We love Christmas Time here at The West Melton Kindergarten, Nursery and Learning Centre. We have had a Christmas dress up day, busy making decorations, Christmas baking and lots of Christmas artwork. Our annual Christmas Concert was held on Friday 7th December. It was a wonderful day, the sun was shining, the children were excited and even a man in red showed up. All of the children contributed by singing songs and putting on an amazing performance for their families. After the concert Santa arrived to bring gifts to the children. This was followed by ice blocks, pony rides, lolly scrambles and a bouncy castle. We are so grateful for everyone who came to spend the morning with us. It was a fantastic event surrounded by family and friends.
On Thursday 1st November we had another successful ‘Wheels Day’. Children bought along a range of items from home with wheels including bikes, scooters, cars, tractors and skateboards. Although the day started with a little rain that didn’t stop the ‘Nursery Biker Gang’ from riding their bikes and cars inside. Luckily though, the weather cleared and all the children were able to get outside for a fun filled day. In the Kindy the children loved Millie’s tractor that she bought in. She let the children have a go on it and they all took turns driving and being carried in the trailer. The Learning Centre had bike races around the playground and they learnt about helmet safety and its importance. This was a day all about sharing. The children were so paitent and caring when it came to sharing their bikes with others. It was great for them to have a go on something different than what they bought and to try out bikes of different heights. Around the centre you could find wheel related activites such as making vehicles, vehicle tracks, painting with wheels etc.
It was an awesome day, the children had so much fun. We are already looking forward to next year.
On Wednesday 19th September 2018 it was Pirate Day. We celebrate this day annually at the centre and we love seeing the children dress up each year. This year we had a range of pirates enter our centre both big and small. They came dressed in hats, eye patches, stripes and many carried a sword. They played in boats, went fishing and some even had to walk the plank. The children had a treasure hunt which meant they needed to follow a map to see where X marked the spot. After exploring the playground they finally found the treasure but first they needed to dig for it as it was burried in the sandpit. Once it was uncovered all the children were very pleased to receive their own chocolate bar to eat. It was another successful Pirate Day, everyone had a fantastic day and we can’ wait to do it all again next year!
Teddy Bears Picnic
The Learning Centre had a Teddy Bears Picnic on Wednesday 15th August 2018. The children and teachers came dressed in their pajamas and bought along their own favourite teddy/stuffed toy and story book. At mat time we got to read some of the childrens favourite stories. We made masks of Goldilocks and the three bears and even acted out the story. Best of all we had our own Teddy Bears Picnic. We got to share some yummy treats that we had made through the week including teddy shaped cookies and tiny teddies in cars. To finish off the day we had a teddy bear treasure hunt. It was a wonderful day, the children had a great time and it was lovely to see everyone participating in the teddy bear fun!