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: home sweet home

This term the main focus is on settling the children into Nursery and helping them to understand the rules and routines.
Sam (a puppet) is a new child in Nursery and we will be talking to the children about how to make him feel happy when he is sad and missing his mum, and helping him to understand what to do in Nursery.
We will be encouraging the children to talk about their home and family.
We will also be working with the children to help them become increasingly independent. See below for some ideas of how you can help at home.
Please also take note of the important information and dates below. 


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: Supporting the children to come in to school without tears.
Encouraging the children to play with others and begin to make friends. 

You can help at home by:

Talking about your child’s teachers at home.
Asking your child who they played with in school. 

Communication and Language:

We will be: Encouraging children to use words to ask for things e.g. asking for help to put their coat on; saying which fruit they want at snack time.

You can help at home by:

Encourage your child to ask for help to do things rather than just doing it for them or letting them just point.

Physical Development:

We will be: Showing children how to put their own coats and shoes on.
Encouraging children to use the toilet independently. 

You can help at home by:

Ensuring your child can:
• Pull up their own pants and trousers
• Peel their own banana.
• Attempt to put on their own coat and shoes. 

Specific Areas of Development:


We will be: Reading a range of stories and encouraging the children to join in singing nursery rhymes.

You can help at home by:

Reading a bedtime story every night.
Singing nursery rhymes with your child.


We will be: Counting everything!
Looking for numbers around Nursery. 

You can help at home by:

Counting the steps as you go upstairs. Counting the number of spoonful’s of dinner you put on their plate
Point out numbers on doors, bins and buses. Show the children numbers on clocks, remote controls and mobile phones. 

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 are given a prize.
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. Children will have fruit, water and milk each day.

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

Wednesday 2nd October: Parents Evening
Wednesday 16th October: Spooky Ball
Thursday 17th October: Reception Open Day
Friday 18th October: Teacher Training Day
Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November: Half Term Break 

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