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St Antony's

Catholic Primary School

God is at the heart of our school

Nursery

smileyWelcome to the Nurserysmiley

 

Class Teachers - Mrs Mills & Mrs Paynter

Nursery Nurse - Mrs Prince & Mrs Hudson

Friday 15th November 2019

 

Dear Parents,

This week has been another busy one with lots of fun things going on. We’ve been counting, writing numbers, mixing paint to make new colours and even painting ice!

 

We also found out about the Jewish festival Hanukkah and made our own Menorahs using paper plates, tissue paper and lolly sticks.

 

Next week we will be talking some more about the seasons and creating a new display for the classroom.

 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

 

Kind Regards,

The Nursery Team

 

Reminders:

Phonics homework is sent home on a Monday and is to be returned by the Friday. Reading books will be changed once a week and are for you to share with your child. Thank you for the continued support.

 

Dates for the Diary:

Wednesday 18th December - Christmas jumper day and Nursery parties

Thursday 19th December – Nativity performance and Christmas activities with parents (more information to follow)

Friday 20th December – Nursery is closed

 

Friday 8th November 2019

 

Dear Parents,

 

We have had a lovely week continuing with our topic ‘Colours’. We all painted a beautiful firework picture and made firework sounds with musical instruments. We looked at images of firework displays and discussed what shapes and colours we could see. We also pretended to be fireworks by moving our bodies and making sounds with our hands and mouths. We’ve had so much fun!

 

Over the course of this week we have been giving out the home learning resources for you and your child to take part in. Phonics activities will be sent out on a Monday and collected in by Friday. We have also encouraged the children to choose a book from the nursery reading area that they can bring home to share with you. This book will be changed once a week. Please keep checking your child’s book bag for any letters or home learning resources. Your support is greatly appreciated.

 

This weekend Bobby the Bulldog and Dotty the Duck are going home with our two ‘star of the week’ children. We look forward to hearing about their adventures next week!

 

Kind Regards,

The Nursery Team

Friday 1st November 2019

 

Dear Parents,

 

Welcome back! We hope that you all had a lovely half term break.

 

It has been wonderful to see the children settle back into nursery with such ease and enthusiasm! We’ve had a very busy week as we began our new topic ‘Colours’. We started with finding out about the four different seasons, then we focused on autumn and all the lovely colours that we see at this time of year. We went on an ‘Autumn Walk’ where we looked for signs of autumn. The children collected leaves, twigs and acorns to put on our nature table. They have been using the magnifying glasses to take a closer look at things. We even learnt some new autumn themed yoga poses during our PE session!

 

We also started phonics sessions and have been listening out for all different types of sounds. Next week we will begin sending out the home learning resources for you to share with the children.

 

We hope that you all have an enjoyable weekend.

 

Kind Regards,

The Nursery Team

Friday 18th October 2019

 

Dear Parents,

 

This week we have been talking about our families. The children have decided that ‘family’ means giving hugs and kisses, saying “I love you” and having fun together. The children have made a fantastic start to the year and we are very pleased with how well they have settled into nursery.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Prince for all her hard work and wish her the best of luck as she begins her maternity leave – we will miss her!

 

Next week Nursery will be closed for the half term holiday. We hope that you all have a lovely week and we look forward to seeing you after the break.

 

Kind Regards,

The Nursery Team

 

Dates for the Diary:

Monday 21st – Friday 25th October – Nursery CLOSED for half term holiday

Monday 28th October – Nursery reopens

Friday 11th October 2019

 

Dear Parents,

 

This week we have been developing our speech and language skills further by talking about our likes and dislikes. The children are settling in well and are becoming more confident each day! It was lovely to see so many of you at the Welcome Meetings yesterday. Thank you for joining us. 

 

Next week we will be talking about our families – what it feels like to be part of our own family, and also how it feels to be part of God’s family.

 

Reminder – please send in a family photo for our wall display if you haven’t already done so.

 

Many Thanks,

The Nursery Team

 

Dates for the Diary:

Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th October - Parent Consultation Meetings

Thursday 17th October at 1.45pm – Prospective Parent Meeting for Reception

Monday 21st – Friday 25th October – Nursery closed for half term holiday

Friday 4th October 2019

 

Dear Parents,

 

This week we have been getting creative! We’ve used paint, Play Doh, felt pens and pencils to create self-portraits. We’ve been learning new songs and we even had our first PE lesson over in the main school hall.  It has been lots of fun!

 

Next week we will be talking about our likes and dislikes. In particular we will focus on our favourite food so you might like to have a chat with your child to discuss what foods they like and dislike.

 

Reminder – please send in a family photo for our wall display.

 

We hope you all have a good weekend.

 

Many Thanks,

The Nursery Team

 

Dates for the Diary:

Thursday 10th October – Nursery Welcome Meeting 3.45pm* and 5.30pm

*A crèche will be available for children of parents attending the 3.45pm meeting

Tuesday 15th October – Parent Consultation Meetings 3.50-6.00pm

Wednesday 16th October - Parent Consultation Meetings 3.50-6.30pm

Friday 27th September 2019

 

Dear Parents,

 

We have had a lovely few weeks meeting you all and welcoming your children into the Nursery. They have been having lots of fun and settling in well. We have been learning our daily routines and all been getting to know each other better.

 

Next week we will be starting our topic ‘I am Special’. We will focus on finding out more about your children and getting to know them. We would like to create an ‘Our Family’ display using your family photos. Please could you send in a photo of your child and the family that can be put up in the classroom. 

 

We hope you all have a good weekend.

 

Many Thanks,

The Nursery Team

 

Dates for the Diary:

Thursday 10th October – Nursery Welcome Meeting 3.45pm* and 5.30pm

*A crèche will be available for children of parents attending the 3.45pm meeting

NURSERY INFORMATION

Learning in the Nursery

In the Foundation Stage children learn best through first hand experience, by doing things. We as adults call it play. Play is children's work, and you can help by taking an interest in your child's early achievements. Painting and drawing, junk-modelling and collage are important evidence of their skills and stages of development. When they tell you their news about school they are giving a gift of language and speech so please take time to listen.

 

We will provide music, games, story sessions, materials for creative activities; opportunities for role-play, pretend games and equipment and expertise for the practice of physical and mental skills. And being a part of a vibrant class we are developing the social skills needed for dealing with life in school such as learning to share adult attention with other children in the class and with each other.

 

Entry to the Nursery

A.M- parents come in through the main gate, turn right towards Friary Lane, left through the gate at the front of the school. Walk alongside the building. The Nursery is at the end of the path.

 

P.M- parents gain entry via the large double gates in Friary Lane. Turn right, the Nursery is at the end of the path. Exit through the main gate is at 3:30pm.

 

Clothing

Nursery uniform consisting of a navy tracksuit and red polo shirt with the school logo are available to order online via the school webpage. Please label ALL items of clothing. Footwear should be black and suitable suitable for outdoor activities. Velcro straps are preferred.

NO JEWELLERY should be worn at any time.

 

 

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