Dear Parents, Carers, Governors and Friends of Golborne and Maxilla
Our topic this half term is Growth. The children have been learning about the life cycles of insects and animals. We currently have caterpillars in the nursery and Living Eggs delivered fertilised eggs for us to incubate. We currently have 10 eggs incubating in the yellow room, and seven chicks have hatched so far. Have your children talked to you about them?
After the half term we will concentrate on our love of learning. Each week we will focus on a different area of the curriculum starting with “Inclusion week”. The week commencing the 26th April focus will be children’s physical development, this will be followed by ‘Communication and Language week’ (03/05/21), Creative week (10/5/21), Maths Week (17/05/21) and finally Understanding of the World (24/05/21)
Forest School will start on Thursday 22nd April. Parents of the first group of children will be contacted by Natasha, our Forest School Coordinator. Forest school takes place at the Maxilla Gardens.
The children have created artwork on Tote bags prior to Christmas, which we are selling for a minimum of £4 contribution. This is one of our fundraising initiatives; if you have any other ideas for fundraising, please contact the Parent Governors as they are always looking for new ideas.
There will be no changes to our current entry and exit arrangements.
We are pleased to welcome Patricia who is our new Nursery Officer. Patricia joined us in January and has been working in school throughout the lockdown.
REMINDERS AND REQUESTS
We understand that sometimes children like to eat on route to Nursery. If your child has not finished eating when they get to nursery, they will be asked to wait in the reception with staff until they have finished. They will then be asked to wash their hands as we have children with allergies.
Please bring a water bottle each day for your child
We use Schoolcomms (also known as school gateway) to invoice you for meals, after school club, childcare fees etc. You should have received an email with details of how to register. If you have not received the email please contact the office on 020 8968 5622. If you are eligible for free school meals please ensure that you have completed the relevant form so that we are able to confirm this.
Some important dates for your diary:
Wednesday 31st March: The children will celebrate Easter with an Easter parade in the nursery garden followed by an Easter egg hunt. Unfortunately to comply with government regulations, parents are unable to attend. Photographs will be taken during the event.
All children must be collected at 2pm.
Thursday 1st April: This is the first day of our Holiday scheme.
Monday 19th April: We are closed for an INSET Day
Tuesday 20th April: Children return from the Easter Break. Inclusion week
Wednesday 21st April: Tomo (local artist) will be working with the children in the garden on a mosaic which will be our school contribution to the Grenfell memorial site.
Friday 23rd April – Onesie day – We all come to school in a onesie.
Wednesday 5th May: Tomo’s second visit. We hope we may be able to invite the parents to participate – further updates will follow.
Children will continue to access weekly Wednesday Yoga sessions, these will happen virtually with our Yoga Teacher Alicia. Ade our football coach is delivering football sessions weekly in our nursery garden.
Book loan will restart on the week beginning 26th April.
Victoria, Art therapist has continued to work with individual children. Victoria is employed by Latimer Community Art Therapy (LCAT) and was linked with us a few years ago. She has provided invaluable support to some of our children during difficult times.
Finally, I would like to say a big thank you for your continued support during these uncertain times.
Veronica and the Nursery Team
Please remember to check our website for other important dates.