Friday, 19 October 2018

This week we have been focusing on celebrating difference. We have enjoyed sharing many stories which have promoted lots of positive discussion. We also joined in the school art display which will be filmed with the drone on Monday morning. The children have enjoyed the story of 'Handa's Surprise' and we looked at the different fruits that are eaten in the story. We have decided to make a tropical fruit salad next week to try fruits that we don't normally eat.
I have put all the times for parent consultations in the entrance to the unit. Please speak to me if you have any queries regarding this. On Tuesday morning the consultations will be help in the main school and on Thursday evening they will be held in the unit. I am looking forward to seeing you all and sharing information about your child's first weeks at Little Heath.
Have a great weekend.
Mrs Robinson:)

Friday, 12 October 2018

We have had a fantastic week in nursery and the children are beginning to understand how important it is to care for each other. We have been working very hard with sharing and accepting that sometimes we cannot always have what we want when we want it. Even when we really really want it. We will continue to support the children throughout the year with this concept.
I think the weather is about to change so can you please make sure your child has some welly boots in school so that we can access the outside area regardless of the weather.
We have created a new role play area which has a safari jeep in it. We are going to be looking at African animals and the children will have the opportunity to dress up as the animals and look at their habitat.
The children have done well with the makaton signs and we will be introducing some new ones next week. We will also be  holding a themed week around celebrating differences. Through this we hope to raise awareness,tolerance and acceptance levels of the the children of the many differences that exist between people in different ways.

Can you please send in a family photograph so that we can talk about our families and who lives with us.
Have a great weekend.
Mrs Robinson:)

Friday, 5 October 2018

As I am writing this blog I am enjoying the lovely smell of banana bread cooking in the oven. The children have enjoyed chopping and mashing the bananas with different implements. I am now waiting for a piece to arrive on my desk.
We have been busy again this week and  have been focusing on working together and being kind to our friends. The children have to share their space with lots of other children and sometimes they find this hard. Sitting next to someone, sharing a toy, talking to each other. Things we take for granted do not always work for 3 and 4 year olds. We always encourage the children to respect each other and we support their use of appropriate age related language. While we are doing this we are going to introduce some basic Makaton signs for them to use. This will help all the children with communication and language  as verbal language can sometimes be a barrier. I will be putting up some signs on the door next week. These can be fun to use at home with your family.
Next week we are going to be playing lots of games that support communication and language. We are also going to be making some sandwiches and having a picnic towards the end of the week.
Have a great weekend.
Mrs Robinson:)

Friday, 28 September 2018

This week we have been singing about the patterns on our socks. The children have looked at many shapes and were able to identify most. Thank you for sending in the socks, I intend to keep them displayed for a while so please ask for them if you are wanting them back soon.
The children have really settled into our routines and are beginning to understand how we access learning independently. This skill can take a while but we are supporting them as they learn how to play and use resources to help them learn.
 The sun has been very kind to us this week but I am not sure how long it will last. Could you please start to bring in welly boots with names on so that we can still go outside if the weather changes.
I have changed how we manage our water bottles in the unit. I would like you to leave your child's bottle on the green table outside the nursery entrance. The children will be able to access these throughout the day. Please make sure your child's bottle is clearly labelled.
Next week we are going to be using numbers from 0 to 10 in lots of different ways.

Have a great weekend.
Mrs Robinson:)

Friday, 21 September 2018

The children have enjoyed the story of the Gingerbread Man and they definitely enjoyed making and eating them too. We have also been listening to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The children have learnt some songs about the big bad wolf. Next week we are going to focus on The Three Little Pigs. I'm afraid that bad wolf gets about a bit!
Some of the reception children have been singing a song about patterns so we are going to do the same. Could you please bring in a patterned sock or socks if you have any. They can be adult or child size. We are going to display them on a washing line and look at all the different patterns.
I hope you have all seen your child's Learning journey and have had time to read our comments. Please could you make sure these are all returned by Monday so that we can put your child's observations in them. These books are available for you to look at daily. They are located in a box outside the reception classroom door.
Have a great weekend.
Mrs Robinson:)

Friday, 14 September 2018

The children are settling very well into their new environment and we have been very busy getting to know each other. We are going to be spending time making a new outdoor area so that the children can design and build with wood and other building materials. If you have anything you think we could use from home please bring it in.. We have also spent time looking and recognising our names and our friends names.
Next week we are going to be sharing the story of the Gingerbread Man so we are going to make gingerbread biscuits next week.

I will be sending your  child's Learning Journal home for you to complete. I have put a letter inside to explain what we would like you to do. Below is a copy.

We have completed your child’s settling in forms in the front of their Learning Journals. Could you please complete the parent’s section so that we can see how you feel your child is settling. We would also like you to put something in the book that your child has done at home. This can be a picture, an outing or just a photograph. Please can you put it on the first available page and limit it to one side as we need to use these books to record your child’s journey through Foundation. We would like this to be your child’s work and ideas so don’t be tempted to create your own little masterpieces!
Please speak to me if you have any concerns about your child settling in or any other issues.
Have a good weekend.
Mrs Robinson:)

Friday, 7 September 2018

Welcome to our class blog. The children have settled really well and although there has been few tears they have manage to enjoy  their first day. I'm sure it has been harder for you all than it has been for the children.
We are going to be supporting the children over the next few weeks as they settle into their routines. Please speak to me if you have any concerns about anything.
Can you please make sure your child's uniform is  labelled with their names as we have 60 children all wearing the same clothes so it is very hard to find any missing items if they are not labelled.
Have a great weekend.
Mrs Robinson :)

I have not put any photographs on the blog today as I am waiting for some permission forms to be returned.