We are really enjoying our Parents as Partners Week, we hope you are too! I hope to add some photographs here...
A copy of the letter sent last week.
Wednesday 18th April
Dear Parents / Guardians,
Thankyou to everyone for sending in their fabulous photographs from their Easter holidays! The children have talked to us beautifully about their adventures. We really enjoyed hearing all about them!
Please remember on Wednesday 25th April we have our Parents Meetings.
Next week, will be our ‘Parents as Partners’ week. However, Grandparents, Aunties / Uncles etc are very welcome to join in! We have planned some short, fun activities for you to do with your child as you arrive in the morning. We will open the gate early (8.45am). Children arriving in the afternoon will also be able to take part as they arrive at 12pm. Some of our activities will be weather dependent, so this is a rough guide to the week. We will also ‘roll over’ activities as best we can.
Monday – please return ‘Me and My Family’ jigsaw to discuss in class.
Caterpillar or butterfly hand printing
Tuesday – Favourite family food and drink tally charts
Wednesday – Please bring your favourite childhood story from home to share with your child. For example, I read all the Disney storybooks and my favourite was Bambi. I also enjoyed reading the Puddle Lane books.
Thursday – Collect a ‘Random Act of Kindness’ from a teacher to complete at home. Please add to Tapestry where possible.
Friday – ‘Eat what you want for breakfast’ Day! We will collect the results from Tuesday’s tally chart and provide a little treat for you and your child.
We want our activities to be available to as many families as possible. Please speak to a member of staff and we will be flexible with times.
Mrs Hampshire, Mrs Wood, Mrs Eastwood and Mrs Jenkinson.
Week Beginning 5th and 12th March
Thankyou to so many Mums, Grandmas, Nannas and Great Grandmas for attending our Mother's Day celebration! We thought the children were excellent and sat beautifully infront of you all! We hope you enjoyed your coffee and biscuit!
Of course, during the week beginning 5th March, we were preparing for the 'show' and making cards and keep sakes.
This week, we have a mixture of jobs! We will be using the ipad to draw our favourite farm animal. We will use the CBeebies app - make a picture, if you would like to practice at home.
Now, the snow has disappeared and it is a little warmer outside we will be learning about Spring. We will be planting seeds and watching them grow. We will be practicing our control using a pencil and producing observational drawings of daffodils. We should see some daffodils outside of school very soon and also blossom on the trees next to our entrance gate. Of course, lots of baby animals are born during spring time! It is nearly time for our chicks to hatch!
We will be reading 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.
Next week, we will move onto our topic 'Easter' and spend lots of time looking after and holding our chicks!
Week Beginning 26th February
We are celebrating World Book Day on Friday 2nd March. The children are invited to dress as their favourite book character and to bring a book (please name them). We have been reading books by Julia Donaldson as some of the children recognised the pictures on the back of a book from home. We will have a 'Gruffalo' theme on the day!
On Friday 9th March we will be having a Mother's Day celebration. This will be in the hall from 10.30am - 11.30am. We will perform songs with Reception Class and provide you with a cup of tea or coffee and of course a cake! If Mum cannot attend Grandma / Nanna can come instead. As we have done previously, if your child is not in on this day, but you would like them to take part, please let a member of staff know and drop your child off in Nursery at 10.30am before going into the hall.
This week we are starting our topic 'The Farm'. We have chicken eggs and an incubator in the classroom! If you would like to have a look at the end of a session, please feel free! We would like to hear the children talking about what we did, what we observed and what will happen next. The eggs will be kept in the incubator and on an egg turner until day 18, then we will take them off the egg turner and lay them flat in the incubator. After another 3 days (approximately and hopefully) we should have some chicks! I have told the children that we might not be able to hatch all the eggs. Watch this space for photographs!
If you or a family member own or look after any kind of farm animal please send us some photographs to show to the rest of the class.
The Nursery Staff
In January 2016, we decided as a school to become a Values Based School.
Like increasing numbers of schools across the country, we felt the need to reassess our approach to learning and introduce a values-based approach not only into the curriculum but also into every aspect of daily school life.
To this end we consulted with the whole of our school community and chose 22 values which are rooted in fundamental British Values of Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, Mutual respect and Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.