July News

We’ve been making the most of sunny July here at Monkey Puzzle Twickenham.

Preschool attended their first “Farm to Fork” trial at Tesco. We must say that all the children and staff had an amazing time exploring the store, looking for different fruits and vegetables, as well as tasting them. We’ve also been getting ready for school and to help them understand more about school routine. We took them to visit one of our local schools, its classrooms, lunch area and playground. A big ‘thank you’ to “The Mall” school for having us.

Preschool and Tweenies loved the topic “Minibeasts” as it gave them the opportunity to learn about a variety of minibeasts and their environments. We have focused on butterflies and caterpillars, on Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar story and the children have been enjoying writing their own versions of the story, sequencing pictures from the book and learning about the life cycle of a butterfly.

Preschoolers have changed their role play area into an ice cream parlour. They loved dressing up, taking orders and writing receipts for their ‘customers’. Some of the sellers even “drove” their ice cream van around, looking for new customers. There’s a colourful variety of ice cream, cones, scoops and wafers for our “sellers” to produce and mix yummy types of flavours.

We would like to thank all our lovely parents for joining us for the charity walk and our Sports’ day. It’s been a huge success and we’re looking forward to seeing you attend another one, in the future. Congratulations to all participants, small and big, you were all winners. What a fun day we had: we’ve raced against our friends, we’ve cheered for them, we have won medals and goodie bags, we have laughed a lot! When we got back, we had a nice lunch, had our Golden time and discussed our favourite parts of the day. We all agreed that the funniest races were the mummies and daddies competing against each other. Special thanks to our generous parents who donated more than expected for our charity walk. We managed to raise £60 for Barnardo’s.

Graduation Day

Monkey Puzzle would like to thank all the parents who came to see the pre-schoolers’ graduation. The children were so excited during the day and couldn’t wait for the afternoon graduation party. We loved dressing up, singing and dancing for you…Some of us got a bit timid during the play, but we gradually became more confident when we saw the great support we received from our mummies and daddies. We loved cutting the Monkey Puzzle cake, receiving our certificates/gifts, taking pictures with our lovely parents and releasing the red, black and white balloons. We will always cherish these moments and we would like to thank you for being there for us on such a special day. It was quite emotional for everyone: the children, parents and us all at Monkey Puzzle. We could hardly contain our tears at the thought that our children are going to big school and we won’t see them again. We know that some of you will still be with us for a while…but still…we will badly miss you… Please don’t forget to visit us in the future…our doors will always be open and we are looking forward to seeing you wearing your school uniforms.