Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to all our existing and new parents! We are thoroughly looking forward to working together with you as a team to provide your child with the best possible Nursery experience.
Our topics this term are ‘Getting to know each other and ‘Christmas’. The Religious Education themes will link with these topics and everyday life. We will discuss how special each child’s name is to God, to our birthday celebrations and how through Baptism we are invited to join God’s family.
In Literacy, the children will have many opportunities to participate as speakers and listeners. They will learn and recite favourite nursery rhymes and songs. We will be reading a variety of fantastic books and stories including Owl Babies, Brown Bear, Brown Bear… , Going on a Bear Hunt, Elmer and many more related to our Christmas topic in Autumn 2. There will be regular practical and creative activities which will provide the children with opportunities to recognise and write their names. In addition, the children shall be introduced to Phase 1 of the ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonics programme.
In Mathematics, the children will take part in counting, comparing, matching and sorting activities using everyday objects. Through practical involvement both in and out of the classroom, the children will have opportunities to develop an understanding of length, shape and data handling.
Our Understanding of the World topic this term is “Getting to know each other” and ‘ Christmas’ in Autumn 2. We will focus on our bodies, how they grow and work. We will revise the children’s own growth from birth to present and observe the seasonal changes autumn brings by collecting conkers, leaves and acorns, using them in various activities. We will also be completing a range of Personal, Social and Emotional activities to support children settle into their new setting. On the run up to Christmas we will enjoy a range of cooking experiences like baking biscuits, melting solids into liquids and much more.
Please ensure that your child can easily undo his/her clothing. Please also ensure all items of your child’s school uniform including, hats and gloves have your child’s name clearly marked. A spare set of school clothes must also be provided. Their spare clothing shall be kept in your child’s locker in the case of any’ accidents’ or slips in the woodland. Every child needs to have a pair of indoor black plimsolls and wellington boots for our woodland.
Lastly, if you have any concerns or questions regarding your child please do not hesitate to contact us.
Try to establish a routine for school days;
When parents share books with their children regularly reading becomes a more enjoyable experience and progress in learning to read is enhanced
Have fun with making marks and discussion about marks
Encourage your child to: