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Hurrah for Summer term 2.

Welcome to Summer Term 2. We have a fantastic line up of events coming up.  Please get your diaries out.

Wednesday 22nd June 2022 at 10:00 am.  Reception welcome to our children staying with us at Mission Grove.  Parents are welcome to drop your child off at normal time and return at 10:00 am to collect them for the tour and talk all about their upcoming year, hosted by Ms. Khan.  We highly recommend you attend.

Thursday 23rd June 2022 Puffin Nursery South Side Sports Activities.

Parents are invited to join us for our mini sports day. We are holding a sponsored "Run for life" in aid of raising money for Cancer Research UK and ask for a minimum of 50p per child. We will be walking/skipping/running around the big children's playground. Then, will have a rotary of fun physical activities for the children and for you to join in with.


AM: 9h30 - 10h30

PM: 13h30 - 14h30

Following sports week every Wednesday parents are welcome to stay and play when they drop off your child, for half and hour or so.


Friday 15th July 2022 Nursery Outing to Gospel Oak Park 

Everyone should have received their letters, if you have any questions please talk to Ms. Nicola or Ms Gemma. We are looking forward to our Summer picnic.


Saturday 16th July 2022 Mission Grove Summer Fair 

Summer term 2's theme is mini beasts.

We have had an exciting start of the term investigating mini beasts.  The children have thoroughly enjoyed listening to: "The hungry caterpillar" by Eric Carle.

We have discovered the lifecycle of the butterfly through a range of exciting activities.

We investigated shapes of leaves and drawn and cut out their own. Developing their ever important concentration, pincer grip and descriptive vocabulary. 

We discovered clues on real leaves that there has been hungry caterpillars in our garden.  Can you see their little munching trail?  We learnt how to use a hole punch and carefully threaded our leaves.

We made salt dough from scratch and created our own hungry caterpillars using loose parts.  Aren't they fantastic!  Can you describe our wonderful caterpillars?

We explored symmetry whilst painting and printing our butterflies. It was fascinating looking at reflections, lines of symmetry and making our butterflies fly using the mirrors. 

We've played plenty of fun counting and sorting games and learnt the names of new mini beasts and built incredibly tall skyscrapers with moving parts and marble runs.

Our garden is coming along well.  We had some spontaneous dinosaur activity recently where the mud kitchen was turned into a dinosaur swamp.  The children are very responsible and care well for the plants.  Our strawberries are turning red, the tomato plants are flowering, and the marigolds have blossomed.  We went on a bug hunt and discovered centipedes, slugs, snails, spiders, a spider skin that had been shed, wood louse, ants, butterflies, fly's and earthworms.  It is wonderful that our little natural space can be such a haven to the mini beasts.

The children have been practising th​eir balls skills whilst feeding our hungry caterpillar.

Parents please remember to keep applying sunscreen to your child before every session and to bring in their sun hats.