Nursery 2016-2017

It has been an amazing year and it has been a pleasure to get to know all of your children- we will miss them! We would like to take this opportunity to wish them good luck for next year and we look forward to waving to them over the fence! Thank you for all your lovely cards and gifts and hope you all have a lovely and relaxing holiday.

Some special moments…

Christmas Party December 2016

Jungle Dress Up February 2017 

Farm May 2017

Zoolab June 2017

Sports Day June 2017

Drumming Workshop June 2017

WOW- what a year!

The Nursery Team

Summer Homework

On Wednesday this week children will be bringing home a list of activities and challenges that they can complete as homework for the summer break. These activities are linked to the 5 strands of health and wellbeing (connect, be active, take notice, keep learning, and give). Each year group has been given the same list of challenges so you can complete these as a family and children will be given the opportunity to talk about the challenges they have completed when they return to school in September. There is no requirement to complete all the challenges and if you feel an activity is not suitable for your child, please adapt it or miss it out.

You will also receive a letter via email on Wednesday that provides guidance for some of the activities.

Nursery Update 14th July 2017

Today we have sent home your child’s school report- we hope you enjoy reading them.

We have also emailed your electronic Learning Journeys. Please look through these with your children to celebrate the wonderful progress they have all made and the fantastic experiences they have had. If you do not receive it in your inbox,  please check your junk mail as they sometimes end up there. Let  us know if you have any problems.

We have also given you a Parents’ Voice sheet inside your envelope.  We would really appreciate it if you could fill it in with your child and return it to us next week. Thank you.

REMINDER

Monday 17th July is Celebration Evening at school.

It will take place from 3:30-5:30pm and is an opportunity for you to celebrate your child’s learning this year.  The Nursery children will have an opportunity to join in with a range of activities in the classroom.

You will also be able to walk around the school and visit your child’s Reception classroom, which the children will be very excited to show you.

The Celebration Evening timetable for the Great Hall is as follows:

3.30pm – Y6 perform tracks from Beauty and the Beast

3.45pm – Y5 perform songs from BBC Singers workshop

4.00pm – Infant and Junior Choirs sing a range of songs

4.30pm – Violin group – organised by violin teacher Julian

Hope to see you then.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Celebration Evening Monday 17th July

Next Monday 17th July is celebration evening at school.

It will take place from 3:30-5:30pm and is an opportunity for you to celebrate your child’s learning this year.  The Nursery children will have an opportunity to join in with a range of activities in the classroom.

You will also be able to walk around the school and visit your child’s Reception classroom, which the children will be very excited to show you.

The Celebration Evening timetable for the Great Hall is as follows:

3.30pm – Y6 perform tracks from Beauty and the Beast

3.45pm – Y5 perform songs from BBC Singers workshop

4.00pm – Infant and Junior Choirs sing a range of songs

4.30pm – Violin group – organised by violin teacher Julian

Hope to see you then.

 

 

Nursery Update 8th July 2017

Well done to Aiman, Oviya, Gabriel and Jacopo, who all received the Rights Respecting award this week.

The children have had a great week! They  have really enjoyed listening to the story of Fidgety Fish  and using props to retell the story in their own words. They  have also retold familiar stories and drawn pictures from them in their key groups.  The children thoroughly enjoyed investigating freezing and melting, enjoying ice lollies they made in the process.  Bubble painting was lots of fun ! Here are a few highlights from the week:

Bubble painting

Estimating and counting

Writing numbers

Making props to retell stories
Drawing our favourite stories
Investigating freezing and melting

Playing together

Next week our book of the week is a non-fiction book called Waves and we will use this to discuss what it is like  at the seaside and to write a list and pack a bag for a visit to the beach.  We will also be visiting  the Reception playground and talking about what we enjoyed; watching the Year 6 production; sorting and grouping fish using different criteria and making a giant seaside scene.

Fine Motor Development:  Draw shapes and patterns outside using chalks and paint them off using water.

Reminder

 Celebration Evening: Monday 17th July from 3:30pm- 5:30pm.

Have a lovely weekend.

Celebration Evening

We would like to invite all parents and carers to Celebration Evening at Avenue on Monday 17th July from 3:30pm- 5:30pm.  The Nursery children will have an opportunity to join in with a range of activities in the classroom.

We look forward to seeing you all there !

 

Nursery Update June 30th 2017

Well done to Mahati, Nicole, Muqith and Laila, who all received the Rights Respecting Award this week.
What a busy week! In addition to all the excitement of meeting our new teachers, the children have been busy running a Veterinary Surgery, playing schools, making pirate hats and learning about capacity. Here area few highlights:
Pretending to be vets
Pretending to be a pet!
Playing ‘schools’
Learning about capacity
Hula hooping        
Playing tennis       
Making pirate hats and streamers
Learning a new maths game
Next week our story of the week is Fidgety Fish by Ruth Galloway.  We will also be learning a Morris dance; using playdough and crafts to make different sea creatures; turning our Veterinary Surgery into a Doctor’s Surgery; counting how many jumps or laps we can do in a minute and practising climbing over the ‘A’ frame.
Something to try at home:
As you are walking home, can your child recognise some of the numbers on car registration plates or on the houses?
Reminders: 
Celebration Evening July 17th
Have a lovely weekend!

Year 6 Fiver Challenge – Thursday 29th June and Thursday 6th July

Year 6 Fiver Challenge – Thursday 29th June and Thursday 6th July

On Thursday 29th June and Thursday 6th July Year 6 will be taking over the Great Hall with their ‘Fiver Challenege’ project and we invite you to come and support them with their sales from 3.15pm to 3.45pm each week. If you would like to show your support, please ensure you enter the school through the Avenue Road entrance. We look forward to seeing lots of you there!

The Year 6 Team

Nursery Update 24th June 2017

 
Well done to Amy, Lenny, Emmi and Tharuka, who all received the Rights Respecting Award this week.

We had a very exciting week.  Although it was so hot, the children were excellent!The children thoroughly enjoyed sharing the story of Mr Gumpy’s Outing and enjoyed retelling it using props and drawings. We also thought about,  and wrote a list about what we need at bathtime.  Thanks to your school fund contributions,  we had our Drumming Assembly where the children joined in with different rhythms and songs from Africa, the Caribbean and Brazil. They then had a go themselves in a workshop and all had the opportunity to play different drums. As part of their transition to Reception, the children played on the Reception playground! Here are a few highlights from the week:
Retelling Mr Gumpy’s Outing
Drawing the different characters in Mr Gumpy’s Outing
Making boats
Thinking about what we need for bathtime…
… writing a list about what we need for bathtime
Drumming assembly
Drumming workshop

Practising what we learnt!

Having fun on the Reception playground…

…playing with the remote control cars

Next week our book of the week is Tiddler: the Storytelling Fish. We will be turning our role play area into a classroom ,and outside, setting up a Veterinary Surgery. We will also be estimating and measuring capacity in the water tray and continue to have time on the Reception playground. The children will also be discussing and drawing/writing about what they enjoy doing in Nursery.

Important Dates:

Week beginning 26th June – throughout the week Reception Induction sessions (NB. as they take place during Fireflies session, we will take the children to these)

17th July– Whole School Celebration Evening

Something to Try at Home

Can your child tell you the story of Mr Gumpy? Can they remember some of the animals that joined him on his boat? Can they draw a picture from the story?

We are still on the look out for boxes… the bigger the better! Thank you.

 Have a lovely weekend!