Nursery

A WARM WELCOME TO ALL OUR NEW CHILDREN

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the new children and their families, who started Nursery this half term.  All of them have settled really quickly and started to make lots of friends.   The Nursery adults are very proud of the older children, who have done their best to help take care of the new ones.

Read Write Inc Phonics

The Nursery children continue to play games and sing songs, which enable them to explore sounds and rhyme, but have also started to learn letter sounds, through the ‘Read Write Inc’ phonics scheme.  They will be introduced to the sounds m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g and o throughout the spring term.

The children loved learning about ‘Maisie, mountain, mountain – mmmm’.  They were keen to build a big cardboard box and papier-mache mountain in the Nursery.

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Some children practised writing ‘m’ on the smartboard.

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The children are really enjoying choosing books from the Nursery library, to read at home.  Many of them have earned their ‘Marshall certificate’ and some children have even been awarded with their ‘Everest certificate’.

Here’s how to earn your Paw Patrol certificates:

Change library book 5 times:

Earn your ‘Marshall’ certificate

Change library book 10 times:

Earn your ‘Skye’ certificate

Change your library book 15 times:

Earn your ‘Rocky’ certificate

Change library book 20 times:

Earn a ‘Zuma’ book token to spend at the Tuesday bookshop

Remember that book bags need to be brought to Nursery on either Wednesday or Thursday.

It’s great to see so many children bringing in their purple drawing books, containing some of the pictures they’ve drawn at home. Here are just a few examples:

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Important dates for your diary

  • Wednesday 8th February: Wibsey Library Visit (am)
  • Thursday 9th February: Wibsey Library Visit (pm)
  • Thursday 10th February: Stay & Play/‘Nursery Superstars’

 

Nursery ‘Children in Need’ Party

Everyone in Nursery was excited to dress up in superhero costume or spotty clothes for ‘Children in Need’.   Lots of the children’s mummys and daddys stayed for coffee, and some even joined in with ‘Dough Disco’.  They’ll never look at a piece of play dough in the same light again.

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Once the adults had left, we put the music on and did some dancing.

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We all enjoyed making spotty biscuits for snack, and had to do some careful counting to make sure that we had five Smarties on our biscuits.

The Nursery children raised an amazing £84.00 for ‘Children in Need’.

Thank you and well done.

 

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Please remember that your child has the opportunity to exchange his/her book weekly.  This can be done on Wednesday or Thursday, so that you can choose the day which is most convenient for you.

Don’t forget that there are also special ‘Paw Patrol’ incentives for the children.

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Change library book 5 times:          Earn your ‘Marshall’ certificate

Change library book 10 times:          Earn your ‘Skye’ certificate

Change your library book 15 times:    Earn your ‘Rocky’ certificate

Change library book 20 times:          Earn a ‘Zuma’ book token to spend at the Tuesday bookshop

Remember that alongside their chosen library books, the children will be bringing home a small notebook, which can be used to draw pictures based on their favourite books and characters; then bring them back to Nursery to share.