All of our Nursery New Starters blogs

Welcome Nursery

Date: 3rd Sep 2020 @ 10:47pm

Hello Nursery,

We are so excited to meet you next week on your start dates! To further support your transition, we have made a short video to show you what to expect. We hope that you find it useful.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Lengan, Mrs Parnell and Mrs Mort

Penguin Nursery new starters final challenge

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 9:47pm

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Hello Penguins,

We have started to get our classrooms ready for you and we would love to have something that would make you feel at home when you start. With this in mind, today's challenge is to take a photograph of you and your family so that we can put it on a display in school. These will NOT go on our blog. It will be something to find in class on your first day and something to bring comfort incase you are feeling worried like the Colour Monster did in our stories. Good luck with your last challenge.

Have a lovely day!

Mrs Jarrett, Mrs Lenagan and the EYFS Team :)

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Nursery New Starter - Story Time with Mrs Lenagan 3

Date: 13th Jul 2020 @ 8:39am

Hello Nursery,

I hope that you have had a good weekend. Today's story is all about the character we met last week...the Colour Monster! In this book he goes on an adventure to school. He feels lots of emotions along the way.

I hope that you enjoy the story and this is a good opportunity to talk through how you might feel about starting at our school.

Look out for the challenge in the week,

Havea great day,

Mrs Lenagan and Mrs Parnell :)

 

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Nursery New Starter- celebration post 09.07.20

Date: 9th Jul 2020 @ 10:42pm

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Good morning Nursery Penguins,  

I have loved seeing all your rainbows this week, they are so lovely and have really brightened my week! 

Today your challenge is to make your very own Colour Monster.  You could make it out of your handprint, a sock, paint blowing, playdough or junk modelling.  Talk about the colour of your monster and how your monster might feel.

Don’t forget to send your pictures to office@thegates.bolton.sch.uk

We can’t wait to see them!

Mrs Lenagan and Mrs Parnell

 

 

Nursery New Starter- celebration post 09.07.20

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 9:17pm

 

Well done to this little super star, she loved the book The Colour Monster and her favourite colour when asked was pink for love! Just look at the amazing rainbow she has made from her scavenger hunt. I hope to see some more soon from our other friends. Check the blog on Friday for another little challenge.

Have a lovely day,

Mrs Lenagan and Mrs Parnell

 

 

Nursery New Starter - challenge 08.07.20

Date: 7th Jul 2020 @ 7:36pm

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Happy Wednesday Nursery Penguins!  

I hope that you have enjoyed the story of The Colour Monster and that it gave you and your adult a chance to talk about how you are feeling.  Your challenge today is to listen to the story again and then go on a colour hunt around your house.  Once you have found lots of objects in different colours, can you sort them and make a rainbow? (See example) Can you name all the colours of the rainbow? Which colour represents your favourite feeling? Mine was yellow for happiness.

Don’t forget to send your pictures to office@thegates.bolton.sch.uk and write in the subject box 'Nursery New Starter'. We can’t wait to see them.

Have a great day,

Mrs Lenagan and Mrs Parnell

Nursery- celebration post and extra story time

Date: 6th Jul 2020 @ 8:32pm

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Hello Penguins,

I have been so impressed with the challenges that you have been sending in. There are some wonderful examples below; we have one friend who loves penguins and one who has a pet cat and a dog. Super drawings!

 

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Mrs Parnell has a story time with a book called Grandma's Beach. We hope you enjoy it.

Check back tomorrow for the challenge.

Have a lovely day,

Mrs Lenagan and Mrs Parnell

 

 

Nursery New Starters- Story Time with Mrs Lenagan 2

Date: 5th Jul 2020 @ 8:08pm

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Hello Penguins!

I hope that you enjoyed the story from last week, and a big thank you for the lovely responses to the challenge. 

Today's story is about feelings. I know that starting at Nursery, which is somewhere new, will make you feel lots of different things; from feeling excited to feeling scared. This book allows us to explore our feelings and gives us a chance to talk about any of our worries.  When you have listened to the story, can you tell your grown up which colour is your favourite? Mine is yellow because it represents happiness. Don't forget to check the blog for the challenge and send any replies to office@thegates.boltons.sch.uk

Enjoy!

Mrs Lenagan and Mrs Parnell

 

Nursery new starter BLOG CELEBRATION 03.07.20

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 10:38am

Hello Nursery,

 

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One of our lovely friends has emailed us her self portrait! How amazing is this? Please keep them coming in.  

Have a great day,

Mrs Lenagan and Mrs Parnell

Nursery new starter challenge 03.07.20

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 10:20am

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Hi Nursery,  

I hope that you enjoyed the story from this week all about the little puppy. To get to know you a little bit more, this week's challenge is to draw a pet or favourite animal. Please can you then ask your grown-up to email your art work to office@thegates.bolton.sch.uk so that we can share this with your new friends on our blog.

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Have a great day!

Mrs Lenagan and Mrs Parnell

 

Nursery New Starter - Story Time with Mrs Lenagan 2

Date: 30th Jun 2020 @ 9:37pm

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Hello Nursery,

I really hope that you enjoyed the story about Spot on our special transtion blogs. I have another story for you this week and will be leaving you a challenge later in the week relating to this. Keep your eyes peeled! Whilst you are listening to the story, can you see if you can find the missing object and also name some of the characters that the little puppy meets on his adventure.

Have a great day,

Mrs Lenagan and Mrs Parnell

 

Nursery New Starters- Blog Challenge

Date: 26th Jun 2020 @ 11:14am

Hello Nursery,

I hope you enjoyed the story time all about my favourite character Spot that I posted this week. In this story Spot makes lots of new friends on his first day at Nursery and this has made me think about the new friends that you will make. Therefore, this week the challenge is to make a picture of yourself to show your friends. We would like you to use any natural materials such as leaves, flowers and sticks to do this. We can't wait to see your creative pictures and blog about them. Here are some examples below.

 

Mrs Lenagan, Mrs Parnell and Mrs Mort

Nursery New Starter - Story Time with Mrs Lenagan

Date: 23rd Jun 2020 @ 5:19pm

Hello Children,

It is Mrs Lenagan, one of your Teachers in Penguin class. I will be posting lots of blogs for you to see so that we can all get to know each other. Today's blog is a story all about starting Nursery with my favourite childhood character called Spot. Whilst you are listening to it, can you see if you can find an instrument, a slide and a friend? I hope you enjoy this book as much as I do.

Mrs Lenagan

New starter information presentation Powerpoint

Date: 23rd Jun 2020 @ 8:32am

Good morning, 

I have attached the Powerpoint from yesterday's presentation for your reference. 

Many thanks, 

Mrs Jarrett 

New starter information presentation

Date: 22nd Jun 2020 @ 8:23am

Good morning, 

We wanted to give you some more information about your child starting school so have put together a short presentation, we hope you find this helpful.  If you have any questions we will be contacting you from the week beginning the 29th June, where you will have the opportunity to ask any questions. 

Mrs Jarrett and Mrs Lenagan.

Meet the staff

Date: 18th Jun 2020 @ 2:17pm

We are so excited to welcome you to The Gates Primary School.  The staff can't wait to meet you and wanted to say hello, so have made a little video for you. 

Attached below are some videos to introduce the adults in your new Penguin Class and, some of the adults you might see around school.

We are all looking forward to seeing you all really soon. 

Welcome

Date: 17th Jun 2020 @ 5:48pm

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Welcome to our Nursery New Starters blog.  We will post updates and useful information on here about your child’s transition to school.

 

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