Nursery

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

pumps

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!

The focus this term is getting the children to talk about all the different people who help them; at home; at school
and in the community e.g. fire-fighters, doctors, police, vets etc.
We will also be welcoming all our new friends into Nursery.
We have included some of the things we will be focusing on this term and given ideas about how you can help at home.
Please do feel free to come and talk to us if you would like more information. 

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:

• Building up role-play with our friends
e.g. acting out being fire-fighters.
• Becoming aware of our own feelings.
• Starting to understand that some actions and words can upset others. 

You can help at home by:

Talking to your child about how they are feeling at different times; talking to them about how their actions can make others feel.

Communication and Language:

We will be: 
• Joining in with phrases in rhymes and stories.

You can help at home by:

Singing rhymes with your child and encouraging them to join in or sing on their own.

Physical Development:

We will be:

• Copying letters from our name.
• Talking about what happens to our bodies
when we are exercising. 

You can help at home by:

Encouraging your child to copy letters from their name; talk to them about being healthy.

Specific Areas of Development:

Literacy

We will be: 

• Recognising rhyme in stories and songs.
• Reading their own name.
• ‘Reading’ signs and logos
e.g. (Morrisons, Lego and McDonalds logos) 

You can help at home by:

Singing rhymes with your child; playing rhyming games such as I-spy with rhyming words;
Helping them to recognise their name; pointing out signs around your home and encouraging your child to ‘read’ them. 

Maths

We will be:

• Comparing two groups of objects and saying when they are the same.
• Talking about shapes they can see around them.
• Using shapes to make pictures. 

You can help at home by:

Helping your child to recognise numbers;
Asking your child to show a given number of fingers; encouraging your child to look for shapes in the world round them e.g. The shape of a window or clock.

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 pumps and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Hair accessories should be in school colours i.e. blue, black or white. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid
(this includes cardigans and jumpers, coats, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves).

Snack

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 15th January: DEADLINE for Reception Applications
Friday 7th February: NURSERY CLOSED – DABBLE DAY
Thursday 13th February: Individual Photographs
Thursday 13th February: Parents Evening
Friday 14th February: Break up for half term
Monday 24th February: Children return to school
Wednesday 26th February: Trip to Sea Life Centre
Thursday 27th February: Trip to Sea Life Centre
Friday 28th February: Trip to Sea Life Centre
Wednesday 18th March: INSPIRE WORKSHOP 

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