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Nursery Induction Video for New Parents 2020/2021

COMBER NURSERY UNIT

ARE WORKING FROM HOME!

Hi Everyone!

 

I hope your children are all enjoying the YouTube videos. I've had some very positive feedback - thanks! So I'll continue to post 3/4 each week for as long as possible. Please feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel and this will ensure you don't miss any. Please also continue to send me photos of what your child is getting up to at home, so I can post them either on this class page, or maybe on the YouTube channel? I have your permission slips regarding the school website, however I would need you to let me know if you are happy for me to post them on one of my YouTube videos. So please make sure to tell me when you are emailing - jsmyth328@comberps.newtownards.ni.sch.uk

 

Many thanks

Jane Smyth

 

 

Rainbow Scavenger Hunt!

PHOTOS FROM HOME!

Charlie has had a great time at home doing lots of fun things. Thanks for the photos Charlie!

Charlie has had a great time at home doing lots of fun things. Thanks for the photos Charlie! 1
Charlie has had a great time at home doing lots of fun things. Thanks for the photos Charlie! 2
Charlie has had a great time at home doing lots of fun things. Thanks for the photos Charlie! 3
Charlie has had a great time at home doing lots of fun things. Thanks for the photos Charlie! 4

Amber just loves dressing up - doesn't she look wonderful! Thanks for the photos Amber.

Amber just loves dressing up - doesn't she look wonderful! Thanks for the photos Amber. 1
Amber just loves dressing up - doesn't she look wonderful! Thanks for the photos Amber. 2
Amber just loves dressing up - doesn't she look wonderful! Thanks for the photos Amber. 3
Amber just loves dressing up - doesn't she look wonderful! Thanks for the photos Amber. 4
Amber just loves dressing up - doesn't she look wonderful! Thanks for the photos Amber. 5

It's lovely to connect with Lacey and see what lovely things she has been up to at home! Thanks Lacey!

It's lovely to connect with Lacey and see what lovely things she has been up to at home! Thanks Lacey! 1
It's lovely to connect with Lacey and see what lovely things she has been up to at home! Thanks Lacey! 2
It's lovely to connect with Lacey and see what lovely things she has been up to at home! Thanks Lacey! 3
It's lovely to connect with Lacey and see what lovely things she has been up to at home! Thanks Lacey! 4

Reuben has made a wonderful natural rainbow! Fantastic Reuben - well done!

Reuben has made a wonderful natural rainbow! Fantastic Reuben - well done! 1
Reuben has made a wonderful natural rainbow! Fantastic Reuben - well done! 2

Albie has been doing lots of exciting things at home. We love how busy you have been Albie - well done!

Albie has been doing lots of exciting things at home. We love how busy you have been Albie - well done! 1
Albie has been doing lots of exciting things at home. We love how busy you have been Albie - well done! 2
Albie has been doing lots of exciting things at home. We love how busy you have been Albie - well done! 3
Albie has been doing lots of exciting things at home. We love how busy you have been Albie - well done! 4
Albie has been doing lots of exciting things at home. We love how busy you have been Albie - well done! 5
Albie has been doing lots of exciting things at home. We love how busy you have been Albie - well done! 6

Isaac has been very creative with his play dough - great work Isaac! I love your shape picture too.

Isaac has been very creative with his play dough - great work Isaac! I love your shape picture too. 1
Isaac has been very creative with his play dough - great work Isaac! I love your shape picture too. 2
Isaac has been very creative with his play dough - great work Isaac! I love your shape picture too. 3

James has had a very busy time at home doing lots of different activities. I love your rabbits James! Well done!

James has had a very busy time at home doing lots of different activities. I love your rabbits James! Well done! 1
James has had a very busy time at home doing lots of different activities. I love your rabbits James! Well done! 2
James has had a very busy time at home doing lots of different activities. I love your rabbits James! Well done! 3
James has had a very busy time at home doing lots of different activities. I love your rabbits James! Well done! 4
James has had a very busy time at home doing lots of different activities. I love your rabbits James! Well done! 5
James has had a very busy time at home doing lots of different activities. I love your rabbits James! Well done! 6
James has had a very busy time at home doing lots of different activities. I love your rabbits James! Well done! 7

Brody has been very busy making his Elmer Elephant - what a great job Brody! Brilliant!

Brody has been very busy making his Elmer Elephant - what a great job Brody! Brilliant! 1
Brody has been very busy making his Elmer Elephant - what a great job Brody! Brilliant! 2

Look at Robyn's lovely work! She has made frogs, an Elmer Elephant, and a wonderful castle - well done Robyn!

Look at Robyn's lovely work! She has made frogs, an Elmer Elephant, and a wonderful castle - well done Robyn! 1
Look at Robyn's lovely work! She has made frogs, an Elmer Elephant, and a wonderful castle - well done Robyn! 2
Look at Robyn's lovely work! She has made frogs, an Elmer Elephant, and a wonderful castle - well done Robyn! 3
Look at Robyn's lovely work! She has made frogs, an Elmer Elephant, and a wonderful castle - well done Robyn! 4

It's lovely to see Cora making her Elmer Elephant - we look forward to seeing the finished work of art!

It's lovely to see Cora making her Elmer Elephant - we look forward to seeing the finished work of art! 1

Olive has a lovely new baby sister called Willow! Isn't she beautiful - congratulations to all the family!!!

Olive has a lovely new baby sister called Willow! Isn't she beautiful - congratulations to all the family!!! 1

Olive, I just love your amazing artwork. You have also been very busy with your family at home!

Olive, I just love your amazing artwork. You have also been very busy with your family at home! 1
Olive, I just love your amazing artwork. You have also been very busy with your family at home! 2
Olive, I just love your amazing artwork. You have also been very busy with your family at home! 3
Olive, I just love your amazing artwork. You have also been very busy with your family at home! 4
Olive, I just love your amazing artwork. You have also been very busy with your family at home! 5
Olive, I just love your amazing artwork. You have also been very busy with your family at home! 6

Max has been very busy with his big brother, Oscar - well done boys!

Max has been very busy with his big brother, Oscar - well done boys! 1
Max has been very busy with his big brother, Oscar - well done boys! 2
Max has been very busy with his big brother, Oscar - well done boys! 3
Max has been very busy with his big brother, Oscar - well done boys! 4

Tyler has been very busy at home again making lots of different animals and chicks, blowing giant bubbles, and having fun with his sister, Emily! I love your 'toy' rainbow

Tyler has been very busy at home again making lots of different animals and chicks, blowing giant bubbles, and having fun with his sister, Emily! I love your 'toy' rainbow 1
Tyler has been very busy at home again making lots of different animals and chicks, blowing giant bubbles, and having fun with his sister, Emily! I love your 'toy' rainbow 2
Tyler has been very busy at home again making lots of different animals and chicks, blowing giant bubbles, and having fun with his sister, Emily! I love your 'toy' rainbow 3
Tyler has been very busy at home again making lots of different animals and chicks, blowing giant bubbles, and having fun with his sister, Emily! I love your 'toy' rainbow 4
Tyler has been very busy at home again making lots of different animals and chicks, blowing giant bubbles, and having fun with his sister, Emily! I love your 'toy' rainbow 5
Tyler has been very busy at home again making lots of different animals and chicks, blowing giant bubbles, and having fun with his sister, Emily! I love your 'toy' rainbow 6

Martha has been very busy making a beautiful rainbow and a fantastic spider's web. She has also been enjoying the wonderful sunshine! Lovely photos!

Martha has been very busy making a beautiful rainbow and a fantastic spider's web. She has also been enjoying the wonderful sunshine! Lovely photos! 1
Martha has been very busy making a beautiful rainbow and a fantastic spider's web. She has also been enjoying the wonderful sunshine! Lovely photos! 2
Martha has been very busy making a beautiful rainbow and a fantastic spider's web. She has also been enjoying the wonderful sunshine! Lovely photos! 3
Martha has been very busy making a beautiful rainbow and a fantastic spider's web. She has also been enjoying the wonderful sunshine! Lovely photos! 4

Look at the wonderful chicks Benjamin has made, and his brilliant natural rainbow!

Look at the wonderful chicks Benjamin has made, and his brilliant natural rainbow!  1
Look at the wonderful chicks Benjamin has made, and his brilliant natural rainbow!  2
Look at the wonderful chicks Benjamin has made, and his brilliant natural rainbow!  3

Connie has been very busy making a wonderful rainbow as our symbol of 'hope'. Beautiful! She has also been on a bug hunt and has found a Green Shield bug!

Connie has been very busy making a wonderful rainbow as our symbol of 'hope'. Beautiful! She has also been on a bug hunt and has found a Green Shield bug! 1
Connie has been very busy making a wonderful rainbow as our symbol of 'hope'. Beautiful! She has also been on a bug hunt and has found a Green Shield bug! 2

Mia has been busy making a wonderful chick and singing lovely songs!

Mia has been busy making a wonderful chick and singing lovely songs! 1
Mia has been busy making a wonderful chick and singing lovely songs! 2

Lily has been making some wonderful bunnies at home. She has also had a very exciting night camping in her garden!

Lily has been making some wonderful bunnies at home. She has also had a very exciting night camping in her garden! 1
Lily has been making some wonderful bunnies at home. She has also had a very exciting night camping in her garden! 2
Lily has been making some wonderful bunnies at home. She has also had a very exciting night camping in her garden! 3
Lily has been making some wonderful bunnies at home. She has also had a very exciting night camping in her garden! 4
Lily has been making some wonderful bunnies at home. She has also had a very exciting night camping in her garden! 5

Look what Jacob has made - 5 little ducks and the mummy duck too! Brilliant!

Look what Jacob has made - 5 little ducks and the mummy duck too! Brilliant! 1
Look what Jacob has made - 5 little ducks and the mummy duck too! Brilliant! 2

Evan is having fun at home on his tablet, and also doing some lovely artwork! What a beautiful rainbow Evan - well done!

Evan is having fun at home on his tablet, and also doing some lovely artwork! What a beautiful rainbow Evan - well done! 1
Evan is having fun at home on his tablet, and also doing some lovely artwork! What a beautiful rainbow Evan - well done! 2
Evan is having fun at home on his tablet, and also doing some lovely artwork! What a beautiful rainbow Evan - well done! 3

Look at Zander's lovely artwork! He has been very busy at home - great work!

Look at Zander's lovely artwork! He has been very busy at home - great work! 1
Look at Zander's lovely artwork! He has been very busy at home - great work! 2

Reo has been very busy making wonderful pictures and craft, linked to our 'spring' topic! Lovely work! Look at his very creative rainbow!

Reo has been very busy making wonderful pictures and craft, linked to our 'spring' topic! Lovely work! Look at his very creative rainbow! 1
Reo has been very busy making wonderful pictures and craft, linked to our 'spring' topic! Lovely work! Look at his very creative rainbow! 2
Reo has been very busy making wonderful pictures and craft, linked to our 'spring' topic! Lovely work! Look at his very creative rainbow! 3

Amelia has painted some beautiful flowers with her Mummy - lovely!

Amelia has painted some beautiful flowers with her Mummy - lovely! 1

Tia has been busy making a caterpillar and a wonderful butterfly. Well done Tia!

Tia has been busy making a caterpillar and a wonderful butterfly. Well done Tia! 1
Tia has been busy making a caterpillar and a wonderful butterfly. Well done Tia! 2
Tia has been busy making a caterpillar and a wonderful butterfly. Well done Tia! 3

Emily has been extremely busy at home both inside and outside - looks like you're having lots of fun Emily!

Emily has been extremely busy at home both inside and outside - looks like you're having lots of fun Emily! 1
Emily has been extremely busy at home both inside and outside - looks like you're having lots of fun Emily! 2
Emily has been extremely busy at home both inside and outside - looks like you're having lots of fun Emily! 3
Emily has been extremely busy at home both inside and outside - looks like you're having lots of fun Emily! 4
Emily has been extremely busy at home both inside and outside - looks like you're having lots of fun Emily! 5
Emily has been extremely busy at home both inside and outside - looks like you're having lots of fun Emily! 6
Emily has been extremely busy at home both inside and outside - looks like you're having lots of fun Emily! 7
Emily has been extremely busy at home both inside and outside - looks like you're having lots of fun Emily! 8

Sophie has started making a flower garden at home. As well as that, she has been very busy making a snake and painting some bunnies!

Sophie has started making a flower garden at home. As well as that, she has been very busy making a snake and painting some bunnies! 1
Sophie has started making a flower garden at home. As well as that, she has been very busy making a snake and painting some bunnies! 2
Sophie has started making a flower garden at home. As well as that, she has been very busy making a snake and painting some bunnies! 3
Sophie has started making a flower garden at home. As well as that, she has been very busy making a snake and painting some bunnies! 4

Ollie has been working hard at home working with clay, riding his bike for his daily exercise, and making a wonderful caterpillar!

Ollie has been working hard at home working with clay, riding his bike for his daily exercise, and making a wonderful caterpillar! 1
Ollie has been working hard at home working with clay, riding his bike for his daily exercise, and making a wonderful caterpillar! 2
Ollie has been working hard at home working with clay, riding his bike for his daily exercise, and making a wonderful caterpillar! 3

Olivia is having a fantastic indoor picnic with her little brother! Looks like fun! She has also got lovely rainbows up on her house.

Olivia is having a fantastic indoor picnic with her little brother! Looks like fun! She has also got lovely rainbows up on her house. 1
Olivia is having a fantastic indoor picnic with her little brother! Looks like fun! She has also got lovely rainbows up on her house. 2
Olivia is having a fantastic indoor picnic with her little brother! Looks like fun! She has also got lovely rainbows up on her house. 3

Tyler has made 5 wonderful speckled frogs and has been extremely busy doing lots of other craft! Well done Tyler!

Tyler has made 5 wonderful speckled frogs and has been extremely busy doing lots of other craft! Well done Tyler! 1
Tyler has made 5 wonderful speckled frogs and has been extremely busy doing lots of other craft! Well done Tyler! 2
Tyler has made 5 wonderful speckled frogs and has been extremely busy doing lots of other craft! Well done Tyler! 3
Tyler has made 5 wonderful speckled frogs and has been extremely busy doing lots of other craft! Well done Tyler! 4
Tyler has made 5 wonderful speckled frogs and has been extremely busy doing lots of other craft! Well done Tyler! 5
Tyler has made 5 wonderful speckled frogs and has been extremely busy doing lots of other craft! Well done Tyler! 6
Tyler has made 5 wonderful speckled frogs and has been extremely busy doing lots of other craft! Well done Tyler! 7
Tyler has made 5 wonderful speckled frogs and has been extremely busy doing lots of other craft! Well done Tyler! 8

Looks like Anna has been enjoying the outdoors, and has also been very busy indoors too!

Looks like Anna has been enjoying the outdoors, and has also been very busy indoors too! 1
Looks like Anna has been enjoying the outdoors, and has also been very busy indoors too! 2
Looks like Anna has been enjoying the outdoors, and has also been very busy indoors too! 3
Looks like Anna has been enjoying the outdoors, and has also been very busy indoors too! 4
Looks like Anna has been enjoying the outdoors, and has also been very busy indoors too! 5
Looks like Anna has been enjoying the outdoors, and has also been very busy indoors too! 6
Looks like Anna has been enjoying the outdoors, and has also been very busy indoors too! 7

Emme has done some brilliant craft related to the YouTube videos. Thanks Emme!!!

Emme has done some brilliant craft related to the YouTube videos. Thanks Emme!!! 1
Emme has done some brilliant craft related to the YouTube videos. Thanks Emme!!! 2
Emme has done some brilliant craft related to the YouTube videos. Thanks Emme!!! 3
Emme has done some brilliant craft related to the YouTube videos. Thanks Emme!!! 4
Emme has done some brilliant craft related to the YouTube videos. Thanks Emme!!! 5
Emme has done some brilliant craft related to the YouTube videos. Thanks Emme!!! 6

Reuben and Mia have been extremely busy doing lots of different craft activities!

Reuben and Mia have been extremely busy doing lots of different craft activities! 1
Reuben and Mia have been extremely busy doing lots of different craft activities! 2
Reuben and Mia have been extremely busy doing lots of different craft activities! 3
Reuben and Mia have been extremely busy doing lots of different craft activities! 4
Reuben and Mia have been extremely busy doing lots of different craft activities! 5

Colm has been very busy at home doing a very wide range of activities including matching, sorting and drawing with pens and chalk! Well done Colm!

Colm has been very busy at home doing a very wide range of activities including matching, sorting and drawing with pens and chalk! Well done Colm! 1
Colm has been very busy at home doing a very wide range of activities including matching, sorting and drawing with pens and chalk! Well done Colm! 2
Colm has been very busy at home doing a very wide range of activities including matching, sorting and drawing with pens and chalk! Well done Colm! 3
Colm has been very busy at home doing a very wide range of activities including matching, sorting and drawing with pens and chalk! Well done Colm! 4
Colm has been very busy at home doing a very wide range of activities including matching, sorting and drawing with pens and chalk! Well done Colm! 5

Mason has been very busy at home with his family making frogspawn, creating beautiful spring flowers, building lego models, and working on his number skills. However, the highlight is definitely the amazing McDonalds Drive Thru that was featured on the UTV news!!! Well done Mason!

Mason has been very busy at home with his family making frogspawn, creating beautiful spring flowers, building lego models, and working on his number skills. However, the highlight is definitely the amazing McDonalds Drive Thru that was featured on the UTV news!!! Well done Mason! 1
Mason has been very busy at home with his family making frogspawn, creating beautiful spring flowers, building lego models, and working on his number skills. However, the highlight is definitely the amazing McDonalds Drive Thru that was featured on the UTV news!!! Well done Mason! 2
Mason has been very busy at home with his family making frogspawn, creating beautiful spring flowers, building lego models, and working on his number skills. However, the highlight is definitely the amazing McDonalds Drive Thru that was featured on the UTV news!!! Well done Mason! 3
Mason has been very busy at home with his family making frogspawn, creating beautiful spring flowers, building lego models, and working on his number skills. However, the highlight is definitely the amazing McDonalds Drive Thru that was featured on the UTV news!!! Well done Mason! 4
Mason has been very busy at home with his family making frogspawn, creating beautiful spring flowers, building lego models, and working on his number skills. However, the highlight is definitely the amazing McDonalds Drive Thru that was featured on the UTV news!!! Well done Mason! 5
Mason has been very busy at home with his family making frogspawn, creating beautiful spring flowers, building lego models, and working on his number skills. However, the highlight is definitely the amazing McDonalds Drive Thru that was featured on the UTV news!!! Well done Mason! 6

Ben and his family have been very busy being creative with play dough. Ben has even made his name with it!

Ben and his family have been very busy being creative with play dough. Ben has even made his name with it! 1
Ben and his family have been very busy being creative with play dough. Ben has even made his name with it! 2
Ben and his family have been very busy being creative with play dough. Ben has even made his name with it! 3
Ben and his family have been very busy being creative with play dough. Ben has even made his name with it! 4
Ben and his family have been very busy being creative with play dough. Ben has even made his name with it! 5

Dawson has been very creative at home making lots of spring craft, using dough and other junk materials. He and Macie-Lynne have also been 'cooking' in their mud kitchen!

Dawson has been very creative at home making lots of spring craft, using dough and other junk materials. He and Macie-Lynne have also been 'cooking' in their mud kitchen! 1
Dawson has been very creative at home making lots of spring craft, using dough and other junk materials. He and Macie-Lynne have also been 'cooking' in their mud kitchen! 2
Dawson has been very creative at home making lots of spring craft, using dough and other junk materials. He and Macie-Lynne have also been 'cooking' in their mud kitchen! 3
Dawson has been very creative at home making lots of spring craft, using dough and other junk materials. He and Macie-Lynne have also been 'cooking' in their mud kitchen! 4
Dawson has been very creative at home making lots of spring craft, using dough and other junk materials. He and Macie-Lynne have also been 'cooking' in their mud kitchen! 5
Dawson has been very creative at home making lots of spring craft, using dough and other junk materials. He and Macie-Lynne have also been 'cooking' in their mud kitchen! 6

Look what Willow has been up to - washing her play house, making a beautiful spring picture & a fantastic spider's web, being a superhero, and making our school initials using her toys!

Look what Willow has been up to - washing her play house, making a beautiful spring picture & a fantastic spider's web, being a superhero, and making our school initials using her toys! 1
Look what Willow has been up to - washing her play house, making a beautiful spring picture & a fantastic spider's web, being a superhero, and making our school initials using her toys! 2
Look what Willow has been up to - washing her play house, making a beautiful spring picture & a fantastic spider's web, being a superhero, and making our school initials using her toys! 3
Look what Willow has been up to - washing her play house, making a beautiful spring picture & a fantastic spider's web, being a superhero, and making our school initials using her toys! 4
Look what Willow has been up to - washing her play house, making a beautiful spring picture & a fantastic spider's web, being a superhero, and making our school initials using her toys! 5

Clara has been busy looking after her dog, fence building, and doing a wildlife scavenger hunt!

Clara has been busy looking after her dog, fence building, and doing a wildlife scavenger hunt! 1
Clara has been busy looking after her dog, fence building, and doing a wildlife scavenger hunt! 2
Clara has been busy looking after her dog, fence building, and doing a wildlife scavenger hunt! 3
Clara has been busy looking after her dog, fence building, and doing a wildlife scavenger hunt! 4

Connie has sent a couple of photos of her wonderful creations with dough!

Connie has sent a couple of photos of her wonderful creations with dough! 1
Connie has sent a couple of photos of her wonderful creations with dough! 2

Dear Parents

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying this precious family time. Please feel free to email me should you have any questions about the topics, or maybe you might like to send me the odd photo of what you and your child have been getting up to? With your permission I could share the photos on this page. My email is  jsmyth328@comberps.newtownards.ni.sch.uk 

I look forward to hearing how you are all getting on. Until then stay safe and enjoy!

​​​​​​​Jane Smyth

STUDYLADDER AT HOME 27/03/20

Dear Parent/Guardian, 

This is a courtesy letter to inform you that the Nursery class is now using a free version of Studyladder, an online educational program which allows students to learn at their own pace. 

Studyladder is a web based educational program designed by teachers. The program is curriculum based and covers Mathematics, Literacy as well as other subjects. Your child has been given a username and password which can be used to access Studyladder. 

It is not compulsory for your child to use Studyladder at home, however regular access will help them reinforce what they have been taught in school. It will also help to build their con dence through practice. 

Your child will NOT be able to chat with anyone using Studyladder. However, we still encourage you to supervise your child at all times when using the internet.

Simply go to www.studyladder.co.uk and login using your child’s school username and password. The free version allows students to access 3 activities per day from home (it is optional for parents to upgrade if they wish to give their child unlimited home access). As a parent you can join Studyladder for free if you wish to monitor your child’s progress . 

If you have any questions please contact the Nursery teacher jsmyth328@comberps.newtownards.ni.sch.uk  or email support@studyladder.co.uk

Your child’s login details are attached to the front of the Home Learning Pack

 

Comber Nursery Unit Prospectus

Dear Nursery Parents

 

I would like to remind you that all pupils and accompanying adults should enter the school premises through the back gate, and approach the Nursery through the back playground.

No one is allowed to walk along the front of the school unless with prior permission. I really appreciate your cooperation on this matter, and trust that you will realise it is in the interests of the safety of all the children in the Nursery.

 

Many thanks

 

J Smyth

OUR FIRST DAYS AT NURSERY...

Big Bear Wood!

We all had great fun in Big Bear Wood, where we explored the wooded area, climbed the big hill, and looked for 'opposites'!

 

'Winter Wonderland'

We have been exploring 'winter' in the Nursery - making snowmen, creating 'puff painting snowflakes', and painting winter trees. We have also been exploring different sensory materials, such as shaving foam, Instasnow, and ice!