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I wish all our existing and new families a very happy, peaceful and healthy new year. My name is Mrs Dyson and I am the Nursery teacher. I am also Phase leader for Reception, Year One and Nursery. The two Teaching Assistants in the Nursery are Mrs Halmshaw and Mrs Mehmood. We are all experienced Early Years practitioners. Mrs Mehmood is also bilingual. I will be out of Nursery on Wednesdays but will be covered by another teacher.

 We are just welcoming a small number of new children and then all sessions will be full until summer.

We had a very busy autumn term. Sian and Simon launched our new core story, which was Whatever Next. Parents joined us and really enjoyed the performance as well. We held a dough making workshop and a calendar-making workshop for parents and children. The children enjoyed their Christmas party with a visit from Father Christmas. We all enjoyed watching the Reception Nativity. Some of our children joined the rest of the school for Christmas dinner. Our children then went over to school and sang Christmas songs for Miss Deane (Acting Head teacher), Mr Sharif (Chair of Governors) and the office staff.

We have an exciting Half Term planned. Sian and Simon are to introduce our core story, which will be Betty and the Yeti. Many of our activities will be linked to the story. Parents are very welcome to join us. We are going to have a Nursery Rhyme challenge and Dress yourself challenge. We shall be having further workshops.

Library day is Wednesday and the children may take a new book every week. Can I remind parents that the children need a spare set of clothes and a pair of wellingtons. We encourage the children to be outside as much as possible but our outdoor area can get muddy so wellingtons are essential.

 We are really looking forward to working with you and your children this year. If you have any queries please speak to one of the Nursery team.