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Week beginning 17.10.17

We've been learning about Diwali this week.  We have enjoyed dancing for Diwali, making colourful patterns and we've even made our own diva tealights!  Perhaps you could add your own candle at home and look at our lovely decorations! 

Thank you to Anahita's mum for the Divas and Diwali sweets, and also to Sruthi's mum and sister for the sweets and coming in to talk to the children. 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER - no nursery - school shut for staff training (Inset day)

23RD TO 27TH OCTOBER - Half term holiday - no nursery

31ST OCTOBER NON SCHOOL UNIFORM DAY - children to wear their own clothes or Halloween costume to school - organised by the Friends of Nonsuch. No long dresses or costumes that making independent toileting difficult please. We will still be outside climbing and playing in all areas 

 Friday 3rd November 9 - 9.45 or 12.45 - 1.30 Nursery Curriculum meeting with Mrs Gilbert. Come along and find out what we are teaching this term and how you can help at home.

FRIDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 3.30 Halloween disco in the hall organised by the Friends of Nonsuch

16TH NOVEMBER parent teacher consultations - sign up for a 10 minute appointment with the class teachers. 

17TH NOVEMBER NURSERY SHUT ALL DAY FOR PARENT TEACHER CONSULTATION APPOINTMENTS

If you are still not receiving Tapestry photos/videos and emails please come and see us at the end of the session and we will send a new activation email out.

Chick class parents please check your Tapestry account for a message about you new class rep Alison Coleman.

Many thanks.

Week beginning 9.10.17

Incy Wincy Spider and Little Miss Muffet

We've been learning all about Spiders this week. Did you know they have 8 legs and up to 8 eyes too! We read the Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle and Argh! Spider.  The children also enjoyed a bit of weeding in the garden but found more worms than spiders!

We've been completing some maths activities with all the children as well as making spider hats. 

How to help at home this week. 

Encourage your child to join in with the repeated parts of a story that they know well. Here is a link to the Very Busy Spider that we read several times this week.  Can they children join in with 'the spider didn't answer she was very busy spinning her web'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhkZi28sE_E

Go on a spider web hunt in the garden. Talk about why spiders make webs. Can they remember how many legs a spider has? Can they show you 8 fingers? (We've practiced this at school by holding up 4 fingers on each hand and tucking away our thumbs)

 

We have also been singing Little Miss Muffet this week at school. Not many of the children are familiar with it so you could practice singing along to this....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzlgVuestmI

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER - no nursery - school shut for staff training (Inset day)

23RD TO 27TH OCTOBER - Half term holiday - no nursery

31ST OCTOBER NON SCHOOL UNIFORM DAY - children to wear their own clothes or Halloween costume to school - organised by the Friends of Nonsuch. No long dresses or costumes that making independent toileting difficult. We will still be outside climbing and playing in all areas of the classroom. 

 Friday 3rd November 9 - 9.45 or 12.45 - 1.30 Nursery Curriculum meeting with Mrs Gilbert. Come along and find out what we are teaching this term and how you can help at home

FRIDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 3.30 Halloween disco in the hall organised by the Friends of Nonsuch

16TH NOVEMBER parent teacher consultations - sign up for a 10 minute appointment with the class teachers. 

17TH NOVEMBER NURSERY SHUT ALL DAY FOR PARENT TEACHER CONSULTATION APPOINTMENTS

If you are still not receiving Tapestry photos/videos and emails please come and see us at the end of the session and we will send a new activation email out

Please email Paola our class rep (and also Tommaso's mum) if you would like to be part of the class network at  zaninottopaola@gmail. Paola has also set up a closed facebook page called Nonsuch Primary Ducklings. If you find the group you can send a request to join it. 

 

Alison Coleman (Lucy's Mum)  has kindly volunteered to be the Chick class parent rep and she will be in touch soon. 

                                                            

Many thanks

The Nursery Team

Please email Paola our class rep (and also Tommaso's mum) if you would like to be part of the class network at  zaninottopaola@gmail. Paola has also set up a closed facebook page called Nonsuch Primary Ducklings. If you find the group you can send a request to join it. 

Week beginning 02.10.17

Nursery Rhymes - Hickory Dickory Dock

We have started our Autumn term topic of Nursery Rhymes with a week about mice! The children have been singing and acting out Hickory Dickory Dock, 3 Blind mice, Pussy cat pussy cat where have you been? Here is a link to the last rhyme to sing along to at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8V0Hec3GAU

 

We have also been looking at different rhythms to go with different sized clocks. Can your child tell you how the Grandfather clock goes ? (Booooiiiiiiing) How little watches go (ticka tocka ticka tocka) or how the clock on the wall goes? (Tick, tock, tick, tock) 

The children have also been clapping the syllables in their name - Mrs Gilbert has 4 separate syllables/claps. Miss   us     Gil   bert

In Maths we have been identifying numbers on the clock face and seeing what we can do in 1 minute using different timers. 

 

How to help at home

Practice clapping syllables, you can use names of family and friends or choices of breakfast cereal etc. Would you like corn   flakes   or   chee   ri  os? With new activities it is often a good idea to model it to your child before asking them to try and do it independently to build confidence. Spend a few days modelling it to them before you ask them to have a go at clapping the answer perhaps. 

Try setting a timer on your phone or microwave etc for a minute. How many beads/pieces of pasta can they thread in that time? How tall a Lego tower can they build?etc.  If they enjoy this game you could extend it to include How many toys can they put away in a minute :)

 

Upcoming dates for your diary.

Friday 3rd November 9 - 9.45 or 12.45 - 1.30 Nursery Curriculum meeting with Mrs Gilbert. Come along and find out what we are teaching this term and how you can help at home. 

Nursery closed all day Friday 17th November for parent teacher consulatation appointments.

 

 

 Many thanks, 

The Nursery Team

 

week beginning 25.9.17

Art week - Brazil

A big thank you for all the donations of tissues and messy play ingredients, it is greatly appreciated.  We hope you all enjoyed the coffee morning.

We are very pleased to say that Paola Zaninotto (Tommaso's mum) has offered to be class rep. She is hoping to collect email addresses so she can create a way of getting in contact with you all. please look out for her or a sign up list next week. 

 

The children are settling in so well and remembering our routines and rules. Thank you for all your support and WELL DONE children!

This week have done lots of art activities to fit in with the main school Art week. The children have made carnival masks and a whole class rainforest from boxes. We have read stories set in Rainforests and sung Daddy's taking us to the zoo tomorrow.  Other activities have included listening to different rhythms and deciding if it sounds like a slow elephant, a fast ant or a swinging monkey. 

 

We have also done lots of number work, including counting and recognising numbers.

 

How to help at home

Continue to help the children learn the names of the adults in class and to begin to learn some other children's names. 

Practice counting, anywhere and everywhere. Can you count to 5? 10? 20? 30? Count while you walk to school, before getting out of the bath, while you're waiting at a red traffic light, while standing in a queue etc. 

You could also look for numbers in the environment. Which number(s) do you have on your front door? Look for numbers on street signs, on food packets, on your car number plate. Children often learn to recognise numerals that are significant to them first such as their age, siblings ages, door numbers etc. So start by looking for these numbers, then move onto other numbers. 

Please continue to come in with your child and remind them to hang up their coat, find their name tag and swap their book. 

Many thanks

The Nursery Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Nonsuch Nursery Class!

Well done to all our new children for coming in with a smile on their face, eager to learn!

 

 We spend the first few weeks in nursery settling in our children and enjoying being part of Nonsuch Primary School!

 

Tuesday 26th September - Dress up Day for Art Week - If they would like children can wear their own clothes, dress as an artist!

Please come in to class when dropping off your child and remind them to do their morning jobs of hanging their coat on their peg, changing their book and putting their self registration name in the pot. 

 

Parent Rep Needed:  The role involves reminding other parents of upcoming events, organising get togethers out of school, and helping to find volunteers for PTA events. 

 

 To help our budget go as far as possible we ask parents for donations of items for the classroom each term.  Please sign up on the sheet on the Nursery door and bring your items in with you. These need only to be 'basics/cheapest' items available, as they will be used to make playdough or used for messy play. Many items can be found in the baking aisle such as baking powder, cream of tartar. Many thanks in advance for your support.  

We go outside everyday regardless of the weather (we have covered areas to shelter from the rain) so please send your child in with a NAMED coat everyday. It would also be  great if your child could practice putting their coat on by themselves.  This Montessori technique is very effective once learned. We encourage the children to use this method at school too.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLWdg-yEecg

 

How to help at home:

We have been working hard to learn each others name. It helps your child if they know what to call the teachers and they have four names to learn so use the booklet below to help your child learn our names.

You could print out two copies and play a matching game like pairs or snap, or hide the pictures behind your back and bring one out to show your child and see how quickly they can say the name. 

We've been singing a funny song at school to learn the names of all our friends. Can your child remember any of it to sing to you? It goes like this "Jack has got a (monkey/elephant/dog) on his head, Jack has got a (monkey/elephant/dog) on his head and he keeps there all day." 

You could use the pictures of the teachers below and put objects on our heads  and sing the song to help your child learn our names. 

 

The children are doing a great job of learning our rules and routines but they were certainly tired by the end of the week. A few early nights would certainly help them (and us!) maintain their energy throughout the week. Thank you :)