The children really enjoyed being able to play outside in the rain today. They managed to do lots of painting and using the raindrops and then they played several games of hide and seek. Finally we built an enclosure for all the snails that we found in the garden
It was lovely to welcome new children to nursery today and to see them settle into the routines of the setting. Lots of new friendships were formed as children explored the environment and learnt how to play together.
As we return to school, parents understandably have many questions about a wide variety of topics. We wanted to clarify the most efficient way of getting an answer to these enquiries. We are attempting to reduce the volume of emails being sent to the main office as they cannot possibly have all the answers, particularly to class related questions. This, combined with the high number of emails being received, is leading to us being concerned that our families will not be getting the answers they need within an acceptable timeframe.
Below are the best email addresses for a variety of enquiries – the examples given are a best fit and cannot cover every eventuality, please use them as guides.
For the time being, the main office will still be available by appointment only. Please use one of the following email addresses:
General class/learning related enquiries:
Questions about curriculum, home learning, PE kits etc should be sent to the email address that corresponds to your child’s year group:
Nursery – firstname.lastname@example.org
Reception/Year 1 – email@example.com
Years 2 & 3 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Years 4, 5 & 6 – email@example.com
These email addresses will be checked weekly.
For questions regarding inclusion and Special Educational Needs, email the following address:
This address will be checked daily and a response sent within 3 days of receipt.
We would ask you not to contact staff members directly, teachers will not respond to emails that are not sent to one of the addresses listed here.
If you feel your enquiry is urgent then please send to the main email address:
Please think carefully about where to send your email as it will allow us to get the most accurate information back to you.
We had two lovely end of term parties, lots of food, drink and party games. The children said it was lots of fun and we throught it was the perfect way to end the term. Thank you to all the parents for sending in lots of delicious treats.
We can’t believe the size of the sunflowers that we have grown in the nursery vegetable bed. Yesterday we noticed that one of the sunflowers was starting to wither and the petals were coming off.
We watched a time lapse film of sunflowers and found that it takes about 80 days to grow and then decay.
Today we are disecting sunflowers to find out more about them. We cut up the stem and looked inside it and then we removed the petals and had a go at cutting up the receptacle. we have been able to examine the stamen and see the different parts of it.
Today we are making pinwheels just like stitch had in the story. There’s plenty of opportunities to follow instructions and to understand positional language, plus using scissors and folding. We think they look rather lovely too.
The children are bringing all their experiences to our role play doctors surgery this morning. lots of talk about medicine and bandages as we slowly nurse the dolls and each other back to good health.
When we turned over the logs this morning we couldn’t believe what was living underneath….there were slugs, worms, wood lice, ants and some lovely big beatles.
We’re really motivated to make our own song sheets so that we can remember the lyrics to Singing in the Rain.
All of the nursery and reception children watched a production of Errols Garden by the Golden Toad theatre company at school today. There was lots of songs and dancing too. We found out all about how Errol and his sister Tia created a garden on the roof of their flats and all their neighbours helped. All the children and the adults agreed it was a brilliant show.
Here is a link to a trailer and activity for the show…..