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: Under the Sea

The children will be extending their knowledge and understanding of creatures that live under the sea and in different habitats after their trip to the National Sea Life Centre. They will be naming different creatures and looking at how they move.
We will also be investigating lots of things to do with water, for example, freezing, floating and sinking, transporting it etc.
The children will also be encouraged to read their own names, without the help of their photograph, for self-registration when they arrive at school. 

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:
• Supporting the children to adapt to new situations and changes in routine.
Helping the children to resolve conflict e.g. find a compromise. 

You can help at home by:

Reassuring your child when things happen unexpectedly or they experience new things; encouraging them to work through arguments and find a compromise, so they are not always getting their own way.

Communication and Language:

We will be: 
• Encouraging children to use talk to describe events that have happened in increasing detail.
Encouraging children to ask, ‘who, what, why, when’ questions.
Helping children to answer ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions. 

You can help at home by:

Talking to the children about places they have been and things they have done; model asking them questions and praise them when they ask their own questions; ask them ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions and support them to answer them.

Physical Development:

We will be:

• Copying letters from our name.
• Ensuring children know how to keep healthy by washing their hands properly. 

You can help at home by:

• Encouraging your child to copy letters from their name; talk to them about how important it is to wash our hands; encourage them to sing ‘Happy Birthday to You’ while they wash their hands (so they are washing them for long enough).

Specific Areas of Development:

Literacy

We will be: 

• Recognising rhyme in stories and songs.
• Drawing the children’s attention to alliterative phrases e.g.
   Four funny fish; six startled starfish
• Describing the characters in books.
• ‘Writing’ about our experiences. 

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:

• Counting up to 10 objects.
• Recognising numbers 1-10.
• Sharing the treasure between the pirates
• Using positional vocabulary

You can help at home by:

Encouraging your child to count EVERYTHING around them; ask them to share out biscuits between you and them; ask them to talk about where they are putting things e.g. Next to the chair, under the bed, inside the bag

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

11th March – Science Fair Final
12th March – SEN drop in 1:00-3:00pm
13th March – Deadline for Nursery Applications
16th – 20th March – Mother’s Day secret room open to children
20th March – Afternoon Tea 10:30 and 2:30pm
26th March – Pop up market
30th March – Easter Egg Competition
2nd April – Easter Bonnet Parade 1:30pm
Friday 3rd April – Break up for Easter
Monday 20th April – Children back to school 

Main Calendar

safeguarding

Please ensure that you have read the attached addendum to our safeguarding policy. which explains how we will be working during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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Our main psafeguarding policy is below

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learning at home

We will continue to set meaningful work for students in all year groups via the Learning At Home area.

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Sing and dance along to our Spring Chicken Song

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easter

Upload your Easter bonnet and decorated egg photos

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View our Easter assembly now on YouTube

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