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Willow Room Blog....

Willow room blog;

All the children have settled back into Willow class after the half term break.  We are working very much on following children's interests and have started to develop a learning wall in Willow Room.  Our current interest has been using different construction kits.  The children have made a range of complex structures and used some amazing words like "design", "plan", "attach" and "record".  They are clearly showing their skill in creating and thinking critically!  We also enjoyed a fantastic den building day.  Lots of parents helped us to build some large scale den structures.  Thank you for your support.  The pictures are on Tapestry.
We also had a special musical performance by Katie and her colleagues yesterday called "The Song Bird"  The children watched, listened and participated in the live show eagerly and the feedback was very positive.
We are looking forward to starting some of our Winter/Christmas events.  Dates to follow! 


Welcome to Willow room!  26/09/2017

We would like to welcome all our children and families whether they are returning to us or new to school.

All the children coming over from Palm and Blossom Room have made an excellent transition to Willow.  Our new to school children are finding their feet and are beginning to settle really well.  We know some children are still building on their gradual admission but their confidence and well being continues to develop daily.  We are very proud of them.

Willow Room is a fantastic space for children to explore, play and learn in.  All the children are accessing our provision and some children are developing interests that are leading to some deep learning opportunities.  We currently have children who are interested in Superheroes, mini beasts, football, visiting the doctor and birthdays.

Our theme this half term is "All About Me"  The children have been finding about themselves and their friends, celebrating their similarities and differences. We are using a range of Big Books to develop story telling opportunities.  Brown Bear, Brown Bear , All About Me as well as I Go Walking are proving popular at the moment.

We have been closely observing the children and have regularly updated Tapestry with their achievements.  We will be completing our baseline assessments to discuss with parents and carers in the near future.  Please add any of your own observations to Tapestry and don't forget to "like" what you see.  Its really important that  we continue to develop our relationship in order to provide the best possible nursery experience for children and their families. 

Don't forget, all children need a named bag with spare clothing.  Whilst we do try to keep children dry and clean, we play out in all weathers wearing our wellies and wet suits.  Sometimes, however, children are messy because of their play experiences during the day.

Thank you for your on going support


Donna and the Willow Team