The closing date for on time applications for primary, infant, junior and middle school places for 2019/2020 has now passed.
If you have not yet made an application or wish to make changes to your application for a primary (including infant, junior and middle) school, please complete a paper application form (CAF1) (PDF, 136KB)
You can find the details on the following government website:
The Mini Beast Road Show is nearly here! Please pay any monies outstanding and sign all the relevant consent forms so your child can touch our little visitors if they wish. Any problems or you'd like a hard copy of the letter please ask a member of staff.
On Wednesday morning the session will start promptly at 9.00, so please make sure your child arrives at Nursery before this time.
Next week is the last week of this half term. Nursery is closed on the week commencing 18th February. We will re-open on Monday 25th Feb.
During the week commencing 11th February, the children will get a visit from the Mini Monsters Roadshow. This is an exciting educational visit, involving learning about some of the little creatures we share our planet with.
A letter will be coming out soon with more details on dates and a small charge to cover the visit.
We can't wait to see who will come and see us!
This week's focus has been based around the nursery rhyme, 'There was an old lady who swallowed a fly'. This has provided plenty of opportunity to broaden the children's vocabulary, looking at words such as after and before and work on some basic phonics and maths.
In the secret garden the children had to look for the different animals which the old lady swallows. This involved the children working in groups and therefore worked on their communication skills. They also had to look for the letters which made up our word of the week, which was 'consumed'. Many of the children could identify the letters and make the appropriate phonetic sounds.
The children are continuing to progress with their independence when getting ready for the secret garden which is great to see.
The children are getting more confident counting to 10 and many can go beyond. Any practice you can do at home too will help.
It's lovely to see the children's writing progress, with many being able to write their names and some numbers.
Next weeks nursery rhyme is '5 Current Buns'. Watch this space to see what we do linked to this!
The week commencing 7th January saw the start of our Nursery Rhymes topic, starting with Hickory Dickory Dock. The children learnt all about clocks and what the different parts of a clock are called. Then they took part in lots of time based activities.
This week we have been learning about spiders, for Incy Wincy Spider. We learnt lots of new words like arachnid, spiderlings and spinneret! We also found out that spiders can have up to 12 eyes!!
Next week our Nursery Rhyme is There Was An Old Woman Who Swallowed A Fly!
I hope that you have had a good break. It was lovely to see the children all coming back to Nursery all full of enthusiasm and ready to learn!
The topic for this half term is Nursery Rhymes/Winter, starting next week with Hickory Dickory Dock. PE starts again on Thursday 10th January, please send in a named PE kit for your child, if you have not already done so.
I look forward to another busy half term. Please do not hesitate to ask if you any queries.
Dates for your diary: half term holiday 18th - 22nd February 2019. Last day for this Spring term is Friday 5th April 2019.
Nursery Christmas Party
Tuesday 18th December is the Nursery Christmas party.
Please send your child in at the usual time. It is non-uniform, but remember we may go outside so no ‘best’ clothes.
Please sign up for food contributions, if you have not done so, as it’s not much fun without the food!
Any questions just ask.
A big thank you to all the parents and relatives who came and watched their child in the Christmas Nativity. It was a great success, and myself and Miss Hutchings felt very proud watching the children perform. They all remembered the words to the songs and when it was their turn to act. Well Done!
Just a couple of reminders for the productions on Friday: please send your child to Nursery in the clothes that will go under their costumes e.g. sheep have been asked to wear dark trousers/leggings and a white top. Then once in the cloakroom please change them into their plimsolls.
The gates to the Key stage 1 playground will be opened around 10.30 for the morning show and 2.20 for the afternoon show. Come early for a good seat!
Your child will only be in the show for the session they normally attend e.g. if your child attends the morning session they will be in the morning show only.
Any problems just ask a member of staff. Thanks
Friday 14th December is our Christmas show with the Reception children. It starts at either 10.45am for morning nursery children or 2.30pm for afternoon children. The children have been practicing and are getting very excited about performing for all the grown ups!
Unfortunately we can only offer 2 seats per family and ask that you do not take any photos during the performance, due to new GDPR guidelines.