Entries by Aurezza Dunque

January News

2016 started with an amazing energy at Monkey Puzzle St Albans. Januarys activities for all age groups has been inspiring with children learning about colour mixing by sprinkling layers of powder paint in water or using their hands to layer different coloured paint on top of each other. Learning about other countries with the whole […]

January News

January has arrived & we can’t believe how quick it’s gone! It has been a busy month for all our little Monkeys & it didn’t take us long to settle back into our nursery routine & as the Christmas decorations/displays came down, bright colourful displays have been constructed in their place. We have an Art […]

December News

The whole month of December has been fantastic! The children have celebrated Chanukka and visited the local synagogue, learnt the story behind Channukka and lit the menorah candles all week. Christmas began at the start of the month and has continued with a walked to St Albans outstanding cathedral, Christmas jumper day, Christmas Party, Traditional […]

December News

It’s Christmas!! Throughout December we have been embracing the Christmas Spirit and spreading Christmas cheer! Christmas music has been heard in all rooms as children have engaged in a range of festive and seasonal activities; from exploring crazy foam ‘snow’, eating festive favourites to making our very own Christmas decorations. This year, we have celebrated […]

November 2015 News

From our youngest babies to our oldest pre-school children’s activities have reflected the world around them this month. The month started with a blaze of splatted, sprayed and flicked fluorescent paint and glitter for 3D fireworks followed by beautiful golden art work for Diwali…the festival of light. The whole nursery fell silent for 1 minute […]

November News

It’s been a busy month as November brings many events & celebrations, which we fully make the most of at Monkey Puzzle…. Bonfire night All children discovered fireworks through messy creative activities; our youngest children with a little help from their carers used spray bottles filled with paint to create a bright & colourful firework […]

October News

Seasons changing always brings opportunities for amazing teaching and learning. October has been a wonderfully colourful month with Autumnal walks to both the local conservation area and park and Halloween powered through the nursery with force. The spooky menu was exciting and varied with mummified sausages, witches fingers, Hubble bubble pumpkin broth, ghost bananas, bone […]

October News

The end of October always brings a weeklong celebration of…..Halloween! The nursery was decorated inside & out & the sound of spooky music filled the air. All room’s explored pumpkins from getting messy and exploring the texture of the filling to exploring shapes through carving. Blue Monkeys….used their whole bodies to create decorations for their […]

September News

Autumn has officially arrived at Monkey Puzzle St Albans, the large tree that gives us shade in the summer now provides us with leaves to scatter, run through, throw and leaves always inspire a bit of gluing and sticking! We also wore Jeans, decorated jeans and made ‘G’ & ‘J’ biscuits for Jeans for genes […]

September News

September seemed to fly by very quickly & was full once again with our children making lots of exciting discoveries, whilst sharing them with their friends & carers at Monkey Puzzle….. Blue Monkeys…..were very lucky to have a visitor which they discovered at their back window! There nestled very high up on a branch was […]