Welcome to our final newsletter of this academic year. We feel the children have really engaged well with the topics this year. The children have especially enjoyed making large scale vehicles within our transport topic and role playing Going on a Bear Hunt.
What are we learning?
We are pleased to share that the children have made really good progress last term and most children have achieved their personal targets. A big thank you for your support, look out for new targets coming soon. Children that are going to Reception in September 2018 will receive their reports on Wednesday 18th July.
We will continue to explore ‘Numicon’ shapes recognising their number value by sight as this will support the children when they enter Reception. We will also begin to solve practical number problems involving finding the total number of items in two groups (an introduction to addition).
Communication Language and Listening (CLL)
We will continue to explore stories to develop the children’s ability to remember and recall. We will also continue with activities to support the children’s ability to hear sounds in words as well as blending simple words.
Topic: All Creatures Great and Small
We are looking forward to Safari Sam’s visit on Wednesday 27th June where the children will be able to observe, hold and ask questions about animals from around the world such as: giant snails, spiders and lizards.
The children will be able to apply their knowledge of mixing colours to make models and pictures of animals, while working in small groups developing their social skills. We will be exploring our new outside investigation area where we can look for small insects and mini beasts.
What you can do at home to help your child
Practise estimating (having a good guess) with small objects at home then check by counting them. Play games such as I spy, where your child will be listening for initial sounds in words. Continue to use the SFA letter strip to support your child to recognise and say the letter sounds.
Just a reminder, snack is 50p a week, which we will collect per half term. The total for this half term is £3.00.
Will continue to be every Wednesday, please ensure your child comes to school with normal uniform on top and either shorts, jogging bottoms or leggings. We will be practising throwing and running skills outside, (weather permitting) therefore can you please provide trainers without laces for this purpose.
Important dates for your calendar
Art Gallery 20th June
Nursery to Reception transition meeting for parents Wednesday 27th June 9:00am and 12:30.
Nursery Stay and Play will be week commencing 16th July. More information to follow closer to the date.
Summer Spectacular Monday 23rd July: children will come into Nursery as usual at 12:15 for their afternoon registration mark. If you would like to join in the summer spectacular event, you will then take your child onto the school field for a family picnic and fun afternoon. If you are unable to join us for this fantastic event please bring your child into Nursery as usual.
Please ensure your child comes to Nursery with a sun hat and sun cream already applied at home.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss McGeachie, Miss Evans,
Mrs Godfrey, Mrs Ross, Mrs Allward