Nursery

Hello and welcome Welcome to a new school year. The children are settling in really well and already learning new skills such as playing together, sharing and ‘having a go’ at new activities. You have been given a letter regarding your child’s Key Person who will record their development and next steps in learning. Keep checking our ‘Parent’s Notice Board’ for information and tips to help your child. Water Bottles Please make sure your child has their water bottle in school and that it is refilled at the beginning of each session at the water cooler towards the back of Nursery. The bottle will need to be placed in your child’s group box i.e. Ladybirds, Spiders or Caterpillars. Snack and lunch time Just a reminder, snack is 50p a week, which we will collect per half term. The total for this half term is       £4.00 for children who started last academic year and £3.50 for children who are new to Nursery. Please give it to a member of staff. Library We will start Library on Wednesday 27th September. This year the children will be able to choose their library books whilst still in Nursery. They will be able to choose from a range within their group with the support from their Key Person. Please return it the following Monday. Keep it in your child’s book bag and put it into the crate in the clock room. P.E. Will continue to be every Wednesday for children who started last academic year. Children new to Nursery will be every Wednesday starting from 4th October. Coach Zeph will take the children for these sessions in the hall. Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing school uniform top and leggings or jogging (not jeggings please) bottoms black, navy blue or grey. Children with long hair need to have their hair tied back. Clothing Please ensure your child has spare clothing in their bag each day, especially underwear for those little accidents. As the weather changes the children will need their wellington boots as we play out in all weathers. Please make sure all clothing is named and continue to support your child’s independent skills by helping them practise fastening their coats.   What are we learning about this half term? In maths we are getting a feel for numbers by singing number songs, rhymes, counting children, snacks and toys. We will be sorting, grouping and comparing objects recognising when they are the same or different. In Communication Language and Listening (CLL) we are practising our listening skills, following simple instructions and talking to each other about what we have been doing.       Topic For the first few weeks we will be getting know each other learning names and routines. We will also be learning new rhymes and developing our listening skills while exploring ‘Traditional Tales’ such as: The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and The Three Bears and The Gingerbread Man. For ‘Family Homework’ please read these stories to your child and make a character/model or scene from their favourite story maybe using recycled materials or make a picture using crayons, paint or pencils. Please bring them to Nursery where we can add them to our display. What you can do at home to help your child: Practise taking shoes, sock and coats on and off. Read simple stories as often as possible talking about what you see in the pictures. Practise early number skills by counting toys, food on dinner plates (peas, chips). With adult supervision practise cutting out pictures from old magazines this will support their fine motor skills.