Mountain Rescue visit February 2019

Wizz Kids were very grateful to have a visit and demonstration from our local Mountain Rescue unit. Sarah left her usual post in the office to volunteer to be rescued by the children under instruction from Tony! The children helped to cover Sarah with the yellow rescue tent and to support her leg and cover her up. The blow up stretcher was expertly strapped around Sarah to make sure she was stable and warm.

The rescue land rover was a big hit with the children and they all enjoyed climbing aboard and seeing the rescue equipment. We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Tony and the local team for such an enjoyable and educational day. Here are some memories from the visit

 

World Book Day 2019

We all enjoyed world book day with lots of enthusiasm for dressing up from both children and staff! The children loved bringing in special books from home to share. Here are some memories form the day

Chinese New Year February 5th

We will be celebrating Chinese New Year at Wizz Kids on Tuesday 5th February. Theo`s mum has kindly agreed to come into Wizz Kids and we will be learning about Chinese celebrations, traditions and food. All parents are welcome to join their child from 9am til 12pm. You are welcome to stay for lunch too and are happy to order school dinners if you wish – just sign the hot dinners folder in the morning.

Update : Wow what an amazing day! The nursery was transformed with lots of Chinese decorations, crafts, foods , dancing dragon and Chinese fancy dress. A massive thank you to all staff and Mrs Chang who was an amazing help and inspiration for the children. One parents wrote an email expressing their thanks :

” F left nursery absolutely buzzing with excitement about her ” Chinese Day”. I have heard all about the wonderful activities she took part in and the chocolate coins were enjoyed and shared with her sister. Than you so much for all your hard work and the planning involved to give the children such a fun learning experience ”

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Family yoga session

In the Easter holidays we have booked a yoga instructor to come to Wizz kids to hold a free family yoga session for all children, parents and siblings. We are asking that parents kindly make a donation on the day to a named charity.

Summer Rattigan  is a qualified instructor and the session should be held outside on the MUGGA – weather permitting!

The session is booked for Wednesday 10th April at 9.15am and should last around 45 mins. We will send out reminders nearer the time and look forward to seeing you there!

Christmas baking with the children

Laura very kindly offered to come to nursery to do Christmas baking with the children. They all thoroughly enjoyed making mince pies with stars on the top !

Big thank you to Laura for coming in and spending time at nursery and happily, she says she will come back in the new Year to do more baking. If you have any ideas and would like to participate in nursery, please speak to Hannah or Claire.  We always welcome parents and grandparents spending time with the children and they love it too!

Hanukkah celebrations at Pre school

Monday 10th December – Hanukkah

Mrs Bergman from the United Synagogue visited nursery to teach the children about Hanukkah or `the Jewish festival of lights` We made Menorahs  with the children and read books, learnt stories and dressed up too. Here are some photos of the day. Thank you to parents and Mrs Bergman who joined us for the morning.

Bi Lingual books to borrow

We have a selection of bi-lingual children`s books available in Chinese and Swedish. We are inviting parents to borrow these books to take home and read with their children. Please ask Claire Whiteley if you want to borrow any, e.g. The Hungry Caterpillar, Handa`s Surprise and the Little Red Hen.

Bake Sale for St Luke`s Hospice

We held a very successful bake sale in November with lots of children from Totley Primary buying buns to help boost the overall takings to an amazing £210.32. Thank you very much to all the bakers who contributed such wonderful cakes, buns and biscuits and thank you to all those who supported St Lukes charity. We will be fundraising at the Christmas play too so please bring some spare change – Thank you all