We are: Mrs Ali Gouzien - Nursery teacher – (previously in Reception and then KS1).
Mrs Emma McQuinn, Mrs Tanya Streatfield and Mrs Suzanne Findlay - Nursery Assistants.
Friday 11th January 2019
We hope that you have all had a great Christmas and New Year break and managed to avoid all the viruses that the winter has brought with it. Thank you for the kind words and gifts that were given at the end of last term and for being part of the festivities when you came to see the children in their Christmas sing alongs and shared their learning with them by looking at their Learning Journeys. This has continued to help us form a vital partnership with you which is so important for the continuing development of your child. We are very proud of them all.
This term, we have been able to welcome another new member to our class and the children have been excited to find some friends are now in more days than before. As rhyming texts and storytelling are an important part of your child’s development in ‘Communication and Language’ and help instill a love of reading, we have started our learning with the story of ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. The children will then be learning and developing their skills through our exciting topic on ‘Space’, a whole school initiative. A couple of the story books will be ‘Roaring Rockets’ and ‘Aliens love underpants’ and they will also be looking at non fiction books to help them learn facts about the planets and solar system. The topic will also enable them to develop their design and technology skills; we plan to make some junk models of rockets and spaceships as well as to do some cooking of rock cakes and star biscuits. More information will be sent out about this at a later date as we will need certain resources to make the models like card and plastic containers and a donation to buy ingredients for the cooking to take place.
We are continuing to go out to enjoy the outdoors on a daily basis to enhance their learning therefore, we ask that you continue to provide them each day with a warm / waterproof coat and also a pair of named wellies, if they have not brought in a pair already. It is also important that they have a named bottle containing water each day to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Thank you for all your invaluable support.
Mrs Gouzien and the rest of the Nursery Team.