- Activities during the day and bedtime.
- Our families and pets.
- Growing older and bigger.
- Keeping Fit and Healthy
- Animal Homes, above and below ground
- Builders and Constructions
Mr. Hullabaloo – (Theatre Company) is coming on Thursday 7th at 6:30 p.m.
Children from the nursery and siblings (strictly only up to Primary 3, due to space) are invited to attend for a performance of ‘Favourite Bedtime Stories’. The performance which lasts an hour, is not suitable for babies and toddlers who prove a disruption, not only to the other children but to Mr. Hullabaloo. Their turn will come in a few years! Cost is £3 per child. School will provide ‘supper’ of hot chocolate and a gingerbread man for each child!
We suggest that all children might like to wear their pyjamas – so that all they have to do is to brush teeth when they return home tired.
Mums and dads can wear their PJs too, if they are brave enough!
Parents must remain with the children.
Kate from ABC Council will be coming to tell the children about looking after our environment and the dangers of litter. She will be helped by some little puppet friends. We partake in a Litter Pick Up in The Folly, later in the year. Being an Eco School with 3 Green Flags under our belt, we believe that this is a very important aspect of the curriculum and always look forward to this visit.
‘Getting and Keeping Fit’
This year, we are promoting more freedom of movement, encouraging the children to respond with more spontaneity to music/ sounds. We have purchased new Cds with action songs and movement activities, have participated in ‘Boogie Beat’ and have a planned visit from a talented local musician to enhance the children’s use of a wider selection of instruments and to respond to different genre of music.
Several parents have also volunteered to share their musical ‘talents’ with us. Watch the white board for daily up-dates.
We are also participating in a morning’s fun activities ‘Fundamental Movement’, having been invited by St Patrick’s Primary, Loughgall Rd. Transport will be by EA school buses. Date to be confirmed later.
Do remember that children now stay to 1:15 p.m. This gives us extra time to concentrate on group games, language and literacy activities, music, ‘together time’ with a special ‘treat’ on a Friday – a topic related DVD or a walk. To avoid a crush, doors are opened at 1:10p.m. – all children must be collected punctually-
In the morning doors are opened at 8:45 a.m. We really appreciate the effort that all parents are making this year, to ensure all children are in by 9:00 a.m.
Thank you so much for being punctual – the staff greatly appreciates your co-operation in this matter.
A Few Reminders
*Please make sure all dinner/school fund money is ‘posted’ in a sealed named envelope on Friday please. As secretarial help is limited this makes the task of banking easier.
Do not hand staff members loose monies please. Envelopes are available from school, at the cost of £2.50
*Please, Please, Please, name all items of clothing, coats, scarves and hats in an obvious place.
*Please make sure that your child’s coat is hung with the sleeves out, ready for them to put on. The majority of children can put on their own coat. Don’t worry staff will help to zip. Thank you for all your help in this task. Obviously you have been practicing at home!
* A lot of children still do not have a change of pants, socks, trousers etc. School has exhausted its supply of spare clothing. If your child requires a change and their bag is empty, we will have to ring you to collect your child or bring us spare clothing. Please check your child’s bag and please, if you have ‘borrowed’ school clothes, return a.s.a.p.
School website & Texting Service
If the weather changes suddenly, you may get a text about the unplanned closures. Please ensure that we have up to date mobile numbers.
Also check out our website on.
Dates for Your Diary
- Thursday, 7th -Mr. Hullabaloo Bedtime Story 6.30 p.m.
- Monday, 11th – Thursday 14th Parental Consultations
- Wednesday, 13th –School is closed for Staff attendance at a Training Event re. Outdoor Play
● Monday, 18th- Visit from ‘Litter Lady’ Kate.
Wednesday, 4th December – Visit to Navan Centre for Pantomime, craft activity and a trip to visit Santa and Mrs Claus in their own little house!
This trip takes place during school hours.
More details in the December Newssheet.
- Thursday, 5th December Open Afternoon for next year’s intake. Do let neighbours and friends know about this date.
- Wednesday, 11th December. Advance notice of Christmas Nativity Presentation
School will finish immediately after presentation, about 10.00 a.m.
Working Parents/Child-minders please note this early closure.
- Thursday 12th Dec. – Repeat performance for Grandparents. 12.30 p.m.
No siblings please. Children are free to leave after this performance.
●Wednesday 18th Dec. Visit to Orchard Leisure Centre
Welcome To Tommy
Ruby is delighted to announce the safe arrival of her little brother. Congratulations to Mum and Dad (and Sophia)
We also thank you for all the fruit and vegetables that were sent in during October. Lots of ‘creative’ work took place – just look at our numerous wall displays. As well as lots of ‘tasting’ sessions, lots of observation and discussions took place. Children were keen to try vegetables and fruit and our very special spooky Pumpkin Soup was extremely popular!
We have lots of very green fingered gardeners and we put your produce to good use. We are sure you have noticed our special Apple tree with the beautiful rosy apples attached. This stemmed from our story about Itchy Bear who had apples falling on his head!
Thank you to Brian from Woodview Garden Centre who did all the hard work- digging the hole!
We are now trying to encourage even greater independence and as the next step,
ask that parents allow their child to come into the classroom by themselves, self register by finding their own photo and place their envelopes in the postbox.
Don’t worry, staff will still be on hand to give reminders!
‘Homes’ & ‘Traditional Tales’
Our themes during November will focus on ‘Traditional Tales’ and thinking about