Nursery

Teachers: Miss Newman
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Morris and Miss Hodgkinson

our topic is: around the uk

Sam is going on his holidays! He is travelling around the UK going to Cornwall by car, Scotland by plane, Ireland by ferry, then back to Birmingham from Wales by train.
Sam will then make a final trip by coach to London to visit the queen. 

Tapestry

It would be brilliant if you could share as many learning experiences with your child as possible, based on what we are learning about in class. If you do this, we would love to see what you have been doing on Tapestry. You can log onto Tapestry and upload pictures and write a summary of what you have been doing. This will then be added to your child’s online learning journal.

Prime Areas of Development:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

We will be:
Encouraging the children to talk to other people about the things they are interested in and to share their opinions.
Encouraging the children to solve their problems with others through negotiation. 

You can help at home by:

Asking your child whether they like/dislike different foods, games etc or asking them to use their words to tell someone if they are not happy, rather than having a tantrum or using their fists.

Communication and Language: 

We will be:
Continuing to encourage the children to use a wide variety of descriptive words.

You can help at home by:

Asking your child to think of new and different words e.g. large, huge, or massive, instead of big.

Physical Development: 

We will be:
Thinking about how to move equipment safely.
Working on correct letter formation.

You can help at home by:

Talking to your child about safely carrying and storing their toys and helping your child to form all of the letters correctly.

Specific Areas of Development:

Literacy

We will be:
Continuing to encourage the children to join in with stories they know and to re-tell the stories by themselves.

Segmenting words so we can start to spell them e.g. ‘cat’ is ‘c-a-t’.

You can help at home by:

Encouraging your child to ‘read’ the stories to you that they bring home from school; asking your child to tell you what sounds they can hear in words.

Maths

We will be:
Counting objects up to 10 and beyond.
Using positional vocabulary to describe where we are e.g. “next to the chair”, “under the tree”.

You can help at home by:

Encouraging your child to count greater numbers of objects; asking your child to count up to 20 and beyond; get your child to put a teddy somewhere and describe where it is e.g. “under the bed”.

Don’t forget to share these activities with us on Tapestry!

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to help your child achieve the best they possibly can.
The best attendees each term receive a special prize!  

If your child arrives after the door is closed they must be taken up to the office to be registered.
If for any reason your child cannot attend a session (e.g. illness, family circumstances) please telephone the office to let them know.
If you know in advance (e.g. medical appointments) please let the class teacher know as soon as you can.

Tapestry online learning journal

We love seeing what your child is doing at home on Tapestry.

Snack

We aim to teach the children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind, our fantastic chef provides a range of healthy snacks. Please pay £1.00 (part-time) or £1.50 (full-time) per week to the class teacher if you would like your child to receive a snack and milk.

Uniform and Jewellery:

Please ensure children wear the correct school uniform, including black shoes and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid. This includes the inside of coats, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves.

Dates for your diary

Thursday 14th June: INSPIRE workshop
Wednesday 27th June: Sports Day
Friday 29th June: NURSERY CLOSED
Friday 6th July: Trip to Wonderland
Monday 9th July: Transition to Reception
Wednesday 11th July: Reports sent home
Thursday 12th July: Parent’s Evening
Friday 13th July: Nursery Leavers Performance 

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