The children have coped brilliantly with their first full week of school and have really embraced everything we have asked of them; even if they have been rather tired. This week, the children have been learning from Goldilocks and the Three Bears, where they have been sequencing the story in Literacy and ordering objects by size in Numeracy. They have also worked hard at producing class rules and learning the different routines; there's certainly been lots going on! We have all been particularly pleased with how well the children are managing the dinner hall and getting themselves organised. They have definitely got more confident (and quicker!) as the week has progressed.
We had our first Celebration Assembly on Tuesday, during which time we celebrated the first 3 birthdays of the year group, began to learn a new song and shared a story. It will also be a time where we celebrate success.
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Meet the Teacher sessions. We hope that you found them valuable. If you were unable to attend, you will be able to access the powerpoint that was shared by your child's class teacher on the Reception page of the school website.
Each Tuesday we will have a 'show and tell' session with the children, where we will ask them to bring in something from home; this week they have been asked to bring in a teddy. The sign will be displayed on boards outside of the cloakrooms on the playground each week, to advise you what the children are being asked to bring in, but it will also get a mention on the weekly blog.
Finally, a gentle reminder please to label all of your child's belongings.
Thank you so much for your support so far and if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to speak to us.
It is hard to believe that there are only 2 days left of Nursery before the Summer holidays and most of the children leave us to start a new adventure in Reception. Where has the time gone?
It has been a great year and to celebrate we are having an end of year party on Tuesday. Please send your child in dressed in their “party” clothes, nothing too special, as we will be going outside (don’t forget hats and apply sun lotion).
It’s also time to take PE kits home and wellies, don’t forget any belongings on the last day.
On behalf of all the Nursery staff a big thank you for all your support this year and we hope you have a great Summer.
Next week there are 2 induction days for both children moving up to Reception and new Nursery children starting in September. Tuesday 16th July and Friday 19th July. Please refer to the information board for further details. Please note if your child is attending School inductions during the morning they will not attend Nursery in the afternoon. Thanks
''This week we have read the 'The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch.' This is a story about a lighthouse keeper called Mr. Grinling. At night time he lives in a small white cottage perched high on the cliffs, and in the daytime he rows out to his lighthouse to clean and polish the light. Every day Mr Grinling tucks into a delicious lunch, prepared by his wife, Mrs Grinling. But Mr Grinling isn't the only one who enjoys the tasty food, so Mrs Grinling has to think of a way to stop the greedy seagulls from stealing the lighthouse keeper's lunch. I'm sure your children will be able to tell you what ingenious idea Mrs Grinling comes up with!
This weeks activities were centred around this week's book. In the secret garden the children had to find different food and drink items and decide if they were healthy or unhealthy.
We also made sandwiches and continued to work on our number knowledge, writing and phonics.
It certainly has been a very busy week. Two very successful trips to Woodbridge by train, as well as the usual things we get up to in the Nursery. Thanks to all those who came on the trips, they were a great success. Have a restful weekend and enjoy the sunshine!
This week we have the Woodbridge trip on Tuesday and Friday. Please meet at the main Ipswich train station (on the appropriate day) at 10.00 am, the train leaves around 10.15. Nursery will be closed on these days.
This week our book was The Snail and The Whale. We thought about places we might like to go and had a visit from some snails who were very active, one even tried to escape! See the pictures below.
Why not look around outside, can you find any snails hiding?
Another busy week with the Reception meeting on Tuesday and Sports Day on Thursday. We were so lucky with the weather on Thursday and a great time was had by all. The children had been training hard over the past weeks and, as I am sure you will agree, they were amazing on the day.
As part of the Clean Air Week, on Friday we discussed how the children had come to Nursery and made a pictogram; the children were great at analysing the results. We thought about ways to make the air we breath ‘cleaner’ by walking more. You can see some of the results below.
Just a reminder that the Nursery Sports Day is on Thursday 20th June. The session drop off times are as usual (8.45 & 12.30), children come to Nursery in their PE kits.
The event starts at 10am (morning children) and 1.45pm (afternoon children). Entry is through the large gates at the side of the Nursery, these will be open 5 minutes before the start of the event. Please be prompt as the gates will close shortly after opening due to safety reasons.
We look forward to seeing you there. Don't forget to cheer your child's team on!
This week we are reading the story, 'The Rainbow Fish'. It is about a fish who has lots of sparkly scales but he does not share them so he has no friends. After some advice from a wise octopus the Rainbow fish shares his sparkly scales and it makes him feel really good about himself and all the fish want to be his friend. The children realised that this is like them sharing toys, if they share, they can have much more fun playing with their friends.
In the secret garden we looked for different coloured fish and had a go at counting how many scales each had. The children then had a go at writing this number done on their sheets.
We then made fish out of twigs and used leaves for the scales. As you can see from the pictures, the children did really well with this task.
Please can the children have their PE kit on both Thursday and Friday of this week as it will depend on the weather when we practice for sports day. Thank you.
YEAR R Blog
Welcome to the year R blog. This will be updated weekly with news from Reception and also include any additional information that we would like to share with you.