School Closure Extended

Dear parents/guardians, we have been directed to stay closed for a further 3 weeks until Sunday 19th April. We will keep you updated with any further information; we are missing your children very much & cannot wait to see you all in happier times! In the meantime keep safe & well, from all at The Children’s House

School Closure

As most of you are aware, as of this evening we have been directed to close until 29th March; we will be in touch if anything changes regarding this, in the meantime take care of yourselves,
From all the staff at The Children’s House

Coronavirus Update

Dear parents/ guardians, just to let you know that the advice at present from the HSE (10th March) is that pre-school services should remain open, whilst following the guidance available on hygiene and preventative measures.

If we get any further information we will share it with you immediately – in the meantime, we will continue to practice good hygiene with regular thorough hand-washing practices, & to encourage the children when coughing or sneezing to cover their mouths & noses with a tissue, then throw the used tissue away into a closed bin and wash their hands. If they don’t have a tissue, we are encouraging them to cough or sneeze into their flexed (bent) elbows.

If you have any health concerns about your child please let us know, and if your child has a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please contact your GP and seek medical advice.

Take care & stay healthy!

9th – 13th March

We’re learning all about the planets this week at The Children’s House! The children will be looking at a frieze of the planets in order from the sun, and learning all about them and their characteristics. We will be talking about what it would be like to try and live on another planet, why our earth is perfect for us and why we should try to keep it as perfect as it is! The children will be making our solar system from balloons, learning about the parts of the earth and the importance of the sun. They will also be grading colours from Colour Box 3 (a box of 9 coloured tablets graded from dark to light) and doing rainbow process art – as well as decorating the school for St Patrick’s Day at the end of the week – it’s going to be a busy and fun week ahead!!

Planets Song (tune: Skip to the Lou My Darling)

I know the planets, how about you?
I know the planets, how about you?
I know the planets, how about you?…
Let’s say the names together!

Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars;
Jupiter and Saturn among the stars;
Uranus and Neptune are up there too;
All spin around in space it’s true!

Everything goes around the sun,
Spinning, spinning everyone!
The Earth is ours, it’s number three,
Its atmosphere is right for me!

I’m a Little Leprechaun (tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a little leprechaun, short and green,
I hide gold coins so they can’t be seen.
Can you find them all? Are you ready to play?
Good luck to you, Happy St Patrick’s Day!

2nd – 5th March

We can’t believe March is here already, 2020 is flying by!!! Our theme this week is Spring, so as well as talking about the new month of March, we will be discussing what animals are born in the spring time, what flowers appear, how the weather changes – it’s such a wonderful time of year, birth and growth all around, and it’s fantastic to take the time to observe the buds on the flowers & shrubs, nests being built (& occupied!) in trees, lambs jumping about in the fields, the evenings getting longer & warmer….it’s good to appreciate the little things, as children do completely naturally! The children will also be making bird feeders, and doing music & movement during the week.

Five Little Ducks

Five little ducks went swimming one day,
Over the hills and far away,
Mama duck said ‘quack, quack, quack, quack’…
And only four little ducks came back!

Four little ducks went swimming one day…

One little duck went swimming one day,
Over the hills and far away,
Mama duck said ‘quack, quack, quack, quack’…
And all her five little ducks came back!