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Balloon Launch November 2014

Nursery Autumn 1 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to

William Bellamy Primary School Nursery.

     Our new Nursery times are 8.30am- 11.20am and 12.30-3.20pm

 

Children attending last year and returning to Nursery we look forward to seeing you on Monday 14 th September at 8.30am and 12.30pm.

 

We very much hope that your child has a happy time here. The following are some of the ways in which you can help us:

 - Always tell a member of staff if your child is worried about anything that happened either at school or at home.

  - Make sure that we always have an up to date telephone number so that we are able to contact you if your child is ill or has an accident.

  -  Please do not let your child bring toys to school as they may become upset if the toys are mislaid or broken.

  -  Encourage your child to be independent so that they can put their own coat on and off, and go to the toilet unaided washing their hands afterwards.

Always tell us who will be picking up your child if it someone other than you.

 

Uniform

For nursery your child will need to wear uniform. This comprises of grey trousers or jogging trousers, skirt or dress, white shirt or tee shirt and a blue jumper. Footwear must be black velcro or buckle fastening shoes, laces are NOT allowed. Wellies are also suitable for use in the garden. A warm coat, hat and gloves will be needed as the weather gets colder. Please remember to label all shoes and clothing.

Meet the nursery team

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Picture 2 Mrs Taylor
Picture 3 Mrs Russell
Picture 4 Miss Warner
Picture 5 Miss O'Neill
Picture 6 Mrs Davies
Picture 7 Miss Holroyd

Welcome to Mrs Carby our new key worker for Daisy Group.

 

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Welcome to Mrs Wilson our new key-worker in Golapi.
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Miss Stevens is supporting in Golopi and Rausva classes
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Looking after our new garden

Meet our new rabbit 'Smudge'.

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We like to to stroke him, he feels soft.

We feed him carrots and kale, yum yum!

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Enjoying the shaving foam!

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Your turn, my turn!

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I am the music man! What  can you play?

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Can you build it?

YES we can!

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Rain, rain, go away!

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We enjoyed reading The Little Red Hen.

 

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Then we decided to make our own hen-house.
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Now we need a boat!
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"I made a Catherine wheel whizz!"

Our New Nursery

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Welcome to William Bellamy School Nursery Hospital.We have doctors and nurses to make you better. 
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Bedtime stories! We wore our pyjamas and so did our Mummies and Daddies. 
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Welcome to the new year and our new topic ' Let's get Moving'.

We have been reading Jack and the Beanstalk. Look at the castle we have built for Jack and his mum.

First we joined the boxes with PVA and masking tape.

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We used papier-mâché mâché to make the castle sturdy. The castle got bigger and bigger, and stronger and stronger!
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Then we had fun painting the castle!
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Come and see our castle in the nursery!

The weather has been cold and we are interested in 'ice'.

Look at our 'ice men. We made some observational drawings for the display.

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Welcome to the 2nd Spring Term, our topic is Patterns.

We are looking at patterns we see around us and in the local environment. 

Look at the shapes we found in the garden.

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Look at our World Map. Wow!! We have families from 20 different countries around the world!
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We read Elmer, it's one of our favourite books!
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We had an Elmer day on World Book Day. Look at our costumes!

Look at us making our own play-dough. It's better than our teachers make!

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Look we have hen eggs. We cannot wait for them to hatch!
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We've had a busy week this week. The Maran ducks came to visit today.

we are looking forward to meeting the Rhode Island Ducks next week.

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We have lots of languages in our Nursery. Fazila read us a story in her home language. Do you know which language she is speaking?

If you are able to offer your time to read a story to the children please speak to a member of the Nursery team.

Mrs Omar reads to us in English and Farsi.

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We had a Fun Friday with 'SPUD AN YAM'

Lots of singing Rhythm and Rhyme. Have a look at their website.

 

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Spud n Yam sing and play guitars and percussion!

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This is what we had to say about 'Spud n Yam'.

' I like when the boogy man is scared by the baby!' Savannah

'I like the instruments.' James

'I like the drums'. Zain

'I like clapping' Ryder.

Mason likes the instruments.

 

Haifa told us the story of Little Red Riding Hood in Arabic. It's so important for ALL our children to hear different languages. Calling all our Mums and Dads - if you speak a language other than English PLEASE come in and read with us!! 

The Little Red Riding Hood in Arabic. Fabulous!

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Thank you Haifaa! We look forward to your story after the Easter holidays.

Come and meet the Easter Bunny!

Easter Bonnet Parade

Wednesday 1st April 2015

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in the nursery garden

'What's cooking in the mud kitchen?'

Wiggly worms, crunchy cockroaches, slimy slugs.

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Fun in the Cornflour!

Our girls demonstate fabulous hand and foot work

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Look at our Beautiful Bonnets!

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The Easter Bunny visited to give us our eggs. Thank you 'The Voice' for the eggs.

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We hope you have had an enjoyable Easter Break. Welcome back to the1st Summer Term.

Our topic is 'The Farm'. We shall be looking at the animals and learning about their home environment and how they live.

The following are a few ways to help your child with Maths and English.

Maths

 - Sing number songs

 - Look at the shapes in the environment, talk about what you see.

 - Count the stairs as you walk up and down.

 - Match the numeral to correct amount.

 - Read and make simple recipes, weigh and measure the ingredients.

English

- Play 'I Spy'

- Encourage you child to make lines and marks using corn-flour in a tray, shaving foam.

- Find letters and words in the environment, read logos.

Look at some of the exciting things we have been doing in the garden!

We can't go under it we can't go over it now we are stuck in it!

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Fire! Fire!

Let's make Marshmallows, yummy yummy!

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Whee! Whee! All the way down.

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Making with Modroc.

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Den building.

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Pushing the trucks in the shingle pit.
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Making mud, glorious mud!
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Digging for treasure.
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Climbing the ropes.
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Welcome back to the 2nd Summer Term. Our topic this term is 'Food'. We shall be reading The Tiger who came to tea, Handa's Surprise, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

This is the last term in Nursery before the children move into Reception. The following are some of the ways you can consolidate the learning that is taking place in Nursery.

Communication and Language

Can your child answer ‘where, why and how’ questions?

Introduce new words, as you explore the Local Area together. Let them hear you talking and the language you are using. Encourage them to ask and answer questions.

Encourage them to think about and talk about what they see, hear, smell around them.

Does your child REALLY listen to you? Ask them to repeat a message back to you. Or ask them to take a message to someone.

Talk to them about their day in nursery. What, where did they play?

 

Physical Development

Looking after Ourselves- Independence in washing, dressing, feeding, toileting ourselves.

What makes us healthy? There are foods we can eat lots of and food for ‘special’ times sweets, cakes.

How do we look after our teeth?

How much exercise do we get each day?

Can we do more moving about inside? C beebies songs and dance.

Visiting the park before or after the nursery session.

Moving in different ways-balancing and jumping and landing. It’s brilliant to see many of the children are riding their bicycles and scooters to nursery.

Throwing and catching a ball.

 

Maths Development

Think about the language they need to hear!

Talk about shape, colour, size, height, money and length. Number recognition, counting aloud, counting objects, putting numbers in order.

Exploring money, can they hold it, pay for you, collect the change.

Take the tins from the cupboard and role play a shop at home.

‘Write’ down shopping lists alongside you.

Begin to make marks, pictures for numbers.

Problem-solving, remember the importance of developing those ‘thinking’ skills.

Literacy

DRAW at every opportunity! Draw what you saw on the way home from nursery.

Make patterns with brushes and water, pens, paint, corn flour, shaving foam.

Look at the pattern of your child’s name, encourage them to ‘write’ make marks for their name.

Support them to hold a pencil properly and to write their name. You can practise the pattern of each letter, if you need help please ask a member of the team.

Children should be able to focus and listen to short stories. Spend time each day on puzzles, games, listening activities, to build on these skills.

What sound does your child’s name begin with? Can you think of any other words starting with this sound?

BEGINNING TO LEARN LETTER SOUNDS, starting with their name.

What sound does your child’s name begin with? Can you think of any other words starting with this sound?

Continue to read stories EVERY night before bedtime. Have a routine brushing teeth, story and bedtime is a great routine to establish.

Let them look at books for pleasure too. Visit the local library.

 

Understanding the World

A visit from child musicians from around the school on ‘World Music Day.’

Small groups of children to visit the school pond, local Park.

 

Expressive Art and Design

Pictures should be taking a simple form now a person, object or shape.   Children should be able to think about what they are going to draw and talk about their work.

Opportunities to draw, paint, build, design at home?

Can they join in with ‘pretend play’? Give them an old box to make a police car, boat, fire engine.

Get the whole family to help act out a familiar story. Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, or make up your own together.

 

Healthy Birthdays!

Please do continue to support our Healthy Schools Eating policy DO NOT bring in sweets or cakes for Birthdays.  ‘Fruits to share’ are welcome, especially raisins, grapes.

We do have a ‘Rolling snack, Fruit Area’ where children can access water, milk and fruit.

Please do ensure children have a good, healthy breakfast/lunch before they come in to nursery. This is an essential basis for an active Nursery session. If you are going to bring in a snack when you pick up your child, please do try to make it healthy!

 

Attendance/Punctuality

May we please remind you that you should not be taking your child away on holiday during Term-Time. We would also remind parents of opening/finishing times:

MORNING SESSION 9am –11:50am (ALL children should be picked up by12 o’clock)

AFTERNOON SESSION- 12:30-3:20pm (ALL children should be picked up by 3:30pm)

Children should arrived when the gate opens! Persistent lateness not only affects your child’s well-being but delays the session starting.

Consistent attendance results in better progress and more successful interactions with others. Uniform

Please send your child into Nursery wearing the correct School Uniform and shoes that are fastened with Velcro.

As the weather is becoming warmer. Remember to apply sun protection before the session begins.

 

Look what's been happening in the Nursery!

Fantastic Friday celebrations for World Music Day.

The choir came to sing.

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We made shakers using bottles, pasta and lentils. We made quiet sounds, we made loud sounds.

Make a sound shaker at home and bring it into Nursery to listen to the sounds with your friends.

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The junior children played and then showed us their instruments.
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Elijah's Dad played the drums and sang songs for us.

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The children from Chestnuts came to visit and sang us one of their favourite songs.

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Statement of 'British Values' 

 

The Department for Education recently reinforced the need ‘to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of:

• democracy

• the rule of law

• individual liberty

• mutual respect

• tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs’

 

Each school has been asked to publish a statement about how they ensure that pupils are developing a full and balanced understanding.  At William Bellamy Primary School we are proud to represent a number of cultures and faiths and always strive to promote these key aspects of being a well-rounded citizen.

 

Please find attached the School’s statement.

 

If you require any additional information please contact the Headteacher through the school website. 

 
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