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Welcome to Saplings Nursery!

Mez, Sian, Jasmin, Julie and Sevda teach in the Nursery throughout the week. If you need any questions answered or issues discussed, please do speak to any one of us and we will help.

Day to day reminders!

  • Morning session starts at 8.45am - 11.45am
  • Afternoon session starts at 12.30pm - 3.30pm (children can be collected at 2.30pm on a Friday if parents / carers are collecting siblings from the main school). Please arrive on time at the end of the session to collect your child.

 

                                         

 

  • Please provide a bag with spare clothes in for your child. They may become wet or messy and need to be changed.

 

                                   

 

  • Books can be changed as many times a week as you like. Please use the book stand in the entrance and only take a book when you have returned the one you have read! All children should receive a book bag and remember to colour in a star every time you share a book together so your child can get a certificate at the end of the term!

 

                                         

 

  • If your child is unwell, please do telephone the main school office to let us know.

 

                                                   

 

  • On a Tuesday we have Parent Library. You are encouraged to come into Nursery and share a book with your child in our reading area. What a fantastic opportunity to read together! Stay when you drop them off in the morning or afternoon session and younger siblings are welcome too!

 

                                                      

 

 

 

Please see the Spring Term Curriculum letter below

The latest Nursery Newsletter is now available. Please do read it carefully as it is full of useful information regarding your child's time at Nursery!

On January 23rd Saplings have agreed to take part in the National Dental Health Nursery aged Survey. The dental team will be finding out about the children's teeth through a quick examination and if the children don't want to take part on the day, they wont be forced to.  This visit fits in well with another activity taking place in the week where we have an oral health class activity visit, so we will be focusing on looking after our teeth that week! If you are happy for your child to take part in this examination then please complete the consent form (both sides) and return to Nursery. There is also an information for parents sheet so that you know exactly what will be happening on the day.  The link to the consent form and information is below.

 

 

Welcome to all of our new children and families that have joined us in January. We look forward to getting to know you all and have fun with your children. Settling can be a nervous and worrying time for parents and carers, so if you have any concerns or worries please do speak to a member of the Nursery team who will do their best to alleviate any problems. If there is any information that you forgot to let us know on home visits, please do speak to us. We look forward to working together to make your child's start to school learning a fun and enjoyable time!! 

 

                                                                       

We will be having the Nursery Christmas party on Tuesday 17th December. The children can wear party clothes and any donations of crisps, biscuits or cakes would be gratefully received!

We will be having the Nursery Christmas party on Tuesday 17th December. The children can wear party clothes and any donations of crisps, biscuits or cakes would be gratefully received!  1

 

 

Please remember to go online and apply for your child's Reception place. This must be done by 15th January 2020. If you need any support to complete this, please do come and speak to a member of the Nursery staff who will be able to help you.

 

 

 

Look at our lovely outfits for Elf Day / Christmas jumper day!

Look at our lovely outfits for Elf Day / Christmas jumper day! 1
Look at our lovely outfits for Elf Day / Christmas jumper day! 2
Look at our lovely outfits for Elf Day / Christmas jumper day! 3
Look at our lovely outfits for Elf Day / Christmas jumper day! 4
Look at our lovely outfits for Elf Day / Christmas jumper day! 5
Look at our lovely outfits for Elf Day / Christmas jumper day! 6

 

 

Remember that on Friday it is Children in Need day. We are having a 'Wear Your Spots Day' where we are inviting everyone to wear something spotty for a suggested donation of £1.00.

 

Also remember that there is competition which your child can enter. You should have received a letter from Nursery with a picture of Pudsey Bear on the back. All you need to do is get your child to colour it in as imaginatively as possible and bring it back to school by Friday. 

 

The pictures will be judged and your child might end up winning a prize!!!

 

Lets work together for an excellent cause!

 

 

 

Week beginning 11/11/19 We have been very busy this week! We have found out about Remembrance Day and made our own poppy wreaths. We watched a video and had a talk about why we wear poppies and what the day symbolises for people. We have also been practicing writing letters from our names using our name cards, whiteboards and the interactive whiteboard! This week was exciting as we had our new bikes and scooters out to use. We focused on sharing, turn taking and waiting for our time patiently. Have a look at the pictures below to see what else we have been doing this week!

Week beginning 11/11/19             We have been very busy this week! We have found out about Remembrance Day and made our own poppy wreaths. We watched a video and had a talk about why we wear poppies and what the day symbolises for people.  We have also been practicing writing letters from our names using our name cards, whiteboards and the interactive whiteboard! This week was exciting as we had our new bikes and scooters out to use. We focused on sharing, turn taking and waiting for our time patiently. Have a look at the pictures below to see what else we have been doing this week! 1
Week beginning 11/11/19             We have been very busy this week! We have found out about Remembrance Day and made our own poppy wreaths. We watched a video and had a talk about why we wear poppies and what the day symbolises for people.  We have also been practicing writing letters from our names using our name cards, whiteboards and the interactive whiteboard! This week was exciting as we had our new bikes and scooters out to use. We focused on sharing, turn taking and waiting for our time patiently. Have a look at the pictures below to see what else we have been doing this week! 2
Week beginning 11/11/19             We have been very busy this week! We have found out about Remembrance Day and made our own poppy wreaths. We watched a video and had a talk about why we wear poppies and what the day symbolises for people.  We have also been practicing writing letters from our names using our name cards, whiteboards and the interactive whiteboard! This week was exciting as we had our new bikes and scooters out to use. We focused on sharing, turn taking and waiting for our time patiently. Have a look at the pictures below to see what else we have been doing this week! 3
Week beginning 11/11/19             We have been very busy this week! We have found out about Remembrance Day and made our own poppy wreaths. We watched a video and had a talk about why we wear poppies and what the day symbolises for people.  We have also been practicing writing letters from our names using our name cards, whiteboards and the interactive whiteboard! This week was exciting as we had our new bikes and scooters out to use. We focused on sharing, turn taking and waiting for our time patiently. Have a look at the pictures below to see what else we have been doing this week! 4
Week beginning 11/11/19             We have been very busy this week! We have found out about Remembrance Day and made our own poppy wreaths. We watched a video and had a talk about why we wear poppies and what the day symbolises for people.  We have also been practicing writing letters from our names using our name cards, whiteboards and the interactive whiteboard! This week was exciting as we had our new bikes and scooters out to use. We focused on sharing, turn taking and waiting for our time patiently. Have a look at the pictures below to see what else we have been doing this week! 5
Week beginning 11/11/19             We have been very busy this week! We have found out about Remembrance Day and made our own poppy wreaths. We watched a video and had a talk about why we wear poppies and what the day symbolises for people.  We have also been practicing writing letters from our names using our name cards, whiteboards and the interactive whiteboard! This week was exciting as we had our new bikes and scooters out to use. We focused on sharing, turn taking and waiting for our time patiently. Have a look at the pictures below to see what else we have been doing this week! 6
Week beginning 11/11/19             We have been very busy this week! We have found out about Remembrance Day and made our own poppy wreaths. We watched a video and had a talk about why we wear poppies and what the day symbolises for people.  We have also been practicing writing letters from our names using our name cards, whiteboards and the interactive whiteboard! This week was exciting as we had our new bikes and scooters out to use. We focused on sharing, turn taking and waiting for our time patiently. Have a look at the pictures below to see what else we have been doing this week! 7
Week beginning 11/11/19             We have been very busy this week! We have found out about Remembrance Day and made our own poppy wreaths. We watched a video and had a talk about why we wear poppies and what the day symbolises for people.  We have also been practicing writing letters from our names using our name cards, whiteboards and the interactive whiteboard! This week was exciting as we had our new bikes and scooters out to use. We focused on sharing, turn taking and waiting for our time patiently. Have a look at the pictures below to see what else we have been doing this week! 8
Week beginning 11/11/19             We have been very busy this week! We have found out about Remembrance Day and made our own poppy wreaths. We watched a video and had a talk about why we wear poppies and what the day symbolises for people.  We have also been practicing writing letters from our names using our name cards, whiteboards and the interactive whiteboard! This week was exciting as we had our new bikes and scooters out to use. We focused on sharing, turn taking and waiting for our time patiently. Have a look at the pictures below to see what else we have been doing this week! 9
Week beginning 11/11/19             We have been very busy this week! We have found out about Remembrance Day and made our own poppy wreaths. We watched a video and had a talk about why we wear poppies and what the day symbolises for people.  We have also been practicing writing letters from our names using our name cards, whiteboards and the interactive whiteboard! This week was exciting as we had our new bikes and scooters out to use. We focused on sharing, turn taking and waiting for our time patiently. Have a look at the pictures below to see what else we have been doing this week! 10
Week beginning 11/11/19             We have been very busy this week! We have found out about Remembrance Day and made our own poppy wreaths. We watched a video and had a talk about why we wear poppies and what the day symbolises for people.  We have also been practicing writing letters from our names using our name cards, whiteboards and the interactive whiteboard! This week was exciting as we had our new bikes and scooters out to use. We focused on sharing, turn taking and waiting for our time patiently. Have a look at the pictures below to see what else we have been doing this week! 11
Week beginning 11/11/19             We have been very busy this week! We have found out about Remembrance Day and made our own poppy wreaths. We watched a video and had a talk about why we wear poppies and what the day symbolises for people.  We have also been practicing writing letters from our names using our name cards, whiteboards and the interactive whiteboard! This week was exciting as we had our new bikes and scooters out to use. We focused on sharing, turn taking and waiting for our time patiently. Have a look at the pictures below to see what else we have been doing this week! 12
Week beginning 11/11/19             We have been very busy this week! We have found out about Remembrance Day and made our own poppy wreaths. We watched a video and had a talk about why we wear poppies and what the day symbolises for people.  We have also been practicing writing letters from our names using our name cards, whiteboards and the interactive whiteboard! This week was exciting as we had our new bikes and scooters out to use. We focused on sharing, turn taking and waiting for our time patiently. Have a look at the pictures below to see what else we have been doing this week! 13

 

 

 

Applying for Reception

 

Please remember that if your child is due to enter Reception in September 2020, then you must apply online by January 15th 2020.

 

If you need support with the online application then please make an appointment with either Mez or Sarah who will be able to help.

 

Letter sent to parents regarding the application process can be found below.

 

 

Information on how to apply for a Reception place online

Week ending Friday 11th October- We have had a lovely week of looking at our families and finishing off learning all about the seasons. As it gets colder please don't forget to send you child in with a coat, hat, scarf and gloves. We are starting to get deliveries of new things for the children to explore and this week they throughly enjoyed our new music area. WEll DONE to mahmoud ( for some brilliant speaking this week)and Alarnie ( for her wonderful tree watercolour paining) who got our certificate awards today in the afternoon and Sarah is particulary proud of the 8 children in the morning who went up to the harvest festival assembly and did some superb sitting, listening and singing- WELL DONE!

NEWSLETTER 2....................................................... READ ALL ABOUIT IT!

THANK YOU! Thanks to the wonderful parents in Nursery we managed to raise £30 to help Macmillan cancer care. The children all did a wonderful job of decorating and helping Sarah to make this this possible. A special shout out to Livie May who won a special Friday award because she helped so much.

THANK YOU! Thanks to the wonderful parents in Nursery we managed to raise £30 to help Macmillan cancer care. The children all did a wonderful job of decorating and helping Sarah to make this this possible. A special shout out to Livie May who won a special Friday award because she helped so much.  1
THANK YOU! Thanks to the wonderful parents in Nursery we managed to raise £30 to help Macmillan cancer care. The children all did a wonderful job of decorating and helping Sarah to make this this possible. A special shout out to Livie May who won a special Friday award because she helped so much.  2
THANK YOU! Thanks to the wonderful parents in Nursery we managed to raise £30 to help Macmillan cancer care. The children all did a wonderful job of decorating and helping Sarah to make this this possible. A special shout out to Livie May who won a special Friday award because she helped so much.  3
THANK YOU! Thanks to the wonderful parents in Nursery we managed to raise £30 to help Macmillan cancer care. The children all did a wonderful job of decorating and helping Sarah to make this this possible. A special shout out to Livie May who won a special Friday award because she helped so much.  4
THANK YOU! Thanks to the wonderful parents in Nursery we managed to raise £30 to help Macmillan cancer care. The children all did a wonderful job of decorating and helping Sarah to make this this possible. A special shout out to Livie May who won a special Friday award because she helped so much.  5

This week we have been painting self portraits and reading 'So much'. We have been singing counting songs, matching the sorting elephants to pattern strips and talking about the change of season. outside we have been conker painting, exploring the ice cream sand tray and enjoying the ball throwing targets. Next week we will be reading Funny Bones and talking about skeletons.

Conker crazy

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we went conker crazy in Nursery this week when we explored painting with conkers.

Week ending 20th September- We have had a great time this week learning all about the lazy Farmer Duck and how we need to help our friends earlier in the week with Mez. With Sarah began to focus on family and the different people we have in our families. We are reading 'So much' By Trish cooke which the children thoroughly enjoyed today at story time. We have started to practice our writing skills with our new markmaking challenge sheets and some of the children are already beginning to form some of the letters in their names! In Maths we have been learning counting songs and matching amounts of ladybirds or counters to numbers. Today we handed out certificates to Chyna for being a wonderful friend, Safa for settling in so quickly and Oscar for being a super tidy upper. Next week we will be giving out Friday certificates to the morning children so lets see who the lucky children will be. Thank you so much for your donations of cereal and flour. We have lots of cornflakes already so any other type of cereal would be wonderful. Next week we will be decorating cakes on Thursday to sell at our Nursery Macmillan 'juice' and cake stay and play sessions so bring your pennies along and stay a little to play with your child. We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

Newsletter number 1 and curriculum letter- Have a read of what we have been and will be doing in our curriculum letter. Dont forget to look at the newsletter for any important notices for parents of Saplings Nursery. To save paper we will no longer be printing them out so please take the time to have a look at our newsletter so you don't miss anything.

We have had a wonderful week welcoming all of our new children to our Nursery and the existing children have really set a wonderful example.

 We have been having so much fun reading the 'Owl Babies' story by Martin Waddell and talking about how mummies and daddies will always come back. We have been practising our counting skills by joining in with some counting songs and rhymes and doing some super doper funky dancing . Here are some photos of what we have got up to so far this year.

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