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A Visit From Mr Hullabaloo

Mr Hullabaloo puppet show.

The children from the Nursery Unit and the Primary 1 and two classes took part in a one hour interactive puppet show.

Mr Hullabaloo came to visit us and he brought his puppets with him. The children heard the story of The Ugly Duckling. Mr Hullabaloo picked some children to participate in the story.

Then he went on to tell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.Everyone really enjoyed the music, the animal sounds and the colourful costumes.

We got to meet Mr Hullabaloo's friend Jingles at the end of the session.

April Rainbow News

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the April edition of Rainbow News.

Last month, we had our ‘baby’ theme when the children looked after, washed and cared for the baby dolls. Then we had a ‘Baby Clinic’ and the babies got weighed, checked over by the baby doctor/ nurse and had their first injections. We tried some baby food and made some of our own. The children enjoyed the experiences.

 

Baby

 

We are giving regular reminders to the children about healthy eating and encouraging them to choose healthy snacks as part of our daily snack time routine. This forms an integral part of our ongoing ‘Dental Health Programme’.

 

Healthy Food

 

The Nursery Unit is involved in a ‘Wildlife Action Award Scheme’.

This award is all about finding out about wildlife, doing practical things to help and telling other people. We are trying for a Bronze award. To find out more and how your child can help, go to www.rspb.org.uk.

 

InsectsA big thank you to Mr Peter Lenzi who donated 52 logs to make our mini-beast hotel!

 

During the month of April we will explore our ‘ Growing and Changing’ theme.

 

  • Story of the month is ‘Avocado Baby’

Baby

 

 Colour of the month is pink.

Pig

Shape of the month is a triangle.

Triangle

Rhyme of the month is ‘One two , buckle my shoe’.

At circle time this month we are focusing on the theme of ‘Love’ as part of our Emotional Intelligence programme. Talk to your child about the people we love and how we show love to each other.

 

Love

 

All the Parental Interviews have been completed for this term.  Your comments and views have been invaluable. Thank you for your attendance.

 

‘Mr Hullabaloo’ is visiting us with his interactive puppet show on Thursday 5th April. He is bringing some special friends along that are all part of the ‘Springtime story book’.

The show will be in the assembly hall in the main school building from 9.30am to 10.30am.

The morning nursery  group will return to the unit after the show and go home at 11am. The invited afternoon group  can be dropped off at 9.25am and picked up at 10.30am from the school assembly hall immediately after the show.

Mr Hullabaloo

The Easter Break will run from Friday 6th April until Tuesday 17th April.

Happy Easter

Now that the weather is getting warmer, the children are removing their sweatshirts more often indoors and outdoors. Some name labels are difficult to identify. Please make sure your child’s name is clearly labelled to avoid confusion.

 

Outdoors

 

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

Easter BunnyEaster 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

EggsEggs

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.

 

 

HenChook, 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!

 

 

Pink

She fell into the bath tub, she fell into the sink.   

She fell into the strawberry jam and came out pink!

 

Hot Cross BunsHot 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.

 

 

PotatoOne 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!

 

 

 

ShoeOne 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 courting;

Fifteen. Sixteen, maids in the kitchen;

Seventeen, eighteen, maids in waiting;

Nineteen, twenty, my plate’s empty.

 

 

 

Wishing you all a warm and sunny Easter break,

 

From  Mrs Colette O’Hare and Mrs Lisa Connolly.

March Rainbow News

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the March edition of Rainbow News.

We had some wonderful role play sessions with our ‘People who help us’ theme. We had a visit from the dental nurse. She told us to brush our teeth every night and every morning. She left us special posters and stickers to remind us how to care for our teeth. This is all part of our ongoing Dental Health Programme.

Nurse

Stuart the fireman came to tell the morning group all about his job and brought his uniform for the children to see.

 

fireman                                             Fireman with his son

 

Mrs Courtney came to the afternoon group to talk about her job as a nurse. The children listened really well and enjoyed the experience.

 

Nurse and her son

A big ‘THANK YOU’ to both morning and afternoon parents for giving us their time and expertise to come and visit.

 

We had a great time during ‘World Book Day’ on 1st March. The children came dressed up as their favourite character. They heard and told lots of stories new and old. The morning group took part in a book parade. The primary 7 class became ‘book buddies’ and read individually to the children. Find out what happened by logging on the website gallery.

Gruffalo

During the month of March we will explore our ‘ New Life in Spring’ theme. We will become gardeners and learn all about planting and growing.

 

Beanstalk

 

  • Story of the month is Jack and the beanstalk.

 

  • Colour of the month is yellow.

Daffodils

  • Shape of the month is  oval.

Easter Egg

  • Rhyme of the month is ‘Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall’.

Humpty Dumpty

 

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 something seems really difficult. Keep trying and it will happen in the end!

 

Try Try Again

 

Parental Interviews take place on Monday 5th March for the morning group and on Monday 12th March for the afternoon group.

The Nursery will be closed on --Monday 19th March. This date is not in the original holiday list and is an additional holiday.

 

We thank you for your patience during the school window replacement programme and are pleased to tell you that the path to the Nursery will re-open on Tuesday 6th March.

The Easter break will be from Friday 6th April to Tuesday 17th April 2012.


easter basket


Included in Rainbow News are some rhymes and songs linked with our themes you may like to sing with your child.

 

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!

 

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.

 

 

Mary Mary

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.

 

Chick

 

 

 

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.

 

Peter Rabbit

 

Mary had a little lamb

Mary had a little lamb. Its 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 rule.

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

 

Mary had a little lamb

Thank you for your continuing support.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs  C. O’Hare (class teacher).

Mrs L. Connolly (Nursery assistant)

 

Rainbow News February

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, ice-cream and ice glasses. fluffy snowmen and penguins. Then to keep warm, we made hot chocolate, and warm bread. We made bird cake to feed the small birds. We had a visit from Jen Banks from the RSPB who gave us tips on bird watching.  You can see what happened by looking on the photo gallery.

Ice Activites

                                                               playing in the ice

 

DoctorDuring the month of February we begin our ‘People who help us’ theme. We are changing the shop into a VETINARY surgery, a hospital and then a dental surgery. The dental nurse is coming to talk to the children about looking after our teeth. You will receive some important information to share with your child regarding our Dental Health Award Scheme.

 

Little Red Hen    Story of the month is The Little Red Hen.

  •     Colour of the month is red.
  •     Shape of the month is the heart.
  • Rhyme of the month is ‘Miss Polly had a Dolly.’

 

 

Lollypop Woman

We are introducing a Road Safety element into outdoor play. The local lollipop man will be coming to talk to the children about his job. We will be looking at how people keep us safe when we are out and about and dressing up as police officers, fire fighters, paramedics and creating a building site with an emphasis on safety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BooksWe had a successful visit to the local library  where the children heard stories and rhymes from the staff . It was an enjoyable time for all and we are planning  another visit  next term.

 

 

 

 

 

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 words we all might say to each other. Talk to your child about how it feels when someone is kind (or unkind) and how important it is to say please and thank you to each other.

 

Newspaper

 

We are in the news! The local newspapers ‘The Mourne Observer’ and ‘The Down Recorder’ were invited to the Nursery Unit to take photographs of our new computer. You will find them displayed on the ‘Parent’s’ Board.

 

 

 

 

 


Some important dates include:

Days when the nursery is closed are as follows:

13th-17th February –mid- term break

Monday 20th February –Staff Development day

‘Parent/Teacher meeting’-these will take place in early March. Details to follow.

Tuesday 21st February is ‘Pancake’ day. The children will be cooking and tasting their own pancakes.

 

Pancakes

 

Included in Rainbow News are some rhymes and songs linked with our themes you may like to say and sing with your child.

 

DollyMiss Polly had a dolly

Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, 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”.

 

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.

 

Once I saw a little bird

Once I saw a little bird go hop, hop, hop.

And I said little bird won’t you stop, stop, stop!

I went over to the window to say “how do you  do”?

But he shook his little tail and away he flew!

 

 

Traffic LightsTwinkle , twinkle, traffic light

Twinkle, twinkle Traffic light, standing in the corner bright.

When it’s green it’s time to go.

When it’s red it’s stop you know.

Twinkle, twinkle traffic light, standing in the corner bright.

 

 

 

Five little Fire fighters

Five little fire fighters all in a row,

One, two, three, four, five they go.

Hop on the engine with a shout; Quicker than a wink the fire is out!

(4,3,2,1-repeat with decreasing numbers)

 

Boa ConstrictorThe Boa Constrictor song

Oh I’m being eaten by a Boa Constrictor, a Boa Constrictor, a Boa Constrictor,

Oh I’m being eaten by a Boa Constrictor, and I don’t like it one little bit!

Oh no! He’s up to my toe.

Oh gee, he’s up to my knee.

Oh fiddle, He’s up to my middle.

Oh heck, he’s up to my neck.

Oh dread! He’s up to my..... (GULP!)

Try this as you say the rhyme---(Hands together touching only at the base of

the palms. Touch tips of fingers in sequence beginning with the thumbs)

 

 

 

Thank you for your continuing support.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs  C. O’Hare (class teacher).

Mrs L. Connolly (Nursery assistant)

 

January Rainbow news

Dear Parents,

Welcome again to Rainbow News. It is great to see all the children back after the long Christmas break. They enjoyed the Christmas theme and had great fun making crackers, cards, printing, painting, cooking, and singing. Our highlight was the Trip to Narnia. The pictures can be viewed under 'Gallery'


During January we start our Winter theme. We will be observing the changing weather, finding out about Polar Bears and Penguins and looking after birds in the colder weather.

  • Story of the month is The First snow of Winter
  • Colour of the month is white
  • Shape of the month is the square
  • Rhyme of the month is ‘The North wind doth blow.’

 

The new computer  has arrived in the Unit. This will enhance the ICT skills of the children enormously. Everyone is discovering wonderful games to play and some children have found their favourites already. A big thank to all our parents who made this possible. Our final fundraising total amounted to £930. A wonderful start to the New Year!

Computer

At circle time this month we are focusing on the theme of ‘Self worth’ as part of our Emotional Intelligence programme. We will be talking about what makes us special and thinking about all the things we are good at. Take time to chat to your child about why they are important and what makes them feel good about themselves.

Some important dates include:

Days when the nursery is closed are as follows:

13th-17th February -mid term break

Monday 20th February –Staff Development day.

Some important information

Open day for Primary 1 is on Thursday 12th January at 2.15pm

Library Visit to the local library—

Afternoon group is on Wednesday 25th January.  Morning group  is on Friday 27th January.

The Dental Nurse will visit on the Unit on Monday 6th February (note change of date) to talk about looking after our teeth and the benefits of eating healthy food.

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


RobinThe North wind doth blow

The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow

And what will the robin do then poor thing?

He’ll sit in a barn, to keep himself warm,

And tuck his head under his wing, poor thing.

 

 

 

CloudWhat is white? ( to the tune of Frere Jacques ).

What is white?

What is white?

Can you tell?

Can you tell?

Fluffy clouds and lambs

Fluffy clouds and lambs

Snowflakes as well

Snowflakes as well!

 

SheepBaa Baa White  Sheep (same tune as Baa baa black sheep)

Baa Baa White sheep

Have you any wool?

No sir, No sir

No bags full

None to mend the jumpers

None to mend the frocks

And none to mend the little boys with holes in their socks!

 

Polar BearFive Fat Polar Bears (to the tune of 10 green bottles)

Five fat polar bears sliding in the snow

Five fat polar bears sliding in the snow

And if one fat polar bear fell and hurt his nose

There’d be four fat polar bears sliding in the snow.                      Four fat polar bears etc

 

PenguinFive Little Penguins

Five little penguins went fishing in the sea

They slid on the ice and they went Weeeeee!

One little penguin bumped his head

His mammy then sent him straight to bed.

 

( Four, three ,two and one little penguin)

 

 

Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush (ring game)

1.Here we go round the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush.

Here we go round the mulberry bush on a cold and frosty morning


2.This is the way we wash our face, wash our face, wash our face.

This is the way we wash our face on a cold and frosty morning.

3.This is the way we comb our hair etc

4.This is the way we brush our teeth etc

5This is the way we put on our coats etc

 

Winter BarnWinter on the farm

It’s Winter on the farm, it’s cold and wet,

Let’s feed the animals, let’s feed the animals.

It’s winter on the farm, it’s cold and wet ,

Let’s feed the animals now.

And we’ll tramp, tramp, tramp, through the mud, mud, mud,

Yes we’ll tramp, tramp, tramp through the mud, mud, mud.

 

 

Thank you all for your continuing support.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs  C. O’Hare (class teacher).

Mrs L. Connolly(Nursery assistant)