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This week in Woodlands

Welcome back to the second half of Michaelmas Term 2022.  As always, we have a lot going on in Woodlands!  I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Amy and Kate, your brilliant Woodlands Parent Reps, who do such a wonderful job!

We had a special event on Tuesday this week in Woodlands when two of our parents , Amita and Shuchi visited us and helped children and staff learn more about Diwali, what it is, and why and how it is celebrated.  As well as being a fascinating session, it was all the more special because Woodlanders and Reception children joined together to learn and ask questions. We all love opportunities like this when whole EYFS Department can get together – it is lovely for last year’s Woodlanders to pop back to Nursery to say hello and share with us all that they are learning in Reception, and for our Nursery 2 children to get a taste of what is to come when they move into the Junior Department.

During the course of the session, all the children threw themselves into a variety of  craft activities, sampled lots of  Diwali themed snacks, and drank mango juice as well as seeing the Diwali story of Rama and Sita on screen. Take a look at our photo reel below:

Celebrating Diwali EYFS Nov 2022

Please do remember to check into your Tapestry accounts to see all the wonderful and exciting things your children get up to every day at Woodlands. And we are always delighted to receive your videos and messages from home which help us to get to know your children even better.

Have a lovely weekend – enjoy the fireworks!

Shirley Hayman
Head of Woodlands Nursery

From the Junior Librarians

Penguin Huddle by Ross Montgomery

This light-hearted tale of jolly penguins big and small is a fun celebration of friendship, adventure and helping those in trouble.

Like all penguins, this penguin pack likes to huddle together once the day ends to keep warm. However one night, there is a freezing gale and the next morning they are stuck like giant penguin ice pop. Nobody in the Antarctic can figure out how to unstick them. But Pipsqueak, the smallest penguin of them all, has a brilliant idea. They must adventure out of their snowy home to a vibrant city across the great, gleaming ocean to solve their penguin puzzle.