Nursery News 27th November 2023

NURSERY NEWS

27th November 2023 – Edition 315

Find out About:

A School Photographer.

B. Christmas Cards

C. Fruit for snacktime.

D. Wipes and Nappy Sacks

E. Big Nursery 30 hours.

F. What are the children learning about this week?

 

A School Photographer.

The School Photographer has just delivered the school photographs this afternoon. They will be ready for collection  from tomorrow. The office staff will hand them to families, to ensure everyone has the correct pack.

Some parents ordered digital downloads. If you ordered digital images, they have already been emailed to you by the photographer. If you have not received your digital images, check your spam folder in the first instance, and then if you still do not have them, call the photographer directly:

Victoria Mitchell 07845 676258

 

B. Christmas Cards

We as a staff, would like to ask parents to consider sending just one Christmas card in to school, written ‘To all my friends at Willow’. These cards will then be displayed for all to see in the library corridor.

 

C. Fruit for snacktime.

We are finding that we do not have quite enough fruit to provide a fruit snack, on a daily basis, to all the children. So, would parents please consider donating a bag of apples, bananas or satsumas over the next few weeks so that we have enough fruit everyday for everyone.

 

D. Wipes and Nappy Sacks

Please remember to put a pack of wet wipes and nappy sacks in your child’s change of clothes bag.

 

E. Big Nursery 30 hours.

Are there any parents in Big Nursery that would like to increase their child’s attendance pattern from 15 hours to 30 hours per week in January?

If so, please speak to Mrs Davies/ Mrs Evans. We are suggesting this now because if you wish to use the ‘30 hours Funding for Working Families’ offer you must ensure a valid 30 hour code is in place by the 31st December 2023.

 

F. What are the children learning about this week?

In Catkins and Little Nursery, the children will be learning about Maisy Mouse. They will listen to lots of Maisy stories throughout the week and get to know the characters. The older children can discuss the stories with staff and decide which book they liked the best. Younger children will be using sponges and paint to make Maisy paintings. Staff will talk to the children about the shapes that they are using for their work. This week they will be focusing on using circles and triangles.

In the Link, the children will be using their fine motor skills to cut out and stick shapes together to create a Maisy picture of their own. Staff will offer support to individual children with cutting skills, but they will be encouraged to try and use scissors by themselves.

Outside in the Catkins garden, the children will be searching for Maisy characters. When they find them, they can sit in the teepee tent and talk about where they were hidden. There will also be some guttering set up for the children to roll balls and cars down. The staff can talk to the children about pushing the toys down the ramps and catching them in boxes.