Hungry Little Minds

Hungry Little Minds is a new government campaign to support parents with helping their children to develop well in the areas of Communication Language and Literacy. The key message for parents from the campaign is:

‘Many little things light up hungry little minds. Children take everything in, and even the smallest things you do with them can make a big difference. They love it when you chat and read with them, even when they’re too young to understand everything. Whatever the time and wherever you are, you can turn almost anything in to a game. And every little things you do together will help set them up nicely for the day they start school’

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This week....

It has been such a wonderful week at nursery. The children have embraced nursery life with great enthusiasm, we are so pleased.

During this week we have been painting and drawing pictures of ourselves. We have looked closely at our faces and bodies in a mirror and asked questions such as “how many”, “why”, “the same or different” and “what does each body part do?” We hope to have our 'There’s only one world and one me’ display finished next week, please try and pop in for a look! We will be extending this learning thread by discussing exercise and healthy eating.

At the beginning we introduced the number 1 and have spent the whole week exploring this particular number in all its entirety. We have found it hiding in our environment, in books and in songs that we have been singing, in fact we found there is 1 ‘something’ everywhere.

Could I take this opportunity to remind everyone to ensure that your child has one piece of fruit for each session that they are at nursery and a blue Our Lady book bag. Book bags can be purchased fro Top Mark in Wood St, St Annes.

This week everyone should have received their welcome newsletter from their key person. If for some reason you have not yet received yours please let me know.

I believe the weather is going to be lovely this weekend, I hope you all have the time to enjoy it!

Welcome to nursery

Welcome to nursery!

A very warm welcome to all our children and their families.

I hope that everyone has managed to have a restful summer and are ready for a very busy term at nursery.

It has been a lovely start to the year. All the new children have enjoyed exploring the both the indoor and outdoor environments, and for the returning children it has been great to see their friendships pick up from where they left off in July.

Next week your key person will be making contact with you via a welcome newsletter. You will also be either invited to come along to nursery to meet your designated person, or alternatively arrange for a home visit.

As always there will be dates for you diary, these too will be listed on your newsletter. The nursery blog is usually live from Thursday afternoon, please try to check it weekly to avoid missing any important information.

In the meanwhile, if there is anything you need to know or discuss please do not hesitate to contact me.