A big warm welcome to Nursery. We all hope you had an enjoyable summer break. The children have settled brilliantly and are enjoying making new friends.
We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead!
Our first topic is Marvellous Me. We will be focusing on getting to know each other and thinking about what makes us special. We will be discussing our families, homes and how we use our senses.
In Nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Page copies of a document called ‘What to expect when’ will be placed on our noticeboard in the cloakroom. This is an excellent break down of the steps in development in each area of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and it will support you as parents in understanding and supporting your child’s learning.
We send home story books every week.
Each child will bring home a story and a reading record every Thursday. This is for you to read with your child at home, encourage them to retell the story, look at the pictures and explain what is happening. Please leave a comment in your child’s reading record and return the book to school on a Thursday. This will then be changed and a new one will be sent home.
Physical development is a key area of the Early Years curriculum. As well as enjoying lots of practical activities outside, every Friday we have a PE session in the school hall. This half-term the children will be taking part in Yoga with Liane from YoKids. We ask that those children who wear earrings to have them removed and long hair to be tied up before coming into school on a Friday.
In Nursery we will be exploring the outdoors in all weathers! We have a wonderful outdoor area for the young children but it can get very muddy. We are very fortunate to have fleecy jackets and raincoats for all children, but we ask for you to provide your child with a pair of wellies. Please ensure children's names are written inside.
Each week we will take part in Welly Wednesday with Reception class. We will put on our waterproof clothing (provided by Nursery) and spend the morning outdoors. We will work together to find out about the outside world, creatures and habitats, explore using our senses and use natural materials to make pictures or dens etc.
We aim to communicate openly and effectively with parents/carers at all times. We will provide ‘WOW’ moment sheets for you to share special moments that mark a significant achievement in your child’s learning and development. These achievements can be incorporated into your child’s learning journey and help inform us of your child’s learning at home. Copies of these sheets will be left on the noticeboard for you to access when needed.
We will also be using the Class Dojo system. This is a great way to communicate between Nursery and home. Please log in with your parent code so we can share the children’s learning with you and keep you up to date with any class news.
As well as selecting a child for ‘Golden Jumper’ each week, one child to take home our class bear; Travelling Ted for the weekend. Our class bear will be sent home on a Friday with a backpack and a scrap book. This is for you to leave a comment/photo of your child’s weekend with our class bear. Please return to school on a Monday.
Please do not hesitate to contact us or pop in if you have any concerns or queries.
Miss Taylor, Mrs Porteous & Miss Armstrong