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Our New Nursery Council , by Josh Bullock

Date: 31st Mar 2017 @ 11:28am

The Pre-school children now have their new Nursery Council Members, every child was given a special vote for one person in their key group and the child with the most votes from each group became their representative. The Council members will be given the opportunity to talk about their favourite things about nursery, any new activities or games they would like to play as well as brain storming new ideas for our 'Phonics Wellie Walks'.

Pre-school Phonics 'Wellie Walks', by Bullock

Date: 25th Apr 2016 @ 5:13pm

Recently we have introduced a weekly 'Wellie Walk' into the routine of our Pre-school room. This activity is an opportunity for the children to explore an outside environment whilst also taking part in an active phonics lesson.

Each week we change the focus of the walk to match our sound of the week, our previous walks have used the sounds; 't', 'n', 'i' and 'p'.

During our first walk the children explored the school field in their wellies to find items starting with the sound 't'. They had to search high and low as well as searching through the long grass. Our other activities have encouraged the children to work as a team to find as many items and printed words starting with their sound as possible.

During our future walks the children will continue to find items starting with our sound of the week and they will also find items which rhyme with their word or picture, hopefully in beautiful sunshine.

Nursery Topic's , by Josh Bullock

Date: 10th Oct 2016 @ 7:16pm

Throughout each of our nursery rooms we have a monthly topic, which changes on a month to month basis. These topics are used to help the children engage with the activities and lessons which the rooms indiviually create. We try to create topics and themes which spark the childrens imagination and encourage them to take part in each of our activities and to love learning new things.

Some of the topics which we have previously used have been; Safety Month, Water, Christmas and Me and my body.

During safety month, the pre-school room concentrated upon 'people who help us and keep us safe'. The children really engaged with each of the different jobs which we concentrated upon during the month. One of our parents who works for the Fire Service brought some equiptment in to show the Pre-school and the Early Learner children. 'Fireman Tom' also talked to the children about how we keep safe whilst at home and who they need to call if they need help. The children loved dressing up in the safety equpitment and for the rest of the week really enjoyed 'putting out fires' and recognising numbers on the Firemans ladder as they walked through it on the floor.

Our Princess and Heros Day Total, by Josh Bullock

Date: 4th Oct 2016 @ 9:41pm

On Friday 30th September we held a 'Princess and heros' day at nursery. Where the children had the opportunity to wear their favourite outfits in support of Crackerjacks. 

Crackerjacks is a childrens charity who support families and children with special needs. We are delighted to announce that our wonderful families at nursery raised £94 towards this fantastic charity. Thank you to everyone who donated during the special day.

 

If you would like to further support this wonderful charity any more their link is below

www.crackerjacks.org.uk 

Settling into Nursery, by Josh Bullock

Date: 20th Sep 2016 @ 11:04am

We have now started our third week at nursery, all the children and staff have done really well at settling into our new rooms and routines. This week all of our extra-curricular activities will be starting and the children will be learning lots of new skills and activities, whilst having lots of fun in the process!

Pictures of each of these activities will soon follow in the new coming weeks.

Good Shepherd Appeal, by Karen Colgan

Date: 7th Mar 2016 @ 9:46am

Last week was our Lenten Fundraising week in aid of the Good Shepherd Appeal.  We enjoyed a range of exciting Easter themed activities for the children  including papier mache eggs, egg hunt, Easter bonnets, Easter nests and cake decorating. We had lots of fun and raised some funds for a very worthy cause.

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Good Shepherd Appeal. Donations are greatly appreciated up to Tuesday 22 March.  The Nursery has matched the donations made by our families.

Thank you for you support.

World Book Day, by Karen Colgan

Date: 3rd Mar 2016 @ 2:56pm

WORLD BOOK DAY

We had some fantastic costumes this week for World Book Day. All the children were very enthusiastic and proudly showed off their outfits. It was with great excitement that the children attended the junior department on Thursday to listen to their own story written for them by the Year 3 children. Each child has been given their own book, specially written by a junior school pupil, to take home as a memento of World Book Day.

Nursery update 11 December, by Karen Colgan

Date: 14th Dec 2015 @ 8:34am

Nursery update 4 December, by Karen Colgan

Date: 10th Dec 2015 @ 5:19pm

Christmas Charity CD, by Karen Colgan

Date: 26th Nov 2015 @ 4:53pm

We are delighted to announce the sale of the St. Vincent's Christmas Charity CD.  The nursery and school has been buzzing with Christmas songs over the last few weeks as we have being busy recording a Charity Christmas CD.  

All of the proceeds from the sale of the CD will be donated to Francis House, a charity dedicated to providing care for children an young adults with life threatening conditions.

CDs will be on sale from next week at £6 per CD, or two CDs for £10. Why not treat everyone in your family?

You can order your CDs from Monday.

We look forward to raising lots of money for a wonderful charity.

Please listen below to a a clip of some of the songs on sale...

Nursery update 20 November , by Karen Colgan

Date: 23rd Nov 2015 @ 3:32pm

CD recording of Christmas Carols, by Karen Colgan

Date: 23rd Nov 2015 @ 4:23pm

The recording for the Christmas CD took place this morning (Wednesday 20th November). A big well done to all the children who participated. Mrs Mackenzie was thrilled with the effort the children had made. Further details will follow regarding purchasing the CD. 

Open Morning Tuesday 17th November 9.30am-11.30am, by Karen Colgan

Date: 20th Oct 2015 @ 3:30pm

Prospective parents and other visitors are warmly invited to visit the Nursery and see us in action.  There will also be an opportunity to look around the Infant Department of the School.

Nursery update 6 November, by Karen Colgan

Date: 23rd Nov 2015 @ 3:30pm

Weekly Update 23 October , by Karen Colgan

Date: 26th Oct 2015 @ 5:16pm

Weekly Update 16 October 2015, by Karen Colgan

Date: 16th Oct 2015 @ 10:33am

Baby Blessing at St Vincent's Primary School, by Karen Colgan

Date: 12th Oct 2015 @ 8:21am

Father John from St Vincent's Church led a Baby Blessing at the school yesterday and visitors had the opportunity to look around the nursery afterwards. By all accounts the service was very special and we were delighted to be able show so many babies and their families around our nursery.

If any of yesterdays' visitors would like to see the nursery in action you will be very welcome. Please book a show round at the Office.

Thank you

Karen Colgan

Letter from the Head of Nursery, by Karen Colgan

Date: 28th Sep 2015 @ 1:22pm

Please see the attached letter and organisational structure for details of our new members of staff. 

Stretch n Grow Starts on Friday Afternoon, by Karen Colgan

Date: 2nd Sep 2015 @ 2:52pm

Stretch n Grow classes start on Friday 3rd September 2015 for all Early Learner and Preschool Groups who attend in the afternoon.  These sessions are always great fun!

Please see the attached information.

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