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Friday 17th January 2020

 

Dear Parents,

How Does That Building Stay Up?

We started the week finding out what the children already knew about this topic. They came up with some great information about parts of a house, materials a building might be made of, tools a builder might use, vehicles you might see on a building site and more! We will continue to look at these areas in more detail as we explore the topic.

Story of the week

This week in Nursery we have really enjoyed reading and retelling the story of the 3 Little Pigs. We will continue to investigate this story next week. We will also be learning more in our outdoor construction area. We have got some new tools which we will be introducing and finding out exactly what they do and what builders use them for.  

Number of the week

We looked at the number 7 and where to find it on a number line. The children did lots of physical activities to encourage them to count 7 of something such as 7 jumps, 7 hops etc.  Please continue to encourage your child to look out for. Please look for numbers around the home and when out and about, and encourage counting and playing games using dice and dominoes.

James Rizzi, artist

Next week we will introduce the work of the artist James Rizzi. He is well known for his colourful painting of buildings and we are going to use his ideas to inspire our own Nursery artwork. We still need cardboard boxes to help with our construction project, in particular boxes of tissue box size or smaller. Thank you to everyone who has sent some in so far.

Sound of the week

We have introduced the pure sound ’n’ this week. We talked about how to write a ‘n’ sound, using the words; down Nobby and over his net.  Maybe you could look around the home for objects that begin with the ‘n’ sound.

 

Henry and Barney the Nursery bears

Next week we will start sending the Nursery bears Barney and Henry home with Nursery children. When the bears visit your house they will stay with you for 2 nights unless it is a Friday then they will stay with you for 3 nights.

Please bear in mind there are 44 children in Nursery to bring a bear home so it might take time for your child to have their turn. We will make sure that every child has a turn.

Birds, birds everywhere!

The nursery garden has had so many birds visiting since we made the bird cake pine cone feeders. The children have really enjoyed spotting the birds through the windows and on the field. So far we have seen the following birds in the garden :- robin, pigeon, blue tit, black bird and magpie. Mrs Berry often sees a wagtail on the big playground, but only when there are no children about!

Chinese New Year

Next week we will be learning about Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is on Saturday 25th January. 2020 is the year of the rat.

Tea Party Reply Slips

Just a gentle reminder to return your slip for the Parents Tea Party on Wednesday 5th February. Thank you.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Have a great weekend.

From The Nursery Team.

Nursery Home Links-10/1/19

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! We hope you had a great Christmas and enjoyed the break!

Thank you very much!

Firstly the Nursery team would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you for the Christmas cards, gifts and vouchers you gave us. It was very kind of you.

Our Special Times

Thank you to the parents who have completed and returned their child’s ‘Special Times’ sheet. If you haven’t yet it’s not too late just hand it to a member of the nursery team as soon as possible. 

It has been lovely for us to talk to the children about their time at home with friends and family and to learn about what Christmas looks like for our individual children.

Henry and Barney

Our Nursery bears Barney and Henry are very much looking forward to spending time in the homes of our Nursery children over the next term.  Information regarding this will be sent out next week, please look out for it!

Feed The Birds!

We have spent time this week talking about Winter and the colder weather we are experiencing.  The children learnt that some birds find looking for food difficult in icy weather and so worked together to make ‘bird cake’ to help our feathered friends! We have hung some of the pine cone bird cakes in our garden and have already had some birds visiting. Can your child remember what the first bird was? It was a pigeon.

We looked at some photographs of garden birds and we talked about the different parts of the bird e.g. beak, feathers, wings, feet, eyes, head and body. We looked at the colours of different garden birds and started to learn some of their names e.g. Blackbird, Blue tit, Robin, Sparrow, Starling, Woodpigeon, Magpie, Wagtail and Collared dove.

Over the coming weeks the children will spend time looking at what birds come to visit our Nursery garden, learning their names and spotting the different features.  You could encourage your child to look out for birds in your garden or local park.  The following website is useful, https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/facts-about-nature/facts-about-birds/what-do-wild-birds-eat/

 

Parents Tea Party reply slip reminder

Before the holiday you received a letter about the Parents Tea Party we are having the morning of Wednesday 5th February. If you haven’t already done so please could you return the reply slip about if you are able to attend or not. Just for your information in the Summer term we will be having a Grandparents Tea Party.

Missing items

Has your child taken home by accident a pink Paw Patrol umbrella? If so please could you give it to a member of the Nursery Team. Please could you also check in your child’s book bag for gloves that don’t belong to them. We have a couple of missing gloves belonging to children and we would like to try and reunite them!

Can you help?

We would be very grateful if you could send into nursery cardboard boxes no bigger than a large cereal box. We need them for the week beginning 20th January. We also need cardboard tubes e.g. kitchen roll tubes for our Creative W                             orkshop Area.

Thank you for your continued support.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Nursery Team.

 

Nursery Topic Letter- ‘How does that building stay up?’

Thursday 9th January 2020

This half term we are really excited to begin our new topic; ‘How does that building stay up?’  During this topic we are hoping to have a visit from a real builder and the children will be able to build their own structures in our building site area! If you have a building project currently going on at home, please see a member of staff and we would love to talk to you!

We will focus on the story of The Three Little Pigs and enjoy investigating the different types of houses the pigs made.

To support our new topic at home, you could;

  • Go for a walk, looking at the different types of houses nearby. E.g. terraced, semi detached and detached. Talk about what they are called and why e.g. a bungalow is a house with no upstairs.
  • Talk about the home you live in. You could take a photo and discuss what type of house it is e.g. semi-detached, made of bricks etc. 
  • Look at different types of building tools you  might have around the house e.g. a hammer,  a screwdriver, a drill etc.  Talk about what each tool might be used for.
  • Investigate tape measures. What could your find to measure together?
  • Teach your child their address or look at what house number you live at.
  • Use bricks or lego to build different structures, talk about how to make your building strong.  If your building falls down, talk about how to improve it to make it stronger.
  • Read stories that involve different buildings e.g. Rapunzel in the tower,  Hansel and Gretel in the Gingerbread House etc.
  • Investigate animal homes. Do you have any pets that live in a hutch, tank or    kennel? Look at what each home has to keep your pet comfortable. You could also look at wild animal homes e.g.  A bird’s nest,  a spider’s web,  a rabbit’s burrow, a bee hive.

We would love to hear about any of the building-related activities you get up to at home, please send in any information or photos you take for us to share together.

Thank you for your support.  From The Nursery Team

 

Special times with my family.

December 2019 / January 2020

We would like to find out about special times your child has with family over the Christmas holiday. After the holiday we would like to look at this sheet with your child and they will have the opportunity to talk about the special times they have shared with their family.

You might want to print photos of these times for your child to talk about and/or an adult could write some short sentences about the special times and/or your child could draw a picture of their special times with an adult writing about the special times. Please send your child into nursery with this completed sheet the first week back, the sheet will then be stuck in your child’s learning journey after we have looked at it with them.

 

Wednesday 18th December 2019

 Tea Party Morning for parents and children.

Dear Parents,

On the morning of Wednesday 5th February the nursery is having a tea party especially for the nursery children and their parent/s. 

Parents are invited to spend most of the morning in nursery with their child. You can spend time learning with your child in the different areas of nursery.  We want the morning to link in with your child’s history. History for young    children is quite a tricky concept. So for the children in nursery we will be   talking about their history, what they can remember and looking at          photographs of themselves from when they were younger.

As part of the morning we would like you to bring some photos/objects/toys of your child/belonging to your child from when they were a baby. You might have their baby book. We would like you to share and talk about these     photos/objects with your child whilst you are at nursery.

We will also provide your child’s Learning Journey so you can look at it with your child.

The children will perform a song or two for the parents. To end the morning there will be a ’Tea Party’ for the children and parents to enjoy together. 

If your child attends nursery in the afternoon on the Wednesday they are more than welcome to come in the morning just for that day.

Please complete the slip below and return to nursery asap before or after the Christmas holiday.

We hope this will be a memorable morning. We look forward to seeing you.

From

Mrs Nicola Berry (History Lead & Nursery Teacher) and the Nursery Team

 

Nursery Home Links-13/12/19

Dear Parents and Carers,

Templemoor Election

On Monday we explained to the children about Templemoor having an election on Thursday. We explained simply what this meant and we talked about voting. The nursery children are used to voting as they regularly ‘vote’ for which story they want to be read from a choice of 2.

We told the children about the different parties and explained that the winning party with the most votes would be given £300 from Mr Hodgson to spend on things for their party.

The 5 parties were :-

Sound of the week                   

We introduced the pure sound ‘i’ this week. We have really been focussing on what the picture is to go with each sound. The picture that goes with the sound ‘i’ is an insect. We talked about how to write an ‘i’, using the words; down the body, dot for the head (we imagine we are drawing an insect!).  We looked at things that begin with ‘i’ such as an igloo, ink and an iguana.                                                        

Making Christmas cards

We revised the 2D shapes we talked about previously; triangle, circle, square and rectangle.  The children have been busy making their Christmas card that has a shape theme. All of the cards are different and the children have really shown their creativity and have had some great ideas!

Items relating to Christmas

We talked about some of the things we see at Christmas such as Christmas crackers, Christmas stockings, mince pies, Christmas cards and Christmas presents. We played ‘Kim’s Game’ using Christmas items and encouraged the children to describe the items they thought were missing from the tray to encourage their use of language.

Number of the week

We looked at the number 6 and where to find it on a number line. The children did lots of physical activities to encourage them to count 6 of something such as 6 jumps, 6 taps of the shoulders/knees, 6 claps etc. Please continue to encourage your child to look for numbers around the home and when out and about. Also encourage counting objects, pointing to each object when counting.

My Happy Mind

Each week we continue to follow the ‘My Happy Mind’ programme. The nursery team are working hard to create times during the week for the children to ‘switch off’ and to have short periods of time of calm, we turn down the lighting, play calm and relaxing background music. This week we lit a candle in the dark and listened to some calm music and watched the flame of the candle. We have taught the children  some new breathing techniques.

Our Reading Den    

We are currently revamping our reading den. Do you have any unwanted green cushion covers with or without cushions? If so please send them our way. Thank you.

Nursery Christmas Party

Next Friday is our Nursery Christmas party. Children are welcome to come dressed in party clothes (sensible shoes please). Please could you send your child in with a small plate of party food e.g. a small sandwich, a few crisps and a cake or biscuit. Please don’t give them too much to eat as they will still be having their lunch. There will be a children’s entertainer for part of the morning and for the rest of the time we will be playing party games and having the party food.  Afternoon children are invited to come to nursery in the morning so they can enjoy the children’s entertainer. Mrs Berry will be in nursery the morning of the party as well as Mrs Rowland, Mrs Jeng and Mrs Frost.

We finish for the Christmas holidays on Friday 20th December. Thank you for your continued support         The Nursery Team

Nursery Home Links-6/12/19

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are so proud of our Nursery children this week. They shone in our Foundation Stage production of ‘Away In A Manger’, singing beautifully especially for their song ‘Razzle Dazzle’ and proudly wearing the hats they had made. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

This week we have fully embraced the Christmas season! The Nursery Christmas trees are up and the children helped to decorate them. The children have been busy making Christmas decorations and working on their threading skills to produce something rather lovely. Look out for this coming home over the next couple of weeks.

The children have begun to learn a variety of Christmas songs such as Jingle Bells, When Santa got stuck up the chimney and Christmas Pudding. They practised their gross motor skills using ribbons to move to the music and have fun in the process!

We have changed the home corner into the stable in Bethlehem. We have the different outfits for the different roles in the Christmas story. The children have been enjoying dressing up as the characters and have even been heard re inacting some of the parts of the Foundation Stage production.

Shapes

As part of our Maths focus this week we looked at 2D shapes.  The children have been learning the names of the 2d shapes:-  circle, square, rectangle and triangle. We talked about what the shapes looked like, for example a circle has one curved side, a square has four straight sides that are all the same length etc.  We also made a large 2d Christmas tree using 3 green triangles and then we decorated it using paper baubles of different shapes.

 

To support this at home you could look at the following link;

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters

There is also a game on the Cbeebies website :- Super Numtum and the Fluffy Kingdom, you can find the game just by typing shape games in the search bar

 

Sound of the week

We introduced the pure sound ‘t’ this week. We talked about the picture of the tower that goes with the letter in the Read Write Inc scheme. We looked at how to write a ‘t’, using the words; down the tower, across the tower.  Maybe you could look around the home for objects that begin with the ‘t’ sound. We certainly found a lot of things in Nursery including ‘Tough Tortoise’, ‘Toast on Tuesday, trains, tree, tiger and table!’ 

Brrr it’s cold outside

As we experience colder weather, please can we request that all coats, hats, gloves and scarves are clearly named. Please make sure gloves and hats are in your child’s coat pocket/on their peg rather than in their book bag. Thank you for your support with this.

Is your child missing a pair of gloves? If so we do have a few pairs of gloves not named we have put them on the bottom of the red book bag trolley.

In the run up to Christmas we will be talking with the children about the kinds of things they might do with you over the Christmas period.  We will talk about Christmas traditions and learn from each other’s experiences of what Christmas looks like in different homes.  If you do anything you would like to tell us about at Christmas time and wouldn’t mind us sharing it with the children, please jot it down (or send a photo!).  For example on Christmas Day you might go to a Grandparents house and open presents dressed in special Christmas clothes!

Thank you for your continued support.

We hope to see you at the Christmas Fair on Saturday 2pm – 4pm.

The Nursery Team.

Nursery Home Links-29/11/19

Dear Parents and Carers,

The weeks are certainly flying by in Nursery!

It’s nearly showtime!

The final practices are taking place for our Christmas production ‘Away In a Manger’ and we are very much looking forward to performing for you next week.  We have been busy making star hats that we will be wearing in the Christmas production. Just for your information, in the Christmas production the Reception children perform the ‘Nativity’ wearing costumes and performing on the stage. The Nursery child sing the songs with the Reception children and also perform a song.

                                  

Sound of the week

We introduced the pure sound ‘d’ this week. The picture to go with this sound is a dinosaur. We talked about how to write a ‘d’, using the words; round his bottom, up his tall neck, down to his feet. Maybe you could look around the home for objects that begin with the ‘d’ sound. We certainly found a lot of things in Nursery including dough, dinosaurs, ducks, dogs, dolls.

                                                                                  PTO

Number of the week

We looked at the number 5 and where to find it on a number line. The children did lots of physical activities to encourage them to count 5 of something such as 5 jumps, 5 hops, 5 claps etc. We also sang lots of number songs including 5 little men in a flying saucer, 5 little ducks went swimming one day and 5 current buns in a bakers shop.  Please continue to encourage your child to look for numbers around the home and when out and about. Also encourage counting objects, pointing to each object when counting. .

Triangles

We looked at triangles and talked about the number of sides and corners.  The children enjoyed hunting for triangles around the Nursery. They have also been practising their cutting skills by cutting 2 triangles to make into a star for their Christmas hat.

Nursery Library

Just to remind you that the nursery library books are under the veranda. Each child has their own card with their name on for you to write the titles of the books your child is borrowing, then just cross them off when you return them. Your child can borrow 1 or 2 books at a time.

Reminders

Wednesday 4th December at 9am. Christmas Production ‘Away In A Manger’

If possible please drop your child off at nursery as soon as you can from 8.30am.

Thursday 5th December at 9am. Christmas Production ‘Away In A Manger’

If possible please drop your child off at nursery as soon as you can from 8.30am

You are very welcome to join us on either date that suits you.

Friday 6th December. It is the Nursery children’s turn to bring in cakes (big and small) these cakes will be sold at the Christmas fair the following day. If you send your cakes into school in a box you want to keep, please make sure you clearly label the box with your child’s name.

Saturday 7th December 2-4pm. The Christmas Fair.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

The Nursery Team

 

 

Nursery Home Links-22/11/19

Dear Parents and Carers,

Another busy week has passed in Nursery!

Wear it blue!

This week saw us mark Unicef’s World Children’s Day.  We talked in very simple terms about the rights children are entitled to under the Unicef Rights of The Child charter.  These include; the right to play, the right to be safe, the right to eat healthy food, the right to clean drinking water and the right to go to school.  We will continue to talk about this as the year progresses.

Shiny shiny!

The children have enjoyed a variety of ‘shiny’ activities including polishing tarnished metal objects, investigating shiny metal objects in the water tray and we opened our ‘Shiny Shop’ in the Maths area. On Monday some of the children used the iPad to take photos of the items that were going to be sold in the Shiny shop and with adult support we made labels and prices for the items. On Wednesday we opened the shop. The children were all very eager to learn in the Shiny shop. Items are priced from 1p up to 5p and we are encouraging the children to pay for an item with 1p’s , carefully counting the number of pennies they need. Why not make your own simple shop at home and use just pennies to pay for items.

Sound of the week

We have introduced the pure sound ‘s’ this week. We talked about how to write a ‘s’ sound, using the words; Slide along the snake.  Please look around the home for objects that begin with the ‘s’ sound and encourage your child to continue to find things that begin with the sounds we have already covered; m and a. 

Number of the week 

We looked at the number 4, where to find it on a number line and what a numicon number 4 piece looks like. For more information on numicon, the following link is useful https://global.oup.com/education/content/primary/series/numicon/numicon-at-home/?region=uk

The children did lots of physical activities to encourage them to count 4 of something such as 4 jumps, 4 hops, turning around four times etc. 

Please continue to encourage your child to look out for numbers around the home and when out and about, and encourage counting. Dice games are also excellent for encouraging early number skills and having fun together!

 

PTO

Storytelling Area

We have created a new area in nursery called our ‘Storytelling Area’. We have provided the children with different objects to capture the children’s imaginations and to tell their own stories as well as stories they can retell. The nursery adults have been in the new area modelling telling stories and encouraging the children to use the props to tell their own stories.

Christmas Production

We are already getting excited about our upcoming Christmas production ‘Away In A Manger’.  We are busy practising the songs ready to perform over the coming weeks.  We will perform our show on Wednesday 4th at 9am and Thursday 5th at 9am. You are very welcome to join us on either date that suits you.

Christmas Fair

We are really looking forward to the Christmas fair on Saturday 7th December 2-4pm.  Your child has been given some raffle tickets in support of this.  If you need any more raffle tickets, please see the school office.

Thank you for your continued support.  We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Nursery Team

Nursery Home Links- 15/11/19

Apologies this should have been sent out last Friday

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week in Nursery has been busy as always!

Remembrance Day

On Monday we talked about Remembrance Day and why people wear poppies. We talked about the colours of the poppy.  The children looked at photographs of real poppies and we looked at the poppies people wear. Some children painted poppies and others printed poppies using different items. Thank you to the families who chose to create a poppy for the Remembrance garden. 

Story of the week

The children have really enjoyed reading the story ‘How to Catch a Star’ by Oliver Jeffers. The story is about a boy trying to catch a star with no luck until he finds one washed up on the beach in a form of a starfish. This then led to the children having the opportunity to look at, touch and talk about a real (dead) starfish.

Day and Night

Our story of the week touches on day and night. We talked to the children about day and night and we sorted through some picture cards and decided if we do these things during the day or at night. E.g.  When do you eat breakfast? When do you wake up? When do you wear your pyjamas?

Sound of the week

We have introduced the pure sound ‘a’ this week. We talked about how to write the ‘a’ sound, using the words; around the apple and down the leaf.  Maybe you could look around the home for objects that begin with the ‘a’ sound and encourage your child to continue to find things that begin with the sound we have already covered; m.

Number 3!

We looked at the number 3 and where to find it on a number line. The children did lots of physical activities to encourage them to count 3 of something such as 3 jumps, 3 hops, turning around three times etc.  Please continue to encourage your child to look out for numbers around the home and when out and about, and encourage counting. We also read some traditional stories involving the number 3:- The 3 Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears and The 3 Billy Goats Gruff. If you have any of these stories at home you could read them to your child. Encourage them to join in with the repetitive parts e.g. “I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down” “Who’s been sitting in my chair/eating my porridge/sleeping in my bed” “Who’s that trip trapping over my bridge?”

 

Dough Disco

The children enjoyed their first session of ‘Dough Disco,’ a fun programme of physical development using play dough to music. This is designed to help our little ones strengthen their hands and arms, in preparation for the writing they will do in the future.  Thank you for your continued support.

Toast Tuesday

Don’t forget ‘Toast Tuesday’ is every Tuesday for this half term. We are supporting the Crisis charity-Together we will end homelessness. (www.crisis.org.uk) Last year we managed to raise enough money for 15 homeless people to have:- a bed for the night, a Christmas dinner and a shower. It would be great if we could raise more money this year to help more people. We ask for a donation of 50p.

Parents Evening

Thank you to every single one of the Nursery parents for making an appointment to see me to discuss your child. It is very important that we build good, positive relationships between home and school. By us working together we can make sure that your child has the best possible start. 

As always we thank you for your ongoing support.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

From Mrs Berry and The Nursery Team

 

 

Nursery Home Links-

1st November 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to a new half-term! We hope you had a good break.

The Hindu festival of Diwali.

This week we have been busy helping our children settle back into Nursery routines. We started the week learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali and listening to the story of Rama and Sita. The children also watched a short programme on the BBC iplayer on CBeebies called My First Festivals – Diwali. Diwali is a festival of light and is celebrated for five days. This year the festival started last Sunday. As part of our learning about Diwali, the children explored pieces of clay, manipulated the clay and experimented with clay tools to see what different marks could be made in the clay. The children then made special Diva lamps out of the clay. Once dry we will paint and glaze them and then send them home. 

Number 1.

On Thursday we looked at the number 1 and where to find it on a number line. Can your child find a number 1 in your house? Can they count out 1 apple, 1 teddy or 1 spoon? We will focus on a different number each week in the run up to Christmas, you can see where we are up to using the display in the Nursery entrance.  To support this at home you could look out for numbers with your child when you are out and about, talking about door numbers, numbers in the home e.g. clocks, on the telephone etc, playing dice games and counting the number thrown each time.

Coats, hats and gloves.

Now the weather is getting colder, please make sure your child brings a coat to nursery every day. The children do have the choice to play outside and inside so please do send them to nursery with a winter hat and gloves. Please ensure they are named so we can return them to the right owner if they are mislaid.

 

Nursery Facebook page

For your information one of the nursery parents has set up a Facebook group for this year’s nursery parents. It is Templemoor school nursery 2019/20.

 

Is it shiny?

Next week we will be starting to learn about our new topic ‘Is it Shiny?’. Can your child bring in something that we can talk about that is shiny or not shiny? We will look at the different objects, talk about them and sort them. If possible please name the object your child brings in to make it easier to return to you. PLEASE CAN YOUR CHILD BRING IN THEIR OBJECT ON TUESDAY 5th NOVEMBER?

 

Thank you for your continued support.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy any Bonfire Night celebrations!

 

The Nursery Team

Nursery Home Links-18/10/19

Phew what a half-term we have had in Nursery! We are so proud of how well the children have settled in and how confident they are in and around our setting. 

Story of the week

This week we read the story ‘Wow! said the Owl’ by Tim Hopgood. This half-term we have read this story quite a few times and the children now know it quite well. We talked about the order of the story and the adult drew a story map of the different parts of the story. The children told the adult the colours she needed for the map e.g. orange flowers, green leaves etc.  

Learning outdoors

Outside, the children have been hunting for pictures from the story and practising their physical skills to jump, hop, run etc to different parts of the book. The children have been using lots of natural materials to create their own transient art owls in our outdoor space. We have started to plant daffodil bulbs in the cut down 2litre plastic bottles. We will continue to plant the bulbs after the holiday.

Colour hunt

Inside the children had the opportunity to go on a hunt for items of different colours or multi colours. The children were given a sheet of different photographs and they needed to hunt around high and low for the different items. This activity made the children look more closely at the nursery environment.

Listening games

We have played a variety of listening games this week to help our children develop their listening skills and we have continued to use ‘Lola the Leopard,’ a cuddly leopard we use in Nursery who encourages good listening especially when things are quiet. 

Harvest

Thank you for sending in your harvest donations for the local food bank. We have been talking about what harvest means and how at this time of year farmers gather their crops. We looked at a photograph of a combine harvester and talked about what it does. We also read the traditional story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ who wants to make some bread but none of her friends will help her.

Firefighter Colin

On Tuesday the children who are in Year 1 had a visit from a real life Firefighter and a mini fire engine. As Firefighter Colin’s daughter is in nursery, he kindly offered to talk to the nursery children. He showed them his uniform including his mask and helmet. The children were also able to look at the mini fire engine and some children every got to use the hose!  Thank you Firefighter Colin, the children loved your visit.

Thank you

We want to thank you for your support during this first half-term in Nursery.  We look forward to working with you further after the half-term holiday.  Children return to Nursery on Tuesday 29th October.

Have a lovely half term break.

The Nursery Team

Nursery Home Links-11/10/19

Colour Explosion!!

We had a great time creating our ‘colour explosion’ art project this week.  The children learnt about the artist Jackson Pollock and looked at examples of his work, including his distinctive style of drip painting. The children then scattered brightly coloured powder paint on to material and used water sprays to squirt the colours into action! Please pop in to Nursery to see our art work and photos on display. 

Story of the week

We have read the story ‘A Rainbow of my Own’ by Don Freeman and talked about the more unusual colours of the rainbow including indigo and violet.  The children have enjoyed investigating a range of rainbow related activities around the Nursery and this will continue into the coming week.  We also read ‘Elmer’ and talked about how everyone is unique, just like Elmer!

Autumn Finds

If you managed to go on an Autumn walk last weekend, thank you for sending in your Autumn finds. The children have enjoyed showing what they found and talking about them.

Movement and music

The children have enjoyed our music sessions this week.  We have listened to Vivaldi’s ‘Autumn’ and used colourful ribbons to move in time with the music, whilst improving our gross motor skills. The children have also investigated a range of percussion instruments and experimented with different ways to play them. 

Transition records

As staff, we continue to get to know your child and build relationships with them.  In order to help us with this, we ask for a copy of any transitional documents you may have from your child’s previous childcare setting. Information will be used to add to our initial assessments and to help us focus on the next steps in learning for your child.  You might have already handed transition documents to us at the start of the year.

Parents Evening

Parents Evenings for Nursery parents are Thursday 7th November and Tuesday 12th November. Mrs Berry will have appointments from 2pm till 6pm on both dates. The school office team will be in touch shortly for you to book an appointment.

PTO

 

Foodbank donations.

Thank you if you have already brought in items to donate to the local food bank. We are collecting items until Thursday 17th October. Just to remind you what the food bank have asked for :- juice (cartons and cordials), tinned pasta, tinned tomatoes, long life milk and sponge puddings.  Toiletries are also always gratefully received e.g. shower gel, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes. We hope that you will support our collection and talk to your children about the need to help people in our local community who will benefit from our support. Whilst remembering that Templemoor is a Rights Respecting School…UNICEF Rights of the Child. Article 24. (health and health services) Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment and education on health and well-being so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.

Nursery Technology Questionnaire

If you have already returned the Nursery Technology Questionnaire, thank you. If not, it would be great if you could return it to us next week. 

End of half term is drawing near! 

We can’t quite believe that the children have almost been with us for half a term! School breaks up for the half term holiday on Friday 18th October at 3.20pm.                                       

Thank you for your continued support. Have a lovely weekend.

The Nursery Team

 

 

Nursery Home Link

Friday 4th October 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have been extremely busy in Nursery this week.  Continuing to learn about colours, the children have enjoyed various green and brown activities which has also linked nicely to us starting to learn about Autumn. 

Autumn

Over the weekend you might want to take your child on an Autumn walk.  Please send in any ‘Autumn finds’ you discover when out and about such as conkers, leaves, acorns etc plus any photos of your child enjoying the season. They are useful for many things including counting, sorting, matching and singing!

Andy Tooze, Poet visit

On Tuesday we had 2 visits (am and pm) from a fantastic poet called Andy Tooze. He shared some of his poems with the children and we enjoyed reciting them with him. Andy brought his poems to life and encouraged the children to use actions.

Planting bulbs

Thank you for sending in the 2 litre plastic bottles for us to use for planting. In the next couple of weeks we will be planting Spring bulbs.  We are on the look out for any bags of spare compost (already opened is fine!) and surplus bulbs.  If you can help with either of these things please let us know. 

Colours, colours everywhere!

Next week we will begin learning about the artist Jackson Pollock.  Groups of children will take part in our ‘colour explosion’ art project.  Look out for our large scale art work coming soon! We will also be learning about the colours in a rainbow and how a rainbow is made.

The children’s self portraits are now all displayed in nursery. Please feel free to come and have a look.

Harvest and foodbank.

In celebration of Harvest we have once again decided to collect gifts for our local food bank. Harvest gifts can be sent into school from now until Thursday 17th October. The Food Bank are desperate for juice (cartons and cordials), tinned pasta, tinned tomatoes, long life milk and sponge puddings.  Toiletries are also always gratefully received. We hope that you will support our collection and talk to your children about the need to help people in our local community who will benefit from our support. Thank you.

Nursery Technology Questionnaire. Please find attached this questionnaire and return next week. Thank you.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.  From The Nursery Team.

 
 
 
 
 

Nursery Link

Friday 6th September 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

What a wonderful week we have had in nursery. The nursery team are very pleased with how the children are settling into nursery and are getting used to our routines.

We have been very impressed with how many children are trying to be independent. When your child first arrives at nursery please encourage them to take their tag off their peg and hang up their own coat.

As some of you may be aware the Friends of Templemoor (PTA) kindly buy each child a Templemoor book bag. Unfortunately they haven’t arrived yet. As soon as they do we will give one to your child. Thank you for your patience.

This week the children have been painting their self- portrait. If your child has not painted theirs yet they will be doing so next week. Look out for their masterpiece displayed in nursery soon.

At Templemoor Nursery we have a wonderful resource of a Story Sack library. A story sack has a story with props and suggestions of how you can share the story sack with your child. If your child wants to borrow a story sack please can you sign the sack out in the PINK FOLDER on the page that corresponds with the story sack you have chosen. When you return the story sack please hand it back to a member of staff to check. Thank you. If you have any queries please speak to a member of the nursery team.

We look forward to another exciting week in nursery welcoming some more new nursery friends.

Have a lovely weekend.

From The Nursery Team.