Communication

The Bluebell class teacher is Bethan – she is usually available at the beginning and end of the day if you want a brief chat. For anything else, a meeting can be arranged at a convenient time or she can be contacted through her email address bethan.baldwin@stnicholasprimaryschool.org.uk or ClassDojo (click here).

 

We have a child-friendly photo book about Bluebells which you may like to share with your child (click on the flipbook to turn the pages. Click on the crossed arrows at the bottom of the flipbook to open it fullscreen):

 

‘Values’ in our school

We are a values-based school. The values for the summer term are Independence (term 5) then Encouragement (term 6).

 

Zones of Regulation

In our school we talk about ‘Zones of Regulation’ to help us understand and regulate our feelings and behaviour. Feelings can be thought of as colours. In Bluebell class we enjoy reading ‘The Colour Monster’ as this book helps us to be aware of how we are feeling. We follow the Jigsaw PSHE programme and enjoy using the ‘Calm Me’ time to practise our special breathing and mindfulness techniques.

 

 

 

Philosophy for Children (P4C)

We teach and encourage the children to ask questions, show curiosity and listen to each others’ ideas.

 

Nursery Rhymes

We sing familiar nursery rhymes daily and teach new songs and rhymes that tie in with seasonal or other activities and celebrations. The children are learning lots of traditional rhymes such as:

Incy Wincy Spider
Hickory Dickory Dock
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Humpty Dumpty
If you are unsure about the words or tunes you could have a look at Mr Tumble on Youtube:

How Young Children Learn

Children in our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) unit learn through a balance of adult-led and child-initiated experiences. Young children learn best when they explore and investigate things first hand through play-based experiences. Our staff team are experienced in supporting children to make the most of learning opportunities. We will be putting your child’s emotional and physical well-being at the heart of all that we do.

 

Lunches

Your child can bring a packed lunch to school or you can order a tasty cooked school lunch made on site.

Here is the link to the menu: https://stnicholasprimaryschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/School-dinner-menu.pdf

Please use Scopay to order your child’s cooked lunch at least one week in advance.

Please ask or email the school administrative team if you are experiencing any difficulties with this.

The children eat their school lunch in the main hall at 11.35, along with the other children from EYFS.

Children eating a packed lunch will also eat their lunch in the hall. When preparing your child’s packed lunch, please remember to cut grapes in half (or smaller) as whole grapes are a dangerous choking hazard.

We are a ‘nut free’ school – please do not include any foods containing nuts in your child’s packed lunch.

 

Things that your child needs to bring to school

  • A small plastic bag (with your child’s name clearly visible) containing spare clothes etc
  • A named water bottle
  • A named warm coat (ideally waterproof/water resistant) as we use the outdoor area in all weathers.
  • A named pair of wellies that can be left in school (we have some spare pairs in school so don’t worry if you don’t have any)

 

Donations

If you have any puzzles, games or old toys that are in good condition, we would be happy to give them a new home!  We are particularly in need of battery operated ‘technology’ toys with buttons to press (e.g. VTech/remote controlled cars).  Large pieces of material that can be used for our role play areas would also be welcomed!