We had the most amazing end of term fun day, bringing our topic of 'mini beasts' to an exciting end! We were delighted to see some incredible creations and outfits! We were also amazed by how brave our children were holding and stroking lots of creatures that the grown ups wouldn't!
Well done to our wonderful Nursery children and thank you all for a brilliant year!
We had a special visitor this week, Johnny the Journeyman. He told us some amazing stories. He never read them out of books though, he remembered them! We had no illustrations to look at, so we painted our own using our imagination!
We are excited to be starting our Summer Term and have lots of wonderful things planned- including lots of outdoor fun!
Our traditional tale is 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and will be planting and watching as things grow in our outside classroom.
Afternoon session theatre visit
We enjoyed a fabulous performance by 'M and M productions' .
We have been very excited ( or should that be 'egg'cited?) to welcome our new visitors to class! We shall be watching them closely!
Safer Internet Day Tuesday 9th February
Our visit to Tesco's bakery
Many thanks to our friends at Tesco's Express for letting us come to see where they bake their gingerbread men! We loved the delicious smells and even took back some treats!
Welcome to Nursery!
Welcome back to what we know is going to be another busy term! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break!
Our traditional tale this term is 'The Gingerbread Man'. We are currently busy organising visits to see real bakery kitchens including our own in school and Tesco's!
We are also going to be having 'healthy eating' activities in class and hope to be able to invite you along to make some gingerbread men with your children!
As always, if you have any questions, please ask any member of the team.
We visited our school kitchen. The children were especially amazed by the size of the fridge and loved all the smells! We're looking forward to tasting school dinners next year!
Year Six helpers
We have enjoyed our friends coming down to help in the afternoons!
Welcome to Nursery!
Hibernation day fun!
We signed in!
Pupil's Voice Feedback
Many thanks to our children (and helpers at home!) who have returned their questionnaires. Here are some of the lovely comments.
"Lily loves school and has fun with her friends!"
Niamh thinks school "very, very, very good!"
Lexi would like "more trips!"
Megan enjoyed " going on the minibus."
Monica "likes school because you can learn lots of things!"
Tyler likes singing and Zara likes her "lovely friends and teachers!"
Peace and Madison enjoys running and playing outside, Olivia playing in the water and Maddieson Shae and Alexia like the bikes.
Wynston thinks schools is " great, excellent" and "loves his school!"
Leighton would like to learn about the weather, Lexi would like to do more dancing and Alexis wants to learn to count differently next term. Zack and Tyler would like to learn to write their names. Watch this space!
Many thanks for our returned questionnaires. We had lots of positive comments including ....
What your children think about Arnot St Mary
"My child loves coming to school. He tells me about his lessons and is excited to learn more."
"He is excited because he’s learning English by playing in a pleasant environment."
"She loves school. She has settled in amazing, unlike previous Nurseries she has attended."
What we do well at Arnot St Mary
We also had some great suggestions about what we else could do for you and your children. Please read your parent board or white board outside class for further information.
Don't forget, any more comments and suggestions can be included in our 'Suggestion sheet' on our Parent/Carer noticeboard - or just talk to a member of staff!
Please find below a list of our end of year 'non-negotiables'.
These are skills which we hope your children will have gained by the end of their time with us in Nursery.
Abbreviations for areas of learning-
PSED-Personal, Social, Emotional Development
C&L- Communication and Language
UW- Understanding the World
EA&D- Expressive Arts and Design
We hope that you will help by focusing on these skills together at home also.
Any questions, please ask a member of staff who will be happy to explain.
We like to develop our children’s speech patterns, rhyming skills and number recognition through Nursery Rhymes.
These are some of the specific ones that will be taught this year in school.
Please help learn these by heart at home too!
Twinkle twinkle, little star
Wind the bobbin up,
Pat a cake, pat acake
Round and round the garden
Ring o’ roses,
Incy wincy spider
Row, row your boat,
Two little dicky birds
One finger, one thumb
Baa, baa black sheep,
Wheels on the bus
One, two, buckle my shoe,