Early Years 2018-19 Newsletter 2

We have had a really busy first half term and all the children have now settled into nursery very well. We have more children joining us throughout the term although we do have some spaces left in both classes, if you know someone with a two, three or four year old please encourage them to speak to the school office to chat about places.

This month we will be focusing on our listening skills and following the routines in nursery. The recent change to the weather will mean we begin to see some of the signs of Autumn and use them in our learning. Storm Ali was an exciting start to exploring the weather and the children have been enjoying looking at the wind outside using ribbons.

We will be revisiting our school values ‘Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Helpful, Be Busy and Be Kind’ and making sure we are all sharing these with our families, community and visitors. We will also be asking you to help the children and staff to refresh our nursery vision and aims so please look out for opportunities to support this consultation.

Congratulations to Julie who will take up her new post of Early Years Officer in the Castle Hill Class soon. You will also notice some new staff in nursery in the next few weeks. Nicola McCraw will join us as Early Years Officer in the Calton Hill Class and Asifa Mohammed will join us as an Early Years Assistant, working across both classes. I know you will all join me in making them feel welcome here in our nursery.

Finally, School Parent consultations will take place on Thursday 11th October. For Children in the Calton Hill class there will times available during the week for you to speak about your child’s learning. Please sign up for a time that suits you best.

Thank you again for your continued support,
Mrs Peoples and the Early Years Team

Important Dates:

Monday 17th September: Holiday
Wednesday 26th September: Learning Party – 2.00-3.00pm come along and let us share with you some of your child’s amazing learning!
Tuesday 2nd October: Stay and Play – 9.00 – 9.30am, complete an activity with your child at the start of the nursery session.
Friday 5th October: Uniform Sale 9-9.30am main school
Thursday 11th October: School Parent Consultations                                                                  (Please make an appointment for Early Years Consultations on sign up sheet)

Friday 12th October: School and Nursery close at usual times.
Tuesday 23rd October: School and Nursery reopen at usual times.