INFORMATION – Tuesday 16 January 2018
Nursery Newsletter for January and February 2018
Happy New Year!
Welcome back. The nursery team hope that you had a fun and festive holiday. Thank you for your kind cards, gifts and wishes.
Many thanks go to Charlie’s Dad for kindly and generously donating a wonderful light board to the nursery. We look forward to the exciting learning opportunities that this provides.
Christmas Fair Nursery Stall
Thank you to all who contributed and came to our Christmas Fair. The Nursery Stall raised £110! This will be used for our nursery garden development.
What we’ve been doing and what we’re getting up to
Last term we were busy learning about our calender topics of Autumn and Christmas. Thank you for the overwhelming turn out for our Christmas Sing-A-Long performances. We also learned about friendships and emotions which we shall carry on into this new term.
We begin this new term learning about our calender topic of Winter – fortunately the weather has been suitably obliging! We are about to enjoy the whole school theme of Scots Week. In the nursery, we will be experiencing Scots culture, in particular Scots language, music, dance and food. We will share a little of what we have learned at a whole school assembly on Friday 26th January to which you are warmly invited. Please may your child come to school that day wearing a little tartan or something Scottish if possible?
Along with developing our child led themes, we also look forward to Burn’s Night, Pancake Day, Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day. Busy Busy!
RHPS Nursery is Online & Using Learning Journals
To see some of the things that nursery (and school) are doing please visit…
www.royalhigh-pri.org…then double click…CLASS BLOG…scroll and enjoy!
We use Learning Journals to track and share your child’s learning. Learning Journals are online and have replaced the paper Personal Learning Plans. You can check out Learning Journals on www.learningjournals.co.uk
Your Voice Counts!
We are always interested to hear what parents and carers think and do take on board the feedback you give us. If you have a good idea that would help us further improve any aspect of nursery life then please add your comment using the post it and board provided.
We would like to plan another Stay & Play Session for next term. We appreciate that parents and carers are busy so we shall put up some time suggestions on our Your Voice Counts Board and if you would indicate your preference we can maximise our turnout.
RHPS Nursery Needs You!
The children and staff have loved having parents and grandparents come into nursery to share their skills, talents and interests. Thank you to all who have contributed so far, including Lucas’s Mum who helps our nursery children run a mini mile, Cameron’s Mum for her tasty cooking, Cameron’s Gran for her green fingers in our garden, Olivia’s Mum for teaching us Polish, Dana’s Gran for her creative crafts and Jamila’s Mum for showing us how to make soap!
Do you have a skill, talent or interest that you would like to share with our nursery children?
We are looking for parents to come into nursery on a regular or ad hoc basis to share their special knowledge and love of learning with us.
We would love to hear from you if you have some time to spare.
Please speak to Miss Watt for more info.
Please remember that snack money is due for this half term. There are five weeks until mid-term, therefore snack will cost £12.50. It is very helpful if snack money is brought in a named envelope and given to Miss Marr.
So that we may explore the outdoors fully, please ensure that your child has weather appropriate clothing and footwear.
Should your child be unwell, please contact the nursery as soon as possible. A reminder that NHS recommendation to nurseries advises that in order to decrease the rate of infection to other children and staff, please allow 48 hours at home after the last bout of vomiting or diarrhoea.
Dates for the Diary
Whole school Scots Assembly Friday 26th January 9.30am
Nursery closes for mid-term Friday 9th February
Nursery resumes from mid-term Monday 19th February
Stay & Play Day To be confirmed
Please remember to check the nursery information board for up-to-date nursery news.
Many thanks for your support
At RHPS Nursery, we have an open door policy. If you have any issues, concerns or feedback, please do not hesitate to come in for a quick chat or to make an appointment to discuss an issue further. We especially like to hear of achievements outside of nursery too!
Miss Watt, Miss Hamill, Miss Marr, Mr Melville & Miss Lonie