Snowy Festive Fun

Here are some pictures of our Christmas themed learning over the past two weeks. The snow was a wonderful added bonus!

Well done to all of the children who performed in the Christmas show today! The staff were all very proud of the children. Please send any photos you took to nursery@holbeach.lewisham.sch.uk

I hope all of the children who are poorly get well soon.

Also, thanks for all of our lovely Christmas cards and gifts. Happy holidays to all.

Nursery – We’re going on a Bear Hunt

The nursery have been enjoying the Bear Hunt story and have been immersed in lots of new language.

Here is some of the learning in action.

We did some ‘swirling and whirling.’

Tomorrow we are going on a bear hunt around the school. I wonder how many bears we will find?

Listen to the story at home. Can your child join in with the repeated parts of the story?

World Nursery Rhyme Week 2022

The nursery have been celebrating this special week by learning some new songs and acting them out. Nursery Rhymes are so important for speech and language development and are part of the first phase of learning phonics.

Research shows that If children know 8 nursery rhymes by heart by the time they are 4 years old, they are usually among the best readers and spellers in their class by the time they are 8”. (Megan Fox, Reading Magic)

Here are some pictures from the past week.

Listen to some songs at home. Don’t forget to sing along!

Nursery in Action

The children have all settled into nursery life so well and have begun to make friendships and understand the nursery routine.

We want the children to develop a love of stories and each week we have a ‘book of the week.’ Books are everywhere in the setting and children are welcome to borrow them every day.

Listening to stories at home has huge benefits for children’s speech and language and literacy development as well as many other areas of learning. Try to read a short story every night at bedtime.

Here are some more photos of our time at nursery over the past week.

Thank you for the baby pictures and family photos that have been sent in. The children have really enjoyed looking at them in our baby shed and talking about when they were small or in Mummy’s tummy.

We also enjoyed a visit from a real baby! Baby Neveah aged 4 weeks.

Today your child came home with a brown bag. Can they collect anything they find that has fallen from a tree?

Please return the bags on Monday full of Autumn treasures.

Welcome to Nursery!

The children have settled in so well this week. Well done to all of the parents for being brave and leaving your children so promptly. I promise you, they are in good hands!

Here is some of the fun so far.

Our main focus this week was to build relationships with the children and help them to learn the nursery routine.

They have been so helpful at tidy up time and are learning to put their things away when they have finished with them.

The children are enjoying having a sense of responsibility. Give them a simple job at home. Some examples could be-

-Putting their toys into a box

-Washing fruit or vegetables

-Watering plants

-Pair socks

-Lay the table for dinner

Make it fun and they will love to help you!