Portishead News & Events
This month we have been carrying on the theme of Christmas and the children have been getting very excited about a certain visit on the 24th December! We celebrated Christmas Jumper day and raised lots of money for Save the Children. We have been decorating our rooms, writing Christmas lists and making special treats for our families. We have read lots of stories about Christmas and this special time of year and have been singing lots of Christmas carols especially in Pre-school and our Busy Bee's room in preparation for our nativity.
This month we have been very busy at Honeytree in Portishead. We started the month with bonfire night where each of the rooms experimented and explored with different textures and paint to create firework pictures. We then talked about remembrance day and made poppy pictures and tissues paper wreaths. We also raised money for Children in Need by wearing spotty clothes and throughout the day we made spotty pictures. After all of that we then started to get ready for the big day next month. The rooms have been busy making decorations and decorating the rooms. In pre-school we have been waiting for a special visitor to arrive. We received a special door and a letter explaining what we had to do. We placed the door down and waited. On Friday 1st December our visitor arrived, we named our elf 'Inny' and he gave us a letter from Santa. It told us that every night he would return to the North Pole and let Santa know how good we have been and that he would return each day in a different place around the nursery. Follow Inny and his adventures on our facebook page throughout the month
We celebrated Halloween in a big way at Honeytree Portishead this year. We had an amazing party with lots of spooky games and activities for us all to get involved with. We listened to stories about Halloween
and had a Halloween themed tea.
This month we were lucky enough to have an Early Learning Fire Safety box. We were all very excited when it arrived and since we have been trying on the uniforms, learning about fire safety and what to do in the event of a fire.
We have also been learning some yoga positions and using them in our daily routine to help us relax and stay calm. Yoga helps our muscle strength, confidence and helps develop our concentration skills.
This month at our nursery we were luck enough to have a visit from the RNLI. They brought some friends with them to talk about beach safety and how to stay safe in the sun. They explained to Pre-School and Busy Bee children the safe places to swim in the see and that they need to stay covered up and hydrated in the sunshine.
Pre-School Class of 2017
What a lovely graduation we all had on Saturday 15th
July. The children all collected their scrolls off their key workers and then
preformed the banana song and the Honeytree goodbye song. It was a very
emotional morning but a proud moment for all of our school leaver’s, it was a
time to celebrate all of the children's achievements throughout their time at
The day when Bookstart Bear came to visit Preschool
On Wednesday our school leavers had a very special visitor come and see them. Bookstart Bear came into see our children and to hand out a special present. Each of our school leavers received a book pack from him, which included a book and some fun activities for them to complete at home. Bookstart Bear wants everyone to enjoy reading and so hands these packs out every year to the children who are leaving and going to school.He even came and popped into the office for a quick photo.
Breakfast with Daddy
The Honeytree Portishead enjoyed a beautiful morning in the sun with their Daddy’s. The Dad’s enjoyed their bacon sandwiches cooked by the lovely Jackie and Casey and the children had great fun showing their Dad’s and Grandad’s their favourite activities!
Gardening with Grandparents
In May, we invited our grandparents in to help us with our garden. We had a variety of plants and seeds to put into different sized pots and the children chose which ones they wanted to plant. We had lots of grandparents come to this even and we want to say a big thank you to all of them for helping us make our garden look beautiful.