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October Rainbow News

 

 

October 2012

 

 

 

 MAGHERADROLL NURSERY UNIT

 

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the OctoberRainbow News’.

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.

Here are some of the things your child will be involved in during the month of October.

 

Read more...

Settling In


September Rainbow news

September Rainbow News

Welcome to the first edition of Rainbow News for our new parents and children in 2012/2013.                         

Here are some of the topics and themes your child will be involved in during the month of September.


The theme of the month is 'Friendship'.


 Your child will be participating in an 'Emotional Intelligence' programme with the emphasis on 'being a good friend'.

 The activities will support your child in gaining confidence and having a voice.


   The story of the month is 'Maisy goes to Nursery'.

 


 


 

The colour of the month is BLUE  and the children have produced some art work which is on view inside the unit.

 The rhyme of the month is 'Two Little Dickie Birds'.

 

 

The song of the month is 'Hello, hello, how do you do?'.


The Unit promotes Positive Behaviour where pupils can feel confident and self assured.

The children are learning about accecptable behaviourand they are rewarded for their efforts.

We use 'cookies in the jar' to reinforce good behaviour and have a 'treat' every friday.

 

We are introducing our first rule and telling the children how to be 'Good Listeners'. 

We get our eyes and ears ready and look at the person who is talking. Praise your child for being a good listener at every opportunity

and thank them for waiting their turn to speak.  


Snack money is collected every Monday. The cost is £2.50. You can pay weekly or monthly.


Remember!  Please ensure when exiting from the unit after dropping off your child that the outside door is closed behind you to keep everyone safe.

There will be a short Nursery Curriculum talk on Thursday 27th September.  

The morning session talk will be at 11.00am until 11.30am after which you can collect your child from the unit.

The afternoon session talk will be from 12.30 until 1.00pm when you have dropped your child into the unit.


The children have been learning rhymes and songs. Here are a selection you might like to share with your child.

Friends

Friends at school are big and small.

Friends at school are best of all.


The Hello song.

Hello, hello, how do  you do? I say hello to you and you say hello to me.

Now here's a funny thing and can you tell me why?

We often say' hello' and then we say 'goodbye'.


The more we get together

The more we get together, together, together,

The more we get together, the happier we'll be.

Cause your friends are my friends and my friends are your friends.

The more we get together, the happier we'll be.


Two little Dickie Birds sitting on a wall.

Two little Dickie birds sitting on a wall;

One called Peter, one called Paul.

Fly away Peter, fly away Paul.

Come back Peter, come back Paul.


Wash your dirty hands

Wash your dirty hands, wash your dirty hands;

Rub and scrub and scrub and rub and wash your dirty hands.


The Alley, Alley O.

The big ship sails through the alley, alley, o, the alley ,alley ,o the alley, alley o.

The big ship sails through the alley, alley o, on the last day of September.

1. The captain said 'This will never, never, do ,never, never, do ,never, never do etc.

2.The big ship sank to the bottom of the sea, the bottom of the sea, the bottom of the sea etc.

3.We'll all dip our heads in the deep blue sea, the deep blue sea, the deep blue sea,etc.



The Unit is closed on Monday 1st October for teacher training.

The first individual parent meetings for the Morning Session will be held on Tuesday 6th November.

The Afternoon Session meetings will be on Monday 12th  November.

You will be notified times in the near future.


Yours sincerely,

Mrs Colette O'Hare-Nursery teacher

Mrs Lisa Connolly-Nursery assistant


May Rainbow News

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the May edition of Rainbow News. Last month, we had our ‘Growing and Changing’ theme. The children were gardeners and grew their own bean plants. We had a ‘Garden Centre’ where you could buy flowers, pots and seeds for your garden. We planted some fruit seeds too. The children enjoyed making a 'dinosaur' garden. Then they brought in their baby photographs. We had fun guessing who everyone was!

Baby

During the month of May we will explore our ‘ Mini -Beast theme.

Story of the month is ‘The Hungry Caterpillar.’
 

Caterpillar
Colour of the month is purple.

Thistle

Shape of the month is a rectangle

rectangle
Rhyme of the month is ‘Little Arabella Millar’.

Arabella

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 taking responsibility for their behaviour at home and at school. You might like to put them in charge of something and praise them for the great job when completed.

Recycling

Now that the weather is getting warmer, 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.

Sunscreen

Roberta from the branch library has invited us for our second visit. The morning group will be attending at 10.30 am on Friday 11th May and the afternoon group on Wednesday 9th May at 2.00pm.The librarians have some wonderful stories for us to listen to.

Storytime

Jen Banks from the RSPB will be visiting us on Tuesday 15th May. She will bring her ‘Garden Story Mat’ and tell us all about wildlife in the garden. We will update her on our progress towards a BRONZE AWARD for wildlife.

Garden

 

There will be a Book Lending Library service available in the Nursery Unit. Come and chose a book with your child to enjoy and take home.     

Read Me

Dates for your Diary

Monday 7th May –Bank Holiday

Wednesday 9th May-afternoon group visit Library

Friday 11th May- morning group visit Library

Tuesday 15th May-RSPB visit-Garden Story mat

Monday 4th June –Bank holiday

Tuesday 5th June-Exceptional closure

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'!

 

 

Wiggly Woo.

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- Wiggley Woo!

Worm

 

Here is the beehive

Here is the beehive but where are the bees? Hidden away where nobody sees.

Soon they’ll come creeping out of the hive-

One, two, three four five.

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Beehive

 

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.

Shoofly

 

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........

 

Catterpillar

 

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..............

Spider

 

Who's That?

'Who's that tickling my back' , said the wall.

'Me', said a little caterpillar, 'I'm learning to crawl'!

 

We will be contacting you soon about an outdoor trip we are planning for the Nursery children.

 

From,

Mrs Colette O’Hare and Mrs Lisa Connolly.