La Petite Academy
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10-12 Highfield Road, Littleover, Derby, DE23 1DG
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23 April 2018 - 4:25pm

Toddlers enjoyed dance class today!

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20 April 2018 - 4:16pm

Today we have celebrated the Queen's Birthday with our 'Kings, Queen's and Royal family' event day! The children have had so much fun making crowns, waving the British flag, making their very own birthday cake for 'The Queen' and much more. It's been lovely to see lots of little Prince's and Princesses! πŸ‘ΈπŸ‘‘πŸ€΄πŸ°

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20 April 2018 - 10:11am

To celebrate the Queen's birthday the Baby unit are making crowns, shape sorting shields, building castles and having a royal flotilla

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13 April 2018 - 4:13pm

Parents we have re-arranged our porch area to incorporate our bedtime story library to make it more accessible. We feel this is more welcoming for parents and children. We hope you like it! Don't forget to choose your bedtime story book with your child πŸ“š

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12 April 2018 - 2:55pm

Following on from this morning we further enhanced the provision from the PreSchool children creating their shopping lists to then exploring the outdoor environment, extending their thinking and encouraging imaginative play. They collected 'blueberries', 'lemonade', 'carrots' and lots of other items.

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12 April 2018 - 2:41pm

Imaginative play whilst the children go 'shopping'!

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12 April 2018 - 10:45am

Preschool have shown great interest in talking about going shopping. We enhanced the provision to provide the opportunity for the children to create 'shopping lists'. They drew different foods and we discussed about healthy and unhealthy foods, whilst recalling experiences of going to the supermarket. So the next time you go take a trip to the supermarket, you may receive a shopping list from your child! 😁

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6 April 2018 - 4:19pm

Tweenies had lots of fun visiting St George's park this afternoon!

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6 April 2018 - 4:17pm

Tweenies had lots of fun visiting St George's park this afternoon!

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4 April 2018 - 4:23pm

The children had lots of fun taking part in pie face this afternoon! If you would like to donate for your child to pie their key person please bring a donation this week for Blue Stars for Autism Awareness week!

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1 April 2018 - 8:21pm

Don’t forget that we will be helping to raise awareness of Autism this week at Nursery. Sponsor your child to dress in wild and wacky clothes throughout the week and let’s celebrate every child on the spectrum being unique.

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29 March 2018 - 4:29pm

We enjoyed having a Easter parade around the nursery today and joining in with various activities to celebrate Easter!

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28 March 2018 - 11:03am

Look at the Tweenies' Easter bonnets that they have made at home! πŸ‘’

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27 March 2018 - 7:45pm

It’s fantastic to see the Nursery in the Derby Evening Telegraph for our 5* food hygiene rating. Find out what this involves and how we keep your littles ones safe and healthyπŸ˜€

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/hygiene-inspectors-rated-derby-businesses-1377599

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26 March 2018 - 12:49pm

Don’t forget our Bedtime book library where you are welcome to come with your child to choose a book to borrow. We have just added a lovely new collection of books to the library for the children to enjoy.

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26 March 2018 - 11:14am

Parents!! Next week, we are having a Sponsored Wacky Clothes Week to help raise awareness of Autism. There will be a letter and sponsor form going out this week, explaining a little about Autism and how the money raised will help.

It will be lovely to see all the children getting dressed in lots of different clothes, including wearing pants over your trousers or odd socks! It'll be a fun week for the children and it's a great time to celebrate everyone being dressed up differently!

All money raised will go to our local organisation Blue Stars Autism Intervention who are a Not for Profit organisation who provide services for children and families who have been diagnosed or on the pathway of being diagnosed with Autism.

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23 March 2018 - 4:40pm

Tweenies had lots of fun at the park this afternoon!

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18 March 2018 - 7:53am

Parents/ carers don’t forget to get crafting at home with your littlest ones ready for La Petite’s Easter Bonnet competition. We are looking forward to seeing the wonderful creations from Monday 26th March, the last hand in time being 9.00am on Thursday 29th March when the bonnets will be judged. Glenda our nursery Cook will be judging the bonnets and there will be a prize for the winning bonnet from each room. Good luck 🐣

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16 March 2018 - 11:41am

Look what we found! These frogs were hopping around our bottom garden. The children found great interest in talking about the lifecycle of a frog, and learning new words such as, amphibians. Pre-school now have their very own frog spawn which they are observing daily to watch them grow.

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16 March 2018 - 10:53am

We enjoyed dancing to Irish music to celebrate St Patrick's Day!

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16 March 2018 - 6:06am

Just a quick reminder that on Monday 19th March (next Monday) is the under 3’s Parents Evening. If you would like to see your child’s Key person on the evening please phone the nursery to make an appointment.

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13 March 2018 - 7:16pm

We have explored our diversity today with the children, celebrating our different cultures and skin tones. We value and care about each other the same.

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12 March 2018 - 4:08pm

Toddlers enjoyed dancing class this morning!!

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9 March 2018 - 11:04am

Dad's week was re-arranged today, due to cancelling last Friday because of the snow! Here are some photo's which shows the children and the Dad's have had an fun filled morning! ☺Mums keep your eyes closed!

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5 March 2018 - 11:54am

This morning the Toddlers have enjoyed their first trial session with Jeevan from Action Academy. Here's a snippet of just some of the fun they had!

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Tweenies All About Me Focus August 2017

Dear Parents

The children have engaged a great deal in our latest focus ‘Spring/Summer’ and have shown this through the progress they have made in relation to the seven areas of Learning and Development and their enjoyment of the activities we provided. The group have enjoyed exploring different activities such as spring tactile using soil, different flowers and plant pots to plant their own flowers and summer role play with swimming costumes, buckets and spades.

Tweenies have recently been really engaged with looking within their own family books, sharing their family books and encouraging others to look at pictures of their family too. Since Tweenies have taken a great interest in their family books, and whilst it is the summer holidays, it will be nice to see what holidays or days out Tweenies children will be going on with their families. Therefore, we are changing the focus to ‘Me and My Family’. We will be creating a me and my Family display in the room and we will also be adding family photos to the board, so you are welcome to send any family photos in.

We have attached a list of activities which link to the seven areas of learning and development of the Early Years Foundation Stage, helping the children achieve specific learning intentions and some ideas for you to support your child at home, to extend their learning. We are always happy to see what you have been doing at home, so please send us your home activities so we can display them in the corridor.

Tweenies Daily Sheets – We have been trialling the green and red highlighting to see what your child has been eating during meal times. We have now added activities to the back of the daily sheets, explaining what your child has been engaged in during their session at nursery. This includes outdoor activities, the focus or creative activity and what stories we have read in the book corner. Please let us know what you think to the new style sheets.

Book of the Month
The children have loved our previous book of the month which was ‘Maisy goes on holiday’. All the children loved getting creative and making pictures of shells, ice-creams and beaches to go up on the display. Due to our focus being ‘Me and my Family’ and recently the children have loved reading stories that have lots of numbers in, our new book of the month is going to be ‘Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes’.

Family Books
Even though we have lots of children’s family books, there are still some children who do not have one and as this will play a big part in our next focus we would appreciate some photos of family members so your child can relate to this focus.

Absences from nursery
If you are going on holiday or your child is not going to be in for their session, please could you let us know by 10:00am each day for a full or morning session and by 2:00pm for an afternoon session, thank you. This is so we can plan our ratios and any dietary requirements.

Bedtime & Parent’s Information Libraries
We would like to invite you to make use of bedtime story and information libraries located at the top of the corridor. You may borrow a book or story sack for up to 2 weeks. The bedtime story books and sacks are a good way of getting your child to engage in reading and also promotes a good bedtime routine.
Our information library has useful information on relevant children’s issues such as behaviour and eating.

Staff Recognition
With it being the start of a new month, our staff recognition board is looking a little bare! Please find a slip attached to this letter if you would like to fill our board with lovely comments about our staff 

Children’s bags and pegs
Please can we request that all children bring a small back pack with a change of clothing and up to 6 nappies for the day? Please do not store nappy sacks, plastic bags or medicines in your child’s bag.

Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 16th August 2017 – Healthy Day – We aim to make this a fun day around being healthy. We have planned fruit tasting, making smoothies, an obstacle course and lots of fun exercise. Your child can wear their sporty clothes on the day.
September 2017 – Harvest Festival – We will be accepting donations of items to take to St Peter’s Church during Harvest festival. We will send out information on the donations you can give nearer the time.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Kind Regards

Zoë Slaney
Tweenies Room Leader

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

The children can engage in our small world activity - the doll’s house and little people which will promote role-playing family life, for example, putting the little people to bed and washing the baby etc. We will also be encouraging the children to use single words such as, ‘Mummy’, ‘Daddy’, ‘Sister.’

HA:
Look in the mirror with your child and learn different facial features and body parts and encourage them to label your features too. You can also pull faces to make children aware of emotions.

Communication and Language:

We will be singing body songs such as ‘Head, shoulders, knees, and toes’ and ‘Tommy thumb’ and encouraging the children to join in with the different movements using their whole bodies and also familiarising the children with single words used in the rhymes and songs. We will also be exploring body percussion and what noises we can make with our hands, feet, mouth, etc.

HA:
Please find attached a list of body songs and movements you can do at home.

Physical Development:

We will provide a variety of gross motor activities to encourage the children to move their bodies in different ways using the ball pool, floor dominoes, wooden blocks, pom poms and other resources.

HA:
Encourage your child to help at home with daily activities that Mummy and Daddy do such as sweeping, pouring and putting clothes in the washing machine.

Literacy: Please bring in your child’s favourite book from home to share with their friends during story time. We aim to do this activity during the week commencing 11th September, so please could you bring it in throughout this week.

HA: You could look through our Bedtime Story Library for books about families or take a trip to your local library to see what books they have available about ourselves and families.

Mathematics: We will take pictures of the staff and children’s faces in Tweenies and cut it into four pieces to create a jigsaw for the children to attempt to fit together.

HA: Why not do family hand and footprints talking about the different sizes – if you do it on a canvas it would make a nice piece of art work for your walls at home!

Understanding the World: The children can act out what they see at home as we will be making a kitchen role-play corner for the children to engage in; they can pretend to make cups of tea, flip pancakes in the frying pan and wash the dishes as well as pretending to do other kitchen duties.

HA: Why not take a trip down memory lane and look back through family photo albums of when your child was a baby and also look for other family members.

Expressive Arts and Design: Please bring in your child’s favourite music from home for them to dance and sing along to with their friends

HA: Use Mummy’s, Daddy’s and family members’ clothes to dress up and role play in e.g. Daddy’s shirt, Mummy’s hat, Grandma’s slippers

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