Dear parents / carers…. our Weekly Monkey News!
Week Commencing: 28th November 2016
Dates for your diaries:
The party season is fast approaching so make sure to pop these dates into your calendar:
Babies & Teenies Christmas Party: Tuesday 20th December @ 3 – 5pm
Toddlers & Pre-School Christmas Party: Wednesday 21st December @ 3 – 5pm
Monday 19th December – Red & Green Day (Wear your best red & green outfit for the day)
Tuesday 20th December – Tinsel Day (Wear a little sparkle to brighten up your day)
Wednesday 21st December – Onesie Day (Snuggle up and listen to “Twas the night before Christmas”)
Thursday 22nd December – Dress up day (Wear your best Christmas fancy dress)
Friday 23rd December – Christmas Jumper Day (Join us with wearing your favourite festive jumper
What’s happening in your child’s room next week:
Babies & Teenies:
We are carrying on with our book of the month… next week it will be ‘Stick Man’. As we are approaching the colder weather we shall be exploring snow and ice. This week we will be making snowflakes, using a variety of different glitters and paints to decorate them. And we will also be making snowmen…. can’t celebrate winter without a snowman!
We will be reading ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’….identifying what all the colours are, Grass – green, river – blue etc. As part of this great story we will be concentrating on our shapes and colours and putting them into practice making Christmas decorations, baubles, paper chains and stars, so look out for those little artistic hands….
We will be talking about December and the winter months. Children will be looking at pictures of snowflakes and discussing how they are all different. We will be making yummy hot chocolate and sharing it together after a winters day outside. We will be practicing drawing spikey and zig–zag lines to help develop our fine and gross motor skills… and not forgetting about our little bird friends, we will be making them a seed cake to take home and put in the garden.
Letters and sounds: Sound discrimination. We shall be putting on some ‘Big ears’ and going on a listening walks.
Hola Amigos – Teenies, Toddlers and Pre-school will be learning everyday words such as ‘hello’, ‘please’, ‘thank you’, alongside Spanish colours
Monkey Movers – All the children will be learning ballet, with a Christmas Theme!
Yoga – Teenies, Toddlers and Pre-school will be celebrating winter which will include a sprinkle of Christmas…. yoga poses and movements including rolling ourselves into snowmen… and penguins… and a group pose to create a giant snowflake. Props will be used to help stimulate the senses including ice, bells, pompom snow balls and many more.
Monkey Mini Chef – We will be making our own gingerbread men and decorating them – yum yum
Picture of the Week… and the winner is:
Zakaria in Toddlers is our Top Messy Monkey this week with his colourful splish, splash, splosh painting!