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30 hours free childcare is now available at Pentland Primary School 

with limited places.

We will offer 30 hours places where they are requested and we remain within legal limits and ratios and we will continue to offer 15 hour places where they are requested and total nursery places do not exceed legal limits and ratios. We also share the total 30 hours with other nurseries (15 hours at Pentland/15 hours at another setting). Please ask staff in the Foundation Stage for more details. Also, please let your families and friends know that we have both 15 and 30 hour places available for September 2019. Please ask them to contact nursery on 01642 559609 , if they would like to register their child or come for a visit. Eligibility for free 30 hours places is detailed on the Gov.uk website. https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

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Welcome to Nursery - Class Forum

In our class we are:

Fun 

Oustanding 

Readers

Unique

Mathemeticians  

Important Dates

Meet the Teacher’ Open Night: Wednesday 25th September 3.30 - 4.30pm. 

October Half Term: Break up Friday 25th October; back to school Monday 4th November.

Staff P.D Day: Friday 15th November - school closed to children.

End of Autumn Term: Friday 20th December

Start of Spring Term: Monday 6th January.

Homework

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Water is wonderful!

Why not freeze a range of small toys and objects in water and then excavate the frozen treasures by melting the ice with salt and water? You could also put different colours of food colouring in cups of water and explore colour mixing using your ‘potions’. Alternatively, create colourful outdoor artwork with chalk and water.

Here are some general ideas to support your child learning at home. 

  • Draw a picture together. Encourage your child to talk about what they are drawing  and what colours they have used. Model holding the pencil correctly.
  • Counting in everyday activities. Eg. Count stairs as you go up them or dogs as they walk past.
  • Share a story with your child every night before bed. Talk about the characters and how they feel, discuss what might happen next and make your own ending.
  • Encourage your child to put their own coat and shoes on when you go out.
  • Sing number songs together. EG. 1,2,3,4,5 

Useful Links

Supporting your child at home is of paramount importance. We regularly send out activities for you to share with your child. Links below may also give you some valuable ideas.

www.teachyourmonstertoread.com 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.twinkl.co.uk

http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage

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Topic-Why is Water Wet?

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Let’s get wet!

Why does water change shape? Why is water wet? Let’s dive right in and find out all about water and its properties. This half term, we’ll practise our letter recognition by fishing letters out of the water tray. We’ll learn water-themed vocabulary and start to think about initial sounds. We’ll carefully move water from one place to another and between different containers. Getting creative, we’ll use watery paints and pipettes to add colour to cloud and raindrop shapes. In our water area, we’ll play with blocks, stones, boats and small world animals. What will happen when we spray water onto different materials? Will they be waterproof? Thinking scientifically, we’ll explore the shape and depth of puddles, as well as investigating floating, sinking and melting. It might get messy when we make garden soup using petals, leaves and herbs. Using our mathematical skills, we’ll count numbered umbrellas and practise ordering numbers. On a rainy day, we’ll take a wet walk in our wellies, splashing in puddles and catching the rain. 

We are here to help and support.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

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WOW Moments

Here in Nursery we get as excited as you do watching your child grow and develop, and would like to celebrate all their achievements - whether they happen at school or at home with you. We would love to hear from you about the things your child enjoys or achieves. It helps us to create a 'well-rounded' picture of who your child really is. 

 
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