Welcome to Nursery 2023
We are looking forward to welcoming all of our new children to Nursery very soon but in the meantime, Mrs Gee and Miss West, have been busy visiting you all at home and getting to know each of you. Thank you for making us feel welcome.
We are very excited to begin our journey of learning together this year, so keep an eye out for our settling in photographs which will be uploaded here soon. Don't forget to activate your Tapestry account and follow our school Twitter for exciting updates too.
Here are some photographs taken at the start of our journey together.
The children have been learning about the Sacrament of Baptism and visited St Osburg's Church to learn about how they are welcomed into God's family during their Baptism. They saw the Baptismal font and enjoyed a roleplay using water from the font which they poured over their baby's head. They decorated their names and displayed these alongside their Baptismal photographs.
EasyPeasy is an App for parents to help improve early childhood development. It is designed for families with children aged 2-5 years old offering parents a bank of games to play with children. Please follow the link below to read further information which outlines the app in more detail.
Our Autumn walk
Today we went on an Autumn walk to enjoy God's wonderful world and to explore how the leaves have been changing colours and falling down from the trees. We collected a bag of leaves and made our own pile in the Nursery garden.
Settling into Nursery
Welcome to all of the new children in our Nursery class. They have been busy exploring their classroom, making friends and learning the new routines. They have been having great fun as they have been settling in. Keep an eye out for photographs soon to be uploaded but in the meantime here is some information for parents about life at our Nursery and how you can support your child's development this year.
A pack of resources has been sent home with your child which you can complete at home in the event of isolation. Here are some additional ideas and activities you could enjoy together at home. Please post photographs on Tapestry so we can see the fun you have been having.
Hello Nursery children and your families,
I hope you are all staying safe and having fun at home. Hopefully it won't be too long until we can all be together in Nursery once more!
During Lockdown each week I will be adding suggestions of activities you can enjoy together at home. I look forward to seeing any photographs of your home learning that you add to Tapestry. Don't forget to use the resources in the Learning packs that have been sent home already - there are lots of fun writing, counting and cutting resources to use.
If you have any questions or suggestions please contact me at school by ringing the school office.
Stay safe and have fun!
Dear Nursery families
This week is our last week in national lock down as we are returning to school on Monday 8th March. This is a very exciting time and one that we have been looking forward to for so long. Your continued enthusiasm and efforts juggling home learning and all the other challenges of life have been amazing ! Not long to go now !!
This week is the start of Spring and we can already see signs all around us. Below are some links to Springtime books and activities to keep you busy. It is also World Book Day on Thursday 4th March so I have set some reading challenges which you can complete during the week. Don't forget to post your photographs onto Tapestry so we can see the fun you are having.
See you all on Thursday for our final lock down Zoom session.
Welcome back after the half-term holiday. I hope you all had a lovely holiday and had some fun together. Thank You to all of the families who have been taking part in the Go Parks challenge, scanning the QR codes in various parks across the city and collecting points for our school. There is still some time to join in, as the challenge runs until the end of Feb so get your coats on and visit your local park to take part.
Many of you have been working hard using your Home Learning packs so please keep this up, remembering to add your photographs to Tapestry. Remember to join our weekly Nursery Zoom session on Thursday 25th Feb at 10:30 am.
Below are ideas of more activities you could explore together at home. Have fun!
Thank you to those families who have already collected their new packs from the school office. For those families who haven't had a chance to call into school and pick it up, please do so this week. There are lots of different activities for you to enjoy and keep busy at home together.
Please check through the range of activities that I have posted on the website this half term and revisit any of those which you haven't had a chance to explore.
On Tuesday 9th February its 'Safer Internet Day' so I have attached an age-appropriate story linked to the theme of staying safe online. There are also some new home learning activities which are linked to the upcoming celebrations of Valentines day and Pancake day which you might want to enjoy over the next couple of weeks. I have also included a link to a free website that has online rhyming games that you may want to use. It also has lots of other games and printable activities for those families who may want to explore the resources. You will need to create an account using your email and a password to gain access. Have fun!
Here are this weeks home learning ideas which are focused on our seasonal topic of Winter. Let's hope we get some snow soon so we can have fun wrapping up warm and playing outside.
There is a link to the book 'Snow Friends' for you to enjoy listening to and look out for my next video on Tapestry sharing the rhyming book 'Betty and the Yeti'.
Look our for the story video on Tapestry of Mrs Gee sharing the Winter themed story of 'Stick Man' by Julia Donaldson. You can hear the author reading the story, watch the movie and use some of the ideas below to enjoy this book at home together.
During Advent the Nursery children have been very busy getting ready for the birth of the baby Jesus at Christmas. Here is a clip of them singing the beautiful hymn 'One Starry Night' which teaches us about the true meaning of Christmas. We would like to wish all the Nursery children and their families a restful and Holy Christmas.
We have been learning about how to look after our friends and share our kind hands. We have read books to explore this theme which you might enjoy together.
We have been learning to recognise shapes in the environment and to create our own shape pictures. You can use these resources to help practise this skill with your child.
This page is a useful way to keep informed about any Home Learning activities that you may want to enjoy with your child in the event of any Covid related absence or closures. You will be receiving a pack with a range of age appropiate activities very soon which will support you with Home Learning and enable you to continue to have fun at home together.
If you have any concerns or questions please don't hesitate to speak to me at the start of each day or by contacting the school office on 024 76227165.
I look forward to working with you and your child this year as they take their first steps in their learning journey at St Osburg's Nursery. Please remember to log onto Tapestry to comment on observations and record your own home experiences also - I love seeing all the fun things you get up to together at home.
Thank you in advance for your support,
Nursery Life Experiences
Here are some life experiences that every pre-schooler should get the chance to enjoy so if you find you have to isolate maybe you could select some to enjoy as a family. Have fun!
Welcome back to school for the final summer term boys and girls. I hope you have been enjoying the sunshine and playing outside with your family. A big well done to everyone who completed the Family Fun Challenges, a winner will be announced this week. In the meantime here are some more ideas for you to do at home. Pick a theme and have a go at some more home learning 😊
We have been having great fun settling into life at St Osburg's Nursery.