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Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Information For New Parents

If your child is going to be on holiday and absent from the centre, could you please make sure that you fill in an absent form the week prior to the holiday. These forms are available from reception.

A Query To All Bayfield Chefs

As most of you know, each week we do some cooking with the children in Preschool, incorporating the letter of the week.
Last week was a little tricky - Q for Quiche. This got us thinking about some of the letters coming up - U, V, W, X,Y and Z!
If anyone has any ideas for these letters we would love to hear them.

Monday, 26 May 2008

Nursery News

The Tuatara children have been embracing the virtues of responsibility and friendliness.
The children showed responsibility in looking after their own hats when outside.
The children showed responsibility in helping to tidy up and put the toys away.
The children displayed friendliness by reading together.
The children showed responsibility for their own belongings.
See attached photos.

Friday, 23 May 2008

Toddler News

Barnaby enjoyed singing "Fly Fly Witchy Today," and used his imagination with the use of the lycra fabric and the witches hat. Here he is practising the virtue of co-operation.

Outside this week, the children danced to their hearts delight.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Monster - The Rat

Karen's new pet rat, Monster, came in to Preschool for a visit.
All the children loved touching and holding him, which led them to draw beautiful pictures of Monster that are displayed on the wall above the art shelf.
All the children showed how gentle they can be with animals, especially Monster the rat.
See attached photos.

Monday, 19 May 2008

Nursery children - Well Being

The children are able to take responsibilities for their own well being and also know the routines of the Tuatara Room very well.
The children show confidence and control over their bodies when using their physical skills, which include agility, co-ordination and balance.
See attached photos.

Friday, 16 May 2008

Wacky Wednesday - Toddlers

On Wednesday, the 14th May, the Toddler Room had a Wacky Wednesday. The children came to Bayfield in their wackiest clothes: some in pyjamas, some had inside out clothes, funny hats and even undies over their pants!
For afternoon tea the children made wacky biscuits with green, red, orange and yellow icing and then they decorated the biscuits with sprinkles and marshmallows.

"P" Object Box - Preschool

This week the Object Box was overflowing with items starting with "P." Thank you to everybody for your wonderful contributions.
This week Eugene brought a big "P for Pineapple" into Preschool. Yum!!
On Friday the Weka children were lucky enough to sample some of this delicious, healthy pineapple. Thank you, Eugene.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Mother's Day - Toddlers

Here are some of the photos of our children's mothers that came in for the morning.
The children really enjoyed their mothers participating in their daily centre activities, like music and movement, reading them stories and playing with them in the playground.
It was a very enjoyable morning and after the mothers had finished visiting their children they were able to enjoy a hot drink, scones and yummy cake in the staffroom.

Mother's Day Nursery

Mother's Day was a great success. We had a great turn out in the Nursery. The children enjoyed seeing their mums and the children were able to show their mums what fun they had with all the exploring and play activities they have in the Nursery.

Friday, 9 May 2008

Lifecycle of a Butterfly - Weka Room

The Weka children were very interested in the life cycle of a butterfly. To encourage their interest the teachers got a swann plant. It was so amazing that we, the teachers and the children, could all watch the caterpillars turn into a chrysalis and this week, one turned into a beautiful butterfly. Together we watched the wet butterfly flapping it's wings and getting ready to fly away.
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Preschoolers making Naan Bread

Last week the children made Naan Bread for afternoon tea. In the morning Mini and Alice made the dough so it was ready to rise. For transition group, the children added herbs from our garden, coriander and cheese. The children had alot of fun and ate all the bread for afternoon tea.
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Friday, 2 May 2008

Nursery News

We would all like to welcome Oriana Mincham to the Nursery as Acting Head Teacher.
The children in the Tuatara Room have been demonstrating positive attitudes towards sharing, taking turns and problem solving. They showed responsibility for their own well being and their peers as well.
Edie, Olivia and Kate are getting used to the routines and showing enthusiasm for indoor/outdoor routines.
A reminder to all mums about an open morning for Mother's Day on 8th May from 9.00 - 11.00 a.m. All mums are welcome to come and spend some time with their children.
See attached photos.