Welcome to the February 2020 Newsletter
Our theme this month is:
We will be discussing the names of farm animals, describing them, where they live, what they eat, what noises they make, what their babies are called, what males and females are called, their life cycles and how they move.
We will be visiting the Ark Open Farm in February.
‘Our Senses’ project this month is TASTE
The children will be tasting various foods and talking about the sweet and savoury things we eat at lunchtime. We will be making stretchy dough out of strong flour. As well as being stretchy it becomes sticky as we use it. We will be setting up the role-play area to fit in with this theme such as the café and will be painting our salt dough to use in the cafe.
Our shape this month is RECTANGLE
Some children find this difficult so need lots of practice!
Our colours this month are BLUE and WHITE
We will be painting with blue and white paint as well as changing our water to make it blue and then white.
This month in the Nursery we will be encouraging the children to further develop their concentration span and their manual dexterity e.g.
We have a lot of sickness in nursery at present. Please do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms or have a temperature- even if they really want to come to nursery! This will ensure that viruses will not spread. Please be aware that if your child requires Calpol then they should not be in school. If your child has had either vomiting or diarrhoea then they should not return to school for 48 hours after the symptoms have ceased.
Small Talk N.I.Parent Training
Thurs 19th March 2020 from 6.30-8.00pm
A Parent Workshop has been organised with the help of Extended Schools money and the Getting Ready To Learn Initiative with Small Talk NI. Kerry Mulholland ( a Speech and Language Therapist) will be discussing how language develops in children and how you can help your child with developing their sounds and improving their speech. This is a very worthwhile Parent session and we urge everyone to attend-even if your child is not experiencing any speech difficulties.
Please be aware that during the Winter months we will be gritting the paths and car park around the nursery on icy mornings but we still would like to remind you to be very careful and to hold your child’s hand in order to keep them safe. Thank You.
Please be reminded that we have a number of children with allergies in nursery and we ask that no food is to be brought on to the premises.
February and March Dates to Remember:
Mon 3rd Feb to Fri 7th Feb
3+ Health Initiative Consultations
With Health Visitor will happen
During this week.
Weds 5th February
Wednesday 12th February
The Ark Open Farm 30th Anniversary celebrations. Further information has already
Fri 14th February
Nursery finishes at 11.30 for half term. No dinner will be served.
No dinner will be served.
Mon 17th Feb to Fri 21st Feb
Half term holidays
Mon 24th February
Nursery re-opens after half term.
Tuesday 25th February
The school photographer will be in Nursery taking the children’s photos.
Family portraits will also be taken from 8.00 am. Please complete the
permission form and return it by the deadline date. Please let us know on
this form if you require a family portrait. A timetable for family photos will be distributed later.
Thurs 19th March 2020 @ 6.30pm
Speech and language Parent Training session
on the development of language, helping with
speech sounds and with dysfluency
Kerry Mulholland (Speech and Language
Mon 23rd March to Friday 27th March
Parent Teacher Meetings
School finishes at 12.45pm daily to facilitate these meetings.
Dinner will still be served.
Please complete the date and time request form for the Parent Teacher Meetings attached and return before the deadline date. Thank you.