Nursery Weekly Newsletter 19/07/19

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week we gave the children the opportunity to choose the focus activities based on what their favourite activities have been over the last year. The children then voted for which activities they liked best.

Morning Provision:

The morning children have enjoyed being outside in the garden, making different buildings and structures with our foam building blocks. They have also enjoyed playing in the mud kitchen, using off cuts of herbs and flowers and also making large scale marble runs.

The children have also requested this week that in PE we do different obstacle courses so we’ve been jumping from heights, crawling through tunnels and experimenting with different ways of travelling across benches

Afternoon Provision :

The afternoon children have been experimenting with our train track, seeing how far around the classroom they could reach, they also used excellent initiative to create supports for the track using duplo blocks!

Other activities requested this week were going on a nature hunt so the children took a bucket onto the field and filled it with different natural objects which we then made pictures out of, gymnastics for PE and making books. so we created our own main character then made a story about them the following day.

Home Learning:

There will be no more home learning this term so if you’ve done anything exciting over the weekend, feel free to email in some photos for us to show and share

Photos of these activities or any other exciting news can be emailed to nurseryparents@tubbenden.bromley.sch.uk

Summer Jamboree:

As you are aware, on Tuesday it is the last day of term and our end of term party!

On Tuesday, Morning and All Day children can be dropped off at 9 still or if you would prefer you can bring them in at 10 when the party begins. Afternoon children should be brought in at 10 if you wish for them to attend the party. There will be a bouncy castle, outdoor games, music and an area for sitting down to have some snacks. If you are bringing snacks, especially snacks to share please may we remind you, NO NUTS. Tuesday will be an own clothes day but please may we ask you send your child in wearing suitable clothing for outdoor activities and the bouncy castle. If you wish to take your child home during or after the event, please inform a member of the nursery team. When the party finishes at 12 and parents and morning children have left, so we can accommodate the children having school dinners, the rest of us will be having lunch in the classroom together. Afternoon children are invited to stay after the party for lunch to save leaving then returning an hour later.

As tempting as it may be (we’ve had to resist for a couple of years now) the bouncy castle is for children only. Please may we ask when your child wants to go on the bouncy castle, they must take their shoes off first and only 5 children at a time. We will take timers out on the day.

Absence:

Quite a few parents have let us know that their children wont be attending on Monday and Tuesday. If you are going on holiday or know that your child wont be attending on Tuesday, please could you let us know as soon as possible so we can make sure all of your child’s stuff is sent home.

Uniform:

As the end of term is flying around fast, when the children leave us next week, if anybody has any nursery uniform they no longer need or want, donations would be greatly appreciated.

Our final blog post will be on Tuesday Afternoon.

Here are some photos of this weeks activities:

Have a lovely weekend,

The Tubbenden Nursery Team

 

Nursery Weekly Newsletter 12/07/19

Dear Parents and Carers,

Morning Provision:

A lot of our activities this week have taken place outside. We used pieces of guttering to make a giant ball run across the garden. The children stacked tyres and crates, then laid different sized pieces of guttering. They worked really well as a team to create the ‘ball run’ and demonstrated excellent turn taking.

Also in the garden, the children enjoyed large scale threading. They used a long piece of wool and threaded different size piece of wood and natural objects found in the garden.

After finding a huge spider in the classroom, the children decided they wanted to make spiders. This started with using playdough and lolly sticks which then progressed onto making spider pictures to stick on our web.

Afternoon Provision :

This week we went on a hunt for natural objects. Each child was given a list of items to collect and a small bag. We spent 10 minutes on the infant playground then went back to the classroom to discuss what we had found and make natural pictures.

Our fairy garden was looking a bit overgrown this week so we cute some of the larger leaves back and put the leaves in a cooking pot for our mud kitchen. The children made quite a few herby pies!

A lot of our children are interested in dinosaurs so we used left over soil to make a dinosaur set up in a tough tray. The children engaged well in this activity for a very long time!

Home Learning:

The home learning this week is to attempt to make your own marble/ball run and send us a video or pictures!

Photos of these activities or any other exciting news can be emailed to nurseryparents@tubbenden.bromley.sch.uk

Red Art Books:

This week we have been sending home the children’s art books. These are for you to keep now so you can enjoy looking over your child’s art work.

Summer Jamboree:

Tuesday 23rd July is the last day of term and also our end of term party! we will be having a bouncy castle, outdoor games and music and we invite ALL parents and children to join us from 10.00 until 12 to enjoy these activities with us. Please wait by the nursery entrance door to be given your visitors sticker. We also ask you send your child in with a packed lunch on this day so everybody can have a picnic on the field together. Like Sports Day, afternoon children are invited for the morning as this event will only be taking place in the morning. Please may we just remind you, no nut products in packed lunches please!

As tempting as it may be (we’ve had to resist for a couple of years now) the bouncy castle is for children only. Please may we ask when your child wants to go on the bouncy castle, they must take their shoes off first and only 5 children at a time. We will take timers out on the day.

Water Bottles:

Water is available for children all day in the nursery at our snack table. Please can we ask you do not send your child in with a water bottle unless it’s for their lunch. A lot of children have been sharing water bottles or filling them up from the sinks which aren’t drinking water. Although we have reminded children about germs and sharing water, it is still happening so please could we ask no bottles.

Uniform:

As the end of term is flying around fast, when the children leave us in just over a week, if anybody has any nursery uniform they no longer need or want, donations would be greatly appreciated.

 

Here are some photos of this weeks activities:

Have a lovely weekend!

The Tubbenden Nursery Team

Nursery Weekly Newsletter 05/07/2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

Morning Provision:

This week, the children have been enjoying the sunshine in the garden! all of our adult led activities have taken place outside. We have made cupcakes in the mud kitchen, measured how tall our plants have grown and playing the colour game to see who can find the chosen colour the fastest.

Our children showed a lot of interest in our parent ‘show and share’ last week where one of the mum’s spoke about her job as a clothing designer. This week the children had the opportunity to design their own t-shirts using fabric paints which they thoroughly enjoyed.

Afternoon Provision :

This week, we started the week learning how to be ‘Sun Safe Superstars’ and what we can do to stay safe in the sun. This led on to the children talking about holidays so we made our own boarding passes and packing lists for holiday. We also completed a seaside counting sheet where the children counted the items then wrote the correct number.

In the garden, a few of the children were walking around with no shoes on. when we asked why, one child replied ‘you can’t go swimming with shoes on’. The children had used the blue blankets to make a swimming pool and were pretending to swim and dive in.

A few of the children wanted to paint our fence in the garden so we used some of our magic paint which dries invisible (water) to paint the fence! the children did a fantastic job .

Home Learning:

The home learning this week is to make a ‘summer picture’. Using different textures and materials, a picture of their favourite thing to do in the summer!

Photos of these activities or any other exciting news can be emailed to nurseryparents@tubbenden.bromley.sch.uk

Reports:

if you have not yet returned your child’s report, please can you sign it and return it as soon as possible as we need to send them to your child’s new school, Thank you

Summer Jamboree:

Tuesday 23rd July is the last day of term and also our end of term party! we will be having a bouncy castle, outdoor games and music and we invite ALL parents and children to join us from 10.00 until 12 to enjoy these activities with us. Please wait by the nursery entrance door to be given your visitors sticker. We also ask you send your child in with a packed lunch on this day so everybody can have a picnic on the field together. Like Sports Day, afternoon children are invited for the morning as this event will only be taking place in the morning. Please may we just remind you, no nut products in packed lunches please!

Guttering:

in our garden, the children have enjoyed using small plastic balls to roll down bamboo tubes, if anybody happens to have any spare open guttering it would be greatly appreciated.

Here are some photos of this weeks activities,

      

Have a lovely weekend!

The Tubbenden Nursery Team

Nursery Weekly Newsletter 28/06/19

Dear Parents and Carers,

Morning Provision:

This week, the children have been practicing their jumping and counting skills. Using the number mats, the children were tasked to jump to the correct number.

In the role play area, we have been discussing starting school this week. The children tried on different school uniforms and used exercise books to practice writing their name.

One of our parents very kindly offered to come in and talk about her career. The children enjoyed hearing about how she designs and prints clothing items and enjoyed having a go themselves at designing a tshirt.

Afternoon Provision :

After a lot of interest in wildlife this week, especially frogs, we looked at a slideshow containing information and facts about different animals who live in the pond. The children also enjoyed getting messy in the art area, making junk modelling frogs and insects.

In the literacy area, the children have been extending their fine motor skills, enjoying some threading activities and attempting to make one and two colour patterns.

Both Provisions:

Both provisions were excited to go and watching the Junior children’s performance of ‘Tubbenden’s Greatest Show’. Everybody involved did an incredible job and children thoroughly enjoyed singing along to the songs from ‘The Greatest Showman’

Home Learning:

There will be no home learning this week except to have fun and enjoy the sun! We’d love to see photos of the children enjoying the sunshine and the different activities they’re doing.

Photos of these activities or any other exciting news can be emailed to nurseryparents@tubbenden.bromley.sch.uk

White Tshirts:

On Monday, please could send your child in with a spare old white plain tshirt. We will be using fabric paints to create our own designs.

Jewellery at Nursery:

Please can we ask that children do not come in to Nursery wearing jewellery or anything around their neck i.e sports day medals. A few are getting lost and it can also be a health and safety hazard while taking part in PE or playing in the classroom.

Froggy Update:

As our tadpoles have now become frogs, Friday afternoon we released Freddie, Ping, Daisy, Minnie and Hoppy into TWiG. (the Tubbenden Wildlife Garden). We hope they’ll enjoy their new home, hopping around with some other frogs who have just been released from other classes.

Reports:

on Thursday and Friday we sent home brown envelopes containing reports to the parents of children who will be leaving us at the end of July. Please could we have these signed and returned as soon as possible so we can send them over to your child’s new schools.

September Starters at Tubbenden School:

Tuesday the 2nd July, Parents of children starting at Tubbenden in September are invited to a coffee morning to meet other parents and to bring their children along to meet their teacher and classmates again. On this day we ask that you take your children straight to the ‘meet the teacher’ and not to Nursery first. When the session has finished, if you wish for your child to stay at Nursery, please bring your child to our entrance door where we will register them. Thank you for your cooperation.

Summer Jamboree:

Tuesday 23rd July is the last day of term and also our end of term party! we will be having a bouncy castle, outdoor games and music and we invite ALL parents and children to join us from 10.30 until 12 to enjoy these activities with us. Please wait by the nursery entrance door to be given your visitors sticker. We also ask you send your child in with a packed lunch on this day so everybody can have a picnic on the field together. Like Sports Day, afternoon children are invited for the morning as this event will only be taking place in the morning. Please may we just remind you, no nuts please!

Dates For your Diary:

Tuesday 2nd July from 9.30-10.30 children are invited to visit their new teacher’s and visit their new classes.

Tuesday 23rd July is the last day of term and also our Summer Jamboree!

Here are some photos of this weeks activities,

 

  

Have a lovely weekend,

The Tubbenden Nursery Team

Nursery Weekly Newsletter 21/06/19

Dear Parents and Carers,

Morning Provision:

The morning class really enjoyed sharing their baby photos this week, the children all made guesses as to whose photo was who and enjoyed talking about what was happening in the photos.

In the role play area this week, due to a lot of interest in making their friends dinner, we set up a café! the children enjoyed following recipe cards, making collages of different foods cut out from magazines and creating their own menus.

Afternoon Provision :

In the afternoons our café has transformed into a hospital! the children have been dressing up as doctors and nurses and helping their friends to get better. They have also been making appointment cards, practicing writing their friends names.

The children have also shown a lot of interest in working together to build a large train track, we even got more track out of the shed so the track could go around the whole classroom!

in the art area, the children have shown a great interest in mixing colours. the children made circles of primary colours then mixed them up to make secondary colours!

Both Provisions:

Both classes were very excited when they arrived on Thursday to see we have some new additions to the class, we have 3 tadpoles! we are currently in the process of naming them and when they grow into frogs we will be releasing them into TWiG (the Tubbenden Wildlife Garden)

We would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who came to cheer on the children at Sports Day this week. The children thoroughly enjoyed the morning.

Home Learning:

As the weather is forecast to be beautiful this weekend, the home learning is to simply enjoy the sunshine!

Photos of these activities or any other exciting news can be emailed to nurseryparents@tubbenden.bromley.sch.uk

September Starters at Tubbenden School:

Tuesday the 2nd July, Parents of children starting at Tubbenden in September are invited to a coffee morning to meet other parents and to bring their children along to meet their teacher and classmates again. On this day we ask that you take your children straight to the ‘meet the teacher’ and not to Nursery first. When the session has finished, if you wish for your child to stay at Nursery, please bring your child to our entrance door where we will register them. Thank you for your cooperation.

Dates For your Diary:

Tuesday 2nd July from 9.30-10.30 children are invited to visit their new teacher’s and visit their new classes.

Tuesday 23rd July is the last day of term and also our end of term party! we will be having a bouncy castle, outdoor games and music and invite the parents to join us from 10.30 until lunch time to enjoy these activities with us. We also ask you send your  child in with a packed lunch on this day so everybody can have a picnic on the field together. Again, afternoon children are invited for the morning as this event will only be taking place in the morning.

Here are some photos of this weeks activities,

Have a lovely weekend!

the Tubbenden Nursery Team

Nursery Weekly Newsletter 14/06/2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

Morning Provision:

The morning class have continued to show an interest in holidays and different countries this week. the children thoroughly enjoyed sharing their photos and talking about their holidays with their peers.

In the construction area, the children have been building different types of buildings you might stay in when on holiday. Some creations included hotels, a house, a caravan and a box!

They have also been showing off their creative side this week. They have been very busy making cards for their male relatives and also making their own medals for Sports Day!

Afternoon Provision :

This week we have been discussing different sports from all around the world. We learnt about football, ice hockey, bobsleigh and kabaddi. We have also been using our counting skills to count how many players there are on each team in these sports.

Using different natural objects found our garden, the children have made collages this week. They discussed the texture, the smell and what they could see which was different about each object.

During PE the children have been asking to do gymnastic this week. so each child put on a little display for their friends then we had a go at doing a gymnastic circuit!

Both Provisions:

We were very lucky this week to be joined by Olympic athlete Eziekiel Ewulo. The children joined in with circuit training led by Eziekiel which they all put their best efforts into. Thank you everybody for their sponsors.

Home Learning:

After the children’s interest in showing their holiday photos, a few have asked if they can show their baby photos. So this weeks home learning is to bring in a baby photo and for the children to let us know how much they weighed. we will then continue this by comparing the weights in a maths activity.

Photos of these activities or any other exciting news can be emailed to nurseryparents@tubbenden.bromley.sch.uk

Sports Day:

As you are aware, unfortunately we had to rearrange our Sports Day. It was a very hard decision as we know how hard it can be to arrange time off work. However, we want sports day to be an enjoyable day for everybody so Sports Day will now be on Thursday 20th June. All plans for the day are the same. It is just the date we have had to change. sorry for the inconvenience.

September Starters at Tubbenden School:

Please note, on the 18th June from 9.30-10.30 there is a meeting for parents of children starting in Reception at Tubbenden in September. Parents are asked to bring their children to this meeting as they will be meeting their classmates and their teachers. On this day we ask that you take your children straight to the ‘meet the teacher’ and not to Nursery first. When the session has finished, if you wish for your child to stay at Nursery, please bring your child to our entrance door where we will register them. Thank you for your cooperation

Tuesday the 2nd July, Parents of children starting at Tubbenden in September are invited to a coffee morning to meet other parents and to bring their children along to meet their teacher and classmates again. On this day we ask that you take your children straight to the ‘meet the teacher’ and not to Nursery first. When the session has finished, if you wish for your child to stay at Nursery, please bring your child to our entrance door where we will register them. Thank you for your cooperation.

Parents of Children Starting Different Primary Schools:

Please can we ask, when you receive dates for settling sessions at your child’s new primary school, please let us know so we can mark in our diary when they will be absent.

Show and Share:

Please may we remind you that show and share is an opportunity for children to share their achievements, photos or exciting news with their peers. we are noticing an increasing amount of children bringing in toys to show and share. please may we ask that children do not bring toys in to nursery as we don’t want any lost or broken toys, Thank you.

Dates For your Diary:

Thursday 20th June is Sports Day! Parents are welcome to join us on the field from 10.30-11.30 to cheer on your child and their key person groups! please note, sports day will be held in the morning only. On this day, afternoon children are invited to join us for sports day from 10.30, they can then stay and have a packed lunch with us. Please go straight to the nursery entrance door where a member of staff will give you a visitors sticker.

Tuesday 18th June from 9.30-10.30 there is a  New entrants meeting for parents of children starting at Tubbenden in September.

Tuesday 2nd July from 9.30-10.30 children are invited to visit their new teacher’s and visit their new classes.

Tuesday 23rd July is the last day of term and also our end of term party! we will be having a bouncy castle, outdoor games and music and invite the parents to join us from 10.30 until lunch time to enjoy these activities with us. We also ask you send your  child in with a packed lunch on this day so everybody can have a picnic on the field together. Again, afternoon children are invited for the morning as this event will only be taking place in the morning.

Have a lovely weekend!

the Tubbenden Nursery Team

Nursery Weekly Newsletter 07/06/19

Dear Parents and Carers,

Morning Provision:

This week the morning provision have been exploring different climates around the world. We started by looking at the desert, reading stories about the desert and discussing which animals live there. We then looked at the Arctic and which animals live there.

There has been a lot of discussion this week about holidays, the children have shown a great interest in flags. We printed off different flags for the children to colour in and they also had to identify the different countries they came from using a book about the different flags.

Using junk modelling materials, the children have been making their own musical instruments. They used straws to make panpipes which they decorated themselves and used biscuit tubs to make drums.

 

Afternoon Provision :

This week we have been exploring the topic ‘all around the world’ at the beginning of the week the children voted which countries they’d like to visit. Each day we explored a different country, starting the session with a powerpoint containing facts about each place. We started with France, the children enjoyed using construction materials to make buildings and structures associated with France. We then looked at Spain and had a go at some flamenco dancing. The favourite was Italy, the children used collage materials to make pizza and were excited to hear about the waterways of Venice!

After coming back from half term, we found our herbs have doubled in size! we cut a few down and soaked them in water to create to stronger scent. The children enjoyed smelling parsley, lavender, mint but didn’t really enjoy the chives!

Home Learning:

This weeks’ home learning is to bring in a photo of your child on holiday for them to talk about and to put up in our role play travel agents.

Photos of these activities or any other exciting news can be emailed to nurseryparents@tubbenden.bromley.sch.uk

Sports Day Teams:

On Friday the 14th June it is Sports Day! On this day, your child must still attend wearing their uniform however, they can wear a tshirt matching their teams colour! If you are unsure of your child’s team colour or have any questions, please speak to a member of the nursery team who will be happy to help you. Please be reminded Sports Day will begin at 10.30 for ALL nursery children, when you arrive, head to the school office where a member of the nursery team will give you a visitor sticker. If your child attends afternoon sessions, we ask on this day they arrive for 10.30 wearing their coloured tshirt. If you wish for your child to stay for the remainder of the day, please send them in with a packed lunch.  Again, if you have questions, please do not hesitate to approach a member of the nursery team.

 

September Starters at Tubbenden School:

Please note, on the 18th June from 9.30-10.30 there is a meeting for parents of children starting in Reception at Tubbenden in September.

Tuesday the 2nd July, Parents of children starting at Tubbenden in September are invited to a coffee morning and to bring their children along to meet their teacher. On this day we ask that you take your children straight to the ‘meet the teacher’ and not to Nursery first. When the session has finished, if you wish for your child to stay at Nursery, please bring your child to our entrance door where we will register them. Thank you for your cooperation.

Parents of Children Starting Different Primary Schools:

Please can we ask, when you receive dates for settling sessions at your child’s new primary school, please let us know so we can mark in our diary when they will be absent.

Sports For Champions:

On Monday 10th June, the school is being visited by Olympic Athlete, Ezekiel Ewulo who competed for Great Britain in the Long Jump. On Monday children are invited to wear their favourite sports team’s kit or sports gear. Children must still wear their black Velcro trainers.

 

Dates For your Diary:

 Monday 10th June is our athlete visit.

Friday 14th June is Sports Day! Parents are welcome to join us on the field from 10.30-11.30 to cheer on your child and their key person groups! please note, sports day will be held in the morning only. on this day afternoon children are invited to join us for sports day from 10.30, they can then stay and have a packed lunch with us.

Tuesday 18th June from 9.30-10.30 there is a  New entrants meeting for parents of children starting at Tubbenden in September.

Tuesday 2nd July from 9.30-10.30 children are invited to visit their new teacher’s and visit their new classes.

Tuesday 23rd July is the last day of term and also our end of term party! we will be having a bouncy castle, outdoor games and music and invite the parents to join us from 10.30 until lunch time to enjoy these activities with us. We also ask you send your  child in with a packed lunch on this day so everybody can have a picnic on the field together. Again, afternoon children are invited for the morning as this event will only be taking place in the morning.

Unfortunately we are having some issues connecting the Ipad to the computer so this weeks photos will feature on next week’s blog post.

Have a lovely weekend!

the Tubbenden Nursery Team

 

Nursery Weekly Newsletter 24/05/19

Dear Parents and Carers,

Morning Provision:

This week we have been exploring the phonic sounds of ‘s’ ‘a’ and ‘t’. Each child has been given a phonics book which we have been using each day after registration to practices writing our phonics letters.

A lot of children have been talking about going to ‘big school’ this week so we set up the role play area as a school. The children have been writing registers, trying on school uniforms and have even been pretending to be their nursery teachers!

We have also been using junk modelling materials to create a giant robot, the children have all really enjoyed engaging in this activity and enjoyed listening to stories about robots.

 

Afternoon Provision :

We have taken full advantage of the weather this week, the majority of the activities have taken place outside! we looked at different types of buildings from sheds, to hotels to skyscrapers and attempted to build them with out outdoor construction blocks. The children also helped to make ‘warning’ posters for our construction site.

During PE, we have been playing different listening games this week. We have also been dancing to lots of different action songs where the children demonstrated excellent listening.

We have been working on our counting skills in the maths area, using 2 number cards, we have been identifying the shown number, counting out unifix cubes to match then adding them together.

Home Learning:

For the half term home learning, we will be sending home an ‘art book’ made for your child. In the next available page, the home learning is to draw a picture of something from a different country and find out a fact about their chosen country. Please could you return these art books as soon as we return from the half term.

Photos of these activities or any other exciting news can be emailed to nurseryparents@tubbenden.bromley.sch.uk

Sports Day Teams:

On Friday the 14th June it is Sports Day! On this day, your child must still attend wearing their uniform however, they can wear a tshirt matching their teams colour! Sports Day teams will be your child’s key person groups. If Mrs Wood is your child’s key person, your child is part of the ‘Brilliant Blues’. If Mrs Short is your child’s key person, your child is part of the ‘Little Sunshines’ (yellow). If Miss Platt is your child’s key person, your child is part of the ‘Red Rockets’ and if your child’s key person is Miss White, your child will be part of the ‘ Lucky Clovers’ (Green). Mrs Seal’s key children have been divided up into the other key groups for sports day. We will let you know via your child’s green contact book which team they are on.

Sun Cream and Hats:

Please can we ask you send your children in with a sun hat labelled with your child’s name, It has been very hot this week and only a small number of children have been bringing hats.  Please also make sure your child arrives at Nursery wearing sun cream.

September Starters at Tubbenden School:

Please note, on the 18th June from 9.30-10.30 there is a meeting for parents of children starting in Reception at Tubbenden in September.

Tuesday the 2nd July, Parents of children starting at Tubbenden in September are invited to a coffee morning and to bring their children along to meet their teacher. On this day we ask that you take your children straight to the ‘meet the teacher’ and not to Nursery first. When the session has finished, if you wish for your child to stay at Nursery, please bring your child to our entrance door where we will register them. Thank you for your cooperation.

Parents of Children Starting Different Primary Schools:

Please can we ask, when you receive dates for settling sessions at your child’s new primary school, please let us know so we can mark in our diary when they will be absent.
Sports For Champions:

On Monday 10th June, the school is being visited by Olympic Athlete, Ezekiel Ewulo who competed for Great Britain in the Long Jump. We have sent home sponsor forms for a circuit we will be completing with his help. on this day, children are invited to attend Nursery wearing sports gear or maybe their favourite teams’ kit. Please remember children must still wear black Velcro trainers.

 

Dates For your Diary:

Monday 27th May to Friday the 31st May Nursery will be closed for the May half term. We return Monday 3rd June.

Monday 10th June is our athlete visit.

Friday 14th June is Sports Day! Parents are welcome to join us on the field from 10.30-11.30 to cheer on your child and their key person groups! please note, sports day will be held in the morning only. on this day afternoon children are invited to join us for sports day from 10.30, they can then stay and have a packed lunch with us.

Tuesday 18th June from 9.30-10.30 there is a  New entrants meeting for parents of children starting at Tubbenden in September.

Tuesday 2nd July from 9.30-10.30 children are invited to visit their new teacher’s and visit their new classes.

Tuesday 23rd July is the last day of term and also our end of term party! we will be having a bouncy castle, outdoor games and music and invite the parents to join us from 10.30 until lunch time to enjoy these activities with us. We also ask you send your  child in with a packed lunch on this day so everybody can have a picnic on the field together. Again, afternoon children are invited for the morning as this event will only be taking place in the morning.

Here are some photos of this weeks activities:

 

         

Have a lovely half term, we look forward to seeing you on Monday 3rd June : )

The Tubbenden Nursery Team

Nursery Weekly Newsletter 17/05/19

Dear Parents and Carers,

Morning Provision:

This week we have been discussing ourselves and our families and what makes us all different. We used the small world houses and people to make our own families and discuss who lives with us. we also used mirrors to create self portraits.

The children have been exploring lots of different maths activities this week and have begun to look at simple addition problems. We counted how many ‘sorting bears’ in each pile then counted how many there were altogether.

The children have also been really into playing board games this week, they played giant snakes and ladders and human snakes and ladders!

 

Afternoon Provision :

Due to the lovely weather this week, we went on a sensory walk! we went to the field to see what different things we could see and hear. We then sat down in the middle of the field and drew the different things. We were slightly concerned when one child said they could hear a lion!

We’ve spent a lot of time outside this week engaging in large scale mark making activities, the children used paint, crayons and ink with stamps.

They have also shown an interest in talking about their home life this week so we discussed our homes and who lives with us then used our construction bricks to houses.

Home Learning:

This weeks home learning is to play a board game! the children have shown a great interest in board games this week and it also helps to extend their counting skills.

Photos of these activities or any other exciting news can be emailed to nurseryparents@Tubbenden.Bromley.sch.uk

Class Mascot:

As a result of a class vote, our mascot is now called ‘Jerry’. This was a very popular choice and won over Captain America, Groot and Mr Squeeky.

Sun Cream and Hats:

The sun is finally here! can we please ask you send your child in with a sun hat labelled with your child’s name as we will be starting to spend a lot more time outside. Also, please make sure you send your child in wearing sun cream. All Day parents, we will be sending home a form for you to sign giving us permission to apply sun cream to your child which we will do at lunch time. Please could you return the form with a bottle of sun cream labelled with your child’s name.

Junk Modelling:

Next week, we will be making a person out of junk modelling. Please could we ask for donations of smaller junk modelling items, kitchen roll tubes and cereal boxes, thank you

September Starters at Tubbenden School:

if you have not already returned your brown envelope containing papers for starting at Tubbenden Primary School in September, please could we ask you return it to a member of the Nursery team or the school office as soon as possible.

Sports For Champions:

On Monday 10th June, the school is being visited by Olympic Athlete, Ezekiel Ewulo who competed for Great Britain in the Long Jump. We have sent home sponsor forms for a circuit we will be completing with his help. on this day, children are invited to attend Nursery wearing sports gear or maybe their favourite teams’ kit. Please remember children must still wear black Velcro trainers.

 

Dates For your Diary:

Thursday 23rd May is polling day. Please note, the school will remain OPEN on this day.

Monday 27th May to Friday the 31st May Nursery will be closed for the May half term. We return Monday 3rd June.

Monday 10th June is our athlete visit.

Friday 14th June is Sports Day! Parents are welcome to join us on the field from 10.30-11.30 to cheer on your child and their key person groups! please note, sports day will be held in the morning only. on this day afternoon children are invited to join us for sports day from 10.30, they can then stay and have a packed lunch with us.

Tuesday 23rd July is the last day of term and also our end of term party! we will be having a bouncy castle, outdoor games and music and invite the parents to join us from 10.30 until lunch time to enjoy these activities with us. We also ask you send your  child in with a packed lunch on this day so everybody can have a picnic on the field together. Again, afternoon children are invited for the morning as this event will only be taking place in the morning.

Here are some photos of this weeks activities:

                           

Have a lovely weekend!

The Tubbenden Nursery Team

Nursery Weekly Newsletter 10/05/19

Dear Parents and Carers,

Morning Provision:

Following on from the children’s continued interest in hairdressing, the morning class have been discussing different occupations this week. They have been dressing up as fire fighters, shop keepers and doctors. We discussed each role and how they help people.

The children have also shown a great interest in magnets this week, they have been walking around the classroom trying to find which different objects are magnetic so we set up a table for the children to test different objects to find out if they’re magnetic or not.

Afternoon Provision :

The children in the afternoon class have expressed an interest in going on a picnic so the children made invites for their friends to attend a picnic then towards the end of the week we decided have a our own picnic! Due to the weather, we had our picnic in the classroom, sitting on blankets enjoying some music.

At the literacy table, the children made posters for our bug hotel outside. They drew different insects which we might find in our garden and we hung the posters up in the garden.

Both Classes:

Both classes have been working really hard practicing for our Sports Day event. They have been taking part in running races and involving different skills such as balancing and hand eye coordination.

 

Home Learning:

This week the children have shown a great interest in our new class mascot, a blue mouse! so the home learning is to discuss and suggest different names we could give him, then on Monday we’ll have a vote. you can either send names in on a piece of paper or email us with your suggestions. Also, have a look around your house and see what different shapes you can identify around your home

Photos of these activities or any other exciting news can be emailed to nurseryparents@Tubbenden.Bromley.sch.uk

Wet Suits:

Outside our classroom in our entrance area is the rail of wetsuits, please feel free to take your child’s home as we will no longer be needing them.

Green Contact Books:

Please can we ask that you regularly check your child’s green contact book. Sometimes we might write a note to parents or put a party invitation in from another child.

Sports For Champions:

On Monday 10th June, the school is being visited by Olympic Athlete, Ezekiel Ewulo who competed for Great Britain in the Long Jump. We have sent home sponsor forms for a circuit we will be completing with his help. on this day, children are invited to attend Nursery wearing sports gear or maybe their favourite teams’ kit. Please remember children must still wear black Velcro trainers.

 

Dates For your Diary:

Thursday 23rd May is polling day. Please note, the school will remain OPEN on this day.

Monday 27th May to Friday the 31st May Nursery will be closed for the May half term. We return Monday 3rd June.

Monday 10th June is our athlete visit.

Friday 14th June is Sports Day! Parents are welcome to join us on the field from 10.30-11.30 to cheer on your child and their key person groups! please note, sports day will be held in the morning only. on this day afternoon children are invited to join us for sports day from 10.30, they can then stay and have a packed lunch with us.

Tuesday 23rd July is the last day of term and also our end of term party! we will be having a bouncy castle, outdoor games and music and invite the parents to join us from 10.30 until lunch time to enjoy these activities with us. We also ask you send your  child in with a packed lunch on this day so everybody can have a picnic on the field together. Again, afternoon children are invited for the morning as this event will only be taking place in the morning.

Here are some photos of this week’s activities: