Welcome to Nursery!

On this page you will find all the information that you need about what’s going on in Nursery at Bowerham

 

This week in Nursery

  • We have had some very exciting visitors in Nursery this week and we even managed to catch them on camera! The fairies have been playing in Nursery each evening and asking for our help.
  • We had a fantastic time in the school woods, creating some new fairy homes for our fairy friends after the wind had blown theirs down. We used lots of different natural resources to help make their homes comfortable and cosy!
  • We also enjoyed making potions with the ingredients left by the fairies and even made up dances and songs to sing for the fairies.
  • Thursday was a fantastic afternoon when Pudsey Bear came to visit school. Thank you to all those who joined in with our sponsorship. We had a brilliant response and raised a fantastic £6286.05!

Next week in Nursery

  • Don’t forget, Monday is a non-uniform day in order to collect prizes for our annual Christmas Quiz. Nursery are collecting for a ‘Festive Feast’ hamper.
  • We will continue to build on the children’s interests in fairies and elves. We have some exciting messages and magical fairy treasures for the children to discover each day!
  • Throughout the week we will also be making some tiny fairy snacks, which we will be trying ourselves as part of our Healthy Heroes challenge as well as exploring the mud kitchen and making fairy soups!
  • The children have also enjoyed playing with lots of different wild animals so we will be building on this and setting some animal pattern challenges.
  • Diddi Dance will be visiting Nursery every Tuesday and Thursday morning for all our 3 and 4 year old children. In each session the children will have the opportunity to use action songs, dancing games, fun exercises, hoops, ribbons and much more all to music! We will also be continuing to explore 16 dance themes such as salsa, hula, jive and disco whilst having lots of fun!

  • Don’t forget to continue to upload photos and information onto your child’s Tapestry account to show us the lovely things you have been busy doing at home!

Healthy Heroes

We are looking forward to starting a new Healthy Hero challenge next week!

We will be focusing on ‘having a go at something new’– By experimenting and trying out new ideas, we learn lots! We will be talking about how it is important to try new things and that it is ok to get things wrong. We will be trying lots of new things in nursery.

Check out the link below for lots of information and helpful tips about how you can play your part at home too. You will also find information about this challenge on our Healthy Hero window display.

 

Love to learn

Stars of the Week

In Nursery we have two Bowerham Bears. Every week the Bowerham Bear’s choose two children that they would like to go home with. These are our ‘stars of the week’.

Will

for a fantastic effort with all of our activities in Nursery - especially with patterns and numbers!

Toby

for working hard to become more independent and for always trying his best, even when something is a little tricky!

Kathryn Ireland

Assistant Head / Early Years Lead

Amy Lancaster

Key Worker, Nursery

Sean McHugh

Key Worker, Nursery

Sophie Wren

Key Worker, Nursery

Lesley Hodgson

Key Worker, Nursery

Lynsey Edwards

Key Worker, Nursery

Emily Beattie

Key Worker, Nursery

Miss Culkin

Class Teacher, Nursery

How you can support your child at home this week

To find out how you can help support your child at home in Nursery this week please visit our Homework Page.

We love singing!

The children really do love joining in with new and favourite songs and rhymes. Parents/carers have been coming to the team to find out how a particular tune or the words go as their child won’t stop singing!! Some of their versions translated to home have been very amusing.

We’ve decided to add a section to the website with our most popular songs for you to enjoy at home. The children will most definitely help you to learn them (and the actions too!)

Butterfly song

Five little birds went flying one day

5 little monkeys sitting in a tree…..

Cows in the Kitchen song

Old MacDonald song

Nursery Walking down the street

The soap on our hands goes…

The Gruffalo song

The Animal fair

I had a baby turtle

Bubble Song

Baby Bear

A tiny caterpillar on a leaf song

 5 Little Speckled Frogs

 5 Currant Buns

Useful links and information for Nursery Parents

The link below will take you to ‘families in the foundation years’ website. It’s a great site in providing information from pregnancy to age 5.

The Foundation Years Website

 

Tapestry

We love being able to upload all our observations to share with you throughout each half term as well as being able to share all the exciting things you upload at home too!

Your Tapestry account for your child is only ‘live’ for the length of time they are at our school or Nursery in Early Years.  Once they go into year 1 or to another school you will no longer have access to your child’s Tapestry account.

We want you to be able to have this learning journey as your own and therefore at the end of each term we will be sending you a PDF download of your child’s learning journey.  This can then be saved on your hard drive to then enable you to keep it ‘forever’!  It is important that you do save it as this will be your only opportunity to keep it term by term.  You will be notified of the download via a sticker in your child’s communication diary. Downloads will then expire within 1 month.

Please note: you will need to access Tapestry through their website and not the app to be able to successfully download your child’s observations.

The link below will take you through the process of how to download your child’s Tapestry observations.

How to download your child’s Tapestry observations

 

Sun Safety

At Bowerham we value the importance of outdoor play and children have the opportunity to be outside for most of the day. As such, we need to make sure that your child is kept safe in the sun. As parents, it is your responsibility to ensure your child is kept safe in the sun. The following requirements are essential in order for staff to allow your child to play outside-

  • Ensure sun cream is applied to your child before you bring them to Nursery – this will give your child the sun protection they will need for the immediate session.
  • Inform a member of staff when dropping off your child at Nursery that you have applied sun-cream to your child. If you do not let a member of staff know that sun cream has been applied then we will assume that sun cream has been applied prior to arriving.
  • Send your child with a named sun hat on sunny days. You may prefer to bring in a sun hat and leave it in your child’s tray for the summer term.

Nursery staff will ensure that children wear their sun hats when playing outside.

Staff will also re-apply sun cream to your child if they are in Nursery all day. Please note that this only applies to children who are in Nursery for the full day. We have purchased sun cream – Boots Soltan Kids Factor 50 hypoallergenic sun care lotion, which we will apply before the children go outside for the afternoon session. If you do not wish for your child to use this and would like to provide your own lotion, please send your sun lotion in a named bottle – which can be left in Nursery for the summer. Lotion cannot be kept in children’s bags for safety reasons. Our sun cream will be available for you to ‘patch’ test your child if needed.