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Welcome to our Nursery!

Nursery Staff

 

Eve Lawson- Nursery Teacher and Early Years Coordinator

Debbie Stanistreet- Early Years Teaching Assistant

Holly Coutts and Fiona Gadie- Two Year Old Provision Teaching Assistants

Zoe Walmsley- Individual Support Assistant

 

08.45am -11.30 (11.45am)

12.15pm-3.00pm (3.15pm)

 

Our direct learning and teaching starts promptly at the start of each session - please ensure that your child arrives on time.

 

(We open our doors at the end of each session, earlier to enable a safe, calm environment in which to say goodbye to all children. This is also an opportunity for you to speak to any member of our Nursery Team)

Summer Term 2017

 

Welcome back to the Summer Term! I hope that you all enjoyed a lovely Easter break.

 

I will continue to update our class page on the school website and will display posters in our window, but please do not hesitate to ask any questions, should you ever have any queries.

 

Children may wear their Summer uniform when we return for the Summer term. Our Foundation Stage uniform has been carefully chosen to ensure practicality, safety and to instil independence in our youngest children.

Our Summer uniform: (BOYS AND GIRLS)

White polo shirt

Purple school sweatshirt

Purple school ‘PE’ shorts

BLACK velco trainers, plimsole pumps or shoes

Black socks

Our topics this term will be:

· Road Safety- Wear Blue for Bobby Day.

· The Gruffalo- rhyme

· Monkey Puzzle

· The Snail and the Whale- Under the Sea

· Sowing and Growing – developing our outdoor area.

· ‘Alfie’ books- Shirley Hughes

· Jill Murphy -author focus

· Father’s Day

· Judith Kerr- author focus

 

Our RE topics are: Pentecost- Serving-Good News/  Reconciliation-Inter Relating-Friends/  Universal Church-World-Our World

We will also be learning  about Judaism as part of our understanding of  Other Faiths; focusing on Hanukah.

 

Our Nursery library will continue at the start of each session on Wednesdays.

If anyone would like to donate any good quality books to Nursery, we would be happy to receive them.

 

We will also be welcoming staff from Hugh Baird College as they will be offering themed story sessions with us in May!

 

Children starting school in September will have lots of support during this transitional time. Details of meetings for new Reception children are to follow.

 

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to working with you all this term.

Eve Lawson

Thank you for all of our cards and thoughtful gifts. We hope you have a lovely Summer! Good luck to all of the children moving to Reception Class. X

Thank you for all of our cards and thoughtful gifts. We hope you have a lovely Summer! Good luck to all of the children moving to Reception Class. X 1
Thank you for all of our cards and thoughtful gifts. We hope you have a lovely Summer! Good luck to all of the children moving to Reception Class. X 2

Last day party!

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Nursery Sports Day

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Nursery Sports Day! July 2017

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Nursery Sports Day! 6th July 2017

Nursery Sports Day! 6th July 2017

Nursery Sports Day! 6th July 2017

Nursery Sports Day! Thursday 6th July 2017

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Learning to Dance! Lion King style! 🦁 " A highly stimulating environment provides rich, varied and imaginative experiences." OFSTED

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Bravery at the dentist!😁

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Sowing and Growing in our Nursery Garden!

More Sowing and Growing!

Fun Outside!

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Learning outdoors!

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Library Staff from Hugh Baird came to read with us today! They brought lots of puppets with them too!

Library Staff from Hugh Baird came to read with us today! They brought lots of puppets with them too! 1
Library Staff from Hugh Baird came to read with us today! They brought lots of puppets with them too! 2
Library Staff from Hugh Baird came to read with us today! They brought lots of puppets with them too! 3
Library Staff from Hugh Baird came to read with us today! They brought lots of puppets with them too! 4
Library Staff from Hugh Baird came to read with us today! They brought lots of puppets with them too! 5
Library Staff from Hugh Baird came to read with us today! They brought lots of puppets with them too! 6
Library Staff from Hugh Baird came to read with us today! They brought lots of puppets with them too! 7
Library Staff from Hugh Baird came to read with us today! They brought lots of puppets with them too! 8

Sensory play with our younger learners.

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Gruffalo activities! Scrambled Snake and Sensory fun!

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Using Literacy to support Mathematics. We had 12 cookies but the doorbell kept on ringing...we had to share the cookies equally. What a dilemma! -'Teaching is highly responsive to children's needs.'

Using Literacy to support Mathematics. We had 12 cookies but the doorbell kept on ringing...we had to share the cookies equally. What a dilemma! -'Teaching is highly responsive to children's needs.' 1
Using Literacy to support Mathematics. We had 12 cookies but the doorbell kept on ringing...we had to share the cookies equally. What a dilemma! -'Teaching is highly responsive to children's needs.' 2

Linking learning at home!

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Gruffalo Pizzas! "This is delicious!" - 'Provision across all areas of learning is planned meticulously.'

This week in Nursery!

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Creative learning at home!

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Today, we wore something 'blue for bobby'. A lady called Jude came in to talk to us about road safety. We listened to a story called Superbob! He helps us to remember how to keep safe on the roads.

Celebrations!

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We have been learning about Easter and the significance of the Cross.

We have been learning about Easter and the significance of the Cross. 1
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Using our fine motor skills and following instructions. 'Children consistently demonstrate curiosity, imagination and concentration.'

Using our fine motor skills and following instructions. 'Children consistently demonstrate curiosity, imagination and concentration.' 1
Using our fine motor skills and following instructions. 'Children consistently demonstrate curiosity, imagination and concentration.' 2
Using our fine motor skills and following instructions. 'Children consistently demonstrate curiosity, imagination and concentration.' 3
Using our fine motor skills and following instructions. 'Children consistently demonstrate curiosity, imagination and concentration.' 4
Our new pet hamster is called Harry! 🐹🐹🐹

We met a hedgehog today!- ' Children are highly motivated and eager to join in.'

This week in Nursery! 13.03.17

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Police Officers visit Nursery! -' A highly stimulating environment and exceptional organisation of the curriculum, provides rich, varied and imaginative experiences.'

A visit from North West Ambulance Service. - 'Children listen carefully to adults and each other.'

A visit from a firefighter! - ' Children are motivated and interested in a broad range of activities and are keen learners.'

Learning our letter sounds and enjoying 'Silly Soup!'

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A visit from Marshall!

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Pancake Day!

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Fantastic news!!! Our Early Years Department (Nursery and Reception) have been awarded the Early Years Quality Mark! We are delighted to be able to share our achievements with you all. Thank you for all of your support. Eve Lawson

Thank you for completing our Nursery questionnaire. Your comments and suggestions have all been very useful. For further information about what your child has been learning, please see the website or the Nursery window. I will write a brief summary about the areas of learning your child will experience every week. As always, you can contact me at any time. 

Many thanks. 

Eve Lawson

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If you have not yet made an appointment to speak to me for a Parent/Teacher meeting, please ask for an available time slot.

 

I am able to speak with everyone, however, these appointments are vital for children who are starting Reception Class in September. 

 

Holly and Fiona will continue to speak to families of our younger children on a daily basis.

 

Thank you.

Eve Lawson

Handa's Surprise!

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'Children are highly motivated and very eager to join in. 'We are carrying fruit like Handa and her friend Akeyo!'

'Children are highly motivated and very eager to join in. 'We are carrying fruit like Handa and her friend Akeyo!' 1
'Children are highly motivated and very eager to join in. 'We are carrying fruit like Handa and her friend Akeyo!' 2

Chinese Dancing with Miss Gadie!

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We used our arms, hands and fingers to create very special dances! We also used paper fans.

More Dancing!

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Wearing red and tasting food to celebrate Chinese New Year!

Celebrating Chinese New Year! Kung hei fat choy!

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Every Wednesday, you are invited to visit our Nursery Library and choose a book to read at home with your child.

Please complete the sheet in the back of the book and if you would like to complete a book review, then please send it into Nursery to go into your child's Learning Journey.

If you would like to help with our Library, then please speak to me. Happy Reading Everyone!📚📚📚

Nursery's New Library! - ' Leaders use highly successful strategies to engage parents and carers in their children's learning in school and at home.'

Nursery's New Library! - ' Leaders use highly successful strategies to engage parents and carers in their children's learning in school and at home.' 1
Nursery's New Library! - ' Leaders use highly successful strategies to engage parents and carers in their children's learning in school and at home.' 2
Nursery's New Library! - ' Leaders use highly successful strategies to engage parents and carers in their children's learning in school and at home.' 3
Nursery's New Library! - ' Leaders use highly successful strategies to engage parents and carers in their children's learning in school and at home.' 4
Nursery's New Library! - ' Leaders use highly successful strategies to engage parents and carers in their children's learning in school and at home.' 5
Nursery's New Library! - ' Leaders use highly successful strategies to engage parents and carers in their children's learning in school and at home.' 6
Nursery's New Library! - ' Leaders use highly successful strategies to engage parents and carers in their children's learning in school and at home.' 7
Nursery's New Library! - ' Leaders use highly successful strategies to engage parents and carers in their children's learning in school and at home.' 8
Nursery's New Library! - ' Leaders use highly successful strategies to engage parents and carers in their children's learning in school and at home.' 9
Nursery's New Library! - ' Leaders use highly successful strategies to engage parents and carers in their children's learning in school and at home.' 10
Nursery's New Library! - ' Leaders use highly successful strategies to engage parents and carers in their children's learning in school and at home.' 11

Walking like giants!

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After reading Jack and the Beanstalk, we were pretending to be giants! "Fee fi fo fum!"

Jack and the Beanstalk counting with numicon, magic beans and number recognition. We are trying to remember to use 121 correspondence when we are counting.

Jack and the Beanstalk counting with numicon, magic beans and number recognition. We are trying to remember to use 121 correspondence when we are counting. 1
Jack and the Beanstalk counting with numicon, magic beans and number recognition. We are trying to remember to use 121 correspondence when we are counting. 2
Jack and the Beanstalk counting with numicon, magic beans and number recognition. We are trying to remember to use 121 correspondence when we are counting. 3

Fabulous Face Painting for our Christmas party!

Nursery Party Day!

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More Christmas jumpers!!! Don't we look fabulous?!

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More Christmas jumpers!!! Don't we look fabulous?! 7
More Christmas jumpers!!! Don't we look fabulous?! 8
More Christmas jumpers!!! Don't we look fabulous?! 9
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I have made Father Christmas!

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Christmas Jumper Day!- Getting silly for a serious cause.

Christmas Jumper Day!- Getting silly for a serious cause. 1
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Merry Christmas!

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Happy Christmas!

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Feeling festive in Nursery!

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I am ready for our Nursery Christmas Party!!!

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Christmas preparations at home!

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Festive Spirit at St William of York Nursery!🎅🎅🎅

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We met a very special baby today! Miss Croughan came in to visit!

We met a very special baby today! Miss Croughan came in to visit! 1
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Winter jumpers to keep our chickens warm!

Winter jumpers to keep our chickens warm! 1

Our chickens are lovely and cosy!!!

Our chickens are lovely and cosy!!! 1
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Our Christmas preparations are underway!...Please send in any outstanding Christmas Surprise money as soon as possible. (£2.00) Many thanks. 🎅🎄☃️

Please make sure that your child has a pair of Wellington boots in nursery. Our garden is really muddy at the moment!

 

Enjoying hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream!🍪🍪🍪

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Poppy Clip

We watched this in Nursery today. You may like to look at it with your child at home.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02qvbd9

Making poppies to remember our soldiers, past and present.

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Remembering all of the soldiers.

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Letter and number of the week! 21.11.16 (continued from last week.)

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Firework Dancing!

Diwali Dancing with Miss Gadie!

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Diwali Dancing with Miss Gadie!

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Our learning about Diwali was enhanced by our wonderful dancing!

Charlie and Lola, our shape pumpkins!

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Pumpkin Soup!!!

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More Autumn collections from home!

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Learning from home!

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Leaf Man returns!

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Learning our shape names!

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Learning about shapes!

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Learning about Autumn!

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Birthday cake decorating!

Birthday cake decorating! 1

Mathematical reasoning!

Mathematical reasoning! 1 Matching pairs game related to 'The Rainbow Fish.'

Starting Nursery on my birthday!

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Goodbye and Good luck Abi!

Goodbye and Good luck Abi! 1

Watch Nursery learning!

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Puff the Bearded Dragon visits Nursery!

Puff the Bearded Dragon visits Nursery! 1 New experiences!
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Puff the Bearded Dragon visits Nursery! 3 Looking at the food Puff eats!
Puff the Bearded Dragon visits Nursery! 4 Grasshoppers!
Puff the Bearded Dragon visits Nursery! 5 They jump!!!

Puff The Bearded Dragon visits Nursery!

Yellow Day!

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Our Colour Week!

Our Colour Week! 1 Tasting green pesto pasta on 'Green Day!'
Our Colour Week! 2 Colour mixing.
Our Colour Week! 3 Making links with colours from home.
Our Colour Week! 4 Finding green items in our Nursery!

Fun and Friendships!

Fun and Friendships! 1 Captain Pookie!
Fun and Friendships! 2 Fabulous friends!
Fun and Friendships! 3 Mastering new skills!
Fun and Friendships! 4 Feeling braver every day!

Our Nursery experiences!

Our Nursery experiences! 1 Mark Making!
Our Nursery experiences! 2 Can chickens walk down stairs?
Our Nursery experiences! 3 Just hanging around!

Elephant Appreciation Day!

Elephant Appreciation Day! 1 Checking our ingredients.
Elephant Appreciation Day! 2 Listening and turn taking.
Elephant Appreciation Day! 3 We only need a pinch of salt!
Elephant Appreciation Day! 4 "Flour, next Mrs Lawson."
Elephant Appreciation Day! 5 " I will add the flour."
Elephant Appreciation Day! 6 Cutting our 'herd' of elephants!

Enjoying every minute at St William of York Nursery!

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Enjoying every minute at St William of York Nursery! 4 Making Elmer the Elephant!
Enjoying every minute at St William of York Nursery! 5 Learning new skills.
Enjoying every minute at St William of York Nursery! 6 Teamwork!
Enjoying every minute at St William of York Nursery! 7 Listening and learning.
Enjoying every minute at St William of York Nursery! 8 Concentrating.
Enjoying every minute at St William of York Nursery! 9 New experiences.
Enjoying every minute at St William of York Nursery! 10 Dough Disco!
Enjoying every minute at St William of York Nursery! 11 Excitement!
Enjoying every minute at St William of York Nursery! 12 Sharing stories, feeling comfortable.
Enjoying every minute at St William of York Nursery! 13 Happiness in our Nursery.
Enjoying every minute at St William of York Nursery! 14 Manipulating malleable materials.

Super achievements from home!

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Back to Nursery!

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More fun at St William of York Nursery!

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Fun on our first day back to Nursery!

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Our First Day in Nursery!

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Our budding barbers!

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Sensory play with our youngest children.

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