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Morning Nursery 2016/2017

Welcome to Morning Nursery 

We would like to welcome you back to Nursery after such a long summer holiday. It has been great to see so many of you here at our new starting time of 8.30am.


Who are the people who help us?

Miss Knowles is the teacher in charge of Nursery. There are lots of grown ups who help us:- Mrs Hutton works on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Mrs Smith, Mrs Stokes and Mrs Windridge are here every day. All of the grown ups are here to help you.


What is our routine?

Nursery gate opens every morning at 8.30am. The children come in with their grown ups and put their things in their lockers. Children can then self register before exploring the range of activities that we have on offer each day. Parents are more than welcome to take part in activities with their children until they are settled.  The gates close at 9.05am once all of Reception children have come in. Anybody arriving after this time must go to the front of the school and sign their child in at the office. The session ends at 11.30am. 


Who can attend a morning session?

Morning sessions are for those children who will start Reception in September 2017. This allows us to support the children in getting ready for school life.  Please get in touch with Miss Knowles at school (01384 816980) if you would like a place for your child in this session.


What do I need to know?

We provide the children with toast, fruit and milk during the morning. Fresh water is available throughout the morning which the children can access themselves when they need a drink. We ask for a voluntary contribution of £2 a week, which is collected by Mrs Williams on a Monday morning. This helps us to provide resources and a range of activities for the children. We are very grateful for these contributions. Last year we used some of this money to fund the coach on our trip to Telford Wonderland. Children attending our morning sessions are encouraged to wear a uniform. This consists of either a purple jumper or cardigan, a white polo shirt and either black trousers or a school skirt which is only available from our school office. We stock cardigans, jumpers and skirts at our school, order forms are in the foyer area at the front of the school. It would be great if all items of clothing are clearly named, including coats and shoes. Children get ever so upset when they can't find their belongings.






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The first story that we have started to read is 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson. We are looking forward to doing lots of activities based around this book.

The Gruffalo - Narrated by Ollie Heath

Experience the story of the Gruffalo like never before. Ollie's music and rhythmic story telling will be sure to get your children feeling more upbeat about books. If you are looking for an exciting all inclusive way to celebrate Book Week and want to get everyone involved, why not invite Ollie to visit your school for the day?

We loved painting the characters from the story of The Gruffalo during CIL. Mrs Hutton helped us to make Gruffalo Crumble. We helped to chop the fruit and crumble digestive biscuits to make it. It was yummy! We also used the role play masks to retell the story when we were outside. Take a look at the pictures below to see what fun we have had.

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We have also been learning about Autumn. The children have enjoyed the story 'Leaf Trouble' by Jonathan Emmett. Mrs Hutton helped the children to make hedgehog bread. They loved exploring the dough! Mrs Smith helped the children to make hedgehogs. We had great fun collecting leaves to make prickles on the hedgehog's back. Look out for them all on display in Nursery.

We really can not believe how fast this half term has gone by. Enjoy the holiday and we look forward to seeing you on Monday 31st October. Our learning will be based on the story of 'Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson.

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We have had such a busy few weeks since we came back after half term - where has November gone? The children loved reading the story of 'Room on the Broom'. We have used the masks to retell the story. We tried really hard to make star wands and developed our scissor control by cutting them out independently. The children have painted some super pictures of the characters from the story which will be on display in the classroom soon. We have made a witch's hat with an ice-cream cone and some special star biscuits. Our grown ups came in to help us make story spoons for the characters from the story and we had a Room on the Broom party day where everyone dressed up as one of the characters from the story.

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Bonfire Night

At the beginning of November we celebrated Bonfire Night at Nursery. We all helped make a Guy Fawkes by scrunching up newspaper and stuffing it into some clothes. We used a balloon to make a face for the Guy. We made chocolate sparklers and created some fantastic firework paintings using different types of brushes. At the end of the session we had Hot Dogs to eat and Hot Chocolate to drink.

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We are now busy with our Christmas activities. The children have been learning the songs for our play with Reception, 'Our First Nativity 2' which we will be performing for the school on Tuesday 6th December and for parents on Wednesday 7th December. The children in Reception have the main parts and Nursery will be helping them sing the songs. The children have loved making animal masks to wear for the play.


The children have lots of exciting events to look forward to, our Christmas Party at Zig Zags on Monday 12th December at 10.00am and our trip to Telford Wonderland on Wednesday 14th December. We will be putting photos on for you to see as these events happen. Nursery finish for Christmas on Friday 16th December.

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Welcome back to Nursery, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our families a very Happy New Year. We have started off our learning with the story of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. Over the coming weeks we will be doing lots of activities based around the story.


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The children have been doing lots of activities based upon the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Mrs Hutton has helped them to make porridge and a recipe called 'Bear on Toast'. We spread chocolate spread on to fruit loaf to make a bear's face. Next we chopped up some bananas and used some blueberries to give the bear facial features. The children loved eating them. The children have enjoyed painting pictures of the characters from the story too.
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