Strathmore Nursery is all about learning through play. Every day we like to play outside and inside.
There are four members of staff, Mrs White, Mrs Daines, Mrs Sandhu and Mrs Courlander.
We have 'Carpet time' in small groups at the beginning and end of each morning when we sing songs and read stories. We have a snack table where we can have a drink and something healthy to eat.
Hedgehog group starts at 8.50 and finishes at 11.50
Squirrel group starts at 8.55 and finishes at 11.55
Badgers group starts at 9.00 and finishes at 12.00
Please ensure your child has a water bottle and a coat with them every day.
They must wear a school top, either t-shirt or jumper, with their own choice of trousers or skirt.
They can keep a spare change of clothes and some wellies on their coat peg.
In cold weather they will need a warm hat, in warm weather, they will need a sunhat.
Please ensure ALL items have their name on!
We like to get messy! Your child might get mud, paint or water on their clothes, it proves how creative they have been.
Reading books will be changed every Monday, please send your child with their bookbag.
All the nursery children have now started and we are so impressed with how so many have settled so quickly.
Thank you for bearing with us during pick up and drop off as we appreciate that this has been a learning curve for us all. If you can arrive at the correct time for your group this would be very helpful, as we want to be able to settle all the children with their key person.
There is a notice board outside the nursery with times and information, try to have a look at it regularly.
The children are all settling in well. Their key person will be able to show you some of the things they have been doing in their special book. Please ask them when you can see it. At the moment you will not be able to take it home. If you wish to talk about your child's activities please let us know and we can arrange it.
They will choose 1 or 2 books each Monday to bring home and share with you for the week. Please return on the following Monday. Please buy a book bag from the office.
Please ensure they have a water bottle every day (no flavoured drinks!), as well as a coat.
Wellies and spare clothes can be left in the nursery.
Learning this half term:
All about me. Learning about our likes and dislikes, our senses and our feelings.
Books: The Colour Monster, You choose. We're going on a bear hunt.
Lots of nursery rhymes including 5 little men in a flying saucer, Ring-a roses, Hickory Dickory Dock, The wheels on the bus... and their choices!
Maths and Literacy
We do lots of counting, games and number rhymes every day. We like to watch number blocks on CBeebies.
We read at least one story every day. Sometimes many more! We have a library the children use in the nursery, they choose 2 books to bring home on a Monday.
Snack and lunch
The school provide fruit for snack time, and the children are asked every day if they want to have a snack. They are encouraged to have a drink. Only water in their bottles, please!
Nursery lunch club runs until 12.45, it is optional. If you wish your child to take part please book them a place in advance.
As part of the Harvest Festival, the children may come as a scarecrow or farm animal, or in their own clothes on Wednesday 7th, in return for a small donation. See the school newsletter.
We are planting some daffodil bulbs this week and making some pretend bread. We will read the story of The Little Red Hen.
Parent consultations - book online
Conversations via video link
Tuesday 20th - 12-2pm Squirrels - Mrs Sandhu
Wed 21st - 3- 5pm Mrs White - Hedgehogs
Thursday 22nd 12-2pm Badgers - Mrs Daines
Please ensure you book the right day - they are all in Mrs White's name!
Enjoy the half term.
After half-term, we will be taking part in activities to celebrate Divali.
Your child is welcome to wear something red on Friday 6th November to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.
Children in Need is Friday 13th November, activity to be decided.
Early in December, we hope to record a Christmas performance for you to watch.