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General News Feeds
We would like to wish all our lovely children & families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The Nursery School closes today at 3.10pm and will re-open on Tuesday 7th January 2020.
Please note we will be doing home visits on January 6th for all our new starters and those moving from our 2 year old classroom to our 3-4 year classroom.
The Children are having so much fun today at Nursery with their Christmas parties and a visit from Santa… Pictures to follow this afternoon.
Thank you for everyone who donated to Save The Children on Friday 13th December and wore a Christmas Jumper.
We Raised £70.02
Can all parents please check their child’s trainers. We have another boys black Nike trainers taken home with the child’s name in. The pair we have left is a black Nike pair size 9.5. Thank you.
Please could parents please check their child shoes. We have one pair of black girls boots returned one size 7 and one size 9. Thank you,
We are looking for any parents who would like to volunteer on Tuesday 3rd December & possibly Tuesday 10th December in a morning to wrap presents that will be given to each child when we have our visit from SANTA……! Any help would be greatly appreciated. We will provide tea/coffee and mince pies. Please pop into the nursery office if you can spare anytime. Thank You.
The children are starting to show a real sense of mastery using tools in the woodwork shed. This week they have been using the saws and we have had some great successes. One little boy made his own gun. He even chopped a piece of wood to make a working trigger. He demonstrated sheer determination and high involvement working all session to complete his model. #designersofthefuture.
Thank you to all the parents & staff who made a donation for Children In Need on Friday. Together we raised £105.86.
If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you must apply for a primary school place between Monday 1 October 2019 and Tuesday 15 January 2020. If you live in Hull you must apply to us with your preferences of primary schools for your child, even if the school you want is not in Hull.
Please see the below link to apply online.
Parents of the nursery school please could you let the nursery office know your chosen school once you have applied.
We are delighted to confirm that government has today announced the supplementary funding for maintained nursery schools will continue for the whole of 2020-21 financial year, alongside announcements of inflationary increases for all 2-year-old funded places and most 3- and 4-year-olds.
Please see the link below for the full press release.
We would like to thank each and everyone who supported the previous petition.
On Sunday 10th November Hull City Ladies Football Club are playing at home to Middlesborough WFC.
If any parents would like to take your child to see this match please contact the nursery office for FREE child tickets.
Let’s try and break our attendance record and cheer on the Tigresses to victory.
For more information on adult priced tickets please see the club directly.
Just a reminder to all parents the nursery school is open today as normal but close for half term at 3.10pm.
The nursery re-opens on Monday 4th November at 8.30am. We hope you all have a fantastic half term with lots of fun.
For tips how to stay safe on Halloween and on Bonfire night please see the below link.
Could parents please check if their child has black Nike trainers if your child has the correct sizes on. We have a child who has too odd sizes. Thank you.
Halloween can be an exciting time of year for children, dressing up and going out after dark. Being mindful of potential hazards can help prevent accidents and make Halloween safer for everyone without dampening the fun.
Please click on the link below for tips on staying safe this Halloween.
Today the children worked together to create this ‘monster world.’ They drew monsters, ghosts and witches and we talked about what monsters do.
The children decided they scare people and eat boys and girls. This discussion led to the children designing a set of rules similar to our lanyards. They had used previously learnt strategies and applied them to their own knowledge and understanding.
We had rules like “don’t eat me” “good listening” and ” don’t come in our house” plus a few others. #sparkingourimagination.
A gentle reminder for parents/carers to put lots of spare socks and clothes in your child’s bag. As the weather is becoming cold and wet the children often need changing on return from outdoor play. We are unfortunately running very low on spare clothes at nursery, please can parents return any clothes/underwear/socks that the nursery have provided.
If you have any spare clothes that your child has grown out of all donations are welcome.
Please see the below link from NSPCC for more information on helping build your child’s brain.
We would like to say a huge thank you for all parents that donate funds into our school pigs each week on entrance to your child’s classroom. With these donations and continued fund raising from our staff we have been able to purchase the classrooms all new extra wellington boots for outdoor play.
They arrived today… Thank you.
Please see the below link for information on preventing and understanding the risks of blind cords.
Some children and practitioners went exploring yesterday to find blackberries. We only found one in our garden. However, in the Children centre car park there were lots to choose from. We talked about how the purple blackberries were ripe and would taste sweeter. When we got back into the nursery the children helped to count the blackberries, WE HAD 40! Today we will taste test them!
Our nursery classes are trying to raise extra funds to do some baking with the children this term. If parents wish to make a voluntary donation we have the school fund pigs on entrance to the classroom. Thank you.
Please see the below link for parents on keeping your under 5’s safe online.
We have had a little child’s red & yellow ride along motorbike go missing from the nursery grounds. If any parents/carers have accidentally taken this in mistake please could this be returned as soon as possible.
Can we politely remind all parents we do have a bike shed on the front entrance to the nursery that can be used to store locked bikes. We do not recommend leaving anything over night anywhere on the nursery grounds. Thank you.
As you maybe aware all nursery schools in England are at risk of closure from 2020 due to maintained nursery funding running out. Currently it has not been guaranteed from the Prime Minister after Summer 2020. Please could all parents sign and share the below petition to family and friends to sign. We need as many signatures as possible. Many Thanks McMillan Nursery School.
We have received information from the police that a child under 10 years has been accessing an app called “Randochat” this is an 18+ app and you need facebook or a gmail account to access this. It is a chat room and completely anonymous. Unfortunately images have been shared via this app.
This appears to be an app which is known by some primary school children and parents need to be aware to check there child’s devices and ensure there are adequate safeguards to prevent them being able to download 18+ apps.
We hope parents and children have had a fantastic summer. Just to remind parents nursery opens on Wednesday 4th September. Nursery staff we be doing home visits on Tuesday 3rd September for any new starters and those children who are moving up.
Please see below some lovely comments made by parents on the leavers reports.
~ My Child has really come out of his shell and enjoys nursery (even missing coming while was on holiday). He can now write his name and even says it his homework to learn. He loves to be creative and makes lots of things and he has lots of friends he’s always speaking about and gets on with the teachers very well.
~ Thank you for the time you have clearly invested in our child this year. He loves nursery and has grown hugely whilst there.
~ My child has had an amazing time at McMillan Nursery. I have seen her confidence grow, especially with children her own age. Her interests have always been encouraged, especially her love of creating beautiful pictures and reading. She has made close friendships whilst at Nursery and also has a very positive relationship with her key worker Maddie, this has had a very positive impact on her well-being, which is reassuring. She is always happy to attend and often asks for Maddie during time off. I am confident that all of her needs have been met throughout her time at McMillan. All of the staff, including dinner time staff and admin staff have always gone above and beyond for all the children. We will miss them all. Thank you.
~ I am very pleased with how well our child is doing at nursery, I love how involved he is and how well he’s settled, I am confident with the help he has received from nursery teachers that is move onto ‘big’ school will be smooth and easy for him We thank you for everything.
Following reports from The Green Way in recent days and in the Hull Daily Mail, there has been another sighting of a man attempting to expose himself on 5th Avenue this afternoon. This was witnessed by a staff member and possibly some children playing outside at McMillan. Staff shouted at the man, at which point he walked off. The man was later seen again at The Green Way.
A report was made to the Police who attended and a man was later arrested. Further investigations are now ongoing.
May we politely remind all parents to close the nursery gates when arriving on the nursery grounds. Thank you.
Just a reminder to parents that we close for the Summer Holidays on Friday 19th July and re-open on Wednesday 4th September 2019.
Below is a link to a short video clip to help parents check their eligibility and apply online for Tax-Free Childcare or 30 hours.
We are holding our Children in Need day next Wednesday 16th November. Pudsey has recommended children to wear spots, so that is what our theme will be. If you would like to join in with wearing spots we will have a donation bucket on the day .
You should all have had your letters from the classrooms inviting you to help celebrate World Book Day with us on Wednesday 2nd March. In conjunction with this we will be selling books at a reduced rate of £2.00 per book from Wednesday onwards at the end of each session. Please pop down to the Community Room and have a look and perhaps buy a book or two. Every child will also get a voucher for £1 to be spent on a book, but this has to be spent in a participating book store.
Here are our term dates for the academic year 2014-15.
Monday 22nd December to Monday 5th January
Last day of nursery is Friday 19th December and return to nursery on Tuesday 6th January
Monday 16th February to Friday 20th February
Monday 30th March to Monday 13th April
Last day of nursery is Friday 27th March and return Tuesday 14th April
Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May 2015
Last day of term is Friday 17th July 2015
Established children return 9th September 2015
All of our annual term dates will be posted in this area of the website.
Here you’ll be able to keep up with all of the news that we send home.