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


Please could you provide black slip on pumps for your child to change
into and wear inside whilst at school. These can be left in your child’s pigeonhole/shelf.  

our topic is: helping hands

We will be developing our knowledge and understanding of the World around us. We will be finding out about some different ‘People who help us’ such as fire fighters, doctors and nurses, and how being part of the community contributes to this area of learning.


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:
* Be aware of the boundaries and follow behaviour expectations in nursery.
* Be able to understand that some of their words and actions can upset our friends.
* Enjoying carrying out jobs. 

You can help at home by:

Praise positive behaviour at home,
Talking to your child about boundaries and rules,
and the effects of their behaviour on others
if they break the rules.
Giving your child responsibilities such as laying the table, putting on their own coat and shoes. 

Communication and Language: 

We will be:
* Using sentences with ‘and’ and ‘because’.
* Talking about their experiences at home and at nursery.
* Building up their vocabulary.

You can help at home by:

Encouraging your child to speak in longer
sentences, including ‘and’ or ‘because’; talking to your child about what they have been doing.
Helping your child to expand on what they say, introducing and reinforcing the use of complex sentences.  

Physical Development: 

We will be:
* Taking off and putting on their own coat, socks, shoes and wellies on.
* Handling different tools such as scissors with increasing control. 

You can help at home by:

Encouraging your child to independently put on their
own coats, socks and shoes.
Using scissors with increasing control. 

Specific Areas of Development:


We will be:
* Looking after books carefully.
* Making sure we hold books the right way up when we look
at them and turn the pages carefully.
* Suggesting how stories might end.
* Looking at the words and pictures in books and around
our classroom. Recognising their own name.
* Encouraging the children to give clear meanings to their marks
when they draw and paint 

You can help at home by:

Encouraging your child to look after books
Carefully, turn the pages; ask them how they think stories are going to end; point out words around you.
Encouraging your child to recognise their own name.
Encouraging your child to mark-make and talk to them about what they are doing.
Discuss their pictures with interest. 


We will be:
* Looking for numerals in the world around them.
* Talking about shapes they can see around them.
* Recognising numerals 1-5.
* Counting objects to 10, by touching each one as they count.

You can help at home by:

Looking for different numerals in the world around them - house numbers, bus numbers, etc.
Look for shapes when walking outside, in books and point out ones you see on the television.
Counting objects up to 10, by encouraging your child to touch each one as they count. 

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.
We will close our door at 8.35am for the morning session and 12.35pm for the afternoon session.

If your child arrives after the door is closed they must be taken up to the office to be registered and a teacher will come to collect your child. .
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.

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.


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 for 5 sessions or less and £1.50 for 6 or more sessions to the class teacher if you would like your child to receive a snack and milk.

school meals

We are committed to providing excellent food that is healthy, tasty, nutritionally balanced and is presented in an attractive way that the children will enjoy.
A School Dinner is £1.85 per day

Dates for your diary

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