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This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 20th May

This week…

We have enjoyed talking about the animals people make keep as pets. Thank you for sending in any pictures from home.

Week beginning 23rd May

We will be celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee this week and continuing with our pets theme. We will be reading several books including ‘Squishy Mcfluff; Tea with the Queen’ by Pip Jones and ‘Paddington at the Palace’ by Michael Bond.

If you would like to share these stories at home, please follow the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV5Nfll-gPs

https://www.facebook.com/PaddingtonBear/videos/paddington-at-the-palace/494880097933471/

We will be continuing with our focus on blending and segmenting in Phonics. Please follow the link below to find more information on this and ideas of activities you can do at home.

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/ideas-for-home-learning/

A few messages…

A photo album can be found on the School Website of the Crocodile Encounter Experience from Wednesday 11th May.

Dates for the Diary:

Tuesday 24th Ducklings and Goslings Jubilee Picnic.

Wednesday 25th Sports day for ALL Nursery children (Parents invited to watch and stay for picnic)- each child will be bringing home a slip with more information about this event.

Thursday 26th Chicks and Goslings Jubilee Picnic.

We break up for May half term on Friday 27th May- Normal timings.

As the weather begins to warm up please send in the children with a sun hat and apply sun-cream before they arrive at school. Please remember to send in a raincoat as we continue to go out no matter the weather and we never know what the weather might bring.

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

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Friday 13th May

This week…

We have had a lovely week continuing with our Reptile animal theme. The highlight of our week was the visit from Crocodile Encounters, where the children loved holding the Python, Bearded Dragon, Skink, Crocodile and African Tortoise.

 

Week beginning 16th May

We will be reading the story ‘Rosie’s is my best Friend’ by Ali Pye along with other stories based around the theme of pets.

If you would like to share this story at home, please follow the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vECDkqeaIUQ

We will be continuing with our focus on blending and segmenting in Phonics. Please follow the link below to find more information on this and ideas of activities you can do at home.

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/ideas-for-home-learning/

A few messages…

A photo album can be found on the School Website of the Crocodile Encounter Experience from Wednesday 11th May.

Week beginning 16th May we will be continuing with our Animal fun topic, and will be talking about pets. If you have a photograph of any pets you have at home on in the family (grandparents etc.) we would love to see them. Please send them in so we can share together.

As the weather begins to warm up please send in the children with a sun hat and apply sun-cream before they arrive at school. Please remember to send in a raincoat as we continue to go out no matter the weather and we never know what the weather might bring.

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

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Friday 6th May

This week…

We have been reading the story ‘The Mixed up Chameleon’ by Eric Carle along with other books based about the theme of reptiles. We have especially enjoyed learning about Chameleons and what it means to be camouflaged.

Week beginning 9th May

We will be continuing with our books based on the theme of reptiles as our Crocodile encounter visitors will be with us on Wednesday the 11th May. The children will be given the opportunity to have a hands on experience with reptiles such as crocodiles, snakes and lizards. They will also be bringing their huge Sulcata Tortoise called Sultana. We are very excited.

We will be focussing on blending and segmenting in Phonics. Please follow the link below to find more information on this and ideas of activities you can do at home.

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/ideas-for-home-learning/

Will be learning the following song over the next two weeks.

The Little Green Chameleon (Tune: “The Incy Wincy Spider”)

The little green chameleon climbed high up in a tree.

Out came a snake to see what he could see.

The little green chameleon turned brown and red and then

The big snake slid away, and he turned to green again.

A few messages…

Please note Wednesday the 11th of May is the day of our Crocodile Encounters Visit, the school day timings will remain the same for all children.

Week beginning 16th May we will be continuing with our Animal fun topic, and will be talking about pets. If you have a photograph of any pets you have at home on in the family (grandparents etc.) we would love to see them. Please send them in so we can share together.

As the weather begins to warm up please send in the children with a sun hat and apply sun-cream before they arrive at school. Please remember to send in a raincoat as we continue to go out no matter the weather and we never know what the weather might bring.

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 28th April

This week…

We have been continuing with ‘Rosie’s Walk’ by Pat Hutchins, learning about animals we may find on a farm and how farmers look after their animals and enjoying making obstacle courses and thinking about directional language.

Week beginning 2nd May

We will be reading the story ‘The Mixed up Chameleon’ by Eric Carle along with a range of other books based on the theme of reptiles in preparation for our visit from the Crocodile Encounters.

If you would like to share this story at home please see the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrmZeXf7ScU

Our Makaton signs for this week are Wild Animals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCnwpA_SW5s  

We will be continuing with our Phonics focus of Alliteration. Please follow the link below to find more information on this and ideas of activities you can do at home.

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/ideas-for-home-learning/

Will be learning the following song over the next two weeks.

The Little Green Chameleon (Tune: “The Incy Wincy Spider”)

The little green chameleon climbed high up in a tree.

Out came a snake to see what he could see.

The little green chameleon turned brown and red and then

The big snake slid away, and he turned to green again.

A few messages…

Please note there is no School on Monday due to the bank holiday.

As the weather begins to warm up please send in the children with a sun hat and apply sun-cream before they arrive at school. Please remember to send in a raincoat as we continue to go out no matter the weather and we never know what the weather might bring.

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

This week in the Nursery

 

Welcome back!

 

Friday 22nd April

This week…

We have enjoyed reading ‘Rosie’s Walk’ by Pat Hutchins, learning about animals we may find on a farm and how farmers look after their animals. We have loved spending time in the garden, enjoying the sunshine and looking after our plants. 

 

Week beginning 25th April

We will be continuing with ‘Rosie’s walk’ by Pat Hutchins, thinking about directional language, creating our own assault courses and learning all about Farm Animals and their habitats.

If you would like to share this story at home please see the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FaRueaFPMk

Our Makaton signs for this week are Farm animals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNm4z3mumHQ

Our Phonics focus will be Alliteration. Please follow the link below to find more information on this and ideas of activities you can do at home.

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/ideas-for-home-learning/

 

A few messages…

 

Sadly during the Easter Holidays one of our Nursery Bikes were stolen from our Garden- the much loved Orange trike, a firm favourite with the children. We are just asking local people to be vigilant and keep an eye out to see if people climbing over into the Nursery happens again and on the off chance they may see our Orange bike. 

 

As the weather begins to warm up please send in the children with a sun hat and apply sun-cream before they arrive at school. Please remember to send in a rain coat as we continue to go out no matter the weather and we never know what the weather might bring.

Thank you for the pictures that have been sent in of the fun you have had on your Easter break and it has been great seeing the pictures of your beans, which have really been growing tall. Well done on looking after them all so well!

 

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 1st April

This week…

We have enjoyed reading stories based around Easter such as ‘Going on an Egg hunt’. We had a fabulous visit from Dr Evans for STEM week, who shared lots of her medical knowledge about growth, and showed us different medical equipment.

 

Week beginning 19th April

After Easter our theme is ‘Animal Fun’, we will learning all about farm animals, reptiles and our pets at home.  

The first week back we will reading ‘Rosie’s walk’ by Pat Hutchins, thinking about directional language, creating our own assault courses and learning all about Farm Animals and their habitats.

If you would like to share this story at home please see the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FaRueaFPMk

 

Our Makaton signs for this week are Farm animals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNm4z3mumHQ

 

Our Phonics focus will be Alliteration. Please follow the link below to find more information on this and ideas of activities you can do at home.

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/ideas-for-home-learning/

 

A few messages…

A photo album for our trip is now on the website. Please follow the link below:

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/infant-gallery/

 

Please note we will be coming back to school on Tuesday 19th April for the Ducklings and Goslings and Wednesday 20th April for The Chicks.

 

As the weather begins to warm up please send in the children with a sun hat and apply sun-cream before they arrive at school. Please remember to send in a rain coat as we do continue to go out no matter the weather and we never know what the weather might bring.

 

Have a lovely Easter break, and don’t forget to send in any pics from your holiday which we can then add to your child’s photo album.

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 25th March

This week…

We have had a lovely week, continuing with the Hungry Caterpillar and Jasper’s Beanstalk. We thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the life cycle of the Butterfly and the Frog too. We especially enjoyed our edible lifecycle of the butterfly.

Week beginning 28th March

This half term will be thinking about ‘Healthy Me’, we will learning all about the food we can grow in the ground, keeping a balanced diet and looking after our bodies.

This week is Stem Week! We will have a visit from a medical professional, and will be continuing with our measuring.

This week we will reading stories based around Easter, including ‘Going on an Egg hunt’ by Martha Mumford and Laura Hughes and ‘The Odd Egg’ by Emily Gravett. If you’d like to share these stories at home please follow the links below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZgXcZAF9PA  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok1gXrpHWks

We are excited to have caterpillars and Frogspawn in our garden and we will be continuing to observe them as they change.

Our Sign this week is ‘Easter Egg’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KeQv8-UO-Y

A few messages…

 

With the sun coming out, please remember to put sun cream on before you come into Nursery, and bring your water bottles and sunhats too.

 

A photo album for our trip is now on the website. Please follow the link below:

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/infant-gallery/

Please note we break up for the Easter Holidays on Friday 1st April.

School starts back again on Tuesday 19th April for the Ducklings and Goslings and Wednesday 20th April for The Chicks.

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 18th March

This week…

We have had a lovely week, continuing with the Hungry Caterpillar and Jasper’s Beanstalk. We thoroughly enjoyed our Nursery trip and can’t wait to start growing our own plants in our garden. Thank you for all those who were able to come along, we could not have done it without you.

Week beginning 21st March

This half term will be thinking about ‘Healthy Me’, we will learning all about the food we can grow in the ground, keeping a balanced diet and looking after our bodies.

This week we will continuing with our stories from last week, and will be planting in our lovely new planters, which we did not manage to do last week.

We are excited to have caterpillars and Frogspawn in our garden and we will be continuing to observe them as they change.

The new song we have been singing is ‘There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf’ please see the words below, I’m sure the children would love to show you the actions.

There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf Wriggle, Wriggle

There’s a tiny caterpillar on leaf Wriggle, Wriggle

There’s a tiny caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar,

A tiny caterpillar on leaf on a leaf Wriggle, Wriggle

 

He will eat the leaf about him till he’s full Munch! Munch!

He will eat the leaf about him till he’s full Munch! Munch!

He will eat the leaf about him, eat the leaf about him

He will eat the leaf about him till he’s full Munch! Munch!

 

A cocoon is what he’s spinning for his home Spin, Spin

A cocoon is what he’s spinning for his home Spin, Spin

A cocoon is what he’s spinning cocoon is what he’s spinning

A cocoon is what he’s spinning Spin, Spin

 

Then he’ll be a butterfly and fly away Flap! Flap!

Then he’ll be a butterfly and fly away Flap! Flap!

Then he’ll be a butterfly, he’ll be a butterfly

He will be a butterfly and fly away Flap! Flap!

Our Sign this week is ‘Frog’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M4OcqNQjxQ

A few messages…

We are starting to look for signs of Spring, if you go for any walks and spot and signs of spring do share them with us, sending in photographs or bringing in things you may have found on your Spring Walks.

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 11th March

This week…

We have been reading the story ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen and beginning to think about growing, and what plants need to help them to grow.

Week beginning 14th March

This half term will be thinking about ‘Healthy Me’, we will learning all about the food we can grow in the ground, keeping a balanced diet and looking after our bodies.

This week we will reading the story The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle as we continue to get ready for our trip to Gatton Park. We will also begin to plant in our brand new Nursery planters. If you would like to share this story it home, here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

We will be continuing with our Subitising to 5 and using our weighing scales to compare weights.

 

Our Sign this week is ‘Caterpillar’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8Uy88miDs8

 

A few messages…

We are starting to look for signs of Spring, if you go for any walks and spot and signs of spring do share them with us, sending in photographs or bringing in things you may have found on your Spring Walks.

Please remember Our Nursery trip to Gatton Park will take place this week on Wednesday 16th March. This is for Ducklings/Chicks and Goslings to attend All day.

Please come in on the day of the trip with the following:

a waterproof coat

hats

gloves

scarf,

wellies,

water bottle

lunchbox (no nuts)

and a change of clothes

This trip is ALL DAY for ALL the children. Please drop them off to school at 8:45 and pick up from 3pm from the Nursery Gate.

 

We have added some information above if you would like to see what the children will be doing on their Nursery Trip to Gatton Park.

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 4th March

This week…

We have really enjoyed reading Mr Wolf’s Pancakes by Jan Fearnley and loved tasting our own pancakes. We all really enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day and sharing our favourite stories together.

 

Week beginning 7th March

This half term will be thinking about ‘Healthy Me’, we will learning all about the food we can grow in the ground, keeping a balanced diet and looking after our bodies.

 

This week we will reading the story ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen, as we get ready for trip to Gatton Park. We will also begin to plant in our brand new Nursery planters. If you would like to share this story it home, here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcas1mQkzJs

 

We will be continuing with our Subitising to 5 and using our weighing scales to compare weights.

 

Our Sign this week is ‘Grow/Growing’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxz21sCJ_IQ

A few messages…

 

Sadly we have had some of our toys go missing this week, can we please ask you to check bags and pockets please.

 

We are starting to look for signs of Spring, if you go for any walks and spot and signs of spring to share them with us, sending in photographs or bringing in things you may have found on your Spring Walks.

 

Parent consultations will take place on Tuesday 8th March and Thursday 10th March. Please contact the office if you have been unable to book a slot.

 

Our Nursery trip to Gatton Park will take place on Wednesday 16th March. This is for Ducklings/Chicks and Goslings to attend All day.

If you would like your child to attend we need all permission slips to be signed. We will be outside at drop off and pick up with sheets for those who need to sign. Please ask us if you are unsure.

 

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

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Friday 25th Feb

This week…

This week we have really enjoyed thinking about how we need to keep our bodies healthy, we have read a few different books including Nick Sharrat’s Ketchup on your cornflakes.

Week beginning 28th Feb

This half term will be thinking about ‘Healthy Me’, we will learning all about the food we can grow in the ground, keeping a balanced diet and looking after our bodies.

The first week back we will reading the story Mr Wolf’s Pancakes by Jan Fearnley. We will enjoy weighing the ingredients to make yummy pancakes and try some new toppings.

IF you would like to share this story it home, here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxTJ_Lzq1Pg

Our Signs this week is ‘Pancake’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss8EXbnzygI

We will also be celebrating World Book Day on Wednesday 2nd March. So don’t forget to come in with your favourite stories, we can’t wait to read them together.

A few messages…

World Book Day for Nursery – Wednesday 2nd March (Please note the rest of the school is on Thursday)

Parent consultations will take place on Tuesday 8th March and Thursday 10th March. Please contact the office if you have been unable to book a slot.

 

Our Nursery trip to Gatton Park will take place on Wednesday 16th March. This is for Ducklings/Chicks and Goslings to attend All day.

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 11th Feb

This week…

This week we have really enjoyed taking part in lots of activities for Mental Health Awareness Week, such as making healthy smoothies for our bodies, mindfulness painting, exploring with herbal tea bags on the water tray and relaxing with some yoga.

We have also been talking about keeping safe on the internet and making sure we talk to our grownups when we are unsure about anything that ‘pops up’ on our tablets at home.

 

Week beginning 21st Feb

This half term will be thinking about ‘Healthy Me’, we will learning all about the food we can grow in the ground, keeping a balanced diet and looking after our bodies.

The first week back we will reading the story ‘Ketchup on Your Cornflakes’ by Nick Sharrat

The link below will take you to our song for this week

‘I dig my garden’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJUl-hMUdvk

Our Signs this week are ‘Eat’ and ‘Food’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk99atxWeMM

 

A few messages…

 

A few dates for the diary…

Please remember next week is our Half Term Break, we break up on Friday 11th and come back on Monday 21st of February.

 

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 4th Feb

 

This week…

This week we have loved learning all about Chinese New Year, trying noodles and making our own dragon dances.

 

Week beginning 7th Feb

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week, the theme this year is ‘growing together’. We will be reading several different books, including ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. We will take time to reflect on how we have grown together since we first started in September, having relaxation sessions and enjoy making healthy Smoothies together.

 

The link below will take you to our song for this week ‘The More We Get Together’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lldmkrJXQ-E

Our Signs this week are ‘Healthy’ and ‘Together’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7CnWvknl-A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuIAh6EvGQI

 

A few messages…

 We are concentrating on being independent in Nursery- it is a big part of our learning. Please let your children come in to Nursery at the start of each morning wearing their own coats and carrying their own bag and bottle. We encourage them to take them own coats off once inside the conservatory, there will be an adult to assist them if needed.

Please remember that toys need to stay at home. We do understand that some children still need comfort items and we do understand this but we have had an increasing amount of items coming into school and getting lost. Please note, some children are wearing watches- the children often remove these and play with them and they get broken or lost. Please keep these safe at home.

Please cut all the grapes you send in lunchboxes. We prefer the children not to have whole grapes.

A few dates for the diary…

 

Wednesday 9th February- The Nursery Forum.

This will be a place where you can discuss any queries you may have with members of the Senior Leadership Team. Please see the letter under the ‘Key information and Letters’ section on the Nursery page for more information.

 

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 28th Jan

This week…

This week we have loved reading ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen, this week we have visited the main school and went on a bear hunt of our very own.

Week beginning 31st January 

This half term will be being ‘Adventurers’ as we start to explore our world around us and the habitats our different animals live in. We will be thinking about our Dreams and goals and working on our independence.

We will be thinking about Chinese New Year, trying Noodles and creating our own Dragon Dances.  

The link below will take you to a Chinese New Year Song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by5sTzh67fU

Our Sign this week is ‘Dragon’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPkb9Nhxe5A

A few messages…

We are concentrating on being independent in Nursery- it is a big part of our learning. Please let your children come in to Nursery at the start of each morning wearing their own coats and carrying their own bag and bottle. We encourage them to take them own coats off once inside the conservatory, there will be an adult to assist them if needed.

Please remember that toys need to stay at home. We do understand that some children still need comfort items and we do understand this but we have had an increasing amount of items coming into school and getting lost. Please note, some children are wearing watches- the children often remove these and play with them and they get broken or lost. Please keep these safe at home.

Please cut all the grapes you send in lunchboxes. We prefer the children not to have whole grapes.

A few dates for the diary…

 

Wednesday 9th February- The Nursery Forum.

This will be a place where you can discuss any queries you may have with members of the Senior Leadership Team. Please see the letter under the ‘Key information and Letters’ section on the Nursery page for more information.

 

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 21st Jan

This week…

This week we have loved reading ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen, enjoyed making bear toast, exploring different textures and thinking about the directional language ‘over, under and through’

Week beginning 24th January 

This half term will be being ‘Adventurers’ as we start to explore our world around us and the habitats our different animals live in. We will be thinking about our Dreams and goals and working on our independence.

We will be reading continuing with the story ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. If you would like to share this story at home please use the link below. We will be using the Makaton signs from this video too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CuCCI0YO6Y

This will lead into looking at information books and discovering all about bears and their habitats.

We have been learning a few new songs please see below if you’d like to join in at home.

I’m a little Penguin

I’m a little Penguin

In the snow

I slide on my tummy to and from

I eat fish from the deep blue sea,

I’m black and white

Can’t you see,

I’m a little Penguin

I’m a little Penguin

In the snow

I slide on my tummy to and from

 

When Goldilocks went to the House of the Bears

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-when-goldilocks-went-to-the-house-of-the-bears/zbkrf4j

 

A few messages…

There has been some confusion with information sent out last term, please check the Nursery page for all the up to date information. There is a section called ‘Key ‘information and letters’ please refer to this if you are unsure about anything.

If there is anything you wish to discuss about Nursery please do so with a member of the Team, who will more than happy to help.

Please remember to name any new items your child may bring in to Nursery, we have had a few new water bottles, new lunchboxes and new shoes and this can be hard for the children to recognise and for us too if they are unnamed.

Please cut all the grapes you send in lunchboxes. We prefer the children not to have whole grapes.

A few dates for the diary…

Wednesday 26th January is an Inset Day so Nursery is CLOSED

Wednesday 9th February- The Nursery Forum.

This will be a place where you can discuss any queries  you may have with members of the Senior Leadership Team. Please see the letter under the ‘Key information and Letters’ section on the Nursery page for more information.

 

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 14th Jan

This week…

This week we have continued with the Fairy Tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, we loved exploring size and making porridge.

 

Week beginning 17th January 

This half term will be being ‘Adventurers’ as we start to explore our world around us and the habitats our different animals live in. We will be thinking about our Dreams and goals and working on our independence.

We will be reading the story ‘Going on a Bear Hunt; by Michael Rosen. If you would like to share this story at home please use the link below. We will be using the Makaton signs from this video too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CuCCI0YO6Y

This will lead into looking at information books and discovering all about bears and their habitats.

 

A few messages…

There has been some confusion with information sent out last term, please check the Nursery page for all the up to date information. There is a section called ‘Key ‘information and letters’ please refer to this if you are unsure about anything.

If there is anything you wish to discuss about Nursery please do so with a member of the Team, who will more than happy to help.

Please remember to name any new items your child may bring in to Nursery, we have had a few new water bottles, new lunchboxes and new shoes and this can be hard for the children to recognise and for us too if they are unnamed.

Please cut all the grapes you send in lunchboxes. We prefer the children not to have whole grapes.

 

A few dates for the diary…

Wednesday 26th January is an Inset Day.

Wednesday 9th February- The Nursery Forum.

This will be a place where you can discuss any queries  you may have with members of the Senior Leadership Team. Please see the letter under the ‘Key information and Letters’ section on the Nursery page for more information.

 

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

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Welcome back!

 

Friday 7th Jan

This week…

This week we have been loved being back with our friends and sharing our holiday news.

We have been reading the Fairy Tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, discovering the ice and frost in garden and what thinking about Winter means to us.

 

Week beginning 10th January 

This half term will be being ‘Adventurers’ as we start to explore our world around us and the habitats different animals live in. We will be thinking about our Dreams and Goals and working on our independence.

 

We will be continuing with reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears and investigating the season of Winter. We will also be making yummy Porridge together this week and looking at size e.g small, medium and large.

 

If you would like to share the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears at home this is a lovely version using Makaton Signing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy7mc4aoKzo

 

The Makaton Sign we will be learning this week is ‘Bear’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-nqEdCQZyU

 

A few messages…

There has been some confusion with information sent out last term, please check the Nursery page for all the up to date information. There is a section called ‘Key information and letters’ please refer to this if you are unsure about anything.

If there is anything you wish to discuss about Nursery please do so with a member of the Team, who will be more than happy to help.

 

Please remember to name any new items your child may bring in to Nursery, we have had a few new water bottles, new lunchboxes and new shoes and this can be hard for the children to recognise and for us too if they are unnamed.

 

Please also remember to cut all the grapes in half length ways that you send in their lunchboxes. We prefer the children not to have whole grapes.

 

Dates for the diary…

  • Wednesday 26th January is an Inset Day.

 

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

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Friday 17th December

This week…

This week we have been enjoying the Nativity Story along with many other Christmas stories from our Advent Book Basket. We have loved sharing our singing with you all and being on the stage at the big school. The children did so well.

 

A few messages…

We have added a Photo Album for our Celebration Parties to the School Photo Album Page.

 

The Christmas Singing recordings will be available to view on Google Classroom from 2pm. Please note these Videos cannot be downloaded and saved.

to access Google Classroon please follow these iinstructions:

 

Go to www.classroom.google.com.  Use your child’s details to log in. 

 

Once you have accessed the account, you will find that your child can see their classroom.

 

Click on the classroom and the Singing Video will be on the stream.

NB: please note you may find you need to log out of your own google accounts in  order to access your child's google account.

 

A few dates for the diary…

School starts back on Tuesday 4th Jan for the Ducklings and Goslings. Wednesday the 5th Jan for the Chicks.

 

We just wanted to say a BIG thank you, to you all for your kind gifts and cards this Christmas. We have been really touched by all your messages of thanks and your generosity. We have had a lovely first term and we are so proud of how well the children have settled. We are looking forward to the Spring Term and can’t wait to hear all about your Christmas holiday news.

Thank you again, from Sarah, Sophie, Charmaine and Claire.

 

Have a lovely Festive Break and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

 

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

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Friday 11th December

This week…

This week we have been enjoying the story ‘Dear Santa’ By Rod Campbell. We have loved celebrating with all our friends at our Celebration Party, and really enjoyed making Christmas biscuits.

Week beginning 13th December 

This week we will reading the story of The Nativity and talking about what Christians believe.

We often use Makaton signing within our setting to go with our songs and stories. Please see the link below for our ‘Signs of the week’… This time we will be concentrating on signs for Christmas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PrZUKySOLo

 

A few messages…

We have added a Photo Album for our Celebration Parties to the School Photo Album Page.

 

We have had a few items go missing from Nursery- in particular some glass beads and wooden snowflakes and stars from our Winter LightBox. Please can we ask for you to check if they been brought home?

 

Please note our last day of term is Friday 17th December. We finish at the normal time of 3pm.

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

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Friday 3rd December

This week…

This week we have been enjoying the story ‘Dear Santa’ By Rod Campbell. We have been singing our Christmas songs and loved our Christmas making day on Wednesday.

Week beginning 6th December 

This week we will continue with the story ‘Dear Santa’ Please see the link below if you would like to share the story at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99SARGoQoNc

We often use Makaton signing within our setting to go with our songs and stories. Please see the link below for our ‘Signs of the week’… This time we will be concentrating on signs for Christmas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PrZUKySOLo

We will be having our Celebration Parties this week, on Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th December. Please see the information below regarding this:

The Goslings will be split into two halves for the party.

This will be organised alphabetically using their surnames.

 

Ducklings and Goslings (Surnames A-N)

Will be on Tuesday 7th Dec

Chicks and Goslings (Surnames O-Z)

Will be on Thursday 9th Dec

 

The Goslings will attend Nursery on both the Celebration Party Days. Please be rest assured that when it is not their allocated session with the entertainer, the remaining Goslings will have access to the usual Nursery provision and independent learning. There will be lots of activities set up in the conservatory and outside, as normal. We will have lots of lovely Christmas themed activities/resources for them to enjoy and if they wish to wear their party outfits on both days they can

We will be continuing with practicing our Christmas songs so we don’t have a song of the week this time but we can’t wait to share our singing with you. Please see the details below:

  • Our Nursery Sing–a-longs will take place on:

 14th December 2:30-3pm for the Ducklings and Goslings

(Surnames A-N)

 15th December 2:30-3pm for the Chicks and Goslings

(Surnames O-Z)

Goslings parents have been allocated a day to watch their children as the Goslings will be singing on both days.

Please note only one parent per child can attend the sing-a-long

 

A few messages…

We have added a Christmas Making Day Photo Album to the Infant Photo Albums Page.

 

 

 

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

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Friday 26th November

 

This week…

This week we have been enjoying the story ‘10 Little Aliens’ by Mike Brownlow. We have been exploring magnets, metals, our new Lightbox and finding out some facts about Space.

 

Week beginning 29th November 

This week we will be enjoying the story ‘Dear Santa’ Please see the link below if you would like to share the story at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99SARGoQoNc

We often use Makaton signing within our setting to go with our songs and stories. Please see the link below for our ‘Signs of the week’… This time we will be concentrating on signs for Christmas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PrZUKySOLo

 

We have been encouraging the children to be independent, including putting on their own coat. We have been teaching the children the ‘dip and flip’ method. Ask the children to show you at home, I’m sure they will love to share with you how to they do it on their own. The video below will explain the method, if you are not familiar with it.

https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+teach+a+toddler+to+put+on+a+coat&rlz=1C1GCEU_en-GBGB940GB940&oq=&aqs=chrome.1.69i59i450l8.12285573j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=_2HqWYcLULY-T8gKI2K-wBQ15

 

The dip and flip song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpCNf4oTxg4

 

Our song for the week is:

5 little Snowman

5 little snowmen standing in a line,

1,2,3,4,5 so fine

Melt in the sunshine with a smile

We’ll see you next year,

Bye Bye.

(4 little snowmen…3 little snowmen, 2, then 1.)

 

The link below will take you to the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB8St5pEe4Q

 

A few messages…

We have added a Sculpture Week Photo Album to the Nursery Page.

The link below will take it you straight to the Nursery Photo Album Page on the School Website. We have also put a few photo’s up in the Nursery Windows for you to see as you wait for your children at the end of the day.

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/nursery-15/

 

A few Dates for the diary

  • Our Christmas Making Day is Wednesday 1st December. This year it will just be the children, but we will add a photo album on the Nursery Photo Album page.
  • Our Nursery Sing–a-longs will take place on:

 14th December 2:30-3pm for the Ducklings and Goslings

 15th December 2:30-3pm for the Chicks and Goslings

Goslings will be allocated a day to watch their children as the Goslings will be singing on both days. (We will contact you to let you know these days)

Please note only one parent per child can attend the sing-a-long

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

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Friday 19th November

This week…

We have been enjoying the story ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy. We have loved making our own space rockets and having picnics on the moon together.

Week beginning 22nd November 

This week we will be enjoying the story  ‘10 Little Aliens’ by Mike Brownlow. Please see the link below if you would like to share the story at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4vE-90n8XI

We often use Makaton signing within our setting to go with our songs, we will be learning new sign each week. Please see the link below for our ‘Signs of the week’… This week we will continue with our space themed signs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLP0IMd6gkc

We have been encouraging the children to be independent, including putting on their own coat. We have been teaching the children the ‘dip and flip’ method. Ask the children to show you at home, I’m sure they will love to share with you how to they do it on their own. The video below will explain the method, if you are not familiar with it.

https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+teach+a+toddler+to+put+on+a+coat&rlz=1C1GCEU_en-GBGB940GB940&oq=&aqs=chrome.1.69i59i450l8.12285573j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=_2HqWYcLULY-T8gKI2K-wBQ15

 

The dip and flip song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpCNf4oTxg4

Our song for the week is:

‘5 little Men in a flying saucer’

Five little men in a flying saucer
Flew around the world one day
They looked left and right but they didn't like the sight
So one man flew away

Four little men in a flying saucer
Flew around the world one day
They looked left and right but they didn't like the sight
So one man flew away

Three little men in a flying saucer
Flew around the world one day
They looked left and right but they didn't like the sight
So one man flew away

Two little men in a flying saucer
Flew around the world one day
They looked left and right but they didn't like the sight
So one man flew away

One little man in a flying saucer
Flew around the world one day
He looked left and right but he didn't like the sight
So that man flew away

 

The link below will take you to the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E3p_51tJx0

 

A few messages…

Dates for the diary

  • We will be encouraging the children to wear spots for Children in Need on Friday 19th and Monday 22nd… Please note the Friday is the same day as the odd socks, but your child can wear both or one or the other we don’t mind what they choose.

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

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Friday 12th November

This week…

We have been enjoying the story ‘Can’t you Sleep Little Bear’ by Martin Waddell. We have loved exploring our dark den and  learning about dark and light. When the sun has been out we have loved drawing around our shadows and the shadows made by our toy animals too.

 

Week beginning 15th November 

 

 We will be enjoying the story ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy. Please see the link below if you would like to share the story at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c5cb0u0rPM

 

Please see the link below for our ‘Signs of the week’… This week it is a few different signs based on a space theme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLP0IMd6gkc

 

Our song for the week is:

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

Zoom, zoom, zoom!

We’re going to the moon,

Zoom, zoom, zoom!

We’ll be there very soon,

If you want to take a trip,

Climb aboard my rocket ship 
5-4-3-2-1 – BLAST OFF!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9s1Xk8NlCw

 

A few messages…

Even though weather is getting colder, we do still enjoy using our outside area so please remember to send your children in with a waterproof coat, a warm hat and gloves. You are welcome to leave a named pair of wellies in school. Please remember to name everything you send in.

During the wet weather sometimes our feet get wet inside our wellies, please send in spare socks for your children as well as their usual spare clothes. Also if anyone has any spare socks they no longer need, please think of us as our spare box is now empty.

Thank you to everyone who has donated clothes to our spare clothes box, especially the socks, we really appreciate the donations.

A few Dates for the diary

  • School/Nursery will be Closed on Wednesday 17th November due to an INSET.

 

  • ODD SOCKS day for Anti- Bullying Week Monday 15th November & Friday 19th November, if your child is a Gosling you can choose which day or wear them on both, it’s completely up to you.

 

  • We will be encouraging the children to wear spots for Children in Need on Friday 19th and Monday 22nd. Please note the Friday is the same day as the odd socks, but your child can wear both or one or the other we don’t mind what they choose.
  •  

We apologise for the confusion with choosing the dates for the events, it can get tricky with the Nursery coming at two different ends of the week, we will try where we can, to make sure these occasions fall on a Wednesday.

 

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

Friday 5th November

This week…

This week we have been enjoying learning all about Diwali, the festival of light and creating beautiful art based on the artist Andy Goldsworthy for Sculpture Week. 

 

Week beginning 8th November 

 

Our theme this half term is ‘Let’s Celebrate’. We will be finding out about different celebrations we enjoy with our families.

 

This week we will be enjoying the story ‘Can’t you Sleep Little Bear’ by Martin Waddell. We will be thinking about Dark and Light, creating shape shadows and enjoying exploring our dark den with our torches. Please see the link below if you would like to share the story at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1aJimzuzbg

 

We will continue with singing the song:

 

‘ 5 Little Fireworks, standing in a row’

(to the tune of 10 green bottles)

 

5 Little Fireworks, standing in a row’

5 Little Fireworks, standing in a row’

When 1 little firework decided it time to go

5,4,3,2,1 woosh…

They’ll be 4 little fireworks, standing in a row….

 

We often use Makaton signing within our setting to go with our songs, we will be learning new sign each week. Please see the link below for our ‘Signs of the week’… This week it is Dark and Light

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeMawX3BcY8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCZmPU9OInQ

 

 

A few messages…

The weather is getting colder, we do still enjoy using our outside area so please remember to send your children in with a waterproof coat, a warm hat and gloves. You are welcome to leave a named pair of wellies in school. Please remember to name everything you send in.

During the wet weather sometimes our feet get wet inside our wellies, please send in spare socks for your children as well as their usual spare clothes. Also if anyone has any spare socks they no longer need, please think of us as our spare box is now empty.

Thank you to everyone who has donated clothes to our spare clothes box, especially the socks, we really appreciate the donations.

 

Please note the Classroom visits are for Reception-Rr6 only. We will have a photo album inline for all our Diwali and Sculpture Week work which you will be able to see next week.

 

A few Dates for the diary

  • School/Nursery will be Closed on Wednesday 17th November due to an INSET.

 

  • ODD SOCKS day for Anti- Bullying Week Monday 15th November & Friday 19th November, if your child is a Gosling you can choose which day or wear them on both, it’s completely up to you.

 

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 22nd October

This week…

This week we have been enjoying the stories ‘What’s in The Witches’ Kitchen’ by Nick Sharratt, ‘The roll-away Pumpkin’ by Junia Wonders and ‘We’re going on a Pumpkin Hunt’ by Goldie Hawk.

We have had such fun smashing open our pumpkins, carrying them around in our wheelbarrow, collecting autumn leaves, painting with conkers and exploring our Autumn sensory tray.

Week beginning 1st November 

Our theme this half term is ‘Let’s Celebrate’. We will be finding out about all the different celebrations we enjoy with our families starting with Diwali, the Festival of Light.

We will be sharing the story ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill. If you would like to share the story at home please follow the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c5cb0u0rPM

This week is Art Sculpture Week where we will be finding out about the Artist Andy Goldsworthy and creating our own art work using natural objects. We will upload lots of photographs onto our Nursery Photo page of the children’s artwork.

 

Our song this week is ‘ 5 Little Fireworks, standing in a row’

 (to the tune of 10 green bottles)

5 Little Fireworks, standing in a row’

5 Little Fireworks, standing in a row’

When 1 little firework decided it time to go

5,4,3,2,1 woosh…

They’ll be 4 little fireworks, standing in a row….

We often use Makaton signing within our setting to go with our songs, we will be learning new sign each week. Please see the link below for our ‘Sign of the week’… Firework (and Bonfire too)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XUiwDyDQkk

A few messages…

The weather is getting colder, we do still enjoy using our outside area so please remember to send your children in with a waterproof coat, a warm hat and gloves. You are welcome to leave a named pair of wellies in school. Please remember to name everything you send in.

During the wet weather sometimes our feet get wet inside our wellies, please send in spare socks for your children as well as their usual spare clothes. Also if anyone has any spare socks they no longer need, please think of us as our spare box is now empty.

Lunchboxes.

Just a reminder, please cut up grapes length ways as well as no nuts, this includes Nutella and any hazelnut chocolates items.

 

Enjoy your half term and we look forward to seeing all the things you have been up to during the break. Don’t forget to send us any pics for your child’s photo album which they can share with their friends at Nursery.

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

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Friday 15th October

This week…

This week we have been enjoying the stories ‘Happy birthday Sam’ and ‘Once There Were Giants’ We have enjoyed talking about growing taller and creating our Nursery measuring wall.

Week beginning 18th October 

The stories we will be looking at this week are ‘The Roll Away Pumpkin’ by Junia Wonders and ’What’s in The witches Kitchen’ by Nick Sharratt. If you would like to share the stories at home here are the youtube links below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfYrVj9IYDk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1fO4nwPy2c

Our song this week is ‘5 little Pumpkins’ Please see clip the below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm1qvX1ygOo

We often enjoying singing and signing with the ladies from ‘Singing Hands’. These can also be found on Youtube if you pop ‘Singing Hands’ in the search bar they should come up.

A few messages…

Please note:The last day of term is Thursday 21st October. School will be closed on Friday 22nd.

 

The Twelve15 Dietary Questionarie is not for Nursery. This is for Reception- Yr6 only. 

 

Autumn is upon us and we are starting to gather items for our seasonal investigation table. We are appreciate you bringing in any natural Autumnal objects you may find on your travels, such as conkers, acorns, or pretty leaves. If anyone would like to donate a Pumpkin- any shape or size, we would love it for our learning environment. There are many activities we use them for.

Thank you to everyone who has brought in a Pumpkin already, check out Tapestry to see what fun we have had with them.

Tapestry has is now live. If you are having problems with your log in, please do ask. The notification email often goes into a Junk Folder, so do check there first.

We still have items coming in which are not named, especially water bottles and shoes. Please do name the items. We are happy to pop names in items with a Sharpie if you ask us to.

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

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Friday 8th October

This week…

This week we have been enjoying the story ‘Monkey Puzzle’ by Julia Donaldson.

We really enjoyed ‘Feel Good Week’, with lots of dancing and singing and uplifting games. The children have really enjoyed it.

Week beginning 12th October 

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

The stories we will be looking at is ‘Happy birthday Sam’ and ‘Once There Were Giants’ Here are the links if you’d like to share them at home too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK-YoEpQGwE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQW8ehx9jvo

We will be talking about growing with the children, and will creating our height class. Where we measure each of the children and add them to the chart. Then in July we measure them again to see how much they have grown.

Our song this week is ‘The Leaves are Falling Down’

(sung to the tune of Wheels on the bus)

The leaves on the trees turn orange and red

Orange and red, orange and red

The leaves on the trees turn orange and red

 

All day long

The leaves on the tree come tumbling down,

Tumbling down, tumbling down,

The leaves on the tree come tumbling down,

All day long

 

The Leaves on the trees go ‘swish, swish, swish’

Swish, swish, swish, Swish, swish, swish,

The Leaves on the trees go ‘swish, swish, swish’

All day long

 

We’ll rake them in a pile and jump right in!

Jump right in, jump right in!

We’ll rake them in a pile and jump right in!

All day long.

 

We often enjoying singing and signing with the ladies from ‘Singing Hands’. These can also be found on Youtube if you pop ‘Singing Hands’ in the search bar they should come up.

A few messages…

Autumn is upon us and we are starting to gather items for our seasonal investigation table. We are appreciate you bringing in any natural Autumnal objects you may find on your travels, such as conkers, acorns, or pretty leaves. If anyone would like to donate a Pumpkin- any shape or size, we would love it for our learning environment. There are many activities we use them for.

Thank you to everyone who has brought in some Pumpkins etc. already.

Tapestry has is now live. If you are having problems with your log in, please do ask. The notification email often goes into a Junk Folder, so do check there first.

We still have items coming in which are not named, especially water bottles and shoes. Please do name the items. We are happy to pop names in items with a Sharpie if you ask us to.

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

Travelling Book Fair

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 1st October

This week…

This week we have been enjoying the story ‘Hug’ by Jez Ahlborough. We have been thinking about our families and enjoyed looking at our photo albums together.

We have continued to think about our Nursery rules, having kind hands, kind feet, kind words and remembering, if we don’t like something someone else is doing we say ‘Stop that please’ and find a grownup. We have also been remembering to ‘put things back where they belong’ at the end of the session. We are getting very good at this already!

 

Week beginning 4th October 

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

This week is ‘Feel Good’ Week. We have lots of lovely activities planned to get us feeling good and energised.

The story we will be looking at is ‘Monkey Puzzle’ by Julia Donaldson. Here is the link if you’d like to share it at home too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgeKHjLSQUM

Our song this week is ‘I’m a little Hedgehog’ song as we start to think about Autumn and the signs of the new season.

 

 

I’m a little hedgehog

(sung to the tune of I’m a little teapot)

I’m a little hedgehog, round and small,

Very prickly, not that tall,

When I’m feeling frightened away I crawl

and curl up into a ball

 

We often enjoying singing and signing with the ladies from ‘Singing Hands’. These can also be found on Youtube if you pop ‘Singing Hands’ in the search bar they should come up.

 

A few messages…

Autumn is upon us and we are starting to gather items for our seasonal investigation table. We are appreciate you bringing in any natural Autumnal objects you may find on your travels, such as conkers, acorns, or pretty leaves. If anyone would like to donate a Pumpkin- any shape or size, we would love it for our learning environment. There are many activities we use them for.

 

Tapestry has now gone Live (Friday 1st October) If you are having problems with your log in, please do ask. The notification email often goes into a Junk Folder, so do check there first. We are enjoying the fact that the new EYFS curriculum promotes us spending more time interacting with the children and less time recording, so Tapestry will be ‘wow’ moments. However, we will be updating the Nursery Photo Album page on the School Website throughout the year.

 

We still have items coming in which are not named, especially water bottles and shoes. Please do name the items. We are happy to pop names in items with a Sharpie if you ask us to.

 

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant School from Monday 4th October -Thursday 7th October. The Book Fair has always been a huge success at Earlswood and each purchase supports us to earn book vouchers to buy books for the school library and classrooms. The book fair will be coming to the Junior School in March next year.

 

There will be a large selection of books suitable for children aged 4-11 years old, at great prices, so please come and have a look on the bottom playground every day October 4th - 7th before and after school.

 

Click here for a link to the online ‘Travelling Books’ Autumn invitation.

https://images.scholastic.co.uk/assets/a/47/91/travelling-books-invitation-autumn-2021-2028914.pdf

(See attached ‘Travelling Book Fair’ info above for more information)

 

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

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Friday 24th September

This week…

This week we have finished our settling sessions for all the children. We have been so proud of them, they have done so well. Well done to all our Ducklings, Goslings and Chicks.

We have created a ‘Day in the Life of Earlswood Nursery’ photo album on the School Photo album page. Click on the link below to take a look at everything we have been doing during our settling sessions.

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/nursery-15/

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 have been learning about our Nursery rules, having kind hands, kind feet, kind words and remembering, if we don’t like something someone else is doing we say ‘Stop that please’ and find a grownup. We have also been remembering to ‘put things back where they belong’ at the end of the session. We are getting very good at this already!

 

Week beginning 28th September 

Our theme this half term is ‘Being me’. 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 is ‘Hug’ by Jez Ahlborough. Here is the link if you’d like to share it at home too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7px9IcdxKs

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJhWl1LLz5Q

We will also continue to use our nursery rhymes bag, which include songs, such as ‘five little ducks’ ,‘1,2,3,4,5, once I got a fish alive’, ‘Humpty dumpty’ and ‘Incy Wincey’.

We often enjoying singing and signing with the ladies from ‘Singing Hands’. These can also be found on Youtube if you pop ‘Singing Hands’ in the search bar they should come up.

 

A few messages…

The 'What to expect' and the 'Phonics' Reception workshops will be made available on the website for you all once they have taken place. There are currently two videos for perspective Reception parents on the Earlswood in Action Page. https://earlswood.primarysite.media/

 

Please note if you know your child is going to be absent for a holiday/day off you need to fill in an absence request form, we have copies of this in the Nursery. If anyone needs one just ask. If your child is ill however, please ring the school office to let them know.

Please do come and talk directly to us if you are worried about how much your child is eating at lunchtime. Please be don’t worry, we do help your children at lunchtime to eat and encourage those who struggle.

 

Parent consultations are in the diary for November, at this stage they are still down as 'Virtual'. The School Calendar can be found here under the parents section on the website. https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/diary/grid/2021/09/

 

Tapestry has not been set up yet. Once this has been sorted you will each receive an email with the instructions. We are enjoying the fact that the new EYFS Curriculum promotes us spending more time interacting with the children and less time recording, so Tapestry will be ‘wow’ moments. We will also be updating the Nursery Photo Album page on the School Website throughout the year (see link above for our latest photo album).

 

The health team at school only administers the Nasal Flu Spray for children aged Reception to Yr6. Please enquire with your GP Surgery for the Nursery Children if you would like this for your child.

 

We still have items coming in which are not named, especially water bottles. Please do name the items. We are happy to pop names in items with a Sharpie if you ask us to.

 

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

Friends of Earlswood Invite to a Coffee Morning

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 17th September

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 Goslings and Chicks.

We are looking forward to having the Ducklings join us on Monday.

Week beginning 20th September 

This half term we will be focussing on the theme ‘Being Me’, where we will be exploring our new environment, sharing all about our families and making new friends.

Next week we will continue to learn all about our new routine and enjoy being with our new friends as we welcome the Ducklings to the Nursery.

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’ as well as learning our ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ songs.

A few messages…

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

Please make sure all items are clearly named when they come in to Nursery. It can get confusing when it’s time to give out the lunchboxes or the children are not sure which bottle belongs to them.

 

The Class Reps for the Nursery this year are Laura Chappell (Ducklings) and Katherine Walker (Chicks) They will be doing the Goslings together. We have been sending home a slip with their details on, if you didn’t receive a slip please do ask a member of staff.

 

Thank you for being so understanding whilst we welcome the children into Nursery, once the children are settled there will be no need for a queue and it will be a must faster process.

 

Please find above a poster for a Drama Group for Pre-School Children that is held in the Learning Hub next door. It has been highly recommended by a current Nursery parent.

 

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us, send Sarah and email or chat with us on door/gate. We will do our best to help.

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

 

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 10th September

This week…

We have been continuing with the classroom visits. It has been lovely putting names to faces. We have been busy getting all your pegs, trays and registration discs ready for when you join us.

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email. s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

Week beginning 13th September 

We will be welcoming our Goslings and Chicks this week.

Please see the details below for the settling sessions this week. We are looking forward to seeing you in either the morning or afternoon session. Please refer to your letter about which session they are attending.

Please contact the office if you are unsure about the timings for your child.

Goslings- Monday 13th/14th

Chicks- Thursday 16th/17th

 

A few messages…

Friends of Earlswood are inviting you for a cuppa and chat!

Where – Learning Hub Time – 8.30-9.30am

(see poster attached above)

 

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 3rd September

This week…

This week we have enjoyed meeting you on your classroom visits. We have made some lovely changes to our setting, getting it ready for you all to enjoy.

We are also welcoming a new member of our Nursery Team, Claire West who is joining us as a Teaching Assistant.

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email. s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

Week beginning 6th September 

We will be continuing with our visits and look forward to meeting more new faces and sharing our setting with you.

A few messages…

Friends of Earlswood are inviting you for a cuppa and chat!

Where – Learning Hub Time – 8.30-9.30am

(see poster attached above)

 

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

Sarah, Charmaine, Sophie and Claire

s.j.skitt@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

 

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