Together we nurture the genius in everyone
|Sarah Storey||Duckling Teacher (Morning and afternoon)|
|Clare Teh||Duckling Teacher (Thur, Fri)|
|Maria Da Silva||Nursery Nurse (Wed, Thur, Fri)|
|Nanna Chubb||Teaching Assistant (Mon, Tue, Wed)|
|Grania Young||ESTA Support (AM)|
|Danielle Waites||Support staff|
|Michelle Sutton||Support Staff|
Friday 15th November 2019
WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS WEEK:
It has been lovely to see you again at the parent teacher meetings this week and to be able to discuss how well your children have settled in their first half term in Nursery. We are so impressed with well they have adjusted to being dropped at the classroom door, and how well they are doing managing their own coats and bags
The Nursery would like to invite you to a Play Chat and Read session on FRIDAY 29th NOVEMBER.
The morning nursery session will run from 8.45 drop off to 9.45 when Robert Waiting will speak to parents about the recent Ofsted inspection report.
The afternoon nursery session will run from 12.30 drop off to 1.30 when Robert Waiting will speak to any afternoon parents who wish to discuss the Ofsted report.
The Stay Chat and Read sessions will have a focus on language and reading with the opportunity to chat to your child while they play and to choose a nursery book to share together.
There will be a sign up sheet on the nursery window so we can have an idea of the numbers of parents attending the sessions. We hope you can come!
WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS WEEK:
This week we have been continuing to exploring the autumn treasures that you all collected in your brown paper bags. We painted the leaves to make patterns and used them outside for a dinosaur land!
We are continuing to looking at traditional tales in story time. The children have enjoyed listening to and joining in with Goldilocks and the 3 bears. We even had a Daddy Bear, a Mummy Bear and a Baby Bear on their different sized chairs in our book corner!
Next week we will start reading The 3 Billy Goats Gruff. Home Learning Tip- Talk about things being small, big and bigger. We are using words like’ medium sized’ too
It is NATIONAL NURSERY RHYME WEEK next week and we are celebrating by focussing on sharing and reciting nursery rhymes. If children know 8 nursery rhymes by heart the age of 5 they are more likely to be more fluent readers as they progress through the school. We are learning Baa Baa Black Sheep (the children have a copy to bring home) Horsey Horsey and Miss Polly had a Dolly
Horsey Horsey, don’t you stop
Just let your feet go clippity clop
Your tail goes swish and the wheels go round
Giddy Up! We’re homeward bound.
Miss Polly Had a Dolly
Miss Polly Had a dolly who was sick sick sick
So she called for the doctor to come quick quick quick
The doctor came with his bag and his hat
And he knocked on the door with a rat-a-tat-tat
He looked at the dolly and he shook his head
And he said ‘Miss Polly put her straight to bed’
He wrote on a paper for a pill pill pill
I’ll be back in the morning with my bill bill bill
Maths: We are learning all about the number 3 this week. We look at different things in 3’s and linked the number to our story time.
Home learning tip- Notice the tings in your environment that show 3- House numbers, plates on the table, bus numbers etc
Our new role play area with the kitchen and table is attracting lots of interest. We would love to have ‘real’ items to go in the curiosity area. This could be
An old and unusual item such as scales, a lantern, a fossil? If you have anything unusual that would promote curiosity and conversation for the children, please let us know.
Continuous Provision- what your children do at nursery each day!
In the nursery the children have access to the same play and learning experiences every day, with slight adaptations based on their interests and next steps.
Each day the children can, if they choose:
Cut with scissors
Draw with pencils, chalk, crayons or felt pens
Stick with solid glue, runny glue or tape
Do junk modelling
Practise their fine motor skills in our funky fingers area
Count and see numbers
Use a till and calculators
Explore maths shapes
Play with ‘loose parts’- such as wooden beads, lollisticks, cotton reels, pipe cleaners, glass beads etc to make pictures and patterns or use them in pretend play
Play with and shape playdough
Build with Duplo and Lego
Build with Mobilo and wooden blocks
Play in the role play house inside or out
Read books and have stories read to them
Play musical instruments
Play with sand
Play with mud
Play with water
Build using large scale construction such as blocks and crates
Roll and play with hula hoops
Explore the bug area
Climb and slide
See saw with a friend
Throw balls and score goals
Enjoy milk, water and fruit with their friends
NURSERY DROP OFF: Thank you so much for dropping your children off at the nursery door. It is making a big difference to the children’s experience at the start of each session.
Thank you so much for your continued enthusiasm and support!
The Nursery Team
NURSERY DROP OFF: We are sometimes experiencing a long queue in the morning and afternoon as parents drop their children off.
To help facilitate a speedier process and your child’s independence, from after half term we would like all children to be dropped at the door by their adult to enter by themselves.
They will be greeted as usual by the nursery team. The children have learnt where their coat and bag goes, how to self-register and how to begin their day. We hope this change will make everyone’s morning quicker, and the nursery less busy! If you need to speak to a nursery adult about anything at this drop off time, please let us know.
Thank you for your help with this
Gate times for drop off are:
8.45-9.00 for mornings
12.30-12.40 for afternoons.
We do have to lock the gates after those times for the safety and security of the children in the nursery.
- We welcome any donations of boxes, toilet roll tubes etc for junk modelling however PLEASE ENSURE THE BOXES ARE NOT FROM NUT PRODUCTS AS WE ARE A NUT FREE SCHOOL, and we have a child with a nut allergy in the nursery.
As we are restricted on space please could you take your buggies home after drop-
Below is a copy of the letter formation style the school has adopted.
When dropping off your child please ensure that you can see they have been welcomed by a member of staff before you leave the Nursery premises.
Please do not use your mobile devices when collecting your child.
We will be closing the nursery gate promptly at 9.00 and 12.45 so that the nursery team are all available to work with the children.
The Nursery Team.