Welcome to the Nursery Class.
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St. James' Nursery.
Our Nursery Class is taught by Mrs Molloy, Miss Crilly and Miss Khan.
Happy New Year to all Parents and Children. I hope you have had a lovely rest and are ready for the exciting term ahead. We are looking forward to meeting our new starters over the next coming week. Im sure the existing Nursery children will make them feel very welcome and support them in their Nursery transition.
We will be learning about Polar Regions this half term; starting off with reading the texts, 'Little Penguin' and 'Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear? Supporting these texts we will be exploring how ice melts and also making healthy fruity ice lollies. More information will follow and lots of photographs to show our developing Nursery Polar Regions environment; starting with our Icy Cold and Breath-taking Reading Area. I'm sure you will be as excited as the children are in their Nursery experiences; at looking at all the different photographs of some of the challenges and activities that will be taking place in Nursery over the coming weeks. Please make some time to come in and take a look around. I'm sure the children will tell you all about what they've been learning.
We are excited to share with you some pictures of our Nursery environment.|
We have been reading the book, 'The Little Red Hen' and 'Little Red Hen makes a pizza'. We talked about the farmers and their crops and how thankful we are to God for providing us with food to eat. The children experienced lots of exciting activities and provision linked to this topic. We also made a class Scarecrow and display that went up to church for the Harvest Festival.
Nursery are proud to announce that Margaret Murray, the Chair of Governors has been adopted as our Nursery Class Governor. We will be inviting her in this term to meet the children and find out a little more about her.
The children are already becoming familiar with Kagan and the structure, 'quiet hand signal'. All children respond following the signal by stopping immediately and raising their hand to show they are ready to listen to a teacher. Nursery will also be pursuing learning cultures and the 5 R's as is used throughout school. More information on this will follow.
Our first topic is 'All About Me'. During this topic we have been making friends, learning how to share and take turns and have begun to look at our similiarities and differences with one another. We have enjoyed reading the book, 'What Do I Look Like?' We have used mirrors to look at our reflections and have talked about our emotions; trying to show these emotions in the mirror. We are going to paint a picture of our face next week, but this week we have been making faces using wooden logs, pebbles, corks and glass stones. We have loved the transient art challenge.
Congratulations to Nursery on being re-accredited with the Smile4Life accreditation. May I remind you that this means that Nursery will be providing sugar-free drinks and snacks at Nursery. Therefore, when the children bake at Nursery or when parents sometimes send birthday cake into Nursery to celebrate their childs' birthday; once we have celebrated we share out the cake and send it home for the children to eat at a meal time. Please also can parents not send sweets into Nursery with their child. If sweets are found in any child's pockets they will be taken from the child and given to parents at home-time.
Please ensure that your child comes to Nursery with a warm, showerproof coat with a hat and possibly a scarf and gloves and strong sensible shoes. Outdoor experiences are a key part of our teaching and learning therefore all children need to be prepared with the correct clothes to participate in outdoor learning. Many thanks.
Every Thursday the children will take home a red bag containing a book of their choice. The red bags and books are Nursery property therefore any damage or lost items with be charged for. Please ensure you send your child with their red bag EVERY THURSDAY. Reading books and talking about the story/characters is an important and powerful experience to share with your child. Please take time out to read daily with your child.
A contribution of £1.50 is asked from parents every week. This pays towards a healthy, wholesome snack and towards other luxuries for your child that provide excellent learning opportunities and first-hand experiences. Please can you ensure that this payment is paid weekly so as to sustain these opportunities.
Please ensure your child is attending Nursery daily. It is so important for them for building friendship groups, experiencing rich learning experiences and also to prepare them on their journey to Reception Class. I understand that young childrn do get ill but please ring the office to make us aware if they are having time off and please dont just keep them off if they are feeling tired.