Winter is truly here! We ask that you please send your child with a warm jacket to wear outside. If they do not have a warm jacket they cannot go outside to explore and will miss out on exciting learning experiences. A great addition to a warm jacket is gumboots! Who doesn’t love to jump in puddles, but wet shoes are not fun for anybody. If you have waterproof overalls at home and would like your child to wear them at Mt Royal feel free to bring them in, but make sure they are named.
What has been happening?
The children are still interested in maths and construction. To extend the children’s learning we are going to explore the possibility of mosaics. Please feel free to donate any tiles you have spare. For some of the children they are moving towards transport and this will be one of our next centre of interest. This interest started from the Lego and trucks that was kindly donated to us by Emma’s mum (Alaina). The Lego was a police station set with the possibility to make different police vehicles. This has re-ignited the children’s passion for transport. They love building cars, planes, boats and other vehicles that they use their imaginations to create! Outside the children are showing an interest in road safety and road rules/signs. I have spent many days being a traffic light!
Our other on going centre of interest is flags and countries. This interest has been sparked by Bastille Day. The national French day we celebrated at Mt Royal with fresh baguette and crepes, yum!
What is New?
We have started to implement a transition to school programme. We are lucky enough to have Rebecca (our permanent reliever on Mondays) who has given some ideas to bridge the gap between primary and early childhood education. The ‘get ready for school’ programme is still fun and play based but with challenges set and resources used that they will encounter at school. We will try and use their current interest to extend their learning at this time as well. As children learn best when they are engaged, motivated and having fun (check out our display board).
Please encourage your child to sign in everyday
Please let them try to write their name as it may not seem like it but their circles and lines are the first step/stage to forming letters.
Happy Birthday to Isabelle, Emma and Nooraldeen. Isabelle and Nooraldeen turn 5 in August and we wish them all the best at school and we hope you come back to say ‘hi’ and let us know how you are getting on.
Thank you to Isis for helping fix the children’s computer. The children are so happy they can explore and work on their computer skills.
A Great Deal
Recommend a friend and when they enrol you will get 1 weeks free childcare!
Wheels Day will be the 12th of August (weather permitting). Please bring a bike with a helmet for your child to ride.
Father’s Day is soon. We will keep you informed as to what we are planning.
Thank you The Mt Royal Team.