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Rainbow News March 2016



   March 2016




Dear Parents,                                                                          

Welcome to the March edition of Rainbow News.    

Last month, we had our FAIRY TALES theme. The children really enjoyed the stories about ‘The Billy Goat’s Gruff’, ‘The Gingerbread Man’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, and our favourite Goldilocks and The Three Bears. They acted out the stories and dressed up in their favourite outfits.



We had a Healthy Eating Week from 14th-18th. We found out about what foods are good for our bodies and teeth.  We talked about the foods

that are bad for our teeth. Mrs Canavan the Dental Hygienist came to talk to us about how to look after our baby teeth on Wednesday 16th March.

She also told us what happens on a visit to the dentist. 



We are encouraging the children to eat healthy snacks as part of the daily snack time routine. They are encouraged

to try different textures and flavours as part of a healthy lifestyle.

These habits form part of our ongoing Dental Health Programme’ –3,2,1 Dental Health award scheme-SAFE SNACKS FOR TEETH.

*Please take time to read the leaflet sent home.*

Support your child by reminding them to brush their teeth every night and every morning.*


During the month of March, our new topic is ‘Growing’. We are going to be ‘gardeners’. We will plant runner beans

and broad beans in pots indoors. We are going to plant potatoes, beetroot, onions

and pumpkins outdoors in the Nursery garden. We will have lots of vegetables in a few months.

We are making great progress with our ‘Wildlife Acton Award Scheme’ and we will be submitting our entry next month.

A BIG thank you to all who brought in egg boxes and kitchen waste for the compost bin. The bin is now filled.The compost will be used on the garden in the Summer term.


The rhyme of the month is ‘Humpty Dumpty’.

Story of the month is ‘The Enormous Turnip’


Shape of the month is Oval.


We are asking you to supply a photograph of your child before their first birthday. The children will be looking back at when they were babies. THE PHOTOS WILL BE DISPLAYED ON THE WALL FOR THE CHILDREN TO VIEW. We will also be finding out about baby animals and their names.

At circle time this month, we are focusing on the virtue of Responsibilityas part of our Emotional Intelligence Programme Talk to your child about looking after their belongings. Encourage them to do little jobs around the house. They are being encouraged to put on their own coats, tidy up after themselves in Nursery and work as a team when putting things away.


Happy March Birthday to Aoife M, Arthur, Wiktoria, Ryan and Lily.


Parental interviews for the morning group are on Monday 7th March.

Parental interviews for the afternoon group are on Monday 14th March.

Branch Library visit-Afternoon group on Tuesday 22nd March.

Morning group on Wednesday 23rd March.


Thursday 17th March-St. Patrick’s day (CLOSED)

Thursday 24th March-Nursery closes for Easter break at 11.00am. ( no afternoon session)


Easter Holidays 25th March -1st April.

New Term starts Monday 4th April.


Monday 2nd May –Bank Holiday


Songs and Rhymes for March.       


Mary had a little lamb.

Mary had a little lamb.

It’s fleece was white as snow.

And everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go.

It followed her to school one day, which was against the rules.

It made the children laugh and play, to see a lamb at school.

Hot Cross Buns    

Hot cross buns, hot cross buns.

One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns.                          

If you have no daughters, give them to your sons;

One a penny, two a penny, hot, cross buns.          


One potato

One potato, two potato, three potato, four.

Five potato, six potato, seven potato more.

--children hold out hands and make two fists. Leader taps all the fists in the group and their own until the rhyme ends .

On the word ‘more’, each child puts a hand behind their back. Continue with chant until only one fist left-that’s the winner!



Eggs are laid by turkeys, eggs are laid by hens.

Eggs are laid by robins, eggs are laid by wrens.

Eggs are laid by eagles, eggs are laid by quail.

Pigeons, parrots, peregrines;

And that’s how every bird begins.

Little Peter Rabbit

Little Peter rabbit has a fly upon his nose.(repeat 3 times)

He flipped it and he flopped it and the fly flew away.

Floppy ears and curly whiskers (repeat 3 times)

He flipped it and he flopped it and the fly flew away.    


Have you seen the little ducks?

Have you seen the little ducks swimming in the water?

Mother, Father, baby ducks,

Grandmamma and daughter.

Have you seen them dip their bills, swimming in the water?

Mother, father, baby ducks,

Grandmamma and daughter.

Have you seen them flap their wings, swimming in the water?

Mother, father, baby ducks,

Grandmamma and daughter.

Chook, chook, chook.

Chook, chook, chook, chook, chook, chook, chook-‘good morning Mrs Hen’!

How many chickens have you got? Madam I’ve got ten.

Four of them are yellow, four of them are brown.

Two of them are speckled red, the nicest in the town!

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny’s ears are flopping. Easter Bunny’s feet are hopping.

Nose is soft and fur is fluffy. Tail is short and powder puffy!  



Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men,

Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

(an alternative rhyme)

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall, eating black bananas.

Where do you think he put the skins?-Down the king’s pyjamas!


Book Change day every Friday.



Tick off your book on your return and get another one to take home and read at bedtime.

We are having an ‘EGG HUNT’ in the garden at the end of March and we will be looking for all the eggs that the Easter bunny has hidden.




Mrs Colette O’Hare and Mrs Lisa Connolly.