- About Us
This week we have started our topic All About Me and we have focused on talking about our family members. Thank you to everybody that sent in family photos, the children have enjoyed sharing these with their key worker groups and we have learnt lots more about the children's family, pets and hobbies!
We have also been learning a variety of different number songs to enhance the children's knowledge of number names. I wonder if your child could teach you one of our songs!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Neve Dunn for drawing her fantastic family picture and telling me all about her family. Beautiful drawing Neve! Brooklyn Wade for counting a select number of frogs on to the log. Great number work Brooklyn! Leona Watret for representing the number of frogs on the log using her fingers. Super maths work Leona! Gracie-Mae for settling so well into nursery life. It is lovely to see Gracie-Mae Conlon coming to nursery with a big smile on her face every morning. I am very proud of you Gracie-Mae! And finally Austin Egglestone for settling so well into nursery. I am so pleased that Austin no longer has any tears when separating from his mam and it is lovely to see him so happy coming into nursery. I am super proud Austin!
We would just like to remind you all of our Macmillan Coffee Stay and Play sessions next week. For the children who attend nursery on an afternoon session the stay and play will be held on Wednesday 25th September at 12:30pm. The children who attend nursery for a morning session can attend on Friday 27th September at 9:00am. If your child attends nursery for 30 hours per week you can attend either or both sessions. There will also be a speech and language information session on Tuesday 24th September at 5pm. This is open to all parents and we will offer support and ideas to enhance children's communication skills. We look forward to seeing you all there!
All of the children have settled well into the routines of nursery life and are enjoying exploring the nursery environment. It is fantastic to see lots of the children forming new friendships and gaining more confidence each day.
Next week we will be starting our new topic; All About Me. Therefore, we would appreciate it if your child could bring in something about themselves that they can share with their new friends. This may be a photograph of their family members, a pet or a certificate from a club they attend such as gymnastics/swimming etc.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Daniel Reed for being a superstar this week and settling into our group. He manages full days really well and loves his school lunches! Keep up this amazing attitude to nursery life Daniel! Liberty Heslop for settling so well and picking up on nursery rules and routines. Super work Liberty! Kelsey Stewart for having an amazing start to nursery. She tries hard to join in and is such a happy little girl at nursery. Well done Kelsey! Grace Piper for having an amazing start to nursery life. Grace always comes into nursery with a huge smile on her face and it is lovely to see her so confident in her new nursery. I am very proud of you Grace! And finally, Gracie-Mae Conlon for having a brilliant first week at nursery. She has settled so well into nursery life and is so confident to explore all of the nursery resources. Keep up the amazing work Gracie-Mae!
We are all very impressed with our returning children who have come back so confident and grown up! They have been brilliant role models for our new starters and have been so kind and caring. Thank you all for being such super stars!
We would also like to say a huge well done to all of our new starters. They had a lovely visit with their grown ups and a fantastic first day. We are excited to see the children settle in more next week as they get used to the rules and routines within nursery.
For working so hard all year we had a special treat. We had a cinema day with popcorn and juice and we even got a turn on the bouncy castle and had a party! It was lots of fun dancing, playing party games and having a picnic in the sun.
Thank you for coming to our prize giving assembly, we hope you enjoyed it! We are very proud of all of the children's achievements this year and it has been lovely being a part of their important journey and watching them grow. We would like to wish the children that are leaving us all the best for starting their new adventure in reception. We are also very excited to welcome the returning children back to nursery on the 4th of September. We also look forward to meeting our new starters on the 5th of September when they attend with their grown-ups.
We hope you all have a relaxing summer holiday and would like to thank you again for your continued support!
It was lovely to see so many of you at our Sports Day! We hope you enjoyed seeing what the children have been learning throughout the year with Mrs Thompson. They all did a fantastic job!
The children were very excited for their transition sessions at the primary school. They got the chance to see their new classroom and meet their new teachers again! We are very proud of everybody for being so confident and brave when dealing with the change. You were all superstars!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Dakota Bilgin-Darvishi for doing an amazing job sharing his feelings about going to big school! He put in some sadness, happiness and fear in the jar explaining to his friends that he will miss the guinea pigs and his friends but he is excited to play with some new toys! Holly Symcox for showing such a positive attitude to starting Primary school. This week she drew a lovely picture of her new teacher Mr Storey. It is lovely to see how far Holly has come during her time at nursery. She is now such a confident, happy and helpful little girl. Good luck at Primary School Holly! Freddie Sproat for persevering with his cutting. Freddie did not give up even when he found it a little bit tricky. Super work Freddie! Donna Emmerson for concentrating so hard when learning how to use her scissors. At first Donna didn't think she could do it, but with lots of encouragement she was able to make snips in the paper. It was lovely to see Donna so proud of herself! And finally Mya Carr for dealing with the transition to Primary school so well. Each time we have visited Mya has been keen to explore her new setting and engages with all of the different activities. Good luck starting school Mya!
This week in nursery we have been learning all about alliteration. Pirate Pete invited some new friends on his ship but we had to think of a name for the sea creatures with the same initial sound. The children came up with “turtey turtle” and “wet whale”
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Olivia Ryan for being so inquisitive when learning about sea creatures. She asked me “why do stingrays have pointy tails?” She understood to find the answer she could look on “a computer, book or on an ipad” What a brilliant question Olivia! Joshua Bowes for his great number work. Today he counted the 5 pieces of treasure in the chest. Each time a pirate stole some of his treasure he recognised that the quantity had changed. Keep up the hard work Josh! Leo Lowes for showing care and concern for our frogs. He was also super brave and enjoyed holding a tiny frog which hopped up his arm. What a brave boy! Leona Watret for sorting the treasure according to its size. She was also able to tell me if they were big or little. Great work Leona! And finally Robbie Cleary as his creativeness never ceases to impress me. This week he has been busy working at the writing table independently. He told me that he was drawing “a shark” I was amazed, what a fantastic drawing and with such detail. Well done Robbie!
Just a reminder that it is Sports day on Monday 8th July at 10am (morning children) and Friday 12th July at 1pm (afternoon children). If your child is in Mrs Blacketts group please confirm which sports day your child will be attending. The children who will be starting at Crook Primary School in September have also been invited to spend a session with their new teacher on Thursday 11th of July. The children will attend nursery at their normal times and staff will take the children to school.