Pouncing Panthers News

Cats new pet

February 8th, 2019

We are pleased to share with you some very exciting news: we will be getting a class pet for the Cats room at the nursery. This will either be a fish, a snail or a wormery and the children will be able to vote for the one they prefer. Having a pet can benefit children […]

Reminder: Parent Information Session – Transition to School

June 21st, 2018

At The Teepee we aim to improve transitions from nursery to school, this is a big step for you and your child and we want to help make this as easy and as smooth as possible. We have carried out a great deal of research and spoken to Primary School teachers as well as pulling […]

Joining the Kittens and the Cats Room

June 4th, 2018

The children in the Kittens have shown a big interest in the Cats room and have been entering through the Cats door to play in that room. So as we aim to listen to the children’s voices and their choices, we will be trialling having the 2 rooms combined to see how this goes. The […]

Do You Have Any Old Cookery Books?

June 4th, 2018

We are looking to put real life items into our role play areas. If you have any old cookery books or recipe cards that you no longer use, we would love to have them. This will support the children in real life role play as well as giving them access to text and print which […]

Gardening Club Comes to the Nursery

March 28th, 2018

We are delighted to announce that this summer we aim to get more out of our vegetable patches and raised beds at the nursery, as we have recruited (!) Emma’s mother Maureen to run a gardening club with the children alongside Kirsty and Emma. Maureen came in earlier in the month, and once the children […]

Case of Scarlet Fever in the Cats

February 19th, 2018

What is it? Scarlet Fever is caused by bacteria (streptococci) and is characterized by a rash. How do I know if someone has it? The main symptoms include a nasty sore throat and fever. The rash is a fine, raised red rash (feels like sandpaper) which disappears momentarily when pressed. It appears most commonly on […]

Forest school appropriate clothing

January 31st, 2018

This term we will be running our forest school sessions within the school grounds of St Margaret’s. The school have kindly allowed us to access their woodland area to do this. Forest school is an important part of our curriculum and is a valuable learning experience for each child. To enable your child to partake […]

The Panthers new ICT equipment

January 31st, 2018

We hope that you have all had a chance to look at our new table tablet which arrived last week. The large tablet has a touchscreen so the children can access educational software which will support their numeracy, literacy and ICT skills. The team have all received training on how to use the tablet which will […]

Family photos for the Cats

December 22nd, 2017

We would like to have some family photos for every child displayed around the Cats room. Please can we ask you to bring these in on the first week back (2nd January) so that we can have them all in and begin putting them up! Thank you! Cats Team

Independence in the Pre-School (Panthers Cats)

December 1st, 2017

In the Pre-School we place a great emphasis on building a strong sense of independence and self-esteem in our children. There are constant opportunities throughout each day for the children to gain independence and practice their life skills. Our room layout encourages the children to access many resources that they need themselves for example; mirrors, […]

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