What a super second week at Nursery! We have made some new friends and it has been lovely to see you sharing the Nursery and making them feel welcome.
With our Forest school almost complete, we’ve started to explore the outside areas. We have been weaving in the fences, shelter building, "collecting" with our new bags and we were excited to start using our fire circle. Mrs Allen showed us a fun game to remind us to never cross the circle and to always step behind your seat and walk around. We even created a pretend fire to help us to remember the rules.
You are all doing so well putting on and taking off your shoes, slippers, wellies, waterproofs and coats. Please keep practising this at home as the more you do it,the easier it will get, I promise.
We have all enjoyed munching our way through fruity snacks whilst talking to our new friends and let’s not forget those lovely hot lunches. Mrs Barker's cooking, and those wonderful puddings, really help to keep our energy levels up for the afternoon.
After a busy morning outside and a hot lunch, you have all enjoyed our quiet time. This is a time to lie back and relax as you listen to a story CD or some peaceful music. It is important, in our busy world, to take some time to relax and to recharge our bodies ready for the next adventure.
Our indoor sessions have been great too. We have used bubbles to help us sit still and funny glasses to help us look. These skills are really important for listening. To make our story experience meaningful, we even tried (and ate!) Baby Bear’s porridge from ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. Some of us were brave enough to eat Daddy Bear’s porridge too. I hope he doesn't use his cross voice with us!
We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to another wonderful week.
Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen and Mrs Franklin
Dear Nursery Families,
We've enjoyed a wonderful week in our new Nursery. The children have settled well into their new routines and it's been a pleasure to see them exploring their new environment. This week, the children have been finding out how to use the tools, equipment and toys in the new indoor areas. The dough and natural art areas were of particular interest! From the very beginning, we establish rules and routines to help the children to look after and care for their environment and each other. They've made a great start to their learning journey.
Next week, remember to send a pair of named wellies into Nursery because the children will be venturing outside. A little girl with golden hair will be introducing the children to their new Forest School. A journey of discovery is about to begin...
Mrs Webb, Mrs Mander and Mrs Allen :)
I hope that you have had a good summer holiday. We are looking forward to seeing you all over the next few weeks. The builders have worked solidly all over the summer and we are very grateful because the building and grounds are almost complete. The building will be able to be used from Wednesday and the grounds will be developed over the coming weeks.
When the children arrive, please bring them in through the main school gate at 8.30am and accompany them to the Nursery along the side path and up the ramp. Once they reach the boot room, please help them find their peg and hang up any bags and coats that they have and then help them take off their shoes and leave them outside Nursery. After this you can say goodbye at the door and send them in. If they are a little more reluctant to go straight in, you can stay on the balcony with some of the toys and play with them until they are ready for you to leave. An adult from Nursery will help with the transition.
At the end of their session, please come back to collect them and wait on the balcony whilst staff prepare them for hometime and send them out to you. You can then help them collect their coats/ bags from the boot room. (If you are collecting at 3pm, please wait on the front playground until 3pm to avoid congestion in the Forest School boot room with the older children). If you wish to speak to staff, please let them dismiss all of the children who are going home from Nursery first, and wait on the balcony until they are available.
On the first day, remember that they will need: 20p per session for snacks (£1.00 for 15 hrs and £2.00 for 30 hrs per week); a change of clothes; spare underwear and socks in their bag; some non perishable snacks to keep in their bag in case they find a hot lunch a little tricky and sun hats/ coats (weather dependent).
As a new venture and new build, we may well experience some small hiccups (we had forgotten toilet roll holders!), so please be patient and talk to us if this is the case.
We are all very excited and looking forward to welcoming everyone to Blackwell First School Nursery and Forest School from Wednesday onwards.
We are looking forward to welcoming you all over the coming months and below are some photographs to share the progress that is being made towards the completion of the Nursery building.
We will add a further message during the final week of the summer holiday to let you know how work has progressed and the arrangments for drop off/pick up at the start of term.
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Hello Nursery Families,
Welcome to Blackwell First School Nursery and Forest School. Mrs Mander and Mrs Allen are looking forward to meeting you all soon and will be contacting you to arrange home/ Nursery visits over the next few weeks.
We are ordering all of the new equipment in anticipation and waterproofs are top of the list!
Mrs Moss, Mrs Mander and Mrs Allen :)
Preparations for our new nursery are well underway! Building work starts next week during half term and continues through the next half term and through the Summer holiday.
Pop back here to track our progress.