The children have had a very busy month at Oak Valley Day Nursery.
Children in Need
November has seen us raising awareness for Children in Need. The children and staff came to nursery wearing spots or pyjamas and hosted a bake sale to raise money for this great cause. We managed to raise an impressive £75.23 – thank you to everyone who helped us!
Road Safety Week
During November we elected a new Pre-School council. Their first job was to discuss Road Safety Week and think about why it is so important. The children came up with great ideas of how to stay safe and how we could include the younger children in the fun. The Babies & Toddlers enjoyed the ideas Pre-School came up with and had fun making different marks with the toy cars and paint.
At Oak Valley we try to encourage independence in all aspects of our day. The children are already used to preparing their own snack and using self-service at mealtimes, but this month they have also been getting used to setting the tables by themselves and washing/drying their own pots. Well done everyone!
The rainy weather hasn’t stopped us being active in November. As well as playing outside, we have also been using lots of energy playing parachute games, which has helped us with our numeracy skills and colours. Mini Movez have been to see us again this term and taught us some new dance moves for us to practice daily!
With the festive season approaching, the children have been practicing their literacy skills and writing
by preparing their letters to Father Christmas. We posted these letters on the way to the residential home, where we finished off the month by singing Christmas carols to the residents.
Look out for our other festive activities including our Christmas party, workshops, carol concert, visit from Zoolab and a special visit from our Pre-School elf!