Trip to Larissa – Day 4

First of all James presented his research in to the history of the Larissa theatre, which was very interesting and informative. In the morning we focused on sculpture and storytelling through remembered experiences. This culminated in two performances around the theme of a wedding. We attempted to create and perform the scene from two cultural perspectives, first Greek and then Indian. We then reflected
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Trip to Larissa – Day 3

This was a highly charged day for everyone.  Each had been asked to bring a small object from home relating to our childhood.  WE then discussed their significance in the group.  We then created a story in groups of four taking inspiration from the objects.  The big surprise was that we were permitted to go and perform our play in the ancient Greek theatre
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Trip to Larissa – Day 2

This morning our session began with our Professor telling us that a small bird had flown into the room and could we find it for her. Our sessions have been very engaging and interactive introducing ways of working with SEND and non SEND children by having us take part in the activities ourselves. They have also been very focused on emotional literacy – both
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Trip to Larissa – Day 1

Before we left for Larissa all staff worked together to produce a presentation on aspects of our culture. Lynne spoke a little about our education system then provided some information about Shakespeare as the theme of our course is supporting children, especially those with additional needs, with drama based activities, Levia presented some modern British poetry about London. James and Julie spoke about their role
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Inspection of Ann Bernadt Nursery School by Ofsted

Dear parent or carer Ann Bernadt Nursery will be inspected on 06 February 2018. The lead inspector will be Helen Ridding. Please take a few minutes to read the leaflet available below. It explains why OFSTED inspect schools, and what happens during an inspection. School inspections – a guide for parents Your views about the school If you are a registered parent or carer
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Ann Bernadt Receives Gold!

Ann Bernadt Nursery is proud to announce that it has been awarded the gold mark by Healthy London Schools. The History of Healthy Schools in London Supporting children’s health and wellbeing is nothing new to London’s schools.  With the support of the boroughs’ education departments, more than nine out of ten achieved “Healthy School Status” under the national programme that ran between 1997 and
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Best Start for Toddlers

Rye Oak Children’s Centre will be hosting a Free 5-week Learning Unlimited course for parents and carers entitled “Best Start for Toddlers”. The course takes place every Wednesday from 9.30am-11.30am from 10th January – 7th February 2018. What will I get from attending the course? Knowledge and skills to support your toddler’s development A better understanding of play, language development and other toddler-related topics The
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Cook and Eat Course

Rye Oak Children’s Centre are hosting a 6 week course covering cooking and healthy eating. What you will gain: Knowledge about healthy eating New skills in cooking, budgeting and shopping New recipes to try with your family. Chance to meet new people The course dates are as follows: Thursday 2018 – 13.00 15.00 18th of January – the eat well guide 25th of January
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Christmas Singalong!

On Wednesday 20th December, staff, parents, carers and children gathered around the Christmas tree and the log fire (well, a video of a log fire) at Ann Bernadt Nursery to sing some well known Christmas songs. The party started at 10am and very soon, the room was filled with Christmas cheer as we all sang together. We even had a very special visit from
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Junk Yard Orchestra

On Friday 15th December, Ann Bernadt Nursery were visited by the Junk Yard Orchestra. The Junk Orchestra offers shows, junk percussion bands & instrument building workshops for schools, festivals and birthdays. We also custom build playground instruments – called soundgardens. The Orchestra is a super sonic recycled collection of re-invented objects rescued from the urban sprawl. It is enjoyed by all ages and abilities.
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