Welcome back to the spring term!
It has been lovely to welcome the children back and hear all about the lovely time they have had with their families celebrating Christmas.
We had a busy and exciting Autumn term with lots of wonderful learning. Our new starters settled very well and have been getting to know their teachers friends and nursery environment.
In Literacy will begin this half term with work based around the story ‘Stomp Chomp Big Roars Here Come the Dinosaurs’. This book is a collection of poems about Dinosaurs lots of the children love Dinosaurs so we hope they will enjoy sharing this book and taking parts in lots of dinosaur activities.
In phonics we will be meeting Fred the frog a puppet who can only speak in sounds, not whole words. We call this Fred Talk. For example, Fred would say d-o-g, we would say dog. Your child will be taught to hear sounds and blend them together in sequence to make a word. At home try talking to your child in Fred talk
‘Go and get your c-oa-t.
‘Do you want to go to the p-ar-k?’
‘Can you touch your kn-ee-s?’
‘Can you touch your t-oe-s?’
‘Do you want t-oa-s-t for breakfast?’
‘It’s time for b-e-d.’
In ‘Come and See’ our topics are ‘Celebrations’ and ‘Gathering’
During ‘Celebrations’ children learn about different celebrations and in particular celebrations that take place in church.
During ‘Gathering’ children learn that people gather in Church to listen to God’s word and that children gathered around Jesus and he welcomed them.
In Maths we will be developing our knowledge and understanding of numbers to six. This will include counting objects and images, recognising numerals and making marks to represent these numbers.
In the area of shape and space we will develop our knowledge and understanding of language related to position, using vocabulary including under, next to, behind and in between.
We will link our work in Maths to our dinosaur topic, including number songs and rhymes.
Our continuous provision supports us in developing all our skills, as weekly enhancements are changed to match the topic and ultimately to accommodate the interests and needs of our learners.
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)