20.4.18

Hello Everyone,

We hope you had a good Easter break and what a beautiful week to start our new Summer Term! Because of the warm weather the children have spent most of their time outside this week. With this in mind could you please make sure that the children come to Nursery with sun cream all ready applied and then if children go to All Sorts in the afternoon the staff will apply more sun cream at lunch time if it is needed. Could the children also bring a sunhat to Nursery. We had a fantastic time over at Coundon Wedge this morning – the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves exploring, looking for signs of Spring and being out in the open and they have asked to go out again in the mini bus which we will endeavor to do. The sun came out just in time for us to do our sponsored walk around the field and then to finish with a mini picnic – well done children! Thank you to the mums and helpers who came along to support us. I will let you know how much money we have raised in a couple of weeks time when all money has been collected. Next week we will be doing some more planting (our flower pots are looking beautiful at the moment) and each child will be planting a sunflower seed. On Monday it is St.Georges Day so the children can come to Nursery dressed in red and white or they can dress up as a dragon, knight or princess. Enjoy the weekend!

The Nursery Team

29.3.18

Hello Everyone,

This week the weather has finally allowed us to plant our potato seedlings so come the Summer we should have a plentiful crop of potatoes to dig up, cook and eat! The last few days have been spent making pop cakes and chocolate nests for Easter and we ended today on an Easter egg hunt. Thank you to all of your kind contributions to our Lenten charity boxes – the children invaded Mrs Cannons office this morning when they handed them in.  I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and we will see you all in two weeks time to start our Summer term – where has the time flown to!? When we return to Nursery I will also be known as Mrs Schofield! Happy Easter everyone!

The Nursery Team

 

 

23.3.18

Hello Everyone,

Where has the Spring term gone to? Only one more week left until Easter! We have had a very energetic morning this morning running around the playground raising money for Sport Relief – the children were brilliant – I don’t know where they get their energy from! The children have also been making Easter cards and Spring flowers this week. Our high light yesterday was cutting the cress we started growing last week and eating it in the sandwiches we made – there was a big thumbs up all round from the children. Next week we will be continuing our Easter and planting theme. Remember to write down any jobs the children do at home for Lent on the slip and pop some pennies in the box for The Father Hudson charity. Have a good weekend.

The Nursery Team

Look how much our cress has grown!

Peeling eggs is tricky business!

Egg mayo – yum!

Just a little more cress needed.

These sandwiches are good!

I think circle sandwiches are the best.

16.3.18

Hello Everyone,

We have had lots of little green leprechauns running around Nursery this morning for our St.Patrick’s day celebrations.Our Garden Centre opened in the week and the children have been very keen to get involved in role play in this area. We have also been growing cress seeds  and the children have been very excited to see how quickly the seeds have grown – our plan is to make sandwiches next week and sprinkle our home grown cress in them. Our Nursery is looking very Spring- like at the moment – the children have been doing some beautiful observational drawings and paintings of daffodils and hyacinths. Continuing with our growing theme next week we will be planting potatoes ready to harvest and eat in the Summer. If anyone has any bedding plants or seeds we could also plant these would be very welcome. Finally, have a good St.Patrick’s day tomorrow and let’s hope the snow stays away!

The Nursery Team

British Science Week 2018

This week is British Science Week (9-18th March 2018)

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British Science Week, run by the British Science Association, is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.

This year’s theme is ‘Exploration and Discovery’

Due to an extremely busy Spring term so far and a very short half term until we break up for Easter with lots of exciting things to still pack in tightly, we have made the decision to move our celebrations of British Science Week into the Summer term.

That’s not to say Science won’t be celebrated this week through our usual exciting Science lessons but we want to ensure we give it the credit it is due and truly give it an All Souls’ spin! Stay tuned to find out more information about what exciting visitors we have booked, competitions you can enter, activities that we have planned and, of course, an opportunity for us to dress up!

In the meantime, if you would like to find out more about British Science Week or find out about how you can get involved at home, please visit: https://www.britishscienceweek.org/

9.3.18

Hello Everyone,

Hopefully after all the snow and ice last week, Spring has finally sprung! Well done to all of the Nursery last week for dressing up for World Book Day – we’ve never seen so many princesses in one room! Thank you to Year 5 who came down to Nursery to share books with us – it was lovely to see the positive and friendly interaction between the children.

This week we have begun to think about Spring and we have also been making Lenten promises about what we can do to help at home. In the next couple of weeks we will be looking for signs of Spring and thinking about the kinds of things we could grow in Nursery. Happy Mothers’ day to all our lovely Mums – we hope you enjoy your card and gift as the children worked very hard on them. Have a good ( and warm) weekend!

The Nursery Team

World Book Day 2018

In school today, we celebrated World Book Day. The aim of the day is to celebrate the joy and value of books and the art of reading.

Children, and many staff members, attended school dressed as book characters and it was very interesting to see the different costumes. Thank you, parents, for your efforts in getting costumes prepared/made. The money that pupils donated for the privilege of dressing up today will be used to purchase new books for our school library.

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Some pupils chose to enter a competition which required them to produce a painting of a character or scene from a book of their choice. A great deal of time, thought and effort had gone into these and everyone at school thoroughly enjoyed looking at them. This year, each class, chose a winner and a runner-up from another year group and I know that the children did not find deciding on winners an easy task. All competition winners will have the opportunity to show their paintings to the rest of the school during tomorrow’s Superstar’s Assembly. All paintings have been kept and will be displayed around school.

 

As this year’s theme was ‘Share a Story’ the pupils in older year groups visited the children in lower year groups in order to share a story with a child from a different class. The younger children were very excited to be listening to another child read a story to them and it gave the older children the opportunity to show off their reading abilities. It was rewarding to see the children communicating and getting to know each other a little better. After both staff and pupils talked about the experience and certainly felt that this was something that they would like to do more often.

 

During English lessons Key Stage One and Key Stage Two children were asked to write a story independently which included the character that they had chosen to dress up as. Staff are looking forward to reading these stories and some will be displayed, in school, over the coming weeks.

Some interesting and appealing book token have been designed by the children and will be entered into the National World Book Day competition. One winner and one runner-up will be selected from three age categories. Winners (school or child) have the opportunity to win book tokens. Let’s hope that some of our children’s entered are successful!

Children also designed their own book covers and had quizzes in their classes.

This year, as with previous years, World Book Day at All Souls was a great success and I would like to thank all those involved – pupils, parents and staff. The joys and benefits of reading are enormous and we, at All Souls, hope to continue to encourage and enthuse all of our children with above of reading that will last well beyond World Book Day.

World Book Day Reminder

Please remember that World Book Day is on Thursday, 1st March, 2018 and that the children can come to school dressed as a book character of their choice. For this privilege, children are asked to donate one pound. All of the money raised will be used towards helping to purchase new books for our school library. Also, the children can enter an in-house competition to paint a picture of a character or a scene from a book. These paintings can be brought into school from today.

Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 need to ensure that they have chosen a short, suitable, age-appropriate book to read to a child in another year group. This book can be brought in from home or borrowed from the school library or a classroom library. Children in Year 5 will read to children in Nursery and children in Year 6 will read to children in Reception. Year 4 children will read to Year 1 children and Year 3 children will read to Year 2.

We are looking forward to seeing the children in their different costumes on Thursday.

Thank you for your continued support.

16.2.18

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

We have been doing all things Chinese this week in Nursery as well as celebrating pancake day. The children have been having fun making a mess and picking up noodles with chop sticks and making food with our Chinese play dough as well as continuing role play in the Chinese restaurant. Because it is the year of the dog we had a special visitor in Nursery on Tuesday – Mrs McCloskey brought in her boxer puppy, Junior – both children and puppy were very well behaved! On Tuesday the children also enjoyed eating pancakes and on Thursday we had a mini Chinese feast – the prawn crackers and the noodles were the favourite!

After half term it is World book day on Thursday 22nd February. It would be great if the children could dress up as a character from a book or fairy tale. Year 5 are going to come down to Nursery and share books with the children and they can also enter a drawing competition. Everyone will also receive a gift pack from the Book Trust. Have a good half term holiday and we look forward to seeing you at parent’s evening.

The Nursery Team

These chopsticks are really tricky!

Shall we have lemon and sugar or Jam?

Ellie and Junior making friends

Sit!

These prawn crackers are good!

Oodles of noodles!

Tea anyone?

9.2.18

Hello Everyone,

This week has been internet safety week. In Nursery we have been talking about the adults we would go to when we need help. The children made a hand print and then we wrote the name of five grown ups who help us along each finger – these will be put into their learning journals.

Our Chinese restaurant is now open and orders are being taken. The children have had great fun dressing up, writing down orders, cooking food and using chopsticks. We have also been making Happy New Year cards and learning about how people celebrate Chinese New Year. Our Chinese New Year will continue next week – Gung Hay Fat Choy! Remember that our last day next week is Thursday and if you would like a parent’s evening appointment send in your slip on Monday. Thank you and have a good weekend!

The Nursery Team