The topics for November will be ‘Autumn’ and ‘People who help us’. We will be looking closely at signs of autumn in the environment and observing seasonal changes in weather and colours, and growth outdoors.
We have an autumn table filled with items such as leaves, conkers, pine cones- please feel free to bring in anything you find in your gardens or whilst out walking.
This month we will be introducing our ‘EcoSchools’ classroom practice to the children. We will be encouraging re-cycling, awareness of litter/tidy environments and nominate an ‘Eco helper’ each day to take charge of the eco tasks.
We will be planting indoors and outdoors. We will be taking time to turn off lights. The children will be meeting our ‘Eco bear’
Ravenscroft has a compost bin and all our fruit peelings are now being recycled and will hopefully turn into compost.
We are collecting old clothes for this worthwhile charity. Please will you return to the nursery week of 7th November as last date for donations is the 11th J
The children will be beginning our ‘Time to Talk’ language programme. The children will enjoy meeting ‘Ginger Bear’ during the small group sessions and the programme will nurture social aspects of language development. We will keep you updated via the classroom notice boards.
Mrs Symington will be running a Time to Talk Parents Workshop in January. More details to follow.
Your child will have the opportunity to take home a Story Sack from Thursday 17th November. A letter is in your childs cubby hole with some further details. Please speak to Mrs Symington or Mrs McGowan if you wish to sign up for this.
We really rely on the help of Parent Volunteers for these trips. If you are available to help at Stormont walk or Walking tours, would you please let Mrs Symington or Mrs McGowan know? Thankyou !
Applications for Nursery and Primary School places will be available from 25th November at www.eani.org.uk Application forms must be returned to your 1st preference school no later than Wednesday 11th January 2017 at 12 noon.
Some Important Future Dates for your Diary
Monday 19th December- Childrens Christmas Concert
Tea/ Coffee for parents/grandparents at 11 followed by concert at 11.30
Friday 7th April- Easter Singalong
Tea/Coffee for parents/grandparents at 10.30 followed by singalong at 11.30
Wednesday 5th June- Family Fun Day
Monday 12th June- Trip to Carrickfergus Castle- Parent Volunteers most welcome
Don’t forget to check your children’s hair weekly for Head Lice. Why not make this part of your week-end routine?
This Newsletter can be viewed on our website, and is translatable in our ‘latest news’ section, using Google Translate www.ravenscroftnursery.co.uk