We have had a very, exciting busy term here at the Little School House. The Babies had a lovely visit to Heeley City Farm. We walked all the way to the farm, taking in all the sights and sounds en route before having a picnic for our lunch. The children saw lots of animals including pigs, sheep, horses, cows, goats, and a range of birds. We loved playing in the park before enjoying a yummy ice cream. There were lots of sleepy children on the way home when we caught the bus back to nursery. What a lovely day!
Our Toddler Room enjoyed helping hatch some beautiful butterflies. The children observed the
changes of a caterpillar as it becomes a butterfly. They drew pictures of the before and after and
loved making collage pictures of the beautiful colours on the butterfly. We read The Hungry
Caterpillar and the children decided they wanted to try some of the foods from the book, so we had fun pretending to be emerging butterflies and tasting the same foods as the Caterpillar.
Lots of learning whilst having so much fun.
In August, all the staff across our four branches had a chance to relax and enjoy a great Seaside trip to Bridlington for the day. The trip was a treat
from the owner to thank staff for an extremely busy, progressive year and to celebrate 2 years of the newly
branded company. It was a lovely day with good weather, exciting rides, a yummy fish & chip lunch,
which was all perfectly topped off with an amazing new gin bar! ( well it would have been rude not to !)
The summer terms brilliant staff training session topic was ‘Meeting safeguarding requirements –
recognising, understanding and responding effectively, to possible risks’. We are constantly updating our knowledge and all staff felt more informed. It was one of the many areas we have had organised training in this year
Pre-School enjoyed learning about ‘Healthy Food’ this summer. They talked about what foods are
healthy, what foods are not and why we should eat them. Children brought in food from home that
they thought was healthy, we then discussed the food at group times. We also went on a walk to
Asda to by some healthy foods for our snack. We continue to do Fresh Fruit Friday in which we encourage parents to take a piece of fruit and eat with their children.
It is lovely to see children developing their understanding of thee foods they eat.
Finally, we held a very successful open day last month for our 20 year anniversary. We welcomed current
families & new ones to view the setting. We have lots of fun activities including a bouncy castle, tons
of treats were sold on the cake stall & treasures were won on the tombola. We raised almost £300
for Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital. Thank you to everyone who came.
Twenty years later and still going strong.