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Mrs Kirby's Weekly Words

Every week the Bulletin newsletter is sent home from the School Office highlighting important forthcoming dates and events, along with a round-up by Mrs Ainsley, Nursery Manager, of the week gone by. 

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  • Nursery's words Lent week 3

    Published 28/01/22, by Hayley Johnston

    This week, we moved on from ‘Under the Sea’ to ‘Under the Ground’ where the children’s main focus was all about worms. In each classroom there were habitats which worms would explore which gave lots of opportunities for using preposition words.

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  • Nursery's words Lent week 2

    Published 21/01/22, by Hayley Johnston

    Mud, mud, glorious mud! That is the song which came to mind this week. The visits to the Junior Boys site for Forest School has consisted of lots of fun in the Thicket especially when Mr P took them to a different part where there was a slope. Children and teachers were challenged to climb up and down the muddy slope, (from the photos, children definitely fared better than the staff.)

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  • Nursery's words Lent week 1

    Published 14/01/22, by Hayley Johnston

    Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you have had a happy and restful break.

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  • Nursery's words Autumn week 12

    Published 10/12/21, by Hayley Johnston

    It's almost the end of this term and what a term it has been! We’ve celebrated different festivals like Diwali, the Chinese Moon Festival and Hanukkah. These gave us the opportunity to investigate, create, explore, question… the list goes on! Our newly refurbished Nursery School has been a pleasure to work in during this term too and the children have really enjoyed our free flow to the outside enclosed garden space. In January we are set to welcome our first two year olds to the Nursery. The amazing space which has been specifically created for them to play and thrive in is readily awaiting them. We know that Miss Carree and Mrs Pemberton can not wait to see them all. 

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  • Nursery's words Autumn week 11

    Published 02/12/21, by Hayley Johnston

    ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere we go’

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  • Nursery's words Autumn week 10

    Published 26/11/21, by Hayley Johnston

    This week the children have been learning about the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that lasts for eight nights and usually occurs in December. In 164 BC, the Jewish reclaimed their land and rebuilt, cleaned and rededicated their temple. The oil that they found to light the temple was only a small amount but they managed to make it last for eight nights. To celebrate these eight nights, people light candles on a branched candlestick called a Menorah which is why it is also known as the Festival of Lights.

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  • Nursery's words Autumn week 9

    Published 18/11/21, by Hayley Johnston

    This week, the children have continued exploring light and dark and have been looking at natural and man-made light. As you can imagine, being able to explore gadgets and toys which produce light when you press a button is very exciting for this age group.

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  • Nursery's words Autumn week 8

    Published 12/11/21, by Hayley Johnston

    This week the children have been looking at reflection and this has been taught through a variety of areas including maths, expressive art and design and communication and language. The Early Years Foundation Curriculum is brilliant for enabling topics, objectives and activities to blend and cross over and for the children to have deep and enriched experiences.

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  • Nursery's words Autumn week 7

    Published 04/11/21, by Hayley Johnston

    The Nursery has been filled with colour and sparkle this week whilst we have celebrated the festival of Diwali and prepared for Bonfire Night. 

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  • Nursery's words Autumn week 6

    Published 15/10/21, by Hayley Johnston

    I can’t believe we’re at the end of our first half term; it has flown by. It has been an amazing term of discovery for both children and adults alike; getting to know each other, exploring our new refurbished environment and enjoying new adventures in a variety of ways.

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  • Nursery's words Autumn week 5

    Published 07/10/21, by Hayley Johnston

    We had our first week of Forest School up at the Junior Boys’ site where everyone arrived bright eyed and bushy tailed first thing this morning. Parents had commented on sleepless nights and early mornings with the children being very excited to be going.

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  • Nursery's words Autumn week 4

    Published 01/10/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Whilst I write, the Busy Bees class have gone for their local Autumn walk. I went with Beehive earlier and everyone was very excited. Just going for a short walk locally, gave the opportunity to practice a wealth of vocabulary and conversation; something which the new Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is wanting to see more of. 

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