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Saturday 16th July 2016 – Graduation Event

This is the Graduation event for children leaving us to start school in September. We will be holding the event at Beech Grove Primary School, we need the extra space as we have so many children leaving!!! Graduation will be from 10:00am to 11:30am. If you have any queries at all please speak to Paul or Rachel who will do their best to help you.


Week Commencing Monday 11th July 2016 – Visit to Wellington Museum

The children will be visiting Wellington Museum this week to learn more about the history of the town.


Week Commencing Monday 4th July 2016 – Swimming Sessions

This week we will be taking the children swimming to develop their water confidence and understanding of how to stay safe in and around water.


Week Commencing Monday 27th June 2016 – Welliestock Week

We will be celebrating our local music festival Welliestock this week with lots of singing and dancing. We hope to have some musicians and singers visiting the children this week too. If you know of anyone who would like to come and sing or play a musical instrument to the children during this week please let us know, it would be greatly appreciated!!


Tuesday 21st June 2016 – Strawberry Picking

The children will be visiting the local fruit farm to pick some delicious, healthy fruit for their snacks this week. It will give them a chance to see fresh produce grown locally, see how different fruits grow and taste how beautiful fresh fruit can be. It will also give us a chance to recap on their nature learning and revisit the different parts of a plant.


Week Commencing Monday 13th June 2016 – Visit to Wellington Monument

This week (weather permitting) we will be taking the children to Wellington Monument for a picnic and to see up close this beautiful Wellington landmark.


Wednesday 8th June 2016 – Visit to the Town Council to meet The Mayor!

Our first outing will be to visit Wellington Town Council and find out what they do to help Wellington. The children will also get to meet the Mayor and find out more about his work in the local community.


Bank Holiday Closure Dates

Please be aware the nursery is closed on Bank Holidays. The upcoming Bank Holidays this term are:

Monday 2nd May 2016 and Monday 30th May 2016.


Week Commencing Monday 23rd May 2016 – Beech Grove Primary School Reception Teacher, Miss Riley

Miss Riley, Reception Teacher from Beech Grove Primary School, has kindly agreed to come and talk to the children about what teachers do and how they help children to learn. We also thought this would be another lovely opportunity for those children leaving us to go to school in September to see how kind the teachers are. Especially for those children going to Beech Grove Primary School who may be taught later this year by Miss Riley!!


Week Commencing Monday 16th May 2016 – Visit from a Tractor

This is our Farmer themed week and we will be visited by a full sized tractor so the children can see how big the vehicles used on the farm are and discuss what tractors do to help the Farmers in the fields. This will be especially exciting for those children who are particularly interested in all vehicles at the moment, especially tractors!!


Week Commencing Monday 9th May 2016 – Visit from Animal Behavioural Expert

As part of our Vet themed week we have been lucky enough to arrange a visit from an Animal Behavioural Expert who will be talking to the children about how to take care of pets safely and also how to be safe when encountering unknown animals as part of our ongoing personal safety education for the children.


Tuesday 3rd May 2016 – Visit from the Police

This week we will be looking at the Police force and they have kindly agreed to start the children’s learning this week with a visit. They will talk to the children about what they do and why and also give them a Stranger Danger chat as part of our ongoing personal safety education for the children.


Friday 22nd April 2016 – Fire Station Visit

During this week we will have all been learning all about the Fire Service and our learning will be concluding with a visit to the local Fire Station to speak to real Firemen and women, see an actual Fire Engine and look at some of the other resources used by the Fire Service. This will be a very exciting outing for all of the children but especially those who are really interested in vehicles at the moment too.


Thursday 14th April 2016 – Transitions Evening

As promised we will be holding a Transitions Evening for those parents of children who are going to school in September this year. We will talk about the different processes that happen between now and then including Graduation Day and the schools expectations for your child. We will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and support you through this emotional time.

It will be held at Bouncy Bear Childcare, Courtland Road, Wellington, TA21 8NE from 18:20pm to 19:20pm. There will be carers from both sites there to talk to about your individual concerns.

If there is anything else you feel you would like an evening discussion or workshop about please let Lisa or Michelle know and we will do our best to organise it for you all.


Tuesday 12th April 2016 – NHS Flouride Visit

As part of our Dentist themed week the NHS will be visiting the nursery, talking to the children about how to look after their teeth and then apply a coating of fluoride to their teeth to help protect the children’s baby teeth from cavities. This will be the fourth year we have done this for the children and the parent’s feedback is that it has been very helpful. Parent permission slips will be required otherwise the child cannot take part.

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