Nursery Diary

Friday 2nd September – Thursday 8th September

We have spent the first week or so in nursery allowing the children to settle in and explore. We have been closely observing their play and their interests. We have used our observations to inform where will take the learning next.

In Literacy this week, we will be continuing to explore familiar stories and retelling them using drama/role play and puppets/small world settings.

In SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) we will be continuing to explore counting forwards and backwards and recognising some numbers.
In response to the interests of the children, the North class will explore the concept of pattern, and the South will continue to look at sorting and matching objects and shapes.

As our new families settle in, our Health and Wellbeing/RME focus will be on building positive relationships, knowing what is fair/unfair and enjoying being part of the nursery community.

*Look out for our letter about the MacMillan Coffee Morning letter in you child’s letter pocket
*Remember: Tempest will be taking individual/sibling photos on WEDNESDAY

Evening News Photoshoot

On Wednesday 7th September P1 will have their photos taken for the Evening News. Please would you make sure that they wear their jumpers / cardigans on this day so that we all look fabulously smart. You will receive another letter nearer the time that will give you details about how to order the special edition of the Evening News that will feature their picture.

Many thanks

Miss Hall, Mrs Sawers and Mr Bennett

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P1 Autumn Term

Please take a look at the learning we will be doing this term. You will also receive a paper copy inside your childs’ bookbag. Please sit down and read this with your child. It is good to keep the copy on your fridge so you can refer to it throughout the term. This can help you think up some prompting questions so that when you are talking to your child about their day at school they (hopefully) won’t say ‘I can’t remember’ or ‘We did nothing.’

Here’s a copy in case your copy gets misplaced.

Termly plan 1 – for parentsP1 2016

Welcome to P1

We have already had a fantastic start to the year. The children are all settling in very well and we are looking forward to learning our first sounds today. You will get your first ORT book with Biff, Chip and Kipper either today or tomorrow. Don’t worry we don’t expect your child to read them yet! There is a sheet with the story on, please read this to your child while they look at the pictures. Please encourage your child to turn the pages. There are also some ideas for questions for you to ask them. Find a comfy place to sit and enjoy!

 

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Welcome Back!

Friday 26th August – Thursday 1st September

We have spent the first week or so in nursery allowing the children to settle in and explore. We have been closely observing their play and their interests. We have used our observations to inform where will take the learning next.

In Literacy this week, we will be exploring familiar stories and retelling them using drama/role play and puppets/small world settings.

In SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) we will be exploring counting forwards and backwards and recognising some numbers.
In response to the interests of the children, the North class will explore the concept of measurement, and the South will look at sorting and matching objects and shapes.

As our new families settle in, our Health and Wellbeing Focus will be on building positive relationships and enjoying being part of the nursery community.

Following our visit to Hopetoun, there has been a lot of interest in bugs and beasties! We will be continuing to explore these in the garden and the playroom, as well as investigating parts of plants and their features.

P6C last few days!

In less than two weeks we’ll be finishing our year as P6C and becoming the all-conquering P7C!  I am delighted to be taking the class on to the end of their primary school career and can’t wait to get stuck in to the adventures of P7!

A couple of reminders and things to look forward to…

Monday 20th sees a large assembly where our woodwind students will play for the whole school.  I am very proud of all the children who have committed to instrumental tuition this session and how prepared they are to perform!

On Tuesday 21st we will have our world of work day.  The children will enjoy talking to volunteers from a wide variety of careers from dietician to archaeologist!  Tuesday afternoon is the “Meet the Teacher”… I’m not sure how much we really have to learn about each other!

We will be moving classroom on Wednesday 22nd, and Room 14 will be our venue next session.  Miss Baird will be moving in to our current room, 12, after we have dealt with the contents of my cupboard…

Thursday 23rd is a day when I am in school but the children are not.  I will spend a good part of this day setting up and preparing the new room for them.

Friday 24th is still propsed to be the Early Years Sports Day (!) and because the P7 pupils will be rehearsing at the Barony Theatre all day, the P6 children have been enlisted as helpers so sports clothes can be worn that day again.

On Monday 27th we will enjoy watching the P7’s dress rehearsal of The Little Mermaid.

We will visit church on the afternoon of Tuesday 28th, before our 12 noon finish on Thursday 30th June.

Have a great Summer Holiday and I look forward to getting a good start to P7 in August!

Finally, some of our Health Week pictures…