Welcome back to our new school year.
This is always an especially exciting and busy time of the school year.
There are lots of new people, experiences and activities to explore and get to know.
We are really pleased with the way in which both our new Nursery friends and our Nursery friends from last year are all settling in together and making both our morning and afternoon sessions such happy, learning environments for everyone.
The children have been very busy exploring the nursery rooms and garden and all the resources. We have gently introduced the routines of Hello, Story, Tidy up and Snack time. The children are quickly learning the action songs that help tell us when the next part of the session is about to happen. Do ask your child if he/she can sing .....'I'm showing empty hands'!
We hope that you are all now starting to access your child's Learning Journal through Tapestry. Do let us know if you have any problems with this.
The Photographs Day went really well, lots of lovely smiles from the children and you will soon be receiving the finished prints.
We are rapidly approaching the end of the Autumn term and the growing excitement of Christmas. For many of the children this may well be the first Christmas that they are fully aware of and really looking forward to!
We have enjoyed a very busy half term, with activities based around Bonfire night,Diwali, Nursery Rhyme week and most recently the Elf Curriculum day, when the children decorated paper bags so beautifully and of course, now Christmas.
The children have really enjoyed our library and PE sessions, becoming both more familiar with different parts of our school and also learning and practising lots of very important skills. Wonderful Week assemblies have also become a regular part of our sessions, building on the Behaviour Chart within the classroom and recognising those children who are trying especially hard to include the 'Whitehouse Way' in their daily behaviour.
We are looking forward to welcoming you all to our Nursery Nativities, when the children will be dressing up and retelling the Christmas story. The dates for these are as follows:-
Thursday 14th Dec. 10.45am - Dolphins
2.45pm - Turtles
Tuesday 19th December is party and non-uniform day. Nursery will provide all refreshments.
Finally a word from Ms. Wardale ...."I would just like to say how much I have enjoyed teaching at Whitehouse School and working with both you and your children. It will be sad to say 'Good bye' but I am confident that both Mrs. Bradley and Miss Swire will continue to take very good care of your children".
With Best Wishes for a very Happy Christmas and New Year 2018, from all the staff.