A huge welcome back…
It has been lovely to catch up with those children and families who have returned from last year, and see the children settle back in, enjoying playing and learning with their friends and teachers. We have enjoyed listening to their news about what they have been up to over the summer.
A very big welcome to all our new nursery children and their families. It has been lovely to meet you all. We are busy settling children in and helping them to get to know everyone and our routines.
This half terms topic is ‘All About Me’ and has been introduced through the book ‘Funny Bones’. So far children have shown a particular interest in their bodies and skeletons. We have learnt a skeleton song and made skeletons. Next we will be looking more closely at the parts of the body and using our senses to explore the world around us.
We have begun Read Write Inc (RWI) which is a phonics based programme which helps children learn to read whilst also developing a wide range of vocabulary and encouraging a love of stories. In the Autumn Term our focus is for adults to talk with children about the world around them and the books (stories and non-fiction) they read with them, and enjoy rhymes, poems and songs together.
The stories and rhymes we are focussing on in the Autumn Term are
Our Come and See topic is ‘Myself’ with the focus being that
‘God knows and loves me. God knows me by my name”
We will be learning that we are all precious to God.
We will continue to focus upon the prime areas of ‘Communication and Language’ and ‘Personal, Social and Emotional’ and ‘Physical Development’. This will be further enhanced by allowing children to explore the Nursery environment. Our continuous provision supports children in developing all their skills and becoming independent learners. Weekly enhancements are changed to match the topic and ultimately to accommodate the interests and needs of our learners. We also ensure a balance of focused activities and adult led sessions in Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
We also use the Wellcomm screening and intervention programme to support children requiring help with their speech and language development.
Mrs Bird – Morning Teacher
Mrs Sisk – Afternoon Nursery Teacher
Mrs Holt – Teaching Assistant
Miss Walker Jones – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Cummings – Teaching Assistant
Lunch Time Supervisors
Morning Nursery 8.30 – 11.30am
Afternoon Nursery 12.30- 3.30pm
30 Hour Provision
8.30am – 3.30pm
If you have a code for thirty hours or would like further information regarding 30 hours provision please discusses this with a member of staff as soon as possible.
Picking up and Dropping off
Please ensure that Nursery Staff are informed if someone different will be picking your child up from Nursery.
Children have the option of a hot dinner which costs £2.10 per day – this can be purchased using Parent Pay. Please ask at the school office for further Information.
Children can bring a healthy packed lunch to school. Please leave your child’s packed lunch on the trolley outside the entrance.
We wear a purple school jogging suit, with a yellow polo shirt and velcro shoes/trainers .
This uniform is designed to encourage the children to dress themselves independently. It is also specifically designed as we play in the outdoor classroom each day. Your child will need a waterproof coat with a hood.
Please ensure that all of your child’s items of clothing are marked clearly with their name, but we do not advise parents to get full names printed on the back of sweatshirts.
Children can wear more formalised uniform of school slip and polo shirt or school shorts and polo shirt but we ask that children have sensible school shoes (not sandals or trainers).
PE day is FRIDAY children will need suitable footwear and clothing to be able to move about freely and safely
Online Learning Journal
We use Tapestry, a secure online learning journal to record your child’s special moments in the Early Years Foundation Stage. We will also share learning journeys with you and inform you of how you can help continue this learning at home.
When your child starts Nursery we will ask you to sign a permission form and then send you an e mail which will allow you to create a password (sometimes this can be found in your junk folder)
We also encourage parents to share their home learning stories using tapestry. You can upload photographs and videos of exciting learning experiences and we will share them in class on our large screen.
If you need any support please contact a member of the EYFS team.
Home Reading Books
We are in the process of setting up a system where your child will bring home a book each week to share at home. Please make a comment about what your child liked about the story and encourage your child to draw a picture to be shared.
Costs £1 per week – please send this to school each Monday. At the beginning of each term (three times a year) we ask for an extra 50p as a contribution to pay for your child’s milk.
Please provide water in a labelled bottle (no juice please)
Star of the day
Every day we choose a star of the day. This is a child who has followed our rules, shared with their friends or listened to adults. Most of all it is a child who has tried their best!!!!!
Useful Website to use at home
- PhonicsPlay – Phase 1 Resources
- Learning to Count with these fun Counting Games (topmarks.co.uk)