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Artigarvan Primary School 31 Berryhill Road Artigarvan Strabane

Latest News - Mrs Preston

6th May 2022

This week we have been keen little gardeners as we have planted some sunflower seeds. Mrs Preston read us a story called ‘Sam plants a Sunflower’ and we used this to help us with each step. The children have planted one seed each and we will watch over the next few weeks to see if we can see any little shoots starting to grow. 
Each day we will choose a little helper to water and check our seeds. 

We can’t wait to keep you posted if we see any growth but we know that we must have patience.

6th May 2022

This morning we had 3 fluffy little visitors who came to meet us. πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯  Torin’s Daddy Tom, brought in their chicks to let the boys and girls see and hold them. Torin taught us how we need to hold the chicks and told us about which ones will grow to be chickens or roosters.  Did you know if a chick has furry feet, it is female?

Most children wanted to hold a chick and the they all did fantastic.  One little chick kept trying to fly away but we managed to keep it safe.  It even tried to climb up onto William’s shoulder!😁

A big thank you to Torin and his Daddy for bringing in the chicks and teaching us lots of new things. What a fantastic learning experience!

4th Apr 2022

This week we had lots of fun again with Kathleen.  We sang a new song about a bunny for Easter and Kathleen treated us with some music by playing her ukulele as we sang along.  We explored fast and slow music too.  Thank you for another fantastic session Jo and Kathleen. 😁

28th Mar 2022

What a noisy week with Kathleen and Jo today, we were playing the cymbals!!! Look at how much fun we were having and we were still able to follow the instructions that Kathleen was giving us. Well done boys and girls! 

28th Mar 2022

Our topic at present is Nursery Rhyme time and we have decided to participate in The Rhyme Challenge from Bookstart.  Each week the children get sent home 2 nursery rhymes to learn during that week.  We try to sing these in class also as singing can be done by anyone no matter of their ability.  This initiative is to encourage parents/grandparents to sing more nursery rhymes with their children as it seems that fewer children can recite the most common rhymes when they are of pre-school age. 
Have a listen to 3 of our children who very confidently stood up and performed these rhymes in front of their peers. Well done to William, Lily-Rose and Darcy. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

24th Mar 2022

Yesterday we arrived to nursery to find a brand new climbing frame. We were given some funding for the well being of the children and we decided to buy this for our outdoor area. It has a climbing wall, metal bars and ropes to climb up and the best bit is the long wavy slide. We took turns to make sure everyone had a go today and there were lots of happy boys and girls. 😁

21st Mar 2022

This week our school is taking part in the Sustran’s initiative ‘Wheel to School Week.’ Today the nursery boys and girls were allowed to bring their bikes or scooters to school.  We got the chance to ride around the playground in the main school and what a special treat for the boys and girls.  They absolutely loved it and had so much fun.  Well done everyone for taking part today and don’t forget to keep scooting/riding to school every day this week. πŸ‘

11th Mar 2022

On Monday, Kathleen and Jo Jingles came to Nursery.  We had fun singing lots of familiar songs and it linked very well to our new topic, Nursery Rhyme Time. We can’t wait for the next session next Monday. 

4th Mar 2022

Most of the boys and girls have now received a certificate for zipping up their coat independently.  Super work boys and girls! Now your grownup won’t have to help you to do this job. πŸ‘πŸ‘

3rd Mar 2022

Today we all brought in our favourite books from home.  Mrs Preston gave us 10 minutes to look through our books and share them with our friends. We loved swapping and reading each other’s books for a short time too. Spending time reading and looking at books is so important and such a fun thing to do. πŸ“š