Nursery Weekly News - 04/10/2019

Nursery news – 4.10.19

Our children are now settled in to our Nursery term, and the children who have just joined us have made an amazing start to their time with us. We have been very busy –

  • Blue Base have had lots of walks along the corridor, organised by Miss Purkess, to go and look out of our big window at the builders and all the work they are doing to build our new classrooms. The children have seen cranes, diggers and waving builders which has made everybody very excited.
  • In Red and Yellow Base the children have been learning all about birthdays and parties, using the book “Maisie’s Birthday” as a starting point. There has even been opportunity to plan for and take part in a real party, with cake, candles and party games!
  • You will have received information about Home Learning in Yellow/Red Base which is to have a look at and find circles everywhere – please remember to return your Home Learning any time during the week of 14th Blue Base Home Learning will begin after half term.
  • We have a new face in Nursery this week – I would like to welcome Miss Jasmin Whillar, our new Level 3 practitioner who will be mainly working in Blue Base, and you will also see her in breakfast and after school clubs some days.
  • Uniform – thank you so much for the fantastic effort made in sending your children to Nursery in our now compulsory uniform. Just a reminder that there is no obligation to send your child in full uniform, just the t shirts and jumpers. You are very welcome to send leggings or tracksuit bottoms etc. if you prefer.

A few reminders/requests to help make life easier please-

  • Naming items – we still have lots of nursery jumpers and t-shirts, plus other items of clothing, which are not named. Please can I ask you all to check everything your child brings to Nursery, including shoes
  • Now that the children are settled, we ask that toys from home are not brought into Nursery unless your child’s teacher has asked specifically for something. We get lots of toys lost or broken which is obviously very upsetting for our children.
  • If your child is in nappies, please can you ensure you pack enough for the day – we do not keep nappies in Nursery.

Can you help?

As part of the “curiosity approach” which we now follow in Early Year, we need to collect as many real/natural materials as possible. If you have any of the following at home which you would be willing to donate, please bring them in! I am collecting them in my office.

Wicker baskets of any size                                     wooden crates or boxes

Logs, stones or pebbles                                           wooden curtain hooks

Stainless steel jugs, sugar bowls, teapots


Thank you for your continued support, have a lovely weekend!

Julie Simpson