November 2015 Newsletter

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November’2015 Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carer,

Hope you have enjoyed a great start to the new season with all the Halloween fun we have has at the nursery in October. The children have enjoyed learning about autumn and harvest through the month. We have had fun dressing up for Halloween. Thank you to all the staff for decorating the nursery to be an exciting place for the children to come to each day.

In November we are looking forward to fireworks, celebrating the Indian festival of Diwali along with Remembrance day. Remembrance day marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918. We plan to keep a 2 minute silence on the 11th November at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars. During the month children will be learning about being safe around fireworks. For Diwali the children will be making clay oil lamps (“diya”). We will learn and talk about the festival and hopefully Bobby will cook up some festive surprise for us all.

Month’s theme: Space

The theme for November is Space. This month we shall be talking to children about the stars, moon and the planets. It’s all about the rockets and the stars, and may be the aliens (if we get that far on our voyage). We are planning crafts and art activities around the theme that we hope will improve their understanding of the world, while develop them on their personal social and emotional and communication and language, that go with exciting engaging activities. Our circle time song will include “zoom zoom zoom we are going to the moon”. You can sing it at home and find the lyrics at

Colour of the month: Blue

Blue is the colour of the sky and will be our colour of the month in November.

Book of the month:

Our book for the month is “Whatever Next!” Book by Jill Murphy. We hope to ignite the imagination of our children by building a rocket towards our plans to go to the moon.

Please do keep your suggestions and feedback coming in. You can always drop in your inputs at the suggestion box at the entrance of the nursery.

Please drive within the speed limit of 5 miles per hour on our driveway. This is specially important during the evenings as it is getting darker and hard to watch out the pedestrians on the same drive.

Request parents with buggies to please see if they can install some reflective stickers on the children buggies so they are visible on the drive and road. Example: POGU Buggy Reflectors –