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All Aboard the Pirate Ship

As part of our Bookstart Treasure Chest event our children took part in lots of pirate adventures. Some sailed away to ‘Happy Island’, whilst others searched for treasure around the nursery. On Friday 6th November Elspeth presented our 3 year olds with their Treasure Chests. There were some lovely stories to read at home as well as colouring pencils, pictures and stickers.

Walk to School Week

Monday 5th October – Friday 9th October is Walk to School Week.

During this week we will promote walking to school. Walking helps keep us fit and healthy and reduces the amount of conjestion on the roads, particularly around the school gates. We will also be thinking about how to keep safe when out walking.

We will be taking part in a Traffic Survey on Wednesday 7th October to find out how people travel to school. Last year the number of car journeys reduced by 50%. Please help us reduce the number of journeys made to our nursery. If as many people as possible walk to nursery, we may win a prize as well as doing our bit for the enviromnent.

For those of you familiar with the Children’s Traffic Club characters – Handy Hold says, “Always hold a grown up’s hand” As many of you know, we also promote the ‘Be Bright Be Seen’ catchphrase. When we are out with the children near the roads we always wear our bright yellow Hi Vis jackets. This ensures that drivers can see us from a long way off. Please help us to reinforce this message to the children and keep them safe.

Oats and Wheat and Barley Grow…

We have been looking at all the crops that grow in the fields. We have used barley to make soup and flour (wheat) to make bread. We have planted some wheat in the nursery garden and made a scarecrow to chase away any  birds that might want to eat it. This week we have been concentrating on oats. We have heard the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and how much they liked porridge. We have helped to make porridge for snack and just like Baby Bear’s “it was just right!” We also made oaty biscuits.  Our recipes are displayed in the rainbow room cloakroom for children to take home as they leave nursery.

We have picked brambles, rhubarb, tomatoes, carrots and potatoes growing in the garden and tasted them at snack time. What a feast!

Dates for your Diary

Pinkie School

Basic Moves (Sunshine Room) Thursday 28th May 2009

Meet at the school – 9.15

Children will walk back to nursery with staff. Parent helpers would be appreciated.

Classroom visit Induction Day – Thursday 11th June 2009 – 9.30-11.00am

Children will visit the classroom and meet the teachers whilst parents are invited to have tea and coffee where staff will offer advice and support. Children will be brought back to parents at 10.45am.

Windygoul

Thursday 5th June (Look around Windygoul)

Thursday 11th June (Meet the teacher)

Wallyford

Tuesday 2nd June -9.00 – 11.30am

Wed 10th June – 9.00 – 11.45am

Levenhall Nursery School

Inservice Day – Monday 8th June 2009 – (no nursery on this day)

Outings to East Links Farm

Morning Group – Wednesday 10th June (no nursery for afternoon children)

Afternoon Group – Tuesday 16th June (no nursery for morning children)

Teddy Bears Picnic

Please note change of date – Both picnics will be on Thursday 25th June

Details to follow.

Caring for Living Things

Here at Levenhall our children have enjoyed visits from Mrs Lowrie’s dogs Sophie and Molly. The children learned some of the commands used such as ‘stay’ and ‘sit’ and were able to walk them and brush their coats. She then brought her baby lambs Speckle and Fudge who were only one week old. The children helped to make up the milk and feed them with the feeding bottles. A great time was had by all.

Recently both rooms have had the experience of watching the  tadpoles develop into frogs. They observed carefully every day and informed us of the changes. Thank you to Mandy and Don who have given the frogs a home in their garden pond.

We now have caterpillars and are awaiting the change into butterflies. Both rooms have suspended a butterfly net and you can see some of the chrysalis inside. Keep watching and you will see them change into Painted Lady butterflies.

Pancake Day

We celebrated Pancake Day on Tuesday 24th February.

The children made pancakes for snack, listened to the story of ‘The Big Pancake and heard about how countries around the world celebrate pancake day or as it is also known – Mardi Gras. We dressed up in colourful clothes, listened to carnival music  and had our own Mardi Gras Party.

Christmas in the Nursery

The children have been taking part with great enthusiasm in all our Christmas activities. Some children went to Strawberry Corner to buy our trees and they have now been decorated. We have been thinking about the very First Christmas when Baby Jesus was born and practicing singing our carols. We look forward to seeing everyone at St. Ninian’s Church on Wednesday 17th December at 11.00am and 2.30pm. We have made our Advent rings and are counting the days until our Christmas parties, on Thursday 18th December at 10.00am and 1.00pm, using our Advent calendars.

Fun at the Fair

We had a wonderful time at our Christmas Fair. Lots of people joined us and we raised over £900.00. Many thanks for all the kind donations from families and friends of the nursery and to all the local businesses who supported us. 

Christmas Fair

Our Christmas Fair is on Friday 28th November at 1.30 pm. Come along, bring your friends, join in the fun and help us raise funds for the nursery. There will be tombola, raffle, homebaking, tea and coffee. Our children have also been busy making Christmas craft items to sell – crackers, tree decorations, tinsel hanging decorations and much more. Any donations for the stalls should be handed in by Friday morning. Look forward to seeing you all then.