Our joint session Christmas party will be on Thursday 20th December. Normal hours apply from 8.20am to 11.30am. Party clothes welcome but please ensure your child still has a coat and outdoor shoes appropriate for the weather as we will probably be outside during the morning.
Creating Nativity masterpieces.
Christmas playdough ~ with a little bit of cinnamon and sparkle.
Balance board with marble maze.
By standing on the board and placing their feet at either end, children can use their balance and core muscles to roll a marble through the trail paths. This helps children develop physical and motor skills, concentration and focus, and problem solving skills. Working in partnership encourages a ‘can-do’ mindset and the resilience to keep trying.
Morning nursery children always enjoy a visit from our local Colinton Librarian. https://tinyurl.com/y8rzxjf4
Redford Woods walk
We are hoping to go for a walk to Redford woods on Friday 30th November. Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. We aim to leave at 9am / 1pm.
There are numerous health benefits to playing outside. With more room to play in, children are often more active when outside, which helps them to build strong bones and good fitness levels, while also enabling them to burn off extra energy and calories. As well as this, being in the sunshine, even in winter, means children naturally absorb vital vitamin D.
Thank you to our resident photographer for capturing precious moments of our afternoon learners. View the slideshow here
Photographs by http://www.dorotamarkowskaphotography.com/
Redford Woods walk
Nursery parents/carers ~ the weather looks great for a mid-November (Thursday 15th) walk to Redford woods. Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for an adventure! We aim to leave at 9am / 1pm.
New book in the nursery 😂 ~ The Wonky Donkey
A nursery scientist discovered, by chance, the magical force of magnetism..and he was very pleased with himself. Lots of hypothesising and experimenting lie ahead…
P1 enrolment for August 2019 ~ could eligible catchment parents/carers please enrol their child for P1 on Tuesday 6th or Wednesday 7th November between 1.30pm and 3pm. Please bring your child’s birth certificate and proof of address.
Nursery parents/carers ~ parental consultations are proposed for 20th, 22nd and 23rd November. Staff will advise you of an appointment.
A little, friendly witch brought a pumpkin to nursery…
Owl Babies ~ I enjoy exploring events and characters in stories and other texts, sharing my thoughts in different ways.
Remember tomorrow, 31st October, is Primary Schools Open Day.
Little fingers have been busy exercising today.
Nursery children – are you ready to put your little fingers to work? Look out for something new in the nursery ~ creating shapes, working hand muscles, developing spatial skills and practising fine motor skills.
Thank you to a little helper who collected some autumn leaves and twigs for our tuff tray.
We enjoyed our Friday walk to Redford Woods. The squirrels were leaping about and kept us company.
Please look out for the Question of the Month displayed on the Communications Board. Help the nursery team improve the cloakroom space. Thanks!
We are hoping to go for a walk to Redford woods on Friday 26th October. Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.
~ “by just being outdoors in the woodland our mental health and wellbeing is enhanced as we breathe in fresh air and watch the sun shine through the trees and just ‘be’ with nature” ( My World Outdoors)
Our story of the week is Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. We are encouraging the children to try and retell the story using story stones and props. You can view the story video here ~ Engaging with stories and texts in different ways, for example, retelling/re-enacting stories and/or using puppets/props.
Weather forecast for Monday 22nd October is sunny but cool. Why not go for a refreshing autumnal walk and collect some leaves, acorns, conkers and twigs to bring into the nursery when it reopens on Tuesday 23rd October? autumn postcard
Autumn newsletter Autumn Catch Up 2018
Peeling and slicing bananas, freezing them, then baking banana muffins for snack ~ opportunities to enjoy exploring and working with foods in different contexts.
Slicing bananas – two keen helpers preparing snack. Fractions ~ splitting a whole object into smaller parts.
Exploring the great outdoors ❤️.
~ appreciating the wonder of nature within different environments.
Our Autumn walk to Redford Woods ~ being aware of how routines and events in my world link with times and seasons.
Making and baking bramble sponge for snack 👌🏾
~ choosing, preparing and tasting different foods, being aware of my own and others’ needs when taking turns and sharing resources.
Foraging for brambles in the big garden (Room to Grow).
~ exploring and discovering where foods come from.