Our October 2019 Newsletter is jam packed fun of exciting news from Sunnyside. Now available here
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For those of you joining us from Nursery, we have updated our Nursery Transition information page to include a short guide to a day in Primary 1 (created by our current P1’s) as well as a few of our transition events. Please take a look here.
This weeks blog is by K aged 4 years 6 months
“We had a party ….. we saw Santa”.
“The Ice Queen came too”
” we had party games ….. pass the parcel ….. then we did musical statues”
“party food ….crisps …… sandwiches …ham ….cheese and jam. Jam is lovely. Ham was my favourite”
The Christmas party was the stand out moment in nursery this week.
On Friday our AM learners were interested in building a castle, “for us to live in”. Great co-operation between learners.
A busy time in nursery this week.
Christmas craft stay and play sessions for parents/carers. A big thank you to all who were able to come along.
All our learners were learning our songs for the school and nursery cake and carol on the Friday. Mm th went the little green elf was a favourite. A great time was had by all.
The following blog was typed by Q aged 2yrs 2 mths Ffestiniog. Vfhgfhcfhd ccgxgzccvvcvvvcc.V v
J, Z, C, J, B and A were learning about blogs this week in nursery. Mrs Gentleman showed the children our school website. Great excitement when they found the photo of the school building.
“that’s my school”
“that’s where I come to nursery”
This is the first blog completed by our nursery learners.
“Emmm singing ….mmm I was doing jingle bells and Christmas. Emmm Santa Claus put presents on us at Christmas”
“Playing in the house playing cause I was getting lunch”.
Becky “talking about elves was doing push ups at home”
April “talking about Grinch- he was stealing my supper then stealing my supper on Christmas”-
Enterprise and Building the Young Workforce
Our nursery learners were learning about how you can make items to sell to other people to raise funds for the nursery and school at the annual Christmas Fayre.
Snowman Soup and eco-friendly magic reindeer food were a big hit. Lots of discussion about how they have the same at home.
“Sell it ….. My mummy and daddy are coming to fayre I will get them to buy one”
Our nursery learners requested pizza and soup for snack this week.Lots of numeracy language during our discussions about size, how vegetables can change and become smaller and
“I have pizza at home”
“that looks like blood”
Our nursery learners were estimating how much water was required to fill the containers.
“it’s going to take 10 to fill the bottles up”
The story area has become popular after a wee spruce up! Learners have been independent in reading stories out loud to themselves and their peers, describing the story in their own words and using a range of descriptive language.
“the wheels were flying they were going so fast”
“that’s cow, that’s pigs …..moo” says one of our younger learners
The interest in story telling has created an interest in illustrating their own pictures ….. “that’s the ice, snowflakes and fireworks”
“this is the grass, it’s long really long”
Wonder if we will begin to have plays and storytelling next week?
We are delighted to welcome Melanie Higgins, our new member of staff and our new learners and their families this week. Melanie will be working with the Yellow group, don’t forget to say hi when you see her.
When you come into our nursery you will see we are busy making changes to our indoor environment – look out for our improved sensory area and changes to our bedtime story storage – remember you can choose books to have a cosy bedtime or anytime story at home.
Taste challenge – pickled onions and beetroot
AM nursery learners were willing to have a go of our new tastes they were fascinated how the beetroot turned their fingers red.
“tasty” “good” “yummy” and even a “yucky
PM learners were a bit more reluctant to try – maybe next time.
We are interested in recognising number in print both indoor and outdoor and are providing a variety of play experiences to encourage this interest. Number lines, find the number, number sequencing and games with a number focus. Hide and seek is proving popular this week – have you tried to hide to the count of 1 – that was a challenge!
Week beginning 12th November 2018
Busy week in nursery this week with parent meetings, Children in Need and the school book fair happening throughout the week. Don’t worry if you haven’t managed to meet with your child’s key person yet, you can still arrange a suitable time.
Children in Need
All our learners enjoyed activities based around Pudsey bear, we loved seeing the children dressed up in their Pudsey items. Our learners were able to decorate Pudsey cakes, make pictures of Pudsey and listen to the story about what Children in Need is all about. Our very own Pudsey bear lost his bandanna and we went on a hunt for this but we never did find it!
Pudsey drawn by Kendal
Taste challenge – rhubarb, lemon and limes
We are challenging our nursery learners to try a variety of fruits and vegetables on a weekly basis. This week we are learning about the difference between sweet and sour. “that’s not apple”, “oh it’s not like orange” “I like the lemon” “I can only taste the lemon and lime not the rhubarb”. We even had a go at making smoothies.
Look out for next weeks’ taste challenge!
Largo the literacy lion came to visit the nursery on Monday and Friday, our nursery learners were excited to show him around our nursery and read him stories. We even got a surprise when Mr Mathis brought Largo back on Tuesday and read a story to our PM learners, thank you Mr Mathis!
This session you will be able to view your child’s learning through Class Blogs. Teachers and children will work collaboratively, discussing and sharing learning through our website.