Nursery

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.

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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.

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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

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Things have busy in Nursery this week as we continue to focus on 'Ourselves'.

Through the creative arts we have talked about and created wonderful art work about our homes and our families. We have further talked about how our names and how they are special to us.

The children are becoming very independent in looking after themselves and their belongings. We acknowledge these successes with affirmations.

'We are superstars' and 'We can do that'

They are coping very well with the transitions to lunch and PE and with visitors to the room.

Next week we will talk about our feelings and the different feelings we experience - happy and sad, brave or frightened, surprised and so on.

Have a wonderful weekend.

From the Nursery Team

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All the children have now started Nursery and many have moved onto full days. We are very happy at how they have settled into the routines and thank you for your patience and understanding as you allow us to settle your children.

The children have worked hard at coping with all the different transitions throughout the day, especially moving from the Nursery for our Friday PE sessions with Coach Grant and our daily walk to the hall for school lunch.

The Nursery is already looking magnificent with the children's art work as we have been talking about ourselves, our families and where we live. Please take the time to have a look at their work. We are very proud of them.

Some reminders for you all - Please label your child's clothing . We are already missing items of uniform.

The tickets are in sale for the Harvest Supper. These are being sold outside the Nursery. Thank you.

Have a wonderful and safe weekend

The Nursery Team

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It has been a very hot week of weather and the children have coped very well with the high temperatures, drinking lots of water, wearing their hats and enjoying being squirted by the hose.

Their is a real sense of celebration in the air, as if the children know that the school term end  is closing in quickly and they soon will be big Reception children. They have enjoyed sitting down and looking through their portfolios and sharing with each other their work and achievements. So amusing to hear some of their comments. "Look how I use to write my name!" or "I have got so big now." Showing that the children are observant and recognise changes and progression and a sense of being able to accomplish more as they grow older.

The happy buzz of the room displays they are feeling confident and fully engaged in the environment and we are really enjoying 'busy noise'

Our last topic for the year for Religious education is 'Our World'. We have been talking about and looking at pictures of what we love about our world and how God gave us this wonderful world. We collaged the words "Everyone shares God's world" for our display and have been listening to and singing the songs, "He's got the whole world in his hands" and "What a beautiful world".

We finished the week on a high with our Sports day. Thank you for the big turnout of parents and family. The children had a wonderful morning run by Coach Grant with a variety of activities and finishing with the popular adult races.

You will receive a notice about our planned Teddy Bear's Picnic. A warm invitation is extended to all our parents to accompany us as we celebrate our year in nursery. Please return your permission forms as soon as possible. Thank You.

ishing you all a wonderful weekend.

The Nursery Team

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This week the children have been happily engaged with their friends, extensively exploring all areas of the environment. It is wonderful to see the established friendships and the joy they have being together. We have been talking a lot about what makes a good friend, and how it makes us feel having friends. A highlight and great success was the making of their friendship bracelets. Was exciting for the staff to see the children wear them back to school and proudly show each other.

Thank you to our parent helpers. The children got to enjoy two wonderful cooking sessions this week.

Our garden is looking magnificent, thanks to the green fingers of Miss Braga and the children. Our sunflowers are very close to blooming, and we have had many visitors to our garden to observe.

The children  worked hard at learning their songs for our Father's Day ssembly and making their dads a lovely gift. It was wonderful to see such a large turnout of dads. We wish all our dads and grandads a Happy Fathers Day.

Please remember school hats. Even if it is a dull start to the day , we would like the children to bring their hats everyday. The afternoons can be quite hot and the children require their hats. Thank you for your help.

Please remember to read the daily notices as we keep you up to date with the events leading up to our summer fair. Their is a large notice on the doorway  with the dates for bringing things and with  children wearing their own clothes.

Thank you.

Have a happy weekend all, especially our dads.

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Welcome back to all our families. Its incredible to think we are heading into our last half term of the school year.

This term we are doing child initiated focuses. Dinosaurs are popular with many, therefore across the curriculum we have had many dinosaur activities inside and out and the children have thoroughly enjoyed this. We have counted with dinosaurs, drawn observational drawings, had dinosaur small world play and a large dinosaur exploration display in our science area. We have read many dinosaur stories.

In RE we have been talking about being a friend, their feelings about how a friend makes you feel.  We are are working towards recognising Jesus' words 'Love one another'.

Next Tuesday is class photos and the children  must wear their school uniform including school shoes. Thank you.

PLEASE encourage the children to remember to bring their hats everyday. Thank you.

Have a great weekend. The Nursery Team.

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It was a 'bugsational' end to our 'Living Things' focus with a walk to Paddington Rec. The outside educators led us through a wonderful programme where we thought about different types of habitats, recognising and naming different mini beasts, modelling our own mini beasts and going on a safari hunt and finding real ones in the garden. With the introduction of the daily mile we observed that the children were able to walk with ease to the park and back again.

Sadly we said goodbye to the chicks. They have been so much fun and the children have really looked after them. All the  children observed  how quickly they have  grown and how often they needed feeding and their hutch needed cleaning.

On Thursday the children enjoyed a hands on experience with a bird show, and some  of the children were brave and  held one with the special  protective glove.

Our music and movement groups have been focusing on our gross motor development and building confidence in taking risks.  The children are becoming very confident and competent and displaying a great sense of fun. Our sessions with Ms Hudson have been related to our topic, with the children learning new songs , exploring rhythm with musical instruments and moving how mini beasts move.

We had a visit from Eric from Maida Vale Library and the children enjoyed an energetic and fun reading session.

Our watercress caterpillars were very lush with growth so we cut the watercress and made sandwiches with different spreads.

This was a new taste for some and was good to see the children experiment with new flavours.

We wish to thank you all for your support this half term and look forward to seeing you after the break.

Happy and safe holidays to all. The Nursery Team.

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ts been an egg-citng week!

he children started the week knowing that when they arrived on Monday finally the living eggs would be brought into nursery. It has been a great week that has been so much more than just fluffy chicks!!

The children got to observe five of the eggs hatch over the period of a day and use the ipad to record the hatching, to revisit and watch over again. We have done many activities across the curriculum allowing the children to explore and experience active learning in a hands on and fun way. We have the chicks next week and will continue to observe them grow and learn how to care and handle them.

To add to the excitement we have also been talking about 'the wedding'  and making souvenirs to celebrate the special occasion. Finishing the week coming to school in our 'wedding' clothes and having a party with the whole school. Everyone looked so amazing.

The final week of half term is Science Week. We will be walking together to Paddington Rec. All parents welcome to help us walk the children. We will be back for lunch. Please ensure the children have sun cream on and bring their school hats. Thank You.

Have a fabulous weekend.