April 2017

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Please also note that there will practicum students training at the Centre doing and observing various projects with the children.

 

NOTABLE DATES :

CENTRE CLOSED:

 

GOOD FRIDAY – 14 APRIL 2017

EASTER MONDAY – 17 APRIL 2017

 

(CENTRE REOPENS  : TUESDAY 18 APRIL 2017)

 

Please remember if you have not brought it in yet ,  Comfort Kits are due in as soon as possible.

 

 

Infant and Toddler

During March we talked about spring, the change in weather and plants and flowers which appear at this time of the year.

In April we will continue and expand our theme of Spring , including and Earth Day related topics too. Children will make crafts and painting to reflect these topics.

April showers are here but we will endeavour to spend time outside the classroom to the trails and parks next to the Centre for picnics and play.

 Of course we also are going await the Easter Bunny for the egg hunt along with easter baskets – watch out for easter card and craft coming home towards the end of the month.

Daycare Montessori

For the month of March had activities relating to Spring like learning the names of the parts of a flower, parts of the tree, also names of different species of flowers, names of the animals and their babies also talk about how different animals take care of their babies. The children had a party celebration to observe the cultural festivals on FRIDAY 24 MAR 2017 – ending the day with a movie and popcorn.

Our theme for April will be names of the continents and oceans, covering other related topics. Please see the classroom board and walls for displays about this topic and also encourage your child to talk about it at home – you may have to brush up your knowledge!

Having covered the Fun Family Phonics , children are now learning to write Phonetics  a-e, and also practice the writing of their names. The teacher will advise day and items for show and tell during the course of the month.
With numbers are learning how to write and count 1-20.

Finally we are also going to learn about different types of animals, farm animals and wild animals. 

We will also continue this year’s theme 'all about me and my friends’ –  recognizing and respecting different  cultures and values especially with Easter in mind.

We will continue to concentrate on the following class rules and parents please help by re-emphasising these at home.

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NOTE : REMINDERS TO ALL OUR PARENTS:

1.     Please ensure your child has indoor shoes which they change into when they arrive at the Centre and which stay at the Centre when leaving.

2.     Please have a change of clothes at the Centre , in case they are needed.

3.     Please label all you food containers and let us know if any food needs to be heated (note also: as you are aware, ours is  a ‘NUT-FREE’ Centre.)

4.     Please arrive on time especially if your child is attending the Montessori – this helps keep disruption to the minimum.

5.     Please inform us immediately if there are any changes eg address, telephone, contacts.

6.     Please ensure you look at your child’s cubby when you are leaving and take home their work etc.

7.      Please inform us as early as possible (by 9am – would be great) if your child is not attending the Centre that day.

8.     May we also suggest that you drop-off your child and leave soon thereafter. This makes the transition much easier and conducive to good start to the day, both for the staff and the children.

As is becoming common practice generally, the Centre is also moving towards a policy of NOT warming food using a microwave .  We would like to request parents to provide food which does not require warming or alternatively provide warm food in thermos containers. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.              

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