We hope that you had a lovely time over the Christmas holidays and are ready for the busy term ahead with lots of exciting things to do and learn!
Our topic this term is ‘We Are What We Eat’. As part of this topic children will share stories with a food theme such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Eat Your Greens Goldilocks. Children will be encouraged to retell these stories using props, pictures, dressing up and role-play. We will be putting our cooking skills to the test by making gingerbread men, pancakes, fruit salad and bread. We will be finding out where food comes from and what food is healthy and unhealthy. We will also go on an educational visit to Mudchute Farm where we will see the different animals and find out what food they eat.
This term one of our aims is that children are able to write their names independently. In readiness for this, we will work on their fine motor control and develop hand and arm muscles required for writing through fun activities such as dough disco. We will also start weekly handwriting sessions where parents will be able to help and encourage their children with a range of writing activities.
It is very important that children come to school every day so they have the best possible start to their education. Weekly attendance results will be clearly displayed at the entrance to nursery. The school attendance target is 96%.
Library day will continue on Thursdays, so please ensure your child’s book is in their bag by then so they can swap it for a new one. It is vital for children to be interested in books so it would be great if you can read the book to your child and ask questions about what they think is happening in the pictures. Children should also focus on how to hold the book correctly and turn the pages one at a time.
In Nursery we like to make all sorts of interesting models and in order for this to happen, we would really appreciate donations of household recycling items such as the items listed below.
We would also be grateful for contributions of 50p a week for toast donation money. This not only enables your children to enjoy toast at the start of each session, it also allows us to buy the ingredients for the children to do cooking activities and make play-dough.
Please visit our new school website for Nursery updates in regards to your child’s learning.
Please remember to take your child’s water bottle home each day to be washed. Finally, please make sure that your child has a book bag with their name on and that ALL their clothing is clearly named. Name tags can be ordered from the office they cost £1.50 for 10 or £3.00 for 20. We hope you have a happy and prosperous 2018!
We hope you enjoyed your half term holiday and are now ready for another exciting and busy term. Now that children have settled into Nursery, they are learning the school rules and daily routines very well. Our new topic is 'Traditional Tales' where children will have the opportunity to enter the exciting world of stories. They will be encouraged to retell a variety of books orally, with actions, puppets and props. It is vital that children are read to as much as possible at home as well as in school and develop real love of stories and books.
In Maths we are learning numbers to 10 through songs and rhymes. We will be learning to count a variety of objects with 1-1 correspondence. Children are also finding and naming shapes in their environment and talking about the patterns they make and see. We are empowering children to become 'self-managers' by ensuring they are given the opportunity to complete tasks such as putting on and taking their coats independently. Children are also being taught the importance of co-operation and communication in their play.
This term we will invite parents into school for weekly hand writing sessions where children can practise writing their names and develop their pencil control skills. We will also be going on an educational visit to the Discovery Centre in Stratford to see an exciting Julia Donaldson story exhibition. More information will be sent to parents nearer the time.
Morning Session: Tuesday 5th December 2017 - Discover Centre Stratford - A World Inside a Book: Julia Donaldson
Afternoon Session: Wednesday 6th December 2017- Discover Centre Stratford - A World Inside a Book: Julia Donaldson