Busy first week back!

January 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm

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Welcome back!

The children have returned to school with great enthusiasm. It has been lovely to share the photos you sent in via Tapestry. The children have told us in great detail what they have been doing in the holidays. If you haven’t already uploaded your photos to Tapestry we would love to share them with your child. If you need any support to do this then please let us know.

Reception School Places

Next week we will be reminding all our parents about the upcoming deadline for applying for a reception school place for your child. If you need support in applying online then please let us know and we can take you through the process.

Stay and Read

We will be starting our Stay and Read sessions on the week beginning the 15th January. These sessions offer you the opportunity to come and share books with your child. The sessions will run from 8.45-9.15 and 12.30-1pm. If your child doesn’t attend Nursery this day please feel free to come another day. Letters will be sent out next week.

The children have been exploring ice this week and this has led to us investigating freezers and making potions. They have also had lots of fun dancing – copying actions to songs and creating their own dances to music. More and more children are developing their mark making skills and making good attempts at writing their names.

Here’s a selection of photos from our 3 day week…

Have a great weekend!

The Nursery team

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Happy New Year from RH

January 5, 2018 at 12:06 pm

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The children have enjoyed coming back to school and settling back in to routines.

This week we have discussed New Year’s resolutions and what they are. We linked this to the work we did before the holidays for charity and explained that the money the children raised for Oxfam meant they were being ‘good citizens’. We talked a lot about the word citizen and what it means. The children came up with lots of resolutions including helping with cleaning and cooking at home!

We have also learnt about:

*Estimating – we have discussed what the word estimate means and discussed how to make a good estimate by linking it to larger or smaller amounts.

*Fossils – we have learnt about what fossils are and where they come from. We have put some fossils in the freezer ready to dig out of the ice next week!

*Hospitals – we have talked about hospitals and what Doctors and Nurses do to help us. We read ‘Topsy and Tim go to the Hospital’ and the children spoke about their visits to hospitals.

Don’t forget we have a second  ‘Learning about Literacy’ event on Thursday 11th January at 6.30pm. This is a repeat of the  Literacy event that was held in November and is being held for those who couldn’t attend the first one.

Have a lovely weekend and we’ll see you on Monday.

The RH team

 

 

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Party Day and Charity Day

December 15, 2017 at 3:51 pm

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Party Day

Charity Day

We have raised a grand total of £94.87 for Oxfam!! A massive thank you to everyone who has contributed. Musa is very proud of his work and he is very grateful to all his friends and their families who have helped make today happen. The money will be going to Oxfam in the new year.

Merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy New Year. Don’t forget, school is open for children on Wednesday 3rd January.

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Christmas in RF

December 15, 2017 at 11:56 am

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What a busy and fun filled week we have had in RF!

Last week the children presented the Nativity and each child had a very important part to play.

The children started this week by making Christmas cards and calendars. Some of them were very enthusiastic with their use of glitter as you will see when they bring their cards home. The calendars are very individual and each child has designed and drawn their own.

On Wednesday we had our trip to Abbey House Museum to take part in the Christmas workshop. The children had great fun dressing up in various outfits related to father Christmas. Then they had some time doing a craft activity which they all enjoyed. Finally, all the children went to see Father Christmas and received a present.

Thursday was Christmas party day! The children came dressed in party clothes and were very excited from the start.

We played games throughout the day including Pass the Parcel and Musical Statues. Unfortunately, we didn’t get time to play Sleeping Logs!

The final treat of the day was when we had an unexpected visit from Father Christmas.

Thank you for all the thoughtful presents.

Have a lovely Christmas and a restful two weeks off.

From all the staff in RF.

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A busy last week of term…

December 15, 2017 at 8:04 am

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The last week of term has certainly been a super busy one. At the beginning of the week we enjoyed having a little snow outside so we got the sledges out and had a lot of fun! It was also the opportunity to throw snow at Mrs Kumar!

The children were shown how to use a mirror to draw a self-portrait of themselves. We talked about the features we have on our faces. For the children that chose to draw their self portraits we turned these pictures in to beautiful calendars.

Some children chose to bake this week, we hope more will in the New Year. The story of the 10 Little Elves was enjoyed. We have talked a lot this week about saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. The children are trying really hard to say ‘I would like…’ rather than ‘I want…’.

We are sending another ‘holiday task’ through Tapestry today, so please have a read – tell us what you have been doing in your 2 weeks off school.

Thank for so much for the gifts you have sent us. We wish you a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The Nursery team.

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Nursery Christmas Party fun!

December 15, 2017 at 7:31 am

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All the children enjoyed a super party day on Wednesday. We played pass the parcel, musical bumps and musical statues. We also did a lot of dancing!! We ate lots of yummy food and then the highlight was obviously seeing Father Christmas…

 

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