We are thrilled that we will be welcoming back all children to Nursery from next Monday, in their usual session times. The afternoon session will be running as it was before the lockdown period.
The children, and parents, have shown incredible resilience and adaptability over this lockdown period and we are extremely proud of all the children, both those who have been attending nursery and those accessing activities from home.
We will be talking with all the children in school over the next two days about their return to their normal sessions, and will be thinking about our friends, old and new, and how we can adapt once again to a safe and happy learning environment.
Our priority for the rest of this term is to ensure that children settle into routine happily and safely. We will be looking at various spring festivals and celebrations too, and will be spending lots of time in our outdoor area.
Please continue to drop children off, and collect them again, at the gates at their designated time. Children can continue to bring in a small healthy snack should they wish to, however the free fruit scheme is once again operational. In addition, water bottles are no longer necessary as milk and water is available. Please also send in bookbags as before, every Monday and every Friday.
We are always here to help with any worries you may have, so please do continue to use the Nursery email address to contact us, or phone the school office.
Hello everyone and welcome back. We hope you had a nice break.
This week’s topic is based on the story of Mr Wolf’s Pancakes. As we missed Pancake Day in school we have had belated celebrations today.
We listened to the Runaway Pancake, had pancake races for our PE lesson and had pancakes for snack! After snack Joshua showed us an experiment he had tried at home yesterday – we had some great colour mixing as everyone kept accidently knocking the dish!
Here’s a link to Mrs Tyrrell reading Mr Wolf’s Pancakes, we hope you enjoy it.
We’ve had great fun celebrating this week, we’ve made rattle drums, learned a chinese lion dance, had lunch in our chinese restaurant, made chinese dragons out of play dough, made chinese puppets and lanterns and we used our toy animals to act out The Great Race. We even found time to play in the little bit of snow we had!
We’ve got two stories for you today, the first one is called ‘Dragon Dance’ read by Mrs Pritchard and our second story is called ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ read by Mrs Tyrrell. As some of you may be aware it’s St Valentine’s Day on Sunday, perhaps you could make a valentines card and practise some name writing, or you might like to make some heart shaped biscuits or just have a woof along with Hey Duggee! Whatever you decide to do we hope you have fun.
Finally, we’d like to say a big thank you to all of our Nursery families both at home and at school for all of your support and hard work throughout what I’m sure you’ll all agree has been a very difficult term. We hope our daily blogs have been of help and have given you some ideas of activities you can try at home. After our half term break we’ll be reducing the number of blogs we issue each week, we will of course still keep in regular contact and will let you know what we’ve been up to in school, sharing links we think you might find useful. Children love repetition so do keep sharing the various stories and links we’ve provided on our previous blogs.
We hope you all have a very well deserved break, hopefully it won’t be too much longer before we can spend it somewhere other than home!
Take care, stay safe and we’ll see some of you back in school on Monday 22nd February.
Hello everyone, hope you’re all keeping safe and warm.
Today’s yoga session with Jaime is all about a dragon called Cracker. The children are doing very well with their mindfulness breathing exercises in school, ask them if they can show you their rainbow breathing. It really helps to relax and calm them down.
Good morning, we hope you enjoyed the Chinese lion dance yesterday. In school today we’re going to be making some Chinese rattle drums. If you’d like to have a go here’s a link to show you how (ignore the end where he say’s it’s the year of the dog!)
Here’s a very old song that some of you might recognise, it’s called Puff the Magic Dragon. Have a think about what instruments you can hear, how does the song make you feel, can you sway in time to the music? Do you like this song – thumbs up or thumbs down?
The children are doing really well practising their counting and are starting to recognise lots of numbers. Today is all about the number 9 – perhaps as it’s Chinese New Year they could look for 9 red objects or practice writing it in Chinese. That’s quite a challenge!