WELCOME TO NURSERY
A Big Welcome to all our children, parents and carers to Nursery. We welcomed 8 new friends in the new year and everyone is settling into routines and are becoming firm friends with the 18 children who were already Nursery veterans!
Our topic focus for this half term is When I Grow Up. We will be learning all about people's jobs and will be inviting lots of visitors to our class such as the Fire Brigade, the Police and Paramedics as well as other local businesses like Fagan and Whalley and Warburtons. Hopefully we will see at first hand what equipment and uniforms are worn and hear what each job entails. Of course we will also be observing the seasons and learning about Winter and the cold weather.
We now have a lot of children staying every day for full days, taking advantage of the new 30 hours funding and the extra paid top-up sessions available. The cost of a full day is £12 or £2 per day under the new government funded 30 hours scheme. There are some extra afternoon places available so please do check at the office.
Stay and Play Sessions are available each week for under 3s and their parents /carers /grandparents. We welcome all our little visitors on Tuesday mornings 9-10 and Wednesday afternoons 2.15-3.00pm. Please let your friends, family and neighbours know about us - our sessions are getting busier and it's a great way to meet other parents and let your child do all those messy activities!!
Please feel free to come and talk to us at the start and end of each day about anything that's on your mind - no question is too silly or awkward!
Mrs Barker and Mrs Taylor
"When I Grow Up......"
We have looked at the jobs that grown ups do and have been trying a few out ourselves! We invited lots of visitors to come and tell us about their jobs and they even let us try out their vehicles and equipment!
Our Nativity Play
We had a great time performing for our parents. The Nursery sheep, lambs, shepherds, travellers and stars were all amazing and we were very proud of each and every one of them!
We had lots of fun learning about the weather, animals and traditions of Africa. We read Handa's Surprise and tasted lots of the fruits that Handa had in her basket. They were delicious!!
We collected all sorts of things from the school gardens and brought them back to class to get creative with them! Conker rolling, fruit printing, leaf prints, collaging.........
The Trim Trail
We love visiting the Trim Trail in the Secret Garden area of school. Its a lovely place to develop our physical skills and cooperate and take turns. We try and go at least once each week. Look out for some determined faces......
We go to church to join in school masses and celebrations. Our special place to sit is right at the front, in front of the benches. We can see Fr Allan, the singers and we can look for the boys and girls and adults coming to the front for Holy Communion. We join in with the singing and can make the sign of the cross. Sometimes we visit Church when it is quiet to help us to learn about the special things in it. We like the Baptismal Font and going up in the choir for that high-up view of everything....
Learning about Ourselves
We all had a very tickly time with Mrs Taylor making handprints and footprints. We chose our own colours and had to describe how the paint and the brush felt on our feet. It was good fun just watching new friends having a go....