Events - September 2020 to 2021
Lockdown January 2021
Due to the current pandemic, we have been unable to hold our usual events. Instead we are focused on making sure that all of our children in lockdown continue to have contact with both staff and children at the Valley Nursery. We have done this through shared planning, resource links and daily updates on our famly app.
We have loved receiving videos and photos of the children's experiences at home and have included these on our inspiration board where we can share positive experiences and achievements whether at home or in the setting.
Although we are all experiencing a very different normal, we continue to celebrate the positives and continue to support our children throughout this time
Pete the Bear
Our favourite travelling bear is back!!! Pete the Bear is back on his travels visiting the homes of all the children in Pre-school 1.
We love hearing about all his adventures at the children's homes and learning all about their family life and experiencing the different customs and routines. He loves to join in with whatever children normally do at their homes.
Pete the Bear has a special diary to record the fun times and he loves it if children and their parents can help fill it up by writing a note about what they have done together, and by maybe adding some photos or drawings so everyone can see the fun he has had!!
People Who Help Us Topic Spring Term
The children have become very aware of peoples occupations and roles in helping us through this pandemic and are more aware of either their, or other parents roles when working as key workers. To support this interest, we have turned our role play area into a fire station and have made telephone contact with Devon and Cornwall emergency services. We were extremely lucky to be able to have set up phone calls between the children and the emergency services to experience a 999 call. The children gained an invaluable experience in a real life situation.
Room on the Broom Story Day - October 27th 2020
A fun day was had by all the children, dressing as their favourite characters out of the Room on the broom story, bringing stories to life.