We would like to set up a Nursery Library so that children are able to borrow books. We are looking for parent volunteers who would be able to help us for about 30 to 45 mins for one morning or one afternoon session.The sessions will be on Mondays and Wednesdays during drop off time in the morning and afternoon sessions.
If you are able to help us then please sign up on the sheets located at your classroom doors at drop off time.
In the Nursery we like to give the children opportunities to explore colour and texture. We do try to supply the the children with aprons for painting and remind them to 'roll up sleeves' when using messy materials. Sometime the children will get grubby when playing outside or they may get paint or other tactile materials on their clothes. We therefore recommend that parents do not send their children to nursery in clothes which they do not want marked or possibly stained . Sometimes good learning means getting messy. Thank you.
Nursery Entry and Exit Routes
The entry and exit points for Nursery, outside of normal whole school pick and drop off times (8.30-9.00am and 3.15pm-3.45pm) ,are via the gates in Coombe Road and along the fenced path which leads into Nursery. For safeguarding reasons please do not use any other route to drop off or collect your children. Thank you.
Early pick up during a session.
If you wish to pick up your child early during Nursery session times we would be grateful if you could let us know in advance, or phone or email. By letting us know about early session collection, children can be ready and waiting for collected. This will mean that you will not be left waiting outside for too long, especially as Autumn turns to Winter. Also as you know the children have lunch between 11.30 and 12.00 and tea from 3.00 to 3.30pm, so it would be best to collect either before or after these times. Thank you for your help and co-operation during these transition times.
Autumn and Winter Clothing
Can you please make sure that you carefully label each item of your child's clothing with their name and class. It will be much easier for us and cheaper for you, if we can return lost items quickly to the children if they are labelled. Thank you.
Nursery children love our outdoor area and will need a good winter coat, hat, scalf and gloves to continue to make the most of their outdoor learning experience. Please remember to label all items of clothing. You can bring a spare set of wellies to leave at the Nursery in the coat trolley so that puddles can be explored on a rainy day.
We love junk modelling! We would be grateful if you could save any clean cartons,cardboard boxes, plastic bottles and any other wonderful waste materials for us to use in Nursery to make houses and lots of other inspirational creations. Please being your clean recyclable materials into Nursery and hand them to a member of the Nursery team. You may get some of these items back but they will be transformed into something amazing.No cardboard toilet tubes, egg boxes, milk containers or any containers which once contained nuts please. Thank you.
We would like you to share with us all the fantastic things that your child does outside of school. Wow notes are a simple and fun way for you to share with us some of the amazing things your children do. Just print of the document and then fill in any special things your child might do. Maybe they have just said something that took your breath away. Perhaps they have made something amazing or they have helped you cook a meal, rode their bike without stabilizers or tried something new. We will be able to use Wow Notes to inform our assessments.
Looking forward to seeing some Wow Notes from you soon.
We have a wide range of toys and equipment at our nursery. Unless we specifically request otherwise your child should not bring any of their own toys to nursery. If they do bring toys with them, we accept no responsibility for any loss or damage to those toys.
This week in Nursery we will be continuing our curriculum focus of 'Which colours make you feel happy or sad?'.
We will be looking at the stories of Elmer the elephant and thinking about things which are similar about us and the things that make us unique. We will be focusing on number and thinking about counting objects correctly and also matching the correct number to a collection of objects. We will be sorting and mixing colours and also thinking about texture.
In the outdoor area we will be searching for 2D shapes, collecting rubbings of different textures. We will be mark making with vehicles and creating art with natural objects found in our outdoor area.
We will be focusing on learning our Christmas songs in preparation for our performances in December. So listen out at home for some new tunes the children will come home singing.
In the Nursery next week (27-11-17) we will be have our Parent Consultation meetings. There are still a few places left if you have yet to book your appointment. You can book via your school Laser account. We look forward to telling how your child/children have been settling into Nursery.
Next week we will be completing out work on our curriculum topic of 'Which colours make you happy or sad'. We will be reading stories with colour themes and using our colour mixing skills to paint pictures and create images.
We will be continuing to practice our Christmas songs and at the end of this week, we will be sending the lyrics of the songs home with the children, so that you can help them practice the songs and sing along.