May flew by – I guess we did miss two Mondays (we hope you enjoyed your bank holidays), but still we blinked and it’s nearly the end of June!

This past month we have spent lots of time on our theme of transport, numbers and road safety. We announced in our last newsletter, that due to our dino-mad ‘children we introduced dinosaurs to our session plans.

We have to say, that we think we may have enjoyed this theme as much as the children have. To see the excitement on their faces and how much they have learnt has been very enjoyable and rewarding for all our team. Through crafts, activities, role play, books and drawings we have explored the pre-historic past.

Once again, we also focused on road safety, we took time to talk to the children about how to be safe outdoors and around traffic. With the older children we took a trip out with the PSCO’s which was very exciting, we learnt all about how to behave around traffic, roads and how to dress sensibly so we are seen. The younger children brought roads into the nursery by creating their own on the carpet – they had a great time.

In the last month, Tina has been making appointment slots with all parents of our oldest children about their up and coming transition to school.  We can’t quite believe we are nearly at the stage of waving off another group of children to all the local, wonderful primary schools. We do know some of the children have already started their settling in sessions and we have heard lots of positive stories and anecdotes on their experiences.

If you have any concerns or worries at all please do speak with Tina and the team – we are very passionate about making sure this transition is as smooth as possible.

We would also once again like to stress to all parents of the pre-schoolers that our before and after school club is getting very busy. So please, plan ahead to not be disappointed.

Another event that took place in May was our focus on new life and animals. We thoroughly enjoyed watching, learning and taking care of some butterflies as they went through their life cycle starting off as caterpillars.

We look forward to the rest of June and what it will bring – we hope the weather picks up and we can put away our wellies, waterproofs and umbrellas and get out our sunhats, sun cream and sunglasses once more.

As always if you have anything at all you want to discuss with us just ask any team member or contact Ian on hello@firststepspoynton.co.uk or call 01625 859867.