Teacher: Mrs Mez Waring and Mrs Sarah Baker
Additional Support: Sevda, Jasmin, Julie
Don't forget to check our newsletter section above for all of the latest news and information from Saplings Nursery!!
Welcome back for another term we hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break.
This term we will be learning about Planes, Trains and Automobiles and hope to have some very special visits from the emergency services to show the vehicles they use.
We have started to teach the older children some letter sounds from phase 2 and they are doing extremely well. We have learnt- S,A,T,P and I. when teaching your child to write we will be teaching them the pre-cursive letter formation and using lowercase letters not block capitals. so they wont have to re -learn how to write when they get into Reception.
We have started to send out book bags to all of the children starting school in September. Please ensure your child looks after these books and completes their weekly letter sound sheet. (looking after and having respect for books is key in the development of reading and its essential children are brought up respecting books).
For the younger children, will be sending out nursery rhyme and story packs to the younger children in a couple of weeks.
Please check the Newsletter section for our new newsletter with what we will be doing this half term.
The Nursery Christmas Party will be on the following days......
Morning session children = Tuesday 19th December
Afternoon session children = Monday 18th December.
The parties are all set to be very exciting. There will be games, dancing, party food and maybe a visit from someone very special!!!! Make sure you come to Nursery on these days!
You can wear your party clothes if you would like, and the afternoon children can choose to wear party clothes or elf clothes as it is Elf Day!
Nursery Christmas Party!!!!
We will be having a Nursery Christmas party in the last few days of term. On Monday there will be a list up of food and drinks that we would appreciate being donated for the party. Please sign your name next to a food or drink item. We will let you know the dates and times for the parties next week!
EYFS / KS1 Nativity
Next week on Tuesday and Thursday the EYFS / KS1 Nativity will be taking place. This year the performance is called ‘A King is Born’.
As is tradition, certain Nursery children will be joining in with a song or two in the performances. Some of the Nursery children that staff feel can sit through the performance without disturbing the hard work of the Reception and Year 1 children will be joining in. If your child is part of the singing you would have received a letter giving you information. If your child is not part of the Nativity singing this year, please do not be disheartened. They will definitely be a part of it when they are in Reception and Year 1 or will be ready to join in the singing next year if they are staying in the Nursery. Any questions, please do speak to one of the Nursery staff.
EYFS / KS1 DISCO!!!
Remember on Wednesday 29th at 4.30 – 6.00pm there is a disco for children in Early Years and KS1. Tickets can be purchased in the main school office. Adults are free! You must accompany your child and stay with them for the disco. It is going to be fun – make sure you come along for some dancing!!
Starting from Friday 24th November we are launching 50p Friday. We will have a piggy bank in the Nursery and would appreciate donations of 50p so that we can buy items such as cooking ingredients, flour and salt to make play-dough and extra snacks such as breadsticks and biscuits for our snack time.
The piggy bank will be out every Friday ready for your 50p!!
We wish you all a happy and safe Bonfire Night on Sunday. Whether you are attending one of the many organised events taking place locally or having a fireworks display at your house, please do stay safe and take care. Take a few minutes to read some safety information below and take the time to speak to your children about firework safety before the fun begins.
Please remember that applications for Reception must be completed by January 15th 2018. If you would like help or support in completing the online application, then please do speak to a member of the Nursery team and we can arrange an appointment for you.
You will need an email address and you will need evidence documents to show your address and parental responsibility.
Don't forget that Friday 13th October is Harvest Festival at Elfrida. Some Nursery children will be going to the hall to sing a harvest song - please check with Nursery staff if your child is attending.
If you have any donations of food, please bring into the Nursery so it can be added to our collection for the local food bank. Many thanks.
Application to Enter Reception 2018
Please click on the PDF below to find out more information in regards to the application process if your child is going to Reception in September 2018.
The PDF will show you a letter which gives details of where and how to apply and the supporting documents which are required.
If you have any queries or require further information or support to complete the application, please do not hesitate to speak to Nursery staff.
Pre-School Learning Alliance are running this course for any interested parents. Please use the contact details to register your interest.
Welcome to Saplings Nursery.
We are so excited to meet you all when the Nursery opens on Monday 11th to all of the existing students. New students will be given their own separate start date to help their transition into the Nursery go as smoothly as possible. We hope your children are ready for another year of fun and learning through exploration.
This week we will be visiting our new children at home to ensure we know you all before you start so you can settle easier and it gives us a chance to have a proper discussion all about your child and reassure you of any worries or clarify things for you without any school distractions. We will also be improving our nursery this week so it will look completely different and hopefully be an even better stimulating learning environment for your child.
See you soon
Mez and Sarah