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.
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.
Your child will have the opportunity to take home a Getting Ready to learn pack. A letter will be placed in your child’s cubby hole with some further details.
We really need volunteers to help us with the back packs and would ask if you have any available time that you could help. The commitment would be once a fortnight, sorting the backpacks for distribution. If we get enough volunteers this would be done on a rota system. Without volunteers we wont be able to run this programme . (We already have two volunteers which is great, a few more would be lovely.) Please send a seesaw through if you are able to help in any way. Thank you as always for your continued support.
There are still a few places left on this course. See you childs teacher if you wish to sign up.
Each Friday, Nursery one and Nursery two join together to enjoy music and songs. If there are any talented musicians out there you are very welcome to come along and join in on Friday afternoons, from about 1pm.
Let us know in advance if you plan to do so. Thanks
This year the EANI have introduced an online permission process, we will be guiding applicants through this process- full information will be given on Tuesday 27th and on our school website.
We will also be having an intake open afternoon on 7th January 2.30-3.15pm
Some Important Future Dates for your Diary
Thursday 20th December- Children’s Christmas Concert at 11.00. School finishes at 11.30pm (no dinners)
Friday 21st December- Christmas Party/Santa’s Grotto
School finishes at 11.30pm for the holidays (no dinners)
Friday 12th April - Easter Singalong
Tea/Coffee for parents/grandparents at 10.30 followed by singalong at 11.00. School finishes at 11.30am
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.