We had a very busy fortnight getting ready for Easter and here we are!
We talked a lot about Lent and listened to the Easter Story. All nursery children learned about the XIV Stations of the Cross which were displayed in the playground. Did you receive your lovely Easter card? We hope that the children shared some of the treats in their Easter basket with you and maybe even with the rest of the family.
May the Easter Blessing be with you and your family and wishing you all a wonderful holiday.
From St Mary's Nursery Team
Thank you to our lovely families who are doing a fantastic job teaching the children as best as we can. It was great to see some of you back in the nursery and a special welcome to our new children and their families.
We also want to say a very warm welcome to our new teacher Miss Holmes.
Miss Holmes will be in the nursery on Thursdays and Fridays.
We got pretty cold in the snow on Monday and Tuesday but it was so exciting to be able to build a little snowman.
Please read Miss Pluckrose's letter to the children. You can find it under the tab 'Letters from Miss Pluckrose'.
Please continue talking about the changes in temperature, our date as we soon change the month of the year to February and celebrating special days like Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day and Jesus's presentation in the temple on Tuesday 2nd February. We call this day Candlemas Day.
There won't be any Google Classroom live sessions as nursery is back from Monday 25th January 2021.
Welcome to another term of learning and fun in the nursery.
As you must have heard on the news, we are back to remote learning until further notice.
There has been a few changes since September. Ms Holmes is back from her maternity leave and will be teaching in the nursery. Welcome back Ms Holmes!
This time we also want to offer some live sessions on Google Classroom. Nursery children will be invited on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays to three short sessions from tomorrow onwards at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Please bear in mind that it is a new platform for learning for all of us and although we will invite you to participate, we do understand that not everyone is able to attend every session. Let's give it a go!
Here are some guidelines:
- please be dressed and comfortable
- follow classroom rules, pay attention when in a learning session
- all children remain muted until invited to contribute verbally
- have your camera switched on unless told specifically not to
Being Early Years some of the tasks will be practical and observational but we'll have a variety of RE related activities, stories, mark making/writing exercises and, if you can, print outs to complete.
Parents, thank you for all your support and please don't get too worried if your child/ren can't do everything all the time.
The length of the session depends on the topic/story but no more than 10-15 minutes. We'll always start with a prayer and registration and then look at a task. I'm looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. God bless.
Google Classroom Notice
All email addresses are @st-marys.lambeth.sch.uk
Ensure your child is logged in on their account and not another family member's google address.
See below link for further information
Planned Events for Christmas week:
Tuesday 15th December - 10.30am Google classroom LIVE performance
Wednesday 16th December - Christmas Show streaming or DVD "The Polar Express" or
Thursday 17th December - Christmas Lunch and Elf Show with gifts from the PSA (own clothes but sensible shoes and warm as we will go outside before the lunch. Thank you.)
Friday 18th December - Final Liturgy (online) and Christmas Party (come in your own party clothes)
Home time on Friday 18th December is 1.20pm.
Thank you for all your support and co-operation.
These are our nursery staff members:
Mrs Mendelssohn (who works in the nursery on Mondays and Tuesdays) and
Mrs Pechnig (Tuesdays to Fridays).
Our teaching assistant is Ms Deans every day and lunchtime cover is provided by Ms Hume.
Welcome to all the new children and parents who have joined this term and to our returning children from last term. They are all settling well and we have started to establish our routines in the nursery. At the moment we mainly focus on cleanliness and personal hygiene. Children are encouraged to use the toilet independently and always wash their hands afterwards.
It is important to update yourself with the latest information from school and guidelines from government. Please keep reading the letters from Miss Pluckrose which you can find on this page or on the homepage under 'Parents'.
If there is any query you can always leave messages or questions for us by email.
Here is the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org to the attention of Mrs Pechnig/Nursery.
Thank you for your co operation.
So many activities:
Despite of all the restrictions from the government at the moment, we have been very busy in the nursery.
Mrs Mendelssohn made necklaces for morning and full time children as part of 'African Art' and Black History Month.
Then we talked about 'Fireworks'.
We emphasised that only grown-ups are allowed to light matches and make bonfires. Children are aware of the dangers and injuries that fires can cause.
As part of our R.E. we talked about baptism. The children role-played 'Baptism' and learnt that water, light and oil are used as signs and symbols in our church.
Thank you to all the parents who sent a photo of their child's baptism in to add to their special book. Children love to look at those photos and often remember what you told them about that special occasion.
The Ace of Clubs
Thank you to all the families for your very generous donations to The Ace of Clubs 25th Anniversary appeal. Nursery children have been learning about giving and sharing. Your wonderful donations gave us the opportunity to demonstrate how important it is to share food especially with people who are less fortunate than us.
We managed to fill lots of bags to give to The Ace of Clubs charity.
Thank you very much everyone.
We are learning about autumn colours and focused on the colour 'orange' this time. Thank you to all the parents who brought an orange item into school or a photo to make it more meaningful to the children.
Black History Month
We celebrated Black History Month in our school. It as a special time of year to learn about African-Caribbean history.
We offered opportunities for the children to make connections between different lives and cultures, the similarities and differences and the importance of accepting everyone.
Valuing and celebrating diversity is an integral part of our everyday practice in the Nursery.
Books and stories are a very powerful way of representing the world for young children, allowing them to explore different aspects of people’s lives. We read the story of 'Handa's Surprise' and talked about different living places and had fun learning about exotic fruits.