Puddleducks Day Nursery

Blackymore Community Centre
Butts Croft Close
East Hunsbury
Northampton
NN4 0WP

Newsletter for Summer Second Half 2019

Just a quick note to keep you informed of the activities planned up until the end of term. We are pleased to involve the older children with Forest School at East Hunsbury School on Wednesday mornings, 5th, 12th and 19th June. Sports day will take place on Tuesday 17th July at 2.00pm. Party day is on Tuesday 23rd July and fancy-dress day on Wednesday 24th July.

East Hunsbury Fete is on Saturday 6th July - see us on the beach.

Week beginning 3rdJune. − Mini Beasts

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Observational Learning EAD,UW,MD,CL,PSE
Fingerprint caterpillars EAD,PD,UW
Butterfly painting EAD,UW,PSE
Lifecycle of a Butterfly EAD,UW,CL,PSE

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Mini beasts Display PSE,CL,L,UW,MD,EAD,PD

Activities to try at home − explore your garden/park for mini beasts &minus remember to look under rocks and logs

Week beginning 10thJune. − Mini beasts and Fathers Day

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Buzzing Bees UW,EAD,PD
Snail collages EAD,UW,PSE,CL
Honey tasting CL,L,UW,PSE
Music and movement UW,PD,EAD

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Fathers day card MD,PSE,CL,L,EAD

Activities to try at home − make a wildlike garden, plant seeds and flowers to attract bees and butterflies

Week beginning 17thJune. − Dinosaurs

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Dinosaur Painting EAD,UW
Dinosaur rubbings EAD,PD,UW
Dinosaur collage EAD,PD,CLL
Fossil drawing UW,EAD,CL,PSE

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Dinosaur land UW,EAD,PSE

Activities to try at home − visit the library to look at books about dinosaurs. How big were they ?

Week beginning 24thJune. − Dinosaurs (continued)

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Activity sheet EAD,MD
Lacing cards PSE,UW,PD
Dinosaur masks UW,EAD,CL,L
Dinosaur bones EAD,UW,PSE,MD

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Dinosaur display UW,PSE,CL,L,PD

Activities to try at home − sort your dinosaurs into groups, for example size, meat eaters or plant eaters, do they walk on 2 or 4 legs

Week beginning 1stJuly − Under the sea

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Octopus models UW,PD,EAD
Seahorse collage UW,EAD
Starfish threading UW,EAD,PD
Observational drawing of fish UW,EAD

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
3D fish display UW,PSE,EAD

Activities to try at home − visit the garden centre hand have a look at the fish that are on display. What colours and patterns do they have ?

Week beginning 8thJuly − Under the sea continued

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Fish printing EAD,UW,PD
Observational drawings of shells EAD,UW,PSE
Under the sea painting UW,CD
Dolphin collage UW,PD,CD

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Music and movement EAD,UW,PSE,PD

Activities to try at home − pretend to be a fish when you have a bath or in your paddling pool on a sunny day

Week beginning 15thJuly − Ready for school and Sports day

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Story Time PSE,UW,CLL
Road Safety PD,PSE,UW
School routines PSE
Numbers work CL,L,PSE,PD

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Sports Day PD,PSE,MD

Activities to try at home − make soe cakes or biscuits for our party

Week beginning 22ndJuly − Party week

Children's own work
Activity Areas of Learning
Party hats EAD
Bouncy Castle PD,PSE
Fancy Dress day EAD

Group work

Activity Areas of Learning
Party games CL,L,PSE,PD

Activities to try at home − make some cakes or biscuits for our party

Puddleducks term dates

Puddleducks will re-open on Monday 3rd June

Puddleducks closes Wednesday 24th July

Puddleducks re-open on Wednesday 4th September

We wish good luck to all the children leaving Puddleducks and we will see everyone else in September

To help you understand which of the seven areas of learning are covered by each activity please use the key below;

Key Description
PSE Personal, Social and Emotional Development
PD Physical Development
CL Communication and Language
L Literacy
M Mathmatics
UW Understanding the World
EAD Expressive Arts and Design