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Magheradroll Nursery News

June Rainbow News

 

 

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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We made mini-beasts out of clay.

 

 

Our Trip to Castlewellan Forest Park last month was enjoyed by all.

Our Guides took us to the bluebell woods, we heard baby chicks in a tree top and we fed the ducks.

We found lots of colours all around us. Here are some photographs of our experiences.

                

During the month of Junewe have 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. We are planning a boat trip on a ferry to Portaferry to visit EXPLORIS.

 

 

     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 Monday 23rd June.

We will be running, jumping, tossing, 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 be a medal ceremony at the end.

 

 

 

Monday 16th June-Parent interviews for morning group.

Wednesday 18th June-Parent interviews for afternoon group.

Thursday 19th June –Nursery Induction for new intake for 2014/2015 from 1.15pm-2.00pm (no afternoon session that day)

Monday 23rd June-Nursery Sports day and awards ceremony.

Morning group times are from 10.15am-11.20am

Afternoon group from 2.00pm-2.55pm

 

School trip

Wednesday 25th June-Morning group Nursery trip to ‘Exploris’-9am -2.15pm.

Thursday 26th June-Afternoon group nursery trip to ‘Exploris’ 9am -2.15pm

(Please note *No afternoon session on 25th and no morning session on 26th *)

Friday 27th June- ‘End of year party’

Come dressed in your favourite fancy dress costume. There will be music, games and treats for all!!

Monday 30th June –Nursery closes for Summer holidays at 11.00am (morning session only)

We are having a very special event on Tuesday 17th June from 2pm.

There will be an official opening of the Wildlife Garden.

All Nursery Parents are invited to join the children to view the Garden and be part of this special occasion.

 

 

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.

 

 

June birthdays

Happy birthday to Eva, Thora and Jack.

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

 

Trip to Castlewellan Forest Park

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May Rainbow News


   May 2014

              

 

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the Mayedition of Rainbow News.

The children are very excited about THE NEW GARDEN .We have been visiting and looking at how the apple trees, fruit bushes, herbs and vegetables are growing. We have seen butterflies and ladybugs visiting too! We made a log pile for mini-beasts to live in and gave the new plants water to help them grow strong.

 

    

 Mia planted her beanstalk.

                             

    

      Shea and Chloe visit the garden.

 

         

Emily's bean is tall.   

  

                 We love our new 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 .

                                 

 

Story of the month is The Hungry Caterpillar.’    

              

      

 

 Shape of the month is a cube.

 

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Rhyme of the month is ‘Little Arabella Millar’.

 

 

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.

 

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 label sweatshirts to avoid confusion and distress!         

 

 

             

Joseph, Calum and Malika are at the bird feeder.

 

      

                 Faye, Thora and Olivia visit the re-cycle bin.

 

We are participating in the RSPB Wildlife Action Awards again with this year’s group.

There are three categories-bronze, silver and gold. 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.

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 Aaron and Cameron planted beans.                    

 

 

                        

 

Monday 5th May –Bank Holiday

Monday 19th May- Trip to Castlewellan Forest Park.

  Monday 26th May –Exceptional closure

 

  

           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.                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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?

 

 

 

 

Happy May birthday to

Ella, Erin, Oliwia, Sophie and Zac.

                

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Colette O’Hare and Mrs Lisa Connolly.

March Rainbow news


   March 2014

 

 

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the March edition of Rainbow News.    

Last month, we had some wonderful role play sessions with our ‘People who help us’ theme. We dressed as vets, doctors, nurses, dentists, patients, police officers and fire fighters.

    

          

          

We had a few visitors who dropped in to tell us about their jobs. Frances, the lollypop lady told us about how to keep safe on the road. Mrs Hull told us about her job as a Paramedic and Mrs Canavan told us what happens on a visit to the dentist.

 

 

                                                                    

        

Everyone listened well and enjoyed the experience. A big ‘thank you’ to our special visitors for giving up their time to come and talk to us.

 

 

We had a special event to mark ‘WORLD BOOK DAY’ on Thursday 6th March.

The children came to Nursery  dressed in their favourite dressing up costumes. We read and dramatised our favourite Fairy Stories.

 

During the month of March, we will be starting a new topic on ‘Growing’. We will be looking back at when we were babies. We will also be finding out about baby animals.

We are going to plant some flower seeds and vegetables and find out what makes them grow.

 

The story of the month is Jack and the beanstalk.  

 

 

The shape of the month is rectangle.

The rhyme of the month is ‘Mary had a little lamb’.

 

At circle time this month, we are focusing on the theme of Responsibility as 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 tidy up in Nursery and work as a team when putting things away.

        

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

  

Anna brought in her guinea pigs for a morning class visit. She told us what they like to eat and how to hold them safely. Thank you Anna!

 

 

Parental interviews for the morning group Monday 3rd March.

Parental interviews for the afternoon group  Monday 10th March.

Monday 17th March-St. Patrick’s day

Tuesday 18th March-- School development day

Thursday 27th March-visit from RSPB. ‘The Garden Mat’.

Monday 31st March –Library visit (morning group)

Tuesday 1st April-Library visit(afternoon group)

 

 

Happy Birthday to

Micah, Malika, Olivia, Charlie and Grace.

 

 

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.

        

Five fat peas

Five fat peas in a pea pod pressed (children hold hand in a fist)

One grew, two grew, so did all the rest (put thumb and fingers up one by one)

They grew and grew (raise hand in the air very slowly)

And did not stop, until one day- the pod went pop!

 

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!

 

 

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 curley whiskers (repeat 3 times)

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

 

 

In the garden

‘Who’s that tickling my back?’ said the wall.

‘Me’ said a caterpillar,

‘I’m learning to crawl!’    

 

 

 

              

      

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.

                            

                                    

From

Mrs Colette O’Hare and Mrs Lisa Connolly.

February Rainbow News


   February 2014

MAGHERADROLL NURSERY            UNIT

 

 

Dear Parents,    

Welcome to the February edition of Rainbow News. We had a busy month in January with our ‘ice’ theme. We made ice balloons and ice cubes! We watched them melt and disappear. We made bird cake for the birds and hung it out on our bird feeder station. We found out some birds names and habits and completed our RSPB ‘Little School’s Bird watch.  

If you would like more information go to www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch

 

     

                  

     Chloe and Charlie touch the ice balloon.

 

Katie,Sophie, Aoibhin and Thora made ‘bird watchers’.

 

 

 

   

        

     Darcy and Demi make bird cake.

 

During the month of February, we begin our ‘People who help us’ theme. We are changing the house corner into a hospital, a vetenary surgery and then a dental surgery.

There will be a visit from the dental nurse.  

                 

    

The story of the month is    The Little Red Hen.

           The colour of the month is Red.

 

The shape of the month is the Heart.

The rhyme of the month is ‘Miss Polly had a dolly’.      

      

We are introducing a Road Safetyelement into outdoor play. A local patrol lady will be coming to talk to the children about her job. We will be focusing on how people keep us safe when we are out and about on the roads. The children will be participating in role play as police officers, fire fighters and paramedics. We will be creating a ‘building site’ with an emphasis on safety.

At circle time this month, we are focusing on the theme of ‘Kindness’ as part of our Emotional Intelligence Programme. We have been talking about kind and unkind hands as part of our rules. We are also finding out about kind and unkind words we say to each other. Talk to your child about how it feels when someone is kind (or unkind) to you and what makes a kind friend.

Parents are encouraged to check on their child’s head regularly for head lice and treat if necessary. We have a leaflet available called ‘Once a week, take a peek’. For more information, a copy of the head lice policy is available on request.

 

 

Mid-Term break-17th to 21st February.

Parent Teacher interviews for Morning group on Monday 3rd March.

* Please note that the Nursery Unit is closed on that day for pupils.*

Parent Teacher interviews for afternoon group on Monday 10th March.

Nursery Unit is open as normal for both groups.

 

 

 

 

We are reducing re-cycling and re-using in the Nursery. We would like you to help us by donating egg boxes, egg shells, used teabags and vegetable peelings for our compost bin.

 

                  

‘Story Sacks’

are being distributed at the moment to both groups. We hope you enjoy the contents and have fun with the stories, CD’s, games and puppets inside. They are a wonderful resource and provide a unique opportunity to develop your child’s talking and listening skills.

 

 

 

 

Happy birthday to Joseph and Katie.

 

 

 

 Songs and Rhymes for February.

Five Little Firemen

Five little firemen standing in a row,                      
1 2 3 4 5 lets go.
Jump on the engine with a SHOUT,
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

Four little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 3 4 woosh lets go.
Jump on the engine with a Shout
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

Three little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 3 woosh woosh lets go.
Jump on the engine with a Shout
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

Two little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 woosh woosh woosh lets go.
Jump on the engine with a Shout
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

One little firemen standing in a row,
1 woosh woosh woosh woosh lets go.
Jump on the engine with a Shout
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

 

       
   
     
 


 Doctor Foster

Doctor Foster went to Gloucester in a shower of rain.

He stepped in a puddle, right up to his middle- and never went there again!

 

 

Miss Polly had a dolly                                      

Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick.

So she phoned for the doctor to be quick, quick, quick.

The doctor came with his bag and his hat.

He knocked on the door with a rat-a-tat-tat!    

He looked at the dolly and he shook his head;

And he said ‘Miss Polly put her straight to bed.

He wrote on a paper for a pill, pill, pill.

‘I’ll be back in the morning-yes I will, will, will.

 

 

Thank you for your continuing support,

From

Mrs O’Hare (Nursery teacher)

and Mrs Lisa Connolly.