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Class Teacher for Nursery: Miss L Dempsey

 

Teaching Assistant for Nursery: Miss R McDonagh 

 

Nappies: If your child wears a nappy or pull up can you please send them in with wipes, nappy sacks and extra nappies/pull ups. We do not provide these in school.

 

Spare Clothes: Every child needs to have spare clothes and underwear in school, which they can keep on their peg. 

 

PE Day: Every Friday

Children do not need to wear a PE kit if they do not want to as they wear tracksuit/shorts on a daily basis, but if you would like to send them in wearing a PE kit then you can.

 

Home Learning: On the home learning page are some fine motor skill ideas to support your child. 

 

Star of the Week:  Each Friday two children will be chosen for Star of the Week. 

They will have been chosen for following our school rules (be respectful, be responsible, be honest, be polite, be kind) and our class rules (good listening, good tidying, good walking, being kind, sharing).

They will receive a certificate and get to choose one of our school rule toys to take home for the weekend (elephant, monkey, leopard, tiger, parrot).

Please upload what you got up to over the weekend and some photos to Tapestry so we can share it in class the following Monday. 
 

 

Milk: If you would like your child to have milk then please sign up for it. Please ask the Office if you have queries related to this. 

 

Start of the Day: 8.35-8.45am 

End of the Day: 11.35-11.45am

 

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Messy Play

WB 31.1

 

This week we are reading the book 'Aliens Love Underpants'. We will be designing our own underpants, creating our own spaceships from junk modelling and designing ourselves as aliens!

 

We will also be learning about numbers 4 and 5 and recognising patterns. 

 

 

 

A reminder that no snacks are to be brought into school. Thank you. 

WB 30.1.23

 

This week we will be learning about repeating patterns. We will be using colour in our repeating patterns and the 2D shapes circle and square. We will be creating repeating patterns from a variety of resources such as natural resources, bears, cubes and handprints. 

 

 

 

If your child would like to bring their own healthy snack to eat alongside the school provided snack then they can. 

 

Please can all children have spare clothes and underwear in school. 

 

Stars of the Week:

WB 23.1.23

 

 

This week we will be learning about Chinese New Year. We will be reading the book 'Chopsticks', watching some informative videos, tasting noodles and prawn crackers and creating art work. 

 

 

 

If you celebrate Chinese New Year then please bring in /send any photos of your celebrations for us to share. 

 

Please can your child have spare clothes in school and if they want to use the mud kitchen they also need wellington boots. 

 

 

Stars of the Week: Danielle and Lala

WB 16.10.23

 

This week we will be reading the story 'Say Hello to the Snowy animals'. We will be watching video clips, acting out and writing about different animals that live in the snow. We will also be creating snowy animals from playdough and practising our numbers to 5. 

 

 

 

Please see Tapestry or the home leanring page for the home learning this week. 

 

If your child has wellington boots it is probably worth keeping them in school for this half term as the outside area is very muddy at the moment. 

 

Stars of the Week: Brogan, Jamie and Fauzan

WB 9.01.23

 

This week we will be reading 'The Gruffalo's Child'. We will be creating lots of artwork around the story as well as practising our fine motor skills by drawing the characters footprints. We will be comparing the characters footprint sizes and using objects to show the number two. 

 

 

 

Please see Tapestry or the home leanring page for the home learning this week. 

 

If your child has wellington boots it is probably worth keeping them in school for this half term as the outside area is very muddy at the moment. 

 

 

Stars of the Week: Kyle and Izaak

WB 2.01.23

 

 

This week we are settling back into Nursery after a lovely few weeks off to spend time with our friends and family.

 

We are very excited to be welcoming some new children into Ladybird Class too! We will be recapping our class rules, reading 'Little Tiger Goes to School' again and introducing Tiger, Monkey, Parrot, Flamingo, Elephant and Leopard to the new members of Ladybird class. 

 

This week we will be reading 'The Gruffalo'. We will each be making one of the characters using an art resources as well as using the Gruffalo small world and playing with the Gruffalo crumble. We will also be able to learn in our new Arctic Explorer role play!

 

 

 

 

Star of the week: Robyn and Amelia

 

 

 

Please can your child have spare clothes and underwear in school. 

If your child wears a pull up, can they please have spare in school as well as wipes and a nappy bag. 

 

Thank you. 

 

This term our topic is 'How Can We Make Patterns?'. For this topic we will be reading the books; The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Alien's Love Underpants, Say Hello to the Snowy Animals and Chopsticks. 

 

We will be learning what a patterns is, the different types of patterns, creating our own patterns and matching patterns. 

 

WB 12.12.22

 

This week we will be engaging in lots of Christmas activities, such as making Christmas baubles, reading Christmas stories and making party hats for our Christmas party. At our Christmas party we will be playing party games and we can wear our party clothes to school. 

 

 

Wednesday 14th December - Children can wear Christmas jumpers to school.

 

Thursday 15th December - Children can wear party clothes/own clothes to school.  

We will still be going outside so please make sure your child is wearing sensible footwear which are Velcro or pull on. Thank you.  

 

Friday 16th December- Last day of term. 

WB 5.12.22

 

 

This week we are getting ready for our dress rehearsal and performances to our families. We are really looking forward to showing everyone our singing and signs.

 

We are going to be icing cakes to sell at the performances as well as the unique tickets we have each made.

 

 

 

Tuesday 6th December

Our dress rehearsal, so children need to wear black to school please.  

 

Thursday 8th and Friday 9th

Our performances, so children need to wear black to school please.

 

Wednesday 14th December

Children can wear a Christmas jumper to school.

 

Thursday 15th December

We will be having our class party, so children can wear party clothes/Christmas jumpers for the day.

We will still be going outside so please make sure your child is wearing sensible footwear which are Velcro or pull on. Thank you.  

 

 

Star of the Week: Archie, India and Kyson

WB 28.11.22

 

 

In the run up to Christmas, this week we will be writing letters to Father Christmas and posting them in our class post box! As part of writing our letters we will also be watching a video about how our post gets delivered. 

 

We will also be continuing our fine motor skills by engaging in lots of fine motor activities this week. 

 

It's also nearly time for our Nativity play, so we will be continuing to practice our songs in the hall with Reception. We are looking forward to our adults coming to see us! 

 

 

PE is now every Friday. 

 

Please see the home learning page for home learning this week.

 

Tuesday 6th December

Our dress rehearsal, so children need to wear black to school please.  

 

Thursday 8th and Friday 9th

Our performances, so children need to wear black to school please.

 

Wednesday 14th December

Children can wear a Christmas jumper to school.

 

Thursday 15th December

We will be having our class party, so children can wear party clothes/Christmas jumpers for the day.

We will still be going outside so please make sure your child is wearing sensible footwear which are Velcro or pull on. Thank you.  

 

 

Stars of the Week: 

WB 21.11.22

 

This week we are continuing our celebration learning by writing invitations to one another and posting them in our class post box. In our maths learning we will be singing number songs, using props to help us.  

 

 

Christmas Production

Tuesday 6th- dress rehearsal
Thursday 8th December-performance
Friday 9th December-performance

 

Please can your child wear all black for our three performances. We will be providing accessories for them. Nursery will be dressing up as the animals.

 

They can wear their black costume to school and wear it all day, or if you prefer them to change so they don’t get their costume messy, then please pack spare clothes for them to change into.


A letter will be sent home soon with information regarding times and tickets.

 

Thank you

 

Miss Dempsey

 

 

Stars of the week: 

WB 14.11.22

 

 

This week we will be continuing our celebration topic by learning about weddings. We will be reading 'Maise Goes to a Wedding', have wedding accessories in our role play and be baking cakes to take home!

 

We will also be learning about circles, be using junk modelling and continue to practice writing our names and mark making. 

 

 

 

Tuesday 6th- dress rehearsal

Thursday 8th December-performance

Friday 9th December-performance

Please can your child wear all black for our three performances. We will be providing accessories for them. Nursery will be dressing up as the animals.  

They can wear their black costume to school and wear it all day, or if you prefer them to change so they don’t get their costume messy, then please pack spare clothes for them to change into.

 

 

Stars of the Week: Charlotte and Raamit

WB 7.11.22

 

This week as part of our celebration topic we will be learning about birthdays. We will be discussing how we celebrate our birthdays, be playing some birthday games like musical statues, wrapping 'gifts' and engaging in lots of creative activities centered about birthdays. 

 

We will also be continuing to practice recognising and writing the first letter of our names. 

 

In the run up to Christmas we will also be beginning to learn our Christmas songs for our production with Reception. 

 

 

Please see the home learning page for information on our home learning task this week. 

 

Our Christmas production will be the morning of Thursday 8th December and Friday 9th December. In Nursery we will be the stable animals, so the children just need to wear black as their costume.

You can either send your child into school in their costume and they can stay in it all day (but they may get messy as we will be doing our normal learning activities the rest of the day) or you can put some additional clothes in their bag, and they can change into them after the production. 

 

 

Stars of the week: Danielle and Delilah Rose

Next term we will be learning about the topic 'What Can I Celebrate?'. For this topic, we will be learning about different celebrations such as bonfire night, Diwali, weddings, birthdays and Christmas. 

 

 

Home Learning Over Half Term and Next Term

To enhance our learning of this topic can you please either bring in (and I will photocopy) or send on Tapestry, photos of your family having a celebration. We will then use these photos in our learning and have them on display and in the role play. 

 

If you celebrate Diwali and have any objects or clothing that you use for your celebrations it would be amazing to see photos of them or borrow the items for a day or two for our learning. If anyone would also like to come in and talk about Diwali that would be great, just let me know. 

 

As part of our celebration topic, we will be wrapping 'presents', so if anyone can donate different sized boxes and wrapping paper (even scraps) that would be great. 

 

We will also be learning to write the first sound in our name! 

 

 

 

WB 17.10.22

 

This week we will continue to learn about Autumn. We will be learning the Autumn colours brown, orange and gold and sorting Autumn items of those colours. We will also be matching everyday items to Autumn items by looking at similarities in their shape. 

 

Parent consultations are on Thursday 20th October. Please book via your Arbor account. Any problems with your account then please speak to the office. 

 

Halloween non uniform day: 21st October 

 

Home Learning Friday 14th October

This week we will be learning about the colour green. Please look around your home or where you live to find items that are green. Please upload to Tapestry so we can share them as a class. Thank you to all of those children who have been completing their home learning tasks, they are wonderful to see, and it is lovely to hear the children talk about them!

 

 

You can continue to take photos of your door number too so we can add these to our maths display. Please upload to Tapestry. 

 

We have also been talking about different types of technology that we have at home e.g., microwave, Xbox, shower, electronic toys etc. For your home learning can you take a photo of a piece of technology that you have at home. Mrs Briggs in Year 4 will be looking at this home learning too, she is very excited to see what you find!

 

 

WB 10.10.22

 

 

This week we will be looking back at photos and items of items we found on our Autumn walk. We will be using the conkers to create some artwork and playing a listening game of what the conkers, leaves and pinecones sound like when rubbed against a hard surface. 

 

We will continue to listen to Autumn songs and stories, and we will continue to learn about number 1, whilst exploring other numbers in our environment. 

 

We will be learning about the colour yellow and doing lots of messy play and explorative activities with items that are yellow. 

 

 

Please log into Tapestry if you haven't already so you can see all your childs learning from this term. 

 

Please upload any comments or photos of what you have been up to as well, especially if your child is star of the week.

 

Home Learning Friday 7th

As part of our Autumn learning, next week we will be learning about the colour yellow. Please upload to Tapestry anything yellow that you find either at home or when out and about so we can share it as a class. For example, you might find a yellow leaf or a yellow toy. 

 

As part of our Maths learning could you also please upload to Tapestry or email to the Ladybird email address (at the beginning of the blog) a photo of your door number. Your child can be in the photo if they want to. We will then use these photos for our Maths display.

 

 

 

 

Stars of the Week: Lala and Logan

WB 3.10.22

 

 

This week we are learning about Autumn. We will be listening to Autumn songs, reading books about Autumn and investigating lots of Autumnal sensory play. We will also be learning about the number 1. 

 

 

Please ensure your child has spare clothes in school and if they are in nappy they have their own nappies, wipes and nappy sacks. 

 

Home Learning 30th September

Next week we will be learning about Autumn. 

 

If you go on any Autumn walks please bring into school any Autumnal things that you find that we can use in school e.g. conkers and leaves. You can bring items in for the rest of the half term too.  

 

As part of our Autumn learning, next week we will be learning about the colour red. Please upload to Tapestry anything red that you find either at home or when out and about so we can share it as a class. For example you might find an apple, a red toy, red clothing, red bus etc. 

 

We look forward to seeing what you find!

 

 

 

 

Stars of the week: 

 

 

WB 26.9.22

 

This week we will be reading the book 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. In our learning environment we will have; tiger food and tiger masks in our role play, we will be creating tiger stripes using pens in our writing area, we will have teapots and tea cups outside, we will be colouring sorting in our maths area and creating tiger stripes in cornflour in our creative area. 

 

We will also be tasting some flavoured teas, just like the Tiger!

 

 

 

Please look at the note at the beginning of the class posts as a reminder about nappies and spare clothes. 

 

Over the next few weeks we will be learning about Autumn. If you go on any Autumn walks over the next few weekends please bring in anything you find for us to use at Nursery e.g. conkers, leaves, pinecones. Thank you.

 

Stars of the Week: Brogan and Jack

WB 19.9.22

 

This week we will continue to read the story 'Little Tiger Goes to School'. We will be learning who the characters are, their names and what they do and how this links to our class rules. 

 

We are working hard on following our class rules and each time we do we get a marble in the jar. Once we have collected our target of ten marbles then we get a class reward, which this time is a cinema and a biscuit!

 

 

On Friday 23rd September the first few observations will be uploaded to Tapestry. Can you please login and 'like' the observations; firstly as we hope you do like them but also so we can check that everyone has logged in and it is working correctly. 

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Poppy and Jamie

WB 12.9.22

This week we will begin learning our class rules; we walk, we listen, we tidy up, we share, we are kind,  through the story of 'Little Tiger Goes to School'. 

 

Tapestry logins will be sent to you very soon. 

 

Please ensure all clothing and water bottles are named. 

 

 

Stars of the Week: Kaidee-Jai and Kayden 

WB 5.9.22

On Monday those of you new to Ladybirds will be having your Stay and Play, which gives you the opportunity to explore the learning environment and make new friends! 

 

On Tuesday those of you new to Ladybirds will come into Nursery for the whole morning and continue to do lots of fun learning with your friends and teachers. 

 

From Wednesday everyone is in Nursery for the whole morning. 

 

Monday 5th - Stay and Play for the new Nursery children 9.15-10.15 am. Parents to stay. 

 

Tuesday 6th - The new Nursery children start 8.35-11.35 am.

 

Tuesday 6th - New Nursery parents have a scheduled 10 minute meeting with Miss Dempsey. If you can't remember your time please ask on Monday. 

 

Wednesday 7th - All Nursery children in school 8.35-11.35 am. 

 

If your child was in the Nursery last year and you would like a meeting with Miss Dempsey like the new parents are having then please let Miss Dempsey or Miss McDonagh know and we will arrange a 10min meeting at pick up time from the week beginning 5th September to the week beginning 12th September. 

This Terms Learning 

Welcome to Ladybird Class! We hope you had a lovely summer and are looking forward to starting nursery. 

 

Our topic this term will be 'How Can I Make a New Friend?' and we will be exploring the book 'Little Tiger Goes to School' and 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' to support our learning of this topic. 

WB 26.9.22

 

This week we will be reading the book 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. In our leanring environment we will have; tiger food and tiger masks in our role play, we will be creating tiger stripes using pens in our writing area, we will have teapots and tea cups outside, we will be colouring sorting in our maths area and creating tiger stripes in cornflour in our creative area. 

 

We will also be tasting some flavoured teas, just like the Tiger!

 

 

 

Please look at the note at the beginning of the class posts as a reminder about nappies and spare clothes. 

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