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Week 6 10.2.20 – 14.2.20

This week in nursery we have celebrated Valentine’s Day by thinking of all the people we love and why.  We read the book ‘Guess how much I love you’ and then thought about how much we love those special people around us.  In our key worker groups the children threaded hearts, did heart shape printing, made Valentine’s cards and wrote their names inside   The children have also really enjoyed making heart biscuits and they had the best time decorating them during our play and stay session.  Thank you to those who were able to make the session and join their child in decorating their biscuits.  It was great to see you all J

 

Our number of the week has been ‘6’ and our sound of the week has been ‘f’.  For our number of the week activities we have looked at what number 6 looks like and how it can be shown in different ways, i.e. written as a word and number, 6 spots and 6 fingers etc.  We have now learnt that we need to use both hands to show 6 fingers.  For our sound of the week we have thought about what words begin with a ‘f’ sound and we are now experts at the ‘f’ song.  Can your child remember any words that begin with a ‘f’?  Here is a link to the song - https://vimeo.com/106231366. Please scroll through to the letter ‘F’. 

Sound and number of the week

Our Makaton sign of the week is ‘icy’.  The children have become very good at using the weather actions we’ve learnt in our weather song that we sing every morning! Here is a link to the video for the action - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKb9-5Jcv-4.

Icy

Just a reminder

  • School is closed next week for half term.  Children return back on Monday 24th February.
  • Monday 24th February is fun PE day in school – we will be doing some fun PE activities.  Children can come to school dressed in PE clothes in exchange for £1.  
  • See tapestry for stay and play photos
  • Do share any photos or videos on tapestry of what you get up to over the half term week
  • Just to let you all know that I will be leaving for maternity leave on Friday 6th March.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support over the year.  It has been a pleasure teaching your children and I look forward to seeing how well they get on during the rest of the year.  I will be coming back to visit them - Miss Leatham :-) 
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Have a lovely and safe half term,

 

The Nursery Team :-) 

Week 5 3.2.20 – 7.2.20

This week in nursery we have continued to learn about ‘people who help us’ with a focus on ‘vets’ and how they can help us by helping our pets.  In our key worker groups we have listened to the story ‘Paula the Vet’; played the spotty dog game and we have had a go at ordering pet pictures according to their size.   The children have also really enjoyed creating a life size vet painting and painting their own pet pictures.

 

Our number of the week has been ‘5’ and our sound of the week has been ‘e’.  For our number of the week activities we have looked at what number 5 looks like and how it can be shown in different ways, i.e. written as a word and number, 5 spots and 5 fingers etc.  For our sound of the week we have thought about what words begin with an ‘e’ sound and we are now experts at the ‘e’ song.  Can your child remember it?  Here is a link to the song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Out8AklQHmY.

 

 

Sound and number of the week

Our Makaton sign of the week is ‘windy’.  The children have become very good at using the weather actions we’ve learnt in our weather song that we sing every morning! Here is a link to the video for the action - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvfrvuhB8Es

Makaton sign for Windy

Just a reminder

  • Nursery play and stay session is on Thursday 13th February from 9:00-9:30.  Please drop your child to nursery as normal and wait outside for us to register them and then we will invite you in.
  • Please return permission slips and payment for the Living Street workshop on Friday 14th February.  Thank you.
  • Fun PE day on 24.2.20 - more details to follow next week. 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

Week 4 27.1.20 – 31.1.20

This week in nursery we have continued to learn about ‘people who help us’ with a focus on ‘firefighters’.  In our key worker groups we have painted fire fighter helmets; played a firefighter number counting and matching game, as well as completing a people who help us matching picture activity.  The children have also really enjoyed creating a life size firefighter painting and making hand print firefighters.   

 

Our number of the week is ‘4’ and our sound of the week is ‘d’.  For our number of the week activities we have looked at what number 4 looks like and how it can be shown in different ways, i.e. written as a word and number, 4 spots and 4 fingers etc.  For our sound of the week we have thought about what words begin with a ‘d’ sound and we are now experts at the ‘d’ song.  Can your child remember it?  Here is a link to the song - https://vimeo.com/106231366.

Number and sound of the week

Our Makaton sign of the week is ‘cloudy’.  The children have become very good at using the weather actions we’ve learnt in our weather song that we sing every morning!  Here is a video link for the cloudy Makaton sign - https://www.facebook.com/thegrangeatbookham/videos/391629194975747/.

 

Makaton sign for cloudy

Just a reminder

  • Nursery play and stay session is on Thursday 13th February from 9:00-9:30.  Please drop your child to nursery as normal and wait outside for us to register them and then we will invite you in.
  • Please return permission slips and payment for the Living Street workshop on Friday 14th February.  Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

We are having a whole school dress down day on Friday 7th February to fundraise for Wheelpower; the British Wheelchair Sports Foundation.  They will be coming into school on Monday 24th February for our fun PE day to talk to all children and carry out a wheelchair relay challenge with Years 5 & 6. All children can come to school dressed in their own clothes in exchange for £1 on Friday 7th February.  

Week 3 20.1.20 – 24.1.20

 

What a fun and exciting week we’ve had in nursery this week.  We have been learning all about Chinese New Year and how it’s the year of the Rat.  During our key worker group activities we have been doing Chinese dragon dancing; making Chinese lanterns and tasting Chinese noodles and prawn crackers.  We have also been making Chinese dragons and having a go at Chinese writing.  See tapestry for photos of the food tasting. 

 

During phonics this week we have been learning the sound for curly ‘C’ and looking at a variety of pictures and objects that start with this sound.  The children have practiced fishing for objects, singing the ‘clicking castanets’ song and writing the letter ‘C’ using the IWB.  Here is the link for the ‘C’ song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZNxhoxSAFA.  Our number of the week this week has been ‘3’.  The children have been spotting the number ‘3’, counting 3 fingers, showing 3 fingers and drawing around 3 spots on the IWB.    

Number and Sound of the Week

Our Makaton sign of the week is ‘rainy’.  Please see the video link for the action - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D6yOWq0YNg.

Makaton sign for rainy

On Thursday 13th February there will be a play and stay session in nursery from 9-9:30.  Please feel free to drop your child at normal time and wait outside for us to register them.  Then we will invite you in for our play and stay session. 

Just a reminder

  • We are running low on tissues so any donations would be very much appreciated
  • Please pay the voluntary £5 for this term if you’re able to – thank you J

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

Week 2 13.1.20 - 17.1.20

 

We have had another great week in nursery full of exciting activities.  We have continued to learn about people who help us with a focus on ‘doctors and nurses’.  The children did a fantastic job at creating a child sized nurse.  See the pictures below.  This week we have really enjoyed having games of ‘people who help us’ bingo; reading a ‘going to hospital’ story and using the beebots.  See tapestry for the fantastic learning from our beebot activity.     

 

Our number of the week is number 2 and our sound of the week is ‘b’.  Can your child remember the ‘b’ song or remember what a number ‘2’ looks like?  Here is a video link to the ‘b’ song we have learnt (please scroll through to ‘b’) - https://vimeo.com/106231366.

Number and sound of the week

Our Makaton signs for the whole of this half term are displayed outside of nursery.  We will be learning the signs for different types of weather.  This week the sign we are learning is ‘sunny’. Here is a link to the video for the action - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E91KX3jPgyo.

Makaton sign for sunny

Just a reminder

  • Please bring in your voluntary £5 if you are able to do so
  • Please remember to keep checking tapestry to see what your child has been doing in nursery – comments back are always welcome

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

Week 1 6.1.20 – 10.1.20

We have had a great first week back after our Christmas break and the children have done so well getting back into the nursery routine.  Our new topic this half term is ‘people who help us’ and this week we are focussing on ‘police’.  In our key worker groups we looked at a police officer story; hunted for numbered pictures of police cars and police helmets in the garden and practiced our cutting skills by cutting out police pictures.  The children even got to watch a few short videos of a police dog in training. 

 

This term we are introducing the children to a letter and a number every week.  This week our number of the week is ‘1’’ and our letter of the week is ‘a’.   Can your child remember the ‘a’ song or remember what a ‘1’ looks like?  Here is a video link to the ‘a’ song we have learnt. https://vimeo.com/106231366

Letter and Number of the Week

Makaton sign for cold

Just a reminder

  • Please bring in your voluntary £5 if you are able to do so
  • Please remember to keep checking tapestry to see what your child has been doing in nursery – comments back are always welcome

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

Week 7 16.12.19 – 19.9.19

 

Wow, what a busy and fantastic last week of term we’ve had in nursery!  On Monday we got to go and watch the KS1 Christmas production; the children really enjoyed it and their behaviour was amazing.  On Tuesday the children very much enjoyed the nursery Christmas party.  We played lots of fun games and were then ready for some party food.  The children all looked great in their party clothes!  We also had Y6 classes visit us on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon to do some buddy reading.  It was great to see the children talking about their books to their Y6 buddy J

 

It has been a very busy but very successful term.  The children are all doing so well and have worked so hard.  They are all definitely ready for a break and we hope you all enjoy some lovely family time over the next two weeks.  The nursery team would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support, as well as your generosity with Christmas gifts.  We are overwhelmed with your kindness and are so grateful for the presents… thank you!  We hope you all have a restful break and we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

 

Just a reminder

  • Nursery starts back on Monday 6th January 2020
  • Please see tapestry for a photo of our Christmas party
  • We will be collecting another £5 for Spring term activities when we return after Christmas.  We would be extremely grateful if you’re able to contribute – thank you!

 

Merry Christmas everyone,

 

The Nursery Team J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 6 9.12.19 – 5.12.19

 

What a busy week it has been in nursery this week.  I think you will all agree that the children were amazing in their sing-a-long performance on Tuesday.  Well done to all the children and thank you to everyone for coming.  As many of you would have seen on Tuesday the children have learnt some Christmas Makaton signs.  This week we recapped the previous two weeks Christmas signs and we will learn a new one next week.

 

We have been getting into the Christmas spirit this week by doing lots of Christmas activities.  We have been making Christmas cards, doing a Merry Twistmas dance for ‘phsyi-gym’ and much more. 

 

On Monday morning the children really enjoyed watching a Christmas pantomime in the school hall based on Cinderella.  The children’s behaviour was fantastic and they all sat so beautifully during the entire performance.  Please see photos below.  They also watched Reception’s sing-a-long on Wednesday afternoon and again showed great sitting and behaviour – well done Tumble class. 

 

As the term draws to a close we just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your support this term.  It has been a pleasure to have your children with us and we cannot believe they have been in nursery for almost a full term.  Thank you to those of you who share photos and comments on tapestry, it really is lovely to see what your child gets up to outside of nursery.  Do share anything on tapestry from your Christmas break, we would love to see and the children love sharing this with the rest of the class.

 

Just a few reminders for next week:

 

-Christmas party is on Tuesday 17th December.  The consent for eating party food will be available to sign from Friday 13th December when you drop or collect your child.  Children can come in party clothes. 

 

-Nursery closes for Christmas on Thursday 19th December, please collect at normal times. 

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

Week 5 2.12.19 – 5.12.19

 

We’ve had a busy and fun week in nursery this week!  We have continued learning about fairy tales with a focus on ‘The Gingerbread Man’.  The children were so excited to make Gingerbread man biscuits and then decorate and eat them.  They also enjoyed sequencing the story and acting it out.  We have been practicing retelling the story and joining in with repeating phrases. 

 

We have been working really with our singing in preparation for our sing-a-long next week.  Don’t forget your child is able to wear a red, green or Christmas top on the day.  Please drop your child at nursery for normal time and then wait outside so we can get them ready before inviting you in. 

 

Our Makaton signs of the week are for ‘Father Christmas’ and ‘Merry Christmas’.  Please see the pictures below of the actions and the link to view the videos of the signs in action. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hQokxEBWnI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAH4a4_MjvE.

 

 

Just a Note

 

-Don’t forget that your child can come to nursery in a red, green or Christmas top / jumper for our sing-a-long on Tuesday 10th December.  Drop them off at normal time in the morning and then wait outside nursery for us to let you in when they’re ready.

 

-Please remember that nursery finishes for Christmas on Thursday 19th December at normal times (12 and 3pm).  NO NURSERY ON FRIDAY 20th DECEMBER.

 

-We will be having a nursery Christmas party on Tuesday 17th December and children can come in their party clothes.  We will send a message out nearer the time to remind you all.

 

-It is really important to note that we are unable to take any money unless it is in a sealed envelope with your child’s name, the amount of money inside and what it is for.  We do not keep envelopes in nursery so are unable to give any out – thank you J

 

We hope you have a great weekend,

 

The Nursery Team

 

Makaton signs - Father Christmas & Merry Christmas

Week 4 25.11.19 – 29.11.19

 

What a great week we’ve had in nursery!  We have continued with our fairy tale learning this week and have been focussing on ‘The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff’.   The children were great at exploring some positional language by putting the goat on top of, under, next to, behind and in front of the bridge.  They even had a go at acting out parts of the story using troll and goat masks; so many of them got into character and were able to recall repeated phrases from the story.  The children then had a go at building a bridge using bricks.  This was really interesting to see the children work together and use a trial and error approach to get their bridge just right so the troll could fit underneath and the goat could fit on top.  Well done Tumble Class J  Please see tapestry observations from this week!

 

In phonics this week we have been playing rhyming bingo and continuing with our Christmas sing-a-long practice. 

 

Our Makaton signs of the week are for ‘reindeer’ and ‘Christmas tree’.  Please see the pictures below of the actions and the link to view the videos of the signs in action. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OYRpYPImzA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thgCBbYChf0.

 

Just a Note

 

-Please remember that school is closed next Friday (6th December) for an occasional day

-Please remember to return your slip and money for the Christmas Sing-a long.  There will be mince pies and drinks afterwards.

-It is really important to note that we are unable to take any money unless it is in a sealed envelope with your child’s name, the amount of money inside and what it is for.  We do not keep envelopes in nursery so are unable to give any out – thank you J

 

We hope you have a great weekend,

 

The Nursery Team

Makaton Signs

*** Important ***

 

Please, please ensure that grapes are cut into halves or quarters if sending them into nursery in your child's lunch box. If grapes are sent into nursery that have not been cut then they will not be given to your child due to health and safety reasons.  Please see the image below on how to cut grapes you send in packed lunch boxes.  

Safe Grape Cutting

Safe Grape Cutting 1

Week 3 18.11.19 – 22.11.19

 

What a great week we’ve had in nursery this week.  It has been road safety week this week and the children really enjoyed going to the library and listening to Mrs Storms read a book all about keeping safe when crossing the road.  We also learnt a new song to help us remember –

 

Stop, look, listen, stop, look, listen,

Before you cross the road, before you cross the road,

You use your eyes and you use your ears,

And if no traffic at all appears,

Then you cross the road,

Holding your grown-ups hand!

 

Why not see if your child remembers the song and the actions; video to follow. 

 

We have also continued our fairy tale theme these week and have been looking at the three little pigs story.  The children have been fantastic at remembering key characters and phrases in the story.  We had a lot of fun building a 3 pigs scene on the interactive whiteboard, acting out the story using props, as well as building a brick, stick and straw house to experiment which one could or could not blow down.  Please see tapestry.  We had some fantastic language to describe the different materials used such as strong and weak. 

 

In phonics this week we have been looking at words that rhyme.  We used the song silly soup to help us.  Can your child remember the words or what they have to do?  Why not sing it with them:

We’re making lots of silly soup,

We’re making soup that’s silly,

We’re going to put it in the fridge to make it nice and chilly!

 

The idea is to have a bowl and spoon, pretend to mix the silly soup and then choose some pictures in the bowl to find the rhyming words. 

 

You have all probably noticed that your child is singing some Christmas songs.  We have started practicing for our sing-a-long which will be held in nursery on Tuesday 10th December from 9-10.  Please drop your child at normal time and then wait outside whilst we get them ready for you to come in and watch our sing-a-long.  This will be followed by a stay and play session in nursery where you will be able to come and play alongside your child. 

 

This week we have learnt two Makaton signs for ‘please’  and ‘thank you’.  Please see below the picture of the actions and the link to view videos of the signs -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MAE1NMN0rU. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPZEG8YzCR0.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend,

The Nursery Team J

Road Safety Song

Still image for this video

Week 11.11.19 – 15.11.19

 

We have had another busy and fantastic week in nursery.  This week we have been learning about Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  We have been reading, listening, retelling, role playing and exploring the size language used in the story.  The children absolutely loved the tuff tray filled with porridge; what amazing language we have heard i.e. hot, cold, big, small and middle size.  As it has been anti-bullying week we have also been thinking about how we can be kind to one another.  On the carpet we discussed what being kind could look like.  The children had the great ideas of using kind hands, kind words, sharing and helping one another.   Thank you to those who wore their odd socks on Tuesday in support of anti-bullying week.

 

In our key worker groups we did lots of fun activities.  One of the favourites was making and trying porridge.  The children thought about what the porridge looked and felt like before cooking, what it looked and tasted like once cooked and the temperature of the porridge when tasting it.  See the photos below.  We also learnt a song about Goldilocks and had a go at putting pictures of bears, beds and chairs in size order from small to big.

 

This week we have learnt two Makaton signs for ‘hello’  and ‘goodbye’.  Please see below the picture of the actions and the link to view videos of the signs -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M02P2ntiUoU.

 

Just a note

 

Please do remember to let us know if you are having trouble accessing your child’s tapestry account. 

 

We are running very low on wipes.  Any donations would be greatly received.  Not toilet wipes, just general baby wipes.  Thank you so much!

 

Enjoy your weekend,

 

The Nursery Team :-) 

 

 

 

Hello and goodbye

*Don't forget to come to school on Friday 15th November dressed in your favourite colour in exchange for a bottle for our Christmas Fair on November 30th*

 

Week 1 4.11.19 – 8.11.19

 

We’ve had a fantastic first week back after half term.  This week we have been learning all about fireworks and Diwali; the festival of lights.  We looked at the firework code and shared ideas about how to stay safe.  We then looked at how people celebrate Diwali.

 

In our key worker groups the children really enjoyed making firework pictures using paint.  They were so good at choosing their colours and using glitter to add an extra bit of sparkle.  They also had a go at making rangoli patterns using rice and learnt more about how Hindu’s celebrate Diwali. 

 

Lots of children decided to continue their learning about fireworks during PAL time by creating firework splatter paintings and chalk firework paintings.  There was some amazing language to describe what fireworks look and sound like, i.e. loud, beautiful, pretty, sparkly, boom, bang, pop, loud, whizz.   

 

Thank you everyone for coming to see your child’s key worker for parents evening.  It was lovely to chat with you all and share your child’s targets for this half term.  The targets you were given have also been uploaded onto tapestry.   Please do let us know if you are having any difficulties with tapestry. 

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

The Nursery Team :-) 

Week 6 21.10.19 – 25.10.19

 

We’ve had another busy week in nursery! In our key worker groups this week we have been listening to stories and talking about them; counting objects one at a time up to 10 and having a go at tracing our names.  The children have done so well and it has been lovely to see many of them continue this learning themselves in their PAL (play and learning) time.  Please do take a look at tapestry to see what else your child has been getting up to.      

 

During phonics this week we have been listening to the sounds of claps and taps.  The children had a go at repeating a clapping and tapping pattern and passing it around the circle! 

 

This week our Makaton sign has been ‘water’.  Please see below the picture of the action and the link to view a video of the Makaton sign for ‘water’ - 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q3Uq5AP0y4.

Makaton sign for water

Makaton sign for water 1

Just a reminder

 

If you have not already activated your tapestry account then please do so in order to access the photos and comments we upload for your child.

 

Unfortunately we are no longer able to accept cash that is not in a sealed envelope.  Please do ensure that any money is in an envelope labelled with your child’s name, the amount inside and what the money is for.  Thank you!

 

Don’t forget parents evening on Monday 4th and Wednesday 6th November.  You will see your child’s key worker; either Mrs Punter, Mrs Hilling or Miss Leatham. 

 

We hope you have a lovely, well rested half term and we look forward to welcoming the children back on Monday 4th November. 

 

The Nursery Team J

Week 5 14.10.19 – 18.10.19

 

What a fantastic week we’ve had in nursery!  We have been learning all about how to keep our bodies healthy.  This included healthy eating, exercising, and washing / keeping clean.  The children really enjoyed making healthy and unhealthy food plates and sorting some healthy and unhealthy foods.  The PowerPoint we used to do this can be found below….. why not give it a go at home and see if your child can remember which foods are healthy and unhealthy. 

 

In our key worker groups we continued to think about healthy eating, exercising and keeping clean.  The children named some common fruits before making and eating a fruit salad.  They then did an obstacle course in the garden and thought about the difference in their bodies once they completed the obstacle course.  The children noticed they were a little out of breath and that their hearts were beating faster.  Finally, the children all learnt the correct steps for washing their hands properly and when they should be washing their hands.  They then had a go at doing it themselves.

 

In phonics we have been listening to the sounds we can hear and playing pass the clap.  We have had a go at copying simple claps and clapping the syllables of our names. 

 

This week our Makaton sign has been ‘brother’.  Please see below the picture of the action and the link to view a video of the Makaton sign for brother -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWAYg1RMNkw.

 

 

 

Makaton sign for Brother

Makaton sign for Brother 1

Just a reminder

 

Parents evening will be on Monday 4th and 6th November. Please do sign up for a slot with your child’s key worker from Friday morning.  Thank you.

 

On Wednesday 23rd October there is a tapestry meeting at school from 2:45 - 3:05.  Please do come along if you are new to tapestry so we can go through how to use it and answer any questions.  Please sign in at the office for this meeting.   

 

If you have not already donated £5 and you are able to do so, please could you do this before the end of this half term (October 25th).  This really does help with all the perishable goods we buy to do fun activities with your children and to make things like play doh.  Thank you!  

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

 

Week 5 7.10.19 – 11.10.19

 

Wow!  We cannot believe your children are completing their 5th week in nursery!  They are all becoming super members of Tumble Class and have continued to settle beautifully!

 

We have had a fantastic week learning all about our senses.  Each day your child’s key worker has carried out an adult led activity to do with our senses.  We have been using our noses to smell various things such as flowers, onions and chocolate, and have also been using our mouths and tongues to taste different food like oranges, lemons, crisps and strawberries.  Another activity was our feely box where the children had to put their hand in a box and feel different objects and describe how they felt.  We have heard some amazing descriptive language from the children including bumpy, soft, spiky, hard, cold, warm, crunchy and many more.   They even made their own feely board using different textures.

 

The children really enjoyed playing a'throw the beanbag in the hoop' game in the garden.  See below for photos!

 

Don’t forget to log into tapestry to see photos and read all about our learning to do with senses.  All observations will go live by the end of the week. 

 

As part of World Mental Health day we have thought about being kind.  We have looked at our hands and thought about what it means to have kind hands.  The children made a painted hand print and we included a comment they made about kind hands.  See below for some photos of this activity.

 

This week our Makaton sign is for ‘sister’.  Please see below the picture of the action and the link to view a video of the Makaton sign for sister - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkjyWsrVFMk.

Makaton sign for sister

Makaton sign for sister 1

Just a reminder

If your child stays at nursery for lunch and they have a yogurt to eat, please can you ensure you include a spoon in their lunch box; as well as forks if they do not have finger food.

 

Please remember to say goodbye to your child at the door when dropping them off at nursery if you’re able to do so; this really helps to encourage their independence and helps them to get into the routine for the nursery day.   

 

Next week we will be making and eating a fruit salad; please sign the permission for your child to participate in this activity when dropping them at nursery on Monday morning.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

Kind Hands activity for World Mental Health Day

Week 4 30.9.19 – 4.10.19

 

In nursery this week we have been thinking about our bodies and have had so much fun completing various activities.  During our group time we have made pasta skeletons, monster pictures and had a go at playing Simon Says to help the children learn the different body parts! Why not have a go at playing Simon Says at home. 

 

Thank you so much to all who donated their £1 for cancer research so their child could come to school dressed in their own clothes, including something purple to celebrate Miss Kneller's 40th birthday!

 

Please see below some photos of what the children have been getting up to.

 

Our Makaton sign this week is ‘daddy’.  Please see below the picture of the action and the link to view a video of the Makaton sign for daddy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnOT-iLDsuI.

 

 

Makaton sign for daddy

Makaton sign for daddy 1

Just a reminder

 

-If you have not already activated your tapestry account then please do so.  Next week we will be starting to upload observations so you can see what your child has been learning and getting up to.  

 

- We are running low on plastic bags so if you have any spare ones at home we would be grateful for some donations – thank you.  

 

- We are still collecting the Aldi stickers so please do bring them into school if you have any!  Thank you!

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

Aldi kit for schools

Aldi kit for schools 1

A quick Note

 

If you are sending your child into nursery with grapes in their packed lunch box, please ensure they are cut into halves or quarters.  This also includes grapes that are already in pre-packaged fruit pots; thank you! 

 

Does anyone have any plastic bags they can donate??? We are running low on plastic bags; if you have any spares at home we would be very grateful for any donations - thank you! 

 

Does anyone shop in Aldi??? As a school we are collecting the stickers that are handed out when you spend £30 or more in store; if you have any at home please send them into school and if you're at the checkout and have spent £30 or more but have not been given a sticker, be sure to ask - thank you! 

Aldi Kit for School's

Aldi Kit for School's 1

Week 3 23.9.19 – 27.9.19

 

What a great week we have had in nursery.  The children have continued to settle and get to know the nursery routines.  They are becoming very quick at knowing what to do and when to do it!  We are so impressed with their tidying skills J

 

This week we have been thinking about our family at home and our family at school.  We talked about mums, dads, grandparents, aunties, uncles, brothers, sisters and more.  We also learnt about our nursery family and the children were introduced to our class name – ‘Tumble Class’.  They have also been trying really hard to remember their key worker groups and the adult’s names. 

 

The children had a go at making a flag from the country they’re from, drawing a self-portrait and we even went on a tour of the school.   They very much enjoyed seeing other adults and children from around the school.  Unfortunately, only one group got to see Miss Kneller on their tour as she is very busy!  See the photo below.

 

Each week at nursery your child will be learning a new Makaton sign in order to promote and encourage communication and language.  This week we had a go at learning mummy; see below for the action.

 

Thank you to everyone who sent a family photo into school for our display board.  If you haven’t done so already there is still time, so please send one in as soon as possible – thank you J

 

Just a reminder:

-If you haven’t already donated a box of tissues, we are asking that a pack of flushable wipes are donated instead.  For the time being we have plenty of tissues so flushable toilet wipes would be great, thank you!

-If your child has an accident at nursery, please return their spare clothes in a labelled plastic bag so we can put them straight back into the box ready, should they be needed again, thank you.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

 

 

Makaton sign for mummy

Makaton sign for mummy 1

Key worker Groups and Nursery Tour

Week 2 16.9.19 – 20.9.19

 

We have had another fabulous week in nursery!  The children are really getting to know the nursery routines and have done so well at coming into nursery in the mornings – what super stars!

 

The children have really enjoyed our physi-gym this week; this is a morning song and dance we do to wake up our bodies.  This week it was ‘shake your sillies out’.  Why not try it at home - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwT5oX_mqS0. They have also had fun doing some hand printing with paints and we did a self-portrait to go on our classroom door. 

 

This half term we have our role play area set up as a home corner and we would love to display some family photos.  If you are able to, please send your child into school with a family photo that we can put up on display.  It will be returned to you after half term but please remember to label the back with your child’s name.  Thank you.

 

Just a few reminders:

-If you haven’t already donated a box of tissues, we are asking that a pack of flushable wipes are donated instead.  For the time being we have plenty of tissues so flushable toilet wipes would be great, thank you!

- Remember to donate £5 if you haven’t done so already

-Remember to return any spare clothes your child has worn home after an accident

 

Please do check the website regularly to see what we have been up to.  We will begin to upload some photos of the children next week.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team J

 

Week 1 9.9.19 – 13.9.19

 

Wow, what a fantastic first week we have had in nursery!  The children have done amazingly well during their transition week and it was great to see them all in together for the first time too.  

 

Thank you so much for getting your children to nursery on time, collecting them promptly and ensuring they were in the correct uniform; it really did help to ease the transition.  I am sure you will agree that the children looked so smart in their new nursery uniforms. 

 

They have had lots of fun playing in the garden and exploring our nursery environment.  

 

Just a few reminders:

- Remember to donate your voluntary £5 if you haven’t done so already (in a named envelope please)

- Remember to return any spare clothes your child has worn home after an accident

- Morning drop off is at the Arundel Drive entrance (gate opens at 8:50 and closes at 9:00)

- Lunch time pick up (12 noon) is at the Furzehill Road entrance

- End of the day pick up (3:00pm) is at the Arundel Drive entrance

- Full sessions start on Monday 16th September

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

The Nursery Team smiley

Useful information from The Becc

Autumn Programme - http://ow.ly/d0gh50vrnwq

Family Centre Registration - https://bit.ly/2JvnWuv