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This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 23rd October

This week…

This week has been our Art Sculpture week, we have loved creating our own pieces of art using natural objects. Take a look at our Nursery Photo album.

Week beginning 2nd November 

Our theme this half term is ‘What is a shadow?

We will be making dark dens, exploring our shadows, using torches and thinking about fireworks.  We will also be making our own poppies for Remembrance Day

After half term will be reading the story ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy.

Our song this week will be ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, little star’ and a we will be learning a new song called ‘5 little fireworks’.

5 little Fireworks – (tune of 10 green bottles)

5 little fireworks standing in a row

5 little fireworks standing in a row

5 little fireworks standing in a row

And if 1 little firework decides it time to go

Whoosh!

There’ll be 4 little fireworks standing in a row

3……….. 2 ……… 1

BANG!

 

A few messages…

Have a lovely half term, don’t forget to send us any photographs or the lovely things you get up to during your half term week. We can add them to your photo albums.

 

Thank you for a lovely first half term, we have loved getting to know you all and we are looking forward to all the exciting things we have planned for the rest of the year.

 

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us,

Sarah, Paula, Charmaine, Sophie and Laura

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk Chicks/Goslings

p.long@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk  Ducklings/Goslings

 

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 16th  October

This week…

This week we have been reading the story ‘Pumpkin Soup’.

Week beginning 19th October 

Our theme this half term is ‘why do you love me so much’. We will continue to think about our families and how important the special people in our lives are to us.

 

This week is our Art Sculpture week, and we will be looking at the artist Andy Goldsworthy. We will be using natural objects, arranging them and taking photographs of our wonderful creations. Please see the link to find out more about the artist. https://theimaginationtree.com/inspired-by-andy-goldsworthy-natural/

 

Please send your children in with any natural objects they may find in the garden or on a walk, such as conkers, acorns, leaves, seeds, sticks and twigs. These will help us with our art week.

 

We will also continue with our story ‘But Martin’ By June Counsel. We will be thinking about ourselves, and why we are so special. We will be using mirrors to see what makes us, us.

We will also continue to sing familiar nursery rhymes and number songs, such as ‘five little ducks’ and ‘1,2,3,4,5, once I got a fish alive’.

 

A few messages…

Please note Tapestry is now live and you should have received an email from Tapestry with instructions on how to use it. If you are having trouble with login on please speak with the office.

 

This year we will be creating a photo album with each child which will be kept in our quiet area. Their photo album will contain any photographs you wish to send in of them with their families, friends, on special occasions or something else they may wish to share. Please do send them in or email- we will then add them to the album. They make such a lovely talking point with the children and I’m sure they will love to share them with their friends too.

 

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us,

Sarah, Paula, Charmaine, Sophie and Laura

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk Chicks/Goslings

p.long@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk  Duckling/Goslings

 

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 9th  October

This week…

This week we have been reading the story ‘Happy Birthday Sam’ by Pat Hutchins. We have loved making birthday cakes on the playdough table and exploring our autumn sensory tray. We loved learning about measuring, and seeing how tall we are on our classroom chart.

Thank you so much for all the lovely Pumpkins you provided for us, we have loved using them in our outdoor area and will enjoy them next week with our pumpkin sensory tray, pumpkin printing and opening them up to find out what is inside.

Week beginning 12th October 

Our theme this half term is ‘why do you love me so much’. We will continue to think about our families and how important the special people in our lives are to us.

The story we will be looking at this week is ‘But Martin’ By June Counsel. We will be thinking about ourselves, and why we are so special. We will using mirrors to see what makes us, us.

We will also continue to sing familiar nursery rhymes and number songs, such as ‘five little ducks’ and ‘1,2,3,4,5, once I got a fish alive’.

A few messages…

Please note Tapestry will be going live from the 14th of October. If you are unable to login to your account please let us know.

 

Photo Albums

This year we will be creating a photo album with each child which will be kept in our quiet area. Their photo album will contain any photographs you wish to send in of them with their families, friends, on special occasions or something else they may wish to share. Please do send them in or email- we will then add them to the album. They make such a lovely talking point with the children and I’m sure they will love to share them with their friends too.

Over the course of the year we may ask for some donations, we have a list of items that we need, if you feel happy to donate something, simply bring it in with your child at drop off. We really appreciate all your kind donations. Here is our current list:

  • New, unused boxes of tissues.
  • Recycling/cardboard boxes, egg cartons- items we can use for our junk  modelling.
  • Old shirts for painting/getting messy.

Thank you for being so understanding with the new guidelines and rules, we really do appreciate your support.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us,

Sarah, Paula, Charmaine, Sophie and Laura

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk Chicks/Goslings

p.long@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk  Duckling/Goslings

 

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 2nd  October

This week…

This week we have been reading the story ‘Hug’ by Jez Ahlborough. We also watched the online story ‘While we can’t hug’. We discussed other ways we can show people that we care, like writing letters, drawing pictures and singing songs.

We have also enjoyed talking about having kind hands and creating handprints to display in the classroom to help us remember to use our kind hands.

Week beginning 5th October

 

Our theme this half term is ‘why do you love me so much’. We will continue to think about our families and how important the special people in our lives are to us.

The story we will be looking at this week is ‘Happy Birthday Sam’ by Pat Hutchins. We will be thinking about the different special occasions we share with our families.

We will be measuring how tall we are this week and creating a chart on our wall. At the end of the year we will measure each child again and share with them and you just how much they have grown and changed over their Nursery Year.

We will also continue to sing familiar nursery rhymes and number songs, such as ‘five little ducks’ and ‘1,2,3,4,5, once I got a fish alive’.

A few messages…

This year we will be creating a photo album with each child which will be kept in our quiet area. Their photo album will contain any photographs you wish to send in of them with their families, friends, on special occasions or something else they may wish to share. Please  send in with your child or via email- we will then add them to their albums. They make such a lovely talking point with the children and I’m sure they will love to share them with their friends too.

 

Over the course of the year we may ask for some donations, we have a list of items that we need, if you feel happy to donate something, simply bring it in with your child at drop off. We really appreciate all your kind donations.

Here is our current list:

 

Pumpkins (All shapes,sizes and colours)

New, unused boxes of tissues.

Recycling/cardboard boxes, egg cartons- items we can use for our junk  modelling.

Old shirts for painting/getting messy.

 

Please remember to use the one way system, entering the school on the St John's entrance. The exception being on a Wednesday when the children do half days.

Thank you for being so understanding with the new guidelines and rules, we really do appreciate your support.

 

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us,

Sarah, Paula, Charmaine, Sophie and Laura

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk Chicks/Goslings

p.long@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk  Duckling/Goslings

 

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 25th September

This week…

This week we have been reading the story ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell. We have loved talking about how our grownups come back for us at the end of the day. We especially enjoyed learning our new number song ‘five little owls’

Week beginning 28th September 

Our theme this half term is ‘why do you love me so much’. We will continue to think about our families and how important the special people in our lives are to us.

The story we will be looking at this week is ‘Hug’ by Jez Ahlborough. We will also be looking at the online story ‘Why We Can’t Hug’. Here is the link if you’d like to share it at home too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PnnFrPaRgY

Our song this week is ‘The Washing Hands’ song.

We will also continue to sing familiar nursery rhymes and number songs, such as ‘five little ducks’ and ‘1,2,3,4,5, once I got a fish alive’.

A few messages…

Please remember to send the children in with water bottles, a waterproof coat, a change of clothes and wellies. Please name everything you send in.

Please do not include Nutella in your child’s lunchbox. We are a nut free school.

Please note that we only have water in school, we ask that you do not send in squash or juice in their water bottles.

Please be mindful that we are unable to have a chat first thing in the morning during drop off, due to the current situation. Paula or Sarah will be on the gate at the end of the day if you would like to chat with them, or pop us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Please also note that only one adult should be dropping off or collecting.

Thank you for being so understanding with the new guidelines and rules, we really do appreciate your support.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us,

Sarah, Paula, Charmaine, Sophie and Laura

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk Chicks/Goslings

p.long@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk  Duckling/Goslings

 

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 18th September

This week…

This week we have made new friends, learnt new songs, and a new routine. You have all been such stars coming in for the first time without your grown-ups. Well done Ducklings, Chicks and Goslings!

 

Week beginning 21st  September 

We will continue to learn all about our new routine and enjoy being with our new friends.

The story we will be looking at this week is ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell.

We will be continuing to sing familiar nursery rhymes and number songs, such as ‘five little ducks’ and ‘1,2,3,4,5, once I got a fish alive’.

A few messages…

Please remember to send the children in with water bottles, waterproof coat, bag with change of clothes and wellies.

Please also send your children in shoes with Velcro- no laces please. The children do take their shoes on and off throughout the day, for the quiet area or to wear their wellies. It has been tricky for us to recognise each child’s shoes without name labels. Please make sure all items are clearly named.

 

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us,

Sarah, Paula, Charmaine, Sophie and Laura

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk Chicks/Goslings

P.long@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk  Duckling/Goslings

 

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 11th September

This week…

This week we have loved meeting you all when you came in for your visits with your families. It was wonderful to see you enjoying the learning environment and seeing how excited you are to join us next week.

We are looking forward to seeing you on your settling sessions and getting to know you even better. We have such an exciting year planned and we can’t wait to get started.

We have been busy adding your photographs to your pegs, your trays and your picture disks to go onto the self-registration tree.

Week beginning 14th September 

We will be enjoying our settling in sessions, reading lots of stories  together, enjoying the new learning environment and routine. We will spend lots of time getting to know each of you and helping you to feel happy in your new setting.

I’m sure we will be singing a few songs too, we love a song in Nursery.

 

 

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