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Magheradroll Nursery News

September Rainbow News

 

Welcome to the first edition of Rainbow News. We are delighted to welcome you and your child to Magheradroll Nursery.We aim to provide an enjoyable and enriching experience and promote a positive attitude to learning for the children in our care. This newsletter will keep you informed about everything that is happening in the Nursery Unit and tell you about all the ways you can get involved in your child’s early education. We will include topics, themes, colours and rhymes to talk about with your child. We look forward to getting to know you and your child in the weeks and months to come. We wish everyone an enjoyable year ahead.

 

The school opening times are-

Morning session-8.55am—11.30am (Mon – Thurs) Friday-9.am-11.10am.

Afternoon session-12.25pm-3.00pm (Mon- Thurs) Friday 12noon-2.10pm

 

Remember not to bring your child to Nursery too early as they can become restless while they wait.Also, try to collect your child on time as he or she may become anxious if you are late.

 

Please provide a bag with a change of clothes inside for any 'emergencies'.This  should be kept on a hanger in the cloakroom area.

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RSPB Wildlife awards 2015

Congratulations to all the boys and girls on completing the RSPB Wildlife awards in June.

Everyone received their GOLD certificates for all the efforts throughout the year.

 

Well Done everyone!!

 

 

 

june rainbow news

 

           June 2015

 

                                                                                                                                                                Dear Parents,

Welcome to the Juneedition of Rainbow News.

This is the last edition of Rainbow News. It will soon be time for your child to move on to Primary one .We wish all our children good luck in their new setting and hope all the boys and girls will be happy in their new schools.

Before leaving, you will be invited to a final parental meeting to discuss your child’s progress and to give you a written report. The dates are listed in this newsletter and you will have received your time allocation.

    

 

The children enjoyed the ‘mini-beast’ theme last month. We went into the garden for our search. We found lots of little creatures hiding in dark places and put them in the bug boxes. We found fast ones, slow ones, long ones, slimy ones. We looked closely at snails and worms. We remembered to put them back again where we found them.

                 

 

      

During the month of Junewe will be having a ‘Holiday’theme. We are creating a Travel Agency where the children can plan their destination and choose ways to travel.

 

 

 

We are also going to find out about the sea and what lives in the ocean.

 

 

Story of the month is Fidgety Fish.  

 

 

Song of the month is ‘Sing a rainbow’

 

 

Rhyme of the month

   -‘A sailor went to sea’

 

 

        

At circle time this month we are focusing on the virtue of Honestyas part of our Emotional Intelligence programme. Talk to your child about being truthful and why we should never tell a lie.

                            

 

 

All parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles are invited to our annual

‘Sports Day’on Tuesday 23rd June.

We will be running, jumping,  balancing and moving around obstacles. Come and watch as we compete in our races. We are using the top Primary school yard to accommodate everyone. The children can come wearing their shorts, tee-shirt and trainers.

There will also be a medal ceremony and end of year presentations.


Morning group starts at  9.50am-11.15am

Afternoon group starts at 1.20pm-2.50pm

 

 

School trip

Thursday 4th June-Morning group Nursery trip to ‘W5’-9am -2.15pm

Tuesday 9th June-Afternoon group nursery trip to ‘W5’ 9am -2.15pm

 

 

Monday 29th June- ‘End of year party’

Come dressed in your favourite fancy dress costume or party clothes.

 

Tuesday 30th June –

Nursery closes for Summer holidays at 11.00am

 

 

Included in Rainbow News are some rhymes and songs linked with summer you may like to share with your child.

Five little fishies      

Five little fishies swimming in a pool -(wiggle five fingers)

The first one said, ”the pool is cool” (show one finger then wrap arms    around body)

The second one said, “the pool is deep”(show two fingers then measure deep)

The third one said, “I want to sleep”(show three fingers then rest head on hands)

The fourth one said, “Let’s take a dip” (show four fingers then hands ‘dive’ into water)

The fifth one said, “I spy a ship” (show five fingers and touch forehead with hand.)

Fisher boat comes-(form ‘V’ with fingers, then move hands away from body)

Line goes “kersplash!”-(pretend to throw fishing line)

Away the five little fishies dash.-(wiggle five fingers away)

 

A sailor went to sea,sea,sea,

A sailor went to sea,sea,sea,

To see what he could see,see,see.

But all that he could see,see,see,

Was the bottom of the deep blue sea,sea,sea!

(use as a clapping song-slap knees to start, then clap hands and keep the beat or find a partner and slap and clap hands as rhyme is repeated)

 

 

                       My big blue boat

Ilove to sail in my big blue boat, my big blue boat, my big blue boat.

I love to sail in my big blue boat, out in the deep blue sea.

My big blue boat has two red sails, two red sails, two red sails

My big blue boat has two red sails, out in the deep blue sea.

So come for a ride in my big blue boat, my big blue boat, my big blue boat,

    Come for a ride in my big blue boat, out in the deep blue sea.  

 

 

 

 

Pirate song

When I was one, I ate a bun the day I went to sea.

I jumped aboard a pirate ship and the captain said to me;

Chorus-We’re going this way, that way, forwards and backwards over the Irish Sea.

A bottle of rum to fill my tum and that’s the life for me!

 

When I was two, I buckled my shoe the day I went to sea.

I jumped aboard a pirate ship and the captain said to me-  

Chorus

When I was three, I bumped my knee the day I went to sea.

I jumped aboard a pirate ship and the captain said to me-

Chorus

When I was four, I fell on the floor the day I went to sea

I jumped aboard a pirate ship and the captain said to me-

Chorus

When I was five, I learned to jive the day I went to sea.

I jumped aboard a pirate ship and the captain said to me-

                       Chorus

 

 

 

 

 

Bubbles over the ocean

My bubbles flew over the ocean.

My bubbles flew over the sea.

My bubbles flew over the rainbow,

Oh come back my bubbles to me.

Come back, come back, oh come back my bubbles to me x2

 

 

 

Rainbow song

Red and yellow and pink and green,

Orange and purple and blue.

I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too.

Listen with your eyes, Listen with your eyes,

And sing everything you see.

You can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow,                                

sing along with me.

Red and yellow and pink and green,

Orange and purple and blue.

Now you can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too.

 

 

 

Put a hat on your head

Put a hat on your head, sun cream on your face.

Play under a tree, that’s the safest place.

When you’re playing outside and you’re having fun,

Stay under the shade and keep out of the sun.

                          

 

The parent support Group have donated £300 towards new equipment and plants for the Wildlife Garden.

We wish to thank them for their generosity.

 

 

June birthdays

Happy birthday to Daniel, Ella Rose and Thomas.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you as Parents for being so supportive towards us.

We have really enjoyed playing, talking, learning and listening to your children. We have achieved a lot together.

We wish you all a happy and enjoyable holiday and every success for the future. Good luck in your new schools, boys and girls.

                                                                                  

                                  Mrs Colette O’Hare and Mrs Lisa Connolly.

May Rainbow News

 

 

   May 2015    

              

 

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the Mayedition of Rainbow News.

Last month, we did some digging and planting in the garden.

We have been looking at how the apple trees, fruit bushes, herbs and vegetables are growing. We made a log pile for mini-beasts to live in and gave the new plants water to help them grow strong.  

         

     Ciara and Jamie water the pansies.

 

 

    We have seen butterflies, woodlice, bees and ladybugs visiting in the garden.

 

 

During the month of Maywe will explore our ‘ Mini -Beast theme. We will be finding out the names of different insects and how they move. We are going on a mini beast hunt and collecting bugs in a bug box. We hope to find lots of flying and crawling insects .

                                    

 

We will be learning about life cycles. We will find out which mini beasts can fly, crawl and wriggle.

 

Story of the month is The Hungry Caterpillar.’          

        

 

        

Shape of the month is a cube.

                          

      

   

Rhyme of the month is ‘Little Miss Muffet

 

At circle time this month we are focusing on the virtue of ‘Tolerance’as part of our Emotional Intelligence programme. Talk to your child about being gentle, kind, patient and fair to one another. Try to be sensitive and think of other people’s feelings.

 

 

 

We are participating in the RSPB Wildlife Action Awards again with this year’s group. The children are making great progress and we have almost completed all the necessary tasks. We will inform you in next month’s newsletter how we got on.

 


Ciara made a bug home.

  

          Katie looks at the size of the rhubarb leaves.

 

 

Monday 4th May –Bank Holiday

Monday 25th May –Exceptional closure

Monday 8th June-Parent /Teacher interviews- Nursery Unit closed for pupils.

Tuesday 16th June –Nursery Induction Day for New intake @ 1pm.

(No afternoon session that day.)

Wednesday 17th June –Parent Teacher interviews

End of year trip to W5-

Morning group Thursday 4th June /Afternoon group Tuesday 9th June.

 

 

Monkeynastix

 

 

------Continues this term on Thursday at 11.30am for morning group and on Friday at 11.30am for the afternoon group.

 

  

Library day is every Friday

 

Included in Rainbow News are some rhymes and songs linked with the mini-beast theme you may like to share with your child.

Little Arabella Millar                               

Little Arabella Millar found a furry caterpillar.                  

First it crawled upon her mother, then upon her baby brother;

Oh’ said Arabella’s mother-take away that caterpillar!   

 

                                     

Shoo Fly                                      

Shoo fly, don’t bother me, shoo fly don’t bother me;

Shoo fly, don’t bother me, I belong to somebody.    

        I feel, I feel, I feel like a morning star.

         I feel, I feel, I feel like a morning star.        

I do, I do and I ain’t gonna tell you who

I do, I do, and I ain’t gonna tell you who.                                  

 

One hairy spider

One hairy spider went out to play, upon her silver web one day.

She had such enormous fun that she asked for another hairy spider to come.

Two hairy spiders..............  

                                    

               

                         

The Ants Go Marching
                               Traditional action song

The ants go marching one by one,
Hurrah, hurrah.
The ants go marching one by one,
Hurrah, hurrah.
The ants go marching one by one,
The little one stops to such his thumb,
And they all go marching down
Into the ground to get out of the rain,
BOOM!  BOOM!  BOOM!

Two...tie his shoe...
Three...climb a tree...
Four...shut the door...
Five...take a dive...
Six...pick up sticks...
Seven...pray to heaven...
Eight...shut the gate...
Nine...check the time...
Ten...say "THE END"

 

 

Insects  All  Around

to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"     

Lady bugs and butterflies,
Buzzing bees up in the sky.
Teeny, tiny little ants,                    
Crawling up and down the plants

Many insects can be found  

In the sky and on the ground.   

 

 

 

Here is the beehive

Here is the beehive
But where are the bees?
Hidden away
Where nobody sees.
Look and you'll see them
Come out of the hive,

One, Two, Three, Four, Five,
                                       Bzzzzzzzzzzzz.

 

                                         Five Little Caterpillars

Five little caterpillars sitting on a leaf,

One little caterpillar fell asleep.

When it woke up it found it could fly.

Now there’s four caterpillars and one butterfly.

                         Four little caterpillars sitting on a leaf …

 

                                                                

                                   Flies and Bees

Tune: sing a song of sixpence

                 Flies and bees are insects,

Buzzing all around.

Coming to our picnic,

And landing on the ground.

And when our picnic’s over,

And we are on our way.

We know the flies and busy bees

Will come another day.

                  

Snail’s Bed

By Irene Yates

         Snails crawl around with their homes on their backs,

And wherever they go they leave silver tracks.

I know when they’re sleeping - they pull in their heads.

But how do you think they curl up in their beds?

 

 

 

   Little Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet

Eating her curds and whey.

There came a big spider who sat down beside her-

And frightened Miss Muffet away.

 

Now that the weather is getting warmer at last, we would like to suggest that you may like to put sun screen lotion

on your child and perhaps provide a hat, cap or sunglasses as we will be playing outdoors more often as the summer approaches.

N.B. Please remember to put names on sweatshirts that have faded to avoid confusion and distress!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Back from the garden

 

                                                              

Kierra and Ruby planting new seeds.

 

 

 

 

Happy May birthday to

Blake and Benjamin.

 

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Colette O’Hare and Mrs Lisa Connolly.

April Rainbow News 2015

   April 2015

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the April edition of Rainbow News.

Last month, we had our ‘growing’ theme. The children planted broad beans and French beans.The shoots are growing taller every day.Soon,we will plant them outdoors in the Wildlife garden.

           

 

                           

We are taking our pansies to the garden.

                                          

The children enjoyed washing, drying, changing and dressing the baby dolls. 

There is a wall display of photographs of the children when they were little babies.

We had a guessing game matching a photograph to a baby.

      

 

    

                

The theme of the month is Spring.

The story of the month is  Oliver's Vegetables.

 

The rhyme of the month is Mary,Mary, quite contrary.

 

 

At circle time this month, we are focusing on the theme of Perseverance as part of our Emotional Intelligence Programme.

Talk to your child about never giving up even when the task seems really difficult. Keep trying and it will all work out in the end!

The ‘Wildlife Garden’ has new plants and apple trees growing.

The rhubarb is shooting up,the strawberry patch has woken up,the herb beds are spreading and forget-me-nots have appeared in the wild flower patch.

Soon, we will be planting more seasonal vegetables.


 

We are going to be gardeners and plant some more vegetables and fruit as the weather gets warmer.

Talk to your child about what a plant needs to help it to grow.

We are participating in Wildlife Acton Award Scheme’ for the fourth year, organised by the RSPB.

This award is all about helping the children find out about wildlife, doing practical things to help the environment and telling other people.

To find out more go to www.rspb.org.uk.


 

 

Bank holiday -Monday 4th May.

Bank Holiday –Monday 25th May.

BusTrip to Castlewellan Forest Park on TUESDAY 28th APRIL.

                          

Here are a few safety rules we have when using scissors in the Nursery.

Encourage your child to hold and use scissors at every opportunity.

Remember to supervise at all times.

Thank you for your attendance at the ‘Parental Interviews’ last month.

Your comments and views are really helpful and deepen our understanding of your child.

 

Snack money is collected every Monday .

It is used for purchasing a variety of items from batteries to bubbles.

You can pay weekly or monthly Thank you for your contributions.

 

Songs and Rhymes for April.

 

 

                                                                                                           

  Wet weather

Splash,’ said a raindrop as it fell upon my hat;

‘Splash,’ said another as it trickled down my back.

‘You are very rude,’ I said as I looked up to the sky; Then ANOTHER raindrop splashed right into my eye!

 

 

One two, buckle my shoe.

One two, buckle my shoe. Three four, knock at the door.

Five six, pick up sticks. Seven, eight, lay them straight;

Nine, ten, a big fat hen. Eleven, twelve, dig and delve

Thirteen, fourteen, maids a court’in Fifteen, sixteen, maids in the kitchen;

Seventeen, eighteen, maids in waiting Nineteen, twenty, my plate’s empty.

                       

Little Green Frog                                 

Little green frog, little green frog, where’s your tail so small?

I swim in the river, I swim in the river, I have no tail at all.

Chorus -----Koo wak, wak, wak, Koo wak, wak, wak,

Koo wak,wak,wak,wak.

Koo wak, wak, wak, Koo wak, wak, wak,   Koo wak,wak,wak,wak.

Little green frog, little green frog, where’s your wing so small?

I swim in the river, I swim in the river, I have no wing at all.—Chorus.

Little green frog, little green frog, where’s your house so small?

I swim in the river, I swim in the river, I have no house at all.—Chorus

 

 

The worm song.

There’s a worm at the bottom of my garden and his name is Wiggly Woo.

There’s a worm at the bottom of my garden and all that he can do-

Is wiggle all night and wiggle all day and the people round here they all do say;

There’s a worm at the bottom of my garden and his name is Wiggly,

Wig-Wig-Wiggly,

Wig-Wig-Wiggly Woo-oo!  

 

Mary,Mary Quite contrary

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

With silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all in a row.

 

Congratulations to the children who received 100% attendance at the end of last term.

Adam, Jake, Rita, Eva M and Ruby Mc C.

Well done to the children with the MOST IMPROVED attendance last term;

---Daniel,Alfie, Orla,Sienna,Blake and Conor.

Happy April birthday to Chloe, Jamie, Adam, Jonathan and Tiernan.

   

 

Mrs Colette O’Hare and Mrs Lisa Connolly.