Spring is here!

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In pre–school this week we have been talking about Spring and Easter…

We have worked together to make a chick collage using a range of materials and resources…

 

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We have made chicks with playdough…

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…made spring flowers…

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…and made symmetrical ladybirds by looking at the reflection of one side for a mirror image to copy, and by counting the spots!

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We have also chosen to do the activities on the phonics table, which was focussed on the letter sound ‘b’ this week.

 

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Dolphins Day Nursery Horsforth now have a Facebook page.  It is intended to be used as a source of information for OUR PARENTS only and subsequently only accessible if you are a friend.  Staff will be uploading upcoming event details, daily activities and any other necessary information!  Send a friend request to gain access to our page!  Follow us on Twitter

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Hungry Caterpillar

Hungry Caterpillar

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The children in our over 3’s room have been following their interest in the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. They have talked about their favourite foods and made a pictogram showing which food is most popular.  Ice cream came top of the list! The children also enjoyed making a big brightly coloured caterpillar to decorate their bathroom and have decorated the foods which the caterpillar ate. They had great fun and also managed to squeeze in time to get dressed up for Halloween! Follow us on Twitter Hungry catapliar

Librarian Visit

Librarian Visit

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On Wednesday of last week we had a visiting librarian from Horsforth library.   He read the children’s classic ‘Peace at Last’ The children loved listening to the story and listening to all the different sessions Horsforth Library run through the week.  He has promised to visit us again.  Follow us on Twitter Library

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Ofsted announce plans for a common assessment framework. Chief inspector Michael Wilshaw has finally announced plans to introduce a single inspection framework to help standardise education inspections.  This should make it easier for parents to compare providers and make a better informed choice. to read the full article follow the link https://www.pre-school.org.uk/sectornews/265/ofsted-announces-plans-for-common-inspection-framework?dm_i=1LR1,2W0X2,9XABY9,AGFSK,1  Follow us on Twitter ofsted

Parent information evening – Phonics

Parent information evening – Phonics

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Our next parent information evening will be held on Thursday 6th November at 6.20pm.  The venue is  Dolphins Day Nursery Adel, giving parents at Horsforth a chance for a nosy round! The evening will be centred around phonics and early reading skills, giving parents ideas and resources to help support their child’s early reading skills.  There will be an interactive PowerPoint presentation by Helen and Deborah and an opportunity to meet and greet at the end.  Tea and coffee will be offered along with a nice chocolate biscuit!  The evening is open to all, regardless of whether your child attends nursery.  Please do call at Adel to let us know you will be attending.  We look forward to seeing you there! Follow us on Twitter