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Published: 22 February 2022

Miyabi Newsletter February

Weekly Curriculum 21 February 2022

Welcome back after the February Half Term break! We look forward to an enriching half term ahead of us full of many exciting things!

Dates for the diary:

Thursday 3 rd March
‘Girls Day’ event- This will be celebrated with a ‘potluck’ lunch which we would be delighted if you could attend. You will have received an email in regard to this with all of the details. Let us know if you have not.

Friday 11 th March
‘World Book Day’- We have decided to celebrate World Book Day the following week so that we can celebrate ‘Girls’ Day’ and ‘World Book Day’ individually. On Friday 11 th March we would like to encourage every child at Miyabi to come to nursery dressed up as a character from their favourite book. They do not need to wear school uniform. There will be a letter to follow giving you more details.

Personal Social Emotional Development

Our value for this half term is ‘Joy’ and we will be exploring what this means in the next few weeks. It would be wonderful if you could find moments to chat with your child about what this means to you at home and even share it with us on the Blossom App! Last half term we looked at the weather and seasons and talked about the joys of Spring. We are now entering the season of Spring and we will be looking out for signs that it is here!

Specific Areas

Theme this week is Traditional Tales and Fairy tales in both Japanese and English. It has been so lovely to see the children’s wonder and delight when hearing new tales and revisiting old ones that they have heard at home. The children have enjoyed acting out scenes from Goldilocks & the 3 Bears, learning to dance like Beauty and The Beast, making magic wands from Cinderella and making mochi balls!

Expressive Arts and Design

The children have enjoyed using different media to make pictures with such as, chalk, tissue paper, felt tip pens and paint with stamps. We are trying to allow the children to be as independent and creative as possible which can sometimes be a bit messy and but leads to some beautiful artwork that the children are truly proud of!

Physical Development

You may have been on our ‘Blossom App’ that the children have been regularly taking part is ‘dough disco’. 'Dough Disco' is a fun activity which combines the use of play dough with a series of hand and finger exercises designed to improve fine muscle control. The movements develop children's fine and gross motor dexterity, hand-eye coordination and self-esteem.

Other things

Birthdays: If it is your child’s birthday and you would like to bring in a cake etc. then you are absolutely welcome to do so. Just let us know which day you would like to do it. The celebrations would need to begin at 14:10 and finish at 14:30. If you wish to bring in a cake, we ask that they do not contain any traces of nuts.

Miyabi Team

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