If you have not yet returned your child’s learning story, can I ask that you do so early next week as the nursery team have lots of updates to be added to them.
We hope everyone enjoyed the Nativity yesterday. The children were fantastic and were a credit to all of you. They worked really hard over the last week or so to learn the songs and the children who volunteered to take the main parts did a great job of telling the Christmas story. Due to a technical glitch I have been unable to upload the photos but hopefully I can get them added next week.
- The Christmas show is on Thursday and begins at 1.30pm please come to the main school door. Tickets will be given out on Monday, 2 tickets per child, please remember that due to numbers for our fire regulations all infants will need their own ticket. If you do not need your tickets please return them to a member of staff as we have a list of parents who would like extra tickets and it is only fair that we do this on a first come first served basis. Children who normally get picked up at lunchtime will need to be taken home after the show and any other parent who wishes to take their child home at that time is free to do so.
- The Christmas party will be on Thursday 19th December. The party will start at 1pm with Santa arriving at 2pm. Parents are welcome to join us at 2pm to see Santa. As with the show the children can go home after the party.
- Friday Packed lunches must be ordered on-line by Wednesday at the latest or there will be no lunch provided. Nursery staff will no longer be able to amend or add orders. Can we also ask parents to ensure they only take what they have ordered and do not swap the food in the bags around.
- There are a few payments outstanding for snack, can we please ask that any overdue snack is paid for before we break up for Christmas.
- If any parent has not managed to have a parent consultation and would like to do so please speak to your child’s key worker or Mrs Pollard and we will do our best to arrange a suitable time.
- There is a parent/carer questionnaire in the children’s communication pocket. We appreciate that this is a busy time of the year but it is really important for the development of our nursery that we obtain the views and comments from parents and carers on whether or not we are meeting your and your child’s needs so we would ask if everyone could spend a few minutes answering the questions and post the completed form into the post box in the nursery cloakroom. Your answers are completely anonymous.
- The next parent forum meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th December at 5pm in the nursery. All parents and carers are welcome to attend.
Our Christmas Tree is looking fantastic with all of the children’s decorations hanging on it. They will be able to take their decoration home on the last day of term so that they can then hang the decoration on their own tree at home.
The weather has been pretty bleak this week but it has not stopped the children being outside, learning and having fun. We are sorry that some of their coats have been wet and very mucky but we do try wherever possible to swap coats and use nursery ones but we only have a few available. It is our policy to let the children play outside whenever possible so if anyone has old coats they are willing to donate or if your child has a spare coat that you are happy to let them get mucky in, please send it in.
Every year the PTA collect items for hampers to be raffled at the school Christmas Fayre with the proceeds going to buy “extras” for the children. This year the nursery have been asked to collect items to make up a Christmas day hamper.
The nursery receive huge support throughout the year from the PTA who have in the past bought us our waterproofs, vtech cameras for the children and every year pay for the Christmas presents for our party and the magician to come to our annual garden party but this can’t continue without your support.
Can I please ask if you are able to, could you donate a small item to be included in the hamper. Friday morning is that latest that donations can be handed it and it would be lovely to be able to hand over a hamper bursting with goodies.
Thank you to Moira Gilfillan for the fantastic new addition to our book corner, the children love him.
experimenting with technology,
exploring ice and fire,
tidying the garden
and making smoothies.
Some of the children’s comments
“mixed up berries are good”,
“strawberries and raspberries are yummy”,
“it tastes like strawberries and it has bits of strawberries in it”,
“it’s got all the colours of the rainbow in it” and “smoothies make you big and strong”.
Today we had lots of fun with Pudsey Bear. We joined the rest of the boys and girls in Cockenzie Primary to put our pennies on a giant Pudsey. We danced and ate spotty biscuits. It was a lovely end to a very busy week in nursery.
Last week we talked about the war and why people wear poppies, this week we went for a walk to see the poppies laid at the War Memorial.