Learning through play
Yesterday was our first day of our after school club and it was a fantastic success!!! All the children had lots of fun and they are looking forward to this afternoon.
On returning to the nursery they had free play time so explored the room all our toys and role play. Then they sat down together for a light tea of pizza followed by fruit and ice-cream.
Although the children at Chunky Monkey nursery are very young we still feel it is very important to introduce them to significant days in the calendar. Their understanding can then begin and it can be built apon year on year.
The children were told what rememberence day was about and what happens and how people mark this day. We turned hand prints into poppies, made paper plate poppies and made artificial poppy bouquets. I think you will agree the wall display looks fantastic.
In the Monkey room our children will be celebrating all things snow and ice throughout the month of November. This will build up to our 'Frozen Day' in December which we will have more details on in the coming weeks.
We will be using fake snow in our sensory play and the children will be making their on snow flake. We will be in the kitchen cooking frozen cupcakes with blue icing and white stars.
In The Lion room we have our oldest children and although their themes reflect the rest of the nursery they expand these further to include numeracy, IT and language.
Along with the other rooms upstairs we will be joining in with Dora Day on the 9th November. All day all our activities will be based around the popular character so don't be shocked if your little one comes home with a few Spanish words that day.
In our Hippo room the ages range from 6 months to 15 months, however it doesn't stop them from taking part in our craft sessions and sensory play. This week we are taking our inspiration from Bonfire night with finger painting firework pictures, our babies love getting creative.
We always do plenty of activities for Children in Need and the Hippo room is always included. They can dress up as Super Heros and we will be doing Children in Need crafts.
The much anticipated new Coety Primary School building on the Parc Derwen site opened on Monday and welcomed many new and existing pupils with much excitment.
Starting school is an exciting time however due to the length of the school day this often brings further childcare problems for parents.
Here at Chunky Monkeys we have recently bought a new vehicle so we can do pick ups from the school and offer after school facilities until 6pm.
Doing after school club we will provide a light tea and activities which will change daily.
Like the Giraffe room we will be ending November and starting December with a Winter theme before we begin the Christmas fun!!!
November 23rd Brown Day
On this day we will be wearing brown clothes and celebrating the colour by making chocolate biscuits. We will be only using the colour brown all day but use pine cones and conkers rolled in paint to make our pictures.
In the Giraffe room we are really excited for Christmas but we think we can do one more theme before the excitment gets too much. So to ease us into the festive season we are going to have a white week.
A perfect theme for this time of year as we can include weather, snow and ice and sensations of hot and cold. We will also be able to include sparkle and shine as I think I can speak for everyone at Chunky Monkeys as soon as December 1st arrives we can't wait to get out the glitter!!!