Nursery

EYFS News

The children in Nursery and Reception have returned fresh and ready to learn! It has been great listening to all their adventures and tales from the break!

This week, we have looked at The Epiphany and The Three Kings. We had great fun acting out the story, painting pictures and finishing the Nativity Story.

As we move into Spring, our topic has changed to 'People Who Help Us'. The Nursery children have spent time looking at people in our school and how they help us. We enjoyed a visit from Nicky, our lollipop lady. Displays have been changed in nursery, do have a look!

In Reception the children have produced some wonderful work for our displays. Do have a look as you drop off or collect your child from school. For Reception, please send back all trip letters as soon as possible. We will compile a list of parent helpers next week. Thank you for all of the parents who have volunteered so far.

Have a lovely weekend
Nursery and Reception

EYFS News

It must be Christmas!!

It has been a week of many highlights for all the children.

Starting with two performances of our Nativity Play. The school got to enjoy and appreciate our efforts. How exciting to see all your proud faces while watching your children perform their play. We are also very proud of them, and acknowledge all the hard work on their part to learn so many songs and lines and to feel confident to stand up in front of their whole school and then their families.

The children have been busy making decorations and baking treats while listening to joyous Christmas music in the background, making it a fun and exciting time for all.

We had a very lovely Christmas lunch on Wednesday. It was so nice to celebrate with everyone and the children really enjoyed pulling the crackers and wearing their crowns for the rest of the day!

A warm thank you from all the teaching team for the kind words and gifts. We are very appreciative.

In the New Year we will be looking at 'People Who Help Us'. Any skills you may have we would love you to come into our classrooms and share with the children. Thank you.

For the Nursery children we will continue to foster their independence skills and reinforce our affirmation 'I can do it.' How many of our children can walk to school by the end of January!!

From all of us in EYFS , have a wonderful Christmas! We hope it is safe and restful, and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

EYFS News

We have all been so busy practising our Christmas Play this week. Thank you for all of the costumes sent, lines learned and songs rehearsed! We are looking forward to showing you what we have been doing for the past few weeks. The children will need to change into their costumes on Monday and Wednesday: please ensure that your child is on time.

It was great to see the children in their Christmas jumpers. We discussed the great contribution that St John's Hospice makes to people who are sick. Again, thank you for all of your contributions.

Friday finished with a bang! We had our wonderful pantomime. The children enjoyed the production of Jack and the Beanstalk and left reciting much of the story!

We look forward to seeing Nursery and Reception parents on Wednesday 19th December.

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EYFS News

The Nursery and Reception classes have been busy in our own preparations for Advent. We have been looking practising our songs and lines for our upcoming show. The children in Nursery will need black leggings and a t shirt.

Across both classes we have made our Advent wreaths and started looking at the Christmas Story. Please have a look at our displays when you drop off your child.

The children in Nursery have made a beautiful display to reflect the Adoremus part of our RE teachings this year. In Reception we have also looked at Advent and made our own colours. Please highlight the candles in church at the weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Nursery and Reception

EYFS News

It has been a wet and windy week but we have got outdoors at every opportunity.

The children have been very busy rehearsing their Nativity play and we are all getting very excited for everyone to see our play.

A reminder to Nursery parents to send in the black tops and leggings as we will be during full dress rehearsals this coming week. Thank You.

The nursery children have continued to look at colour and shades. The sensory room has been very popular and they are still actively investigating light and shadows. This coming week it will become an interactive Christmas room as we begin to talk about our topic Advent to Christmas.They have been excitingly making their Christmas surprises. Shhh they are trying to keep them a secret.

In Reception we have been focusing on your maths this week. The children learned how to make surveys and have been gathering information for their own pictographs! We have also learned about ordinal numbers and had some very exciting car races.

In English, we have learned the long and short OO sound and NK. The children have really been working hard on their writing and it is such a joy to see how much they can do already!

Have a wonderful weekend!
The Early Years Team

Nursery News

We have had a lot of fun in Nursery this week! Thank you to all the parents who read to the Nursery last week- the children loved all the exciting stories each morning. The children have been enjoying the story of The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Very Hungry Bear. They all used their gross motor skills to draw big circles and make their own bears to proudly share with you at home.

Everyone enjoyed a windy Wednesday and joined in with the rainbow parachute outside, taking in turns to run underneath and across to the other side. To finish off the week the nursery got busy in the kitchen to make and enjoy a delicious fruit salad, recognising the bright colours of all the fruit.

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Nursery News

In Nursery this week we have been looking at day and light and animals we might see in the dark. We read the 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark' and thought of ways we could help our friends if they were afraid.

The Parent Workshop was well received. To accompany the Bookstart packs that the children have taken home and parents and carers made hand puppets to accompany the story. There are many courses and activities available to families.Do look at the website below for details. The children have enjoyed the wonderful stories from parents this week -thank you to everyone who came and read with the children. As always - our Dress Up Day was a great success. Happy reading!

The Nursery Team

Nursery News

We have had such a full and amazing term here in Nursery. The children are happy and settled thus allowing them to become fully involved with the environment and establishing good learning choices.

We have finished the term by looking at how to keep ourselves healthy and how to look after ourselves. We have established good washing hand practice with the use of visual prompts above the basins. The children got to look, touch, smell and identify different fruits and vegetables, finishing with making pumpkin soup.

We are now participating in the whole school Readathon so the holidays are a good time to visit our local library. We finished the term with our 'Pyjamas Day' and look forward to the parents coming to read to the children during the first week, finishing with our Book Character Day. Next term we will start looking at Colour, Light and Sound.

Thank You to our Reception parents who hosted the Harvest Supper. It was a lovely evening and was nice to chat to everyone in a social setting.Thank you to our Nursery parents for their generous donations of raffle prizes.

Enjoy the half term break and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday 29th October.

Nursery News

As we head into Week 7, it's time to reflect on the past few weeks, and celebrate the children's ability to settle into a new Nursery,new routines and activities. The children are now well settled and fully engaged into the Early Years programme .

They are enjoying their music and PE sessions and coping well with all the different transitions to other areas of school. They are 'Super stars'.

Its wonderful to hear so many of them singing many of our new songs and playing circle games with their peers in the playground. This week we have introduced some new games and action songs.

We have started doing specific listening activities with musical instruments and environmental sounds as an introduction to our phonics programme.

This week we have spoken about 'My senses' and what we use them for. we have also focused on counting to 10 and beginning to recognise numbers and name them. The children have enjoyed playing number games like '10 Green Bottles' and 'How many Balloons'

Please remember to help your child to write a prayer for Mary and bring in a Baptism photo. Thank you.

We look forward to sharing a wonderful evening with you a tour Harvest Supper. Have a great weekend.

Nursery News

We have had another busy week in Nursery. We have loved exploring and making with a new medium , using clay to make faces which are hanging in our Book Corner. They look magnificent.

We have used soft dolls and puppets and many stories, painted stones and role play to discuss how we feel and how others feel. This is a continuation of helping the children acknowledge they are unique.

We measured ourselves to see how tall we were and looked at the colours of our eyes. This week was a big week for the children as they went to their first assembly to celebrate Poetry Week. All the children sang an Autumn song. We were so PROUD of them, as it is very daunting to have so many faces watching them and they coped admirably. In RE we are talking about Mary. We are asking that the children write with your help a prayer for Mary and place it in our special prayer box.

Next week we will also be starting to talk about how we have been welcomed into school and how we are welcomed into God's family. Please bring in a photo of their Baptism for our display.

The tickets for our Harvest Supper have been selling well. We are looking forward to a great night next Friday.

Lastly a few reminders. Please name all school uniform and check to see if you have your own child's. With some colder days the children are developing seasonal colds. Please keep your child at home if they are unwell. Thank you. We would appreciate any donations of boxes of tissues.

Have a great weekend
The Nursery Team