On Friday 10th November, parents and carers were invited to a nursery ‘Stay and Play’ session. Adults were given the chance to take part in some activities with their children and see them in action. Mrs McLaren and Miss Wood were available to chat about the children’s progress and the children’s learning journals were available for grown-ups to look at.
Thank you to everyone who came along. We had a fantastic 83% attendance from grown-ups.
What did our parents say?
"It was great to see how far she has come on. She seems very confident and comfortable in her surroundings which is lovely to see."
"I am very pleased with her journal. She is doing really well and is really enjoying her time in nursery. She is learning a lot and really coming out of her shell."
"I am really pleased. She is very happy at nursery."
"I enjoyed seeing how much he has learnt, changed his attitude towards nursery and settled."
"It was great to see how much progress he is making and how he is interacting with others."
"He is coming on fab!"
"It was lovely to see the fun learning environment that she enjoys every day."
"Her learning journal is great to keep track of her development throughout her time at nursery. It helps to see areas she has improved on since starting nursery."
The children in nursery were invited to the Stadium of Light in Sunderland by the Foundation of Light, as part of Nursery Rhyme Week. The purpose of the event was to link football and nursery rhymes and involved a carousel of activities including: a character hunt around the stadium, a Little Dribblers session and a craft station.
Two of the children in our class are from Polish families. As they can speak Polish, we are learning to speak Polish too!
The children in nursery are working alongside coaches from the ‘Foundation of Light’ to help with their phonics skills and dribbling techniques. They play different football games each week, with phonics incorporated in them.
The children were visited by the Osiligi Maasai Warriors, a seven-piece group who come from southern Kenya. The Osiligi Maasai Warriors work in close association with the small UK charity “Osiligi Charity Projects”, to support infrastructural improvements in their local community. The children watched the group perform authentic Maasai tribal songs and dances and even got to see the world famous Maasai jumping.