Week Commencing 5th & 12th February 2024

Main Theme  –  Shapes & Golden Rules

Small World Corner & ’Belly Play’ Carpet Using imaginative play & language Understanding the world Vehicle Table Using fine motor skills with co-operative play & language Using imagination to create scenariosHome Corner Imitating everyday experiences in role-play scenarios Communicating through language & actions Collaborative interactions with peers Hairdressers, Teddy Bears Picnic
Construction Tray  Using fine/gross motor skills & imagination to build, create & assemble Exploring shape, pattern & sizePuzzles Using critical thinking to match shapes & patterns Using fine motor skills & manipulation to assemble & complete peg, inset & table top puzzles  Understanding the World Experiencing different textures & materials Exploring using descriptive language Finding out about the animals, plants & technology of the world around us Dinosaur World, Bug House
Literacy Table Creative mark-making & early writing Development of tripod grip for control Mark-making Use a comfortable grip with good control when holding pens & pencils Development of tripod gripCraft Activity Creating with different materials Using fine motor & cutting skills Valentine’s Day craft Chinese New Year activityMathematics Tray Exploring numbers, counting & comparisons Understanding shape, pattern & measures (SL-2024) Understand positional language, using words   (SL-2025) Use spatial/positional language; ‘under’, ‘on top of’, ‘in front of’, ‘behind’
Painting Area Free-painting & mark-making Developing brush control Exploring colour mixing Still Life Painting – snowdrops  Malleable Materials Table Manipulating materials using hands, tools & equipment Creative model-making PlaydoughBook Corner Handling & exploring story, picture & non-fiction books Listening to, understanding & interacting with stories Developing awareness of rhyme & initial sounds Winter Stories

PSED  –  Follow setting’s Golden Rules, understanding why they are important  (SL-2024)  :  Be increasingly able to talk about & manage their emotions  (SL-2025)

Dear parents,

Please see attached our planning for the next two weeks.

Curriculum Plans

Our curriculum focus is Personal, Social and Emotional Development(PSED) with a particular focus on our Golden Rules.

We have been watching our snowdrops grow and the flowers have gradually unfurled .The children have enjoyed looking very closely inside the flowers and next week we are going to try to carefully paint pictures of the plants.It is so important that our children can slow down and take delight from the simple things that we see around us everyday.In fact children are often very good at this when we give them the time and space to do it.

School Readiness Evening – Wednesday 28th February, 7 to 8pm

You are invited to a School Readiness information evening that is being organised by Lilliput Infant School, Courthill Infant School, Bournemouth Collegiate School and several local nurseries.This is a very useful evening that will help you ensure that your child is well prepared to start school. The reception teachers will give a short presentation on School Readiness and then then there will be a wide selection of practical ideas presented by schools and nurseries which

will be set up in stations around the reception class areas. Please do come along if you possibly can.

Childcare Funding

There are lots of changes about to happen in Childcare Funding. This website contains all the information that you need

Childcare Choices | 30 Hours Childcare, Tax-Free Childcare and More | Help with Costs | GOV.UK

If you have any questions please do ask, we are gradually being given more information and will do our best to help.


Please may I remind all parents to clearly name every item of clothing including hats, gloves etc  that come into nursery. We try our very best to keep track of children’s possessions and it helps enormously if they are clearly named

Drop off time Please note our main opening time is 9am. If you wish to drop your child earlier we are happy to book your child in for either 8am or 8-30am to accommodate your needs.