Mrs Cripps and Miss Beard - Nursery Teachers
Mrs Howes - Teaching Assistant
Mr Hemphill - Teaching Assistant
We are asking parents to focus on teaching children a few key skills to help them become independent. Please try the following at home with your child:
- Putting my coat on and doing my zip up.
- Hold a pencil correctly (3 fingers pinching the bottom) to make some marks or write letters in my name.
- Holding and using scissors correctly to cut paper (thumb on the top, index finger on the bottom)
- Counting small groups of objects using some correct number names.
Stars of the Week
Blue Group - Harry A for some super scissor skills!
Red Group - Ilya for settling into nursery so well.
Green Group - Iyla for always trying hard with all her activities and for using good listening skills.
NURSERY BREAKING NEWS!!!!
This week Nursery turned detectives! When they came into Nursery on Wednesday they found a scene where Humpty was lying on the floor. Did he really fall? Was he pushed? The children believed something suspicious had happened! The children started investigating and discovered right by Humpty there was a green pen, Grayson Bear’s backpack, sweets, footprints and paw prints. The footprints were rather big! Who has big feet in Nursery? The children measured each others feet. The children came to the conclusion that as the footprints and paw prints all lead from Green group it must be someone in green group. On Thursday when they arrived there were more clues. They found the sweets open and an empty chocolate wrapper on green group’s chair. Who loves sweets and chocolate in Nursery? The children searched for further clues and completed some ‘who did it?’ writing activities and made some ‘Wanted’ posters for who they thought it could be.
Today all was revealed!!! The children came in and found Kinder chocolate all around the Nursery. Later as Mr Hemphill got up to turn on the projector lots of Kinder chocolates fell from his pocket!! So who did it? It was MR HEMPHILL!!!
The children decided that Mr Hemphill didn’t mean to hurt Humpty and that he needed to sit on the thinking chair and say sorry. The children have learnt you should never push in case you do accidentally hurt someone and you should always own up and tell the truth.
The children have loved solving the mystery using clues and produced some great work!!
Stars of the Week
Blue- Joshua for some super ideas and discussion during carpet sessions.
Green- Mustufa for excellent concentration and contribution to class discussions,
Red- Lottie for trying hard to anwser questions.
PE kits will need to be back in school by Monday 8th January. The children need a pair of shorts and pumps this term. Please make sure all items are named.
If your child already has a PE kit in school containing shorts and pumps there is no need to send anything else in.
Mrs Cripps, Miss Beard, Mrs Howes and Mr Hemphill would like to say a massive thank you for all the lovely christmas wishes, cards and gifts that you have given to us
We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and hope that you all have a lovely time over the holiday and stay safe. We look forward to seeing you again in the new year on Thursday 4th January 2018.
Nursery staff would like to say a huge thank you for all then WOW leaves this term. All of the leaves are now in the children's files ready to start filling the tree again in January. We really value parental involvement and have found all the leaves extremely useful.
Jesse, Bazzie and Alivia will receive a small reward as they had the most leaves over the term!!
Stars of the Week!!
Red- Kelsey for helping her teachers.
Green- Malena for trying hard to make good choices.
Blue- Morgan for some super name writing!
Party day is as planned prior to the bad weather.
Morning Nursery 9.30-11.30am
Afternoon Nursery 1.15-3.15pm
Children can come in their own clothes tomorrow for donations of cakes for our Christmas Fayre.
Stars of the Week
Blue Group- Haris for taking on the role of the king last minute in the play and doing a brilliant job!
Red Group- Isaac for fantastic singing in the play!
Green Group- Riley for trying to so hard in all Nursery activities.
Stars of the Week!
Blue Group- Arissa for always trying her best!
Green Group- Mia for a fantastic contribution to the play rehearsals and super knowledge of the Nativity story!
Red Group- Abideen for some super counting and maths work!
This Friday is non-uniform day. The children can wear their own clothes and bring a donation for the bottle stall at the Christmas Fayre.
Stars of the Week!!
20th-24th November 2017
We have a star of the week in each colour group.
Red- Lily for always listening carefully and for some beautiful singing!
Green- Kevin for some super number recognition. He has learnt to recognise lots of numbers!
Blue- Isobel for a super attitude towards all activities.
Just a little reminder!!!
If you have not already provided your child's nativity costume can we please have them by Monday 27th November!!
The Nursery Team
The children have really enjoyed disco dough! We have practised a number of skills such as rolling, moulding, sculpting, pinching and poking the play dough. We do disco dough every day in Nursery to music. The idea behind disco dough is to strengthen the fingers and develop fine motor skills making the children more ready to write.
We break up Friday 20th October for one week. The children are back in school Monday 30th October.
We hope you all have a lovely restful week. If you go on any nice Autumn walks please collect leaves, conkers and fir cones and send them into Nursery ready for our topics.
Miss Beard & Mrs Cripps
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