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Magheradroll Nursery News

October Rainbow News 2014

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the October Rainbow News’.  October

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.

During September, the children have been settling into the Nursery routines. Settling in is a very important part of the Nursery programme. Some children take a little longer than others to fully settle and feel comfortable in their new surroundings. This is normal. With patience and perseverance, they will relax and calm down so try not to worry. We will support them in every way that we can.

We enjoyed finding out ‘ALL ABOUT ME’ in September. We painted with our hands and found out about the environment using our senses. We had fun making musical shakers and cooking popcorn.


April Rainbow News


   April 2014

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the April edition of Rainbow News.

Last month, we had our ‘growing’ theme. The children all planted a bean seed linked to the Jack and the beanstalk story.

The shoots are growing taller every day.



The children enjoyed washing, drying, changing and dressing the baby dolls. There were lots of willing carers and ‘baby sitters’.

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

We had fun guessing a name to a baby. Lots of changes from then to now!




The theme of the month is Spring.

The story of the month is The Enormous Turnip’.



The shape of the month is oval.

The rhyme of the month is Humpty Dumpty

At circle time this month, we are focusing on the theme of Perseveranceas 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!


A ‘Wildlife Garden’has been created in the school grounds at the back of the Nursery.

There are lots of new plants and trees growing. We have a willow tunnel,

dancing daffodils,a rainbow garden,a strawberry patch, a ‘bee’ bed, a bird bath,

bird feeders and bird boxes.

Soon, we will be planting more vegetables and making homes for mini-beasts.

       Bird bath, bee bed and Strawberry patch


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.



Rainbow garden

Apple tree



We are participating in Wildlife Acton Award Scheme’ for the third 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



Easter break –Nursery closes on Thursday 17th April at 11am.

No afternoon session.

Re-open on Monday 28th April.

Bank holiday -Monday 5th May.

Bank Holiday –Monday 26th May.

BusTrip to Castlewellan Forest Park on Monday 19th May.


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.

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!


  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.


What is yellow? (to the tune of Frere Jacques)

What is yellow? What is yellow?

Can you tell? Can you tell?

Fluffy chicks and sunshine,

   fluffy chicks and sunshine.

  Ducklings as well. ducklings as well.                                        

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 Woo-oo!  


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!  


Oliwia made pancakes on Pancake Tuesday!





Looking forward to a warm and sunny Easter break,



Mrs Colette O’Hare and Mrs Lisa Connolly.

September 2014 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.


The school opening times are-

Morning session-8.55am—11.30am (Mon – Thurs)

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.



Aquarium trip


The morning and afternoon group enjoyed the trip to the Aquarium to find out about life under the sea.

Here are some photographs of our trip.


Wildlife Action Awards


The Nursery Unit are delighted to receive a  'GOLD' Wildlife action award.

Throughout the year, the children have been feeding birds, planting seeds, re-cycling food waste and making compost.

They have tasted the first strawberries from the garden and made homes for mini beasts.

We have watched butterflies and bees visit our colourful plants and flowers.

Congratulations to all the boys and girls on this wonderful achievement.

You can view the announcement on the following link-

Here are the children from both groups with their gold award certificates.