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Mrs O' Mahoney Nursery

Welcome to Sun Class!

We have had a busy start to the term visiting the new children in their homes. Thank you for making us so welcome. We are now helping the children to settle in at Nursery. They start and finish their day in their designated room - either Sun room or Star room - but for the rest of the time they have free-flow play throughout the Nursery and the outdoor area. They are making lots of new friends.

When you arrive in the morning with your child, this is the best time to change their reading book. (They will need a school bag to borrow a book from the Nursery Home Readers box.) This is also a good opportunity to stay for a short while and share a book with your child, or perhaps read to a small group of children. We welcome parental involvement in Nursery so if you have any skills that you feel can be shared with the children please speak to a member of staff.

There is a large box in the garden where you can drop off recyclable materials that the children love to use for junk modelling e.g. cereal boxes, kitchen roll tubes. (Please avoid any items that have been used to package foods containing nuts or shellfish).

In Nursery the children really enjoy exploring messy play activities, including the digging and investigation areas in the garden. Sometimes it may be necessary for the children to change their clothes during the day e.g. before eating lunch, so we ask that you ensure your child keeps a change of clothes in Nursery and remember to replace this when necessary. We have a limited supply of clothes that we can use in emergencies and are always grateful for donations of underwear, tights, socks and trousers that your child has grown out of. It is vital that your child’s uniform is clearly labelled with their name as this will help avoid lost items.

Nursery children go through to the dining hall for their lunch at 11.30am and whilst fruit and milk are available throughout the day, the children enjoy a biscuit during story time at the end of the day, just as they are starting to feel peckish. We would be very grateful if you could send in a packet of biscuits for this afternoon snack time. These should be plain biscuits (digestives, rich tea etc.) and if everybody sends in one packet, it should only be necessary to do this once per half term.

We will shortly be putting photos up on the class gallery page so that you can share in some of the experiences your child has during their day in Nursery.

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