Welcome to Nursery!

 

Information for new nursery placements and additional sessions

 

Looking for a placement for your child?

We currently have places still available for children looking to start nursery for this year, with numerous options for times and days. We also have places for children eligible to 30 hours.

 

Additional sessions and cost

We are also able to offer additional sessions for both new and existing nursery members. Parents that wish to purchase extra sessions can do so at a cost of £14 per additional sessions.

 

Contact us

For more information about new placements or additional sessions, please see the relevant letters (right-hand side of this page), speak to a member of the nursery team or contact the office.

 

The deadline for places this year is the 31st of October, please register ASAP.

Information for current nursery placements

 

Welcome to a new school year. The children are settling in really well and already learning new skills such as playing together, sharing and ‘having a go’ at new activities. You have been given a letter regarding your child’s Key Person who will record their development and next steps in learning. Keep checking our ‘Parent’s Notice Board’ for information and tips to help your child.

 

Water Bottles

Please make sure your child has their water bottle in school and that it is refilled at the beginning of each session. New water bottles can be purchased on ParentPay.


Milk

For information about free school milk, please click here.


Nursery Bears

Nursery Bears: We are always thinking about different activities to develop the children’s communication and language skills. We have purchased two toy bears and everything they will need to accompany two children home for the weekend. So over the course of the year every child will have the opportunity to take a bear home. Each bear will have their own suitcase, clothes, pyjamas and a story book that you will be asked to read at bedtime. They will also have a note book for you to write about what the bear did over the weekend and if possible, for you to include some photographs. The children will then bring the bears back to school to share this with us. This will develop the children’s ability to ask and answer questions. There will also be a more detailed letter to help you with this activity inside the bear’s suitcase.

Maths

we will continue to sing number songs and rhymes. We will also be counting children, snacks and toys. The children will be exploring how to use shapes appropriately for tasks such, as constructing buildings and making some shape pictures.

Communication Language and Listening (CLL)

We will be identifying different musical instruments and learning how to keep a rhythm. We will be exploring books, recalling what we can remember in the stories and talk about settings, characters and events. We are now asking that the children answer questions using whole sentences to support their oral language skills.

Topic: Could Be Magic?

We will be exploring the story ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’. We will retell the story by acting it out and making resources such as wands. Other activities will include tasting different toppings for porridge and making magic potions by mixing colours.

What you can do at home to help your child

Read simple stories as often as possible talking about what you see in the pictures and asking what could happen next.
Practise early number skills by counting small objects ensuring you place them in a line and touch them as you count. When they are confident with this ask them to give you a small number of objects such as: give me two pencils, three toy cars. Keep to numbers under five to begin with then extend this to ten.
With adult supervision practise cutting up old pictures from magazines. At first your child may only manage small snips until they develop better control through practise.

Personal Targets

Your child has been given three targets to support their learning. Please practise these little and often and if you would like some other ideas to develop their skills further just ask a member of the Nursery Team.

Snack

Just a reminder, snack is 50p a week, which we will collect per half term. The total for this half term is £3.50. This money goes towards buying different snacks and baking ingredients. We have also introduced buying unusual fruit and vegetables where the children are encouraged to use their senses to describe them. We feel that this activity supports the children’s communication and language skills.

P.E.

This will continue to be every Wednesday in the hall. Please ensure your child has the appropriate clothing: uniform on top and track- suit bottoms or leggings (no trainers, please wear school shoes). This half term the children are learning to balance, climb and land safely. Please continue to encourage your child to take their own socks and shoes off and to put them on again.

Important dates

2nd December festive fun non uniform.
10th, 11th, 12th December Nursery Christmas Crafts (more information closer to these dates).

Thank you for your support.

Nursery Team: Miss McGeachie, Mrs Godfrey, Mrs Ross, Miss Evans.

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