Our Nursery library is now available everyday - please feel free to borrow a book to share with your child!

What to Expect When

 

Guidance to your child's learning and development 30 - 50 months