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Dear Parents/Carers,

In Nursery we have enjoyed learning about places we like to visit, celebrating World Book Day and learning about Easter. Next half term our topic will be ‘Growing’.


Week beginning

Sounds of the week

We will be learning about…

17th April



Colour mixing

Counting and recognising numbers

Lifecycle of a plant

Using tools and equipment safely


24th April





Naming and matching animals and their young

Emergent writing


1st May

Bank Holiday – Monday 1st May




Growing from a baby to an adult

Ordering people by height

Similarities and differences

Emergent writing

Celebrating the King’s Coronation

8th May

Bank Holiday – Monday 8th May



Lifecycle of a hen

Stages of growth

Emergent writing

Counting and recognising numbers

15th May



Lifecycle of a caterpillar

Patterns and printing

Stages of growth

Counting and shapes

Emergent writing

22nd May


Lifecycle of a frog

Stages of growth

Counting and using numbers

Emergent writing

Fine motor skills and cutting


Library: please send in your child’s book bag on a Wednesday only so that we can change their library book - we cannot give out a new library book unless the previous one is returned. The school charges £3 for any lost library books.


Things you can do at home to support your child:

· Help your child practise recognising and writing the letters in their name.

· Mark making and practise letter formation. This could be by drawing the letter in the air, in sand, painting or using a pencil.

· Take your child to the library.

· Share books, discuss the story, characters and talk about their feelings.

· Help your child to count how many times the sound of the week appears on a page.

· Find objects at home that begin with the sound of the week.

· Informally point out numerals around them i.e. on clocks, calculators, remote controls, buses, phones etc.

· Practise number formation in the air, in sand, painting or using a pencil.

· Count steps, coins, family members and places at the dinner table.

· Find shapes in the environment, e.g. on road signs or houses.

· Help your child practise taking off and putting on their coats and shoes independently.


Timings: the morning session starts at 8.30am (please arrive no later than 8.50am) and finishes at 11.30am. The afternoon session starts at 12.30pm and finishes at 3.30pm (pick up from 3.15pm). Please ensure that your child is on time for Nursery so that do not miss important teaching time.


Uniform: please ensure that all of your child’s clothing is named - including shoes, coats, lunchboxes and bags, as unfortunately items do go missing. Please keep your child’s spare clothes bag on their peg and it will be sent home for the holidays.


Water bottles: Please send in a clearly named, filled water bottle every day.

Milk: if you would like your child to have free milk at Nursery please sign them up at We cannot give out milk to children not on the list.


Fruit Snack at Nursery: All children are offered a free piece of fruit at Nursery as their snack, but please ensure that your child has had breakfast or lunch at home before attending their morning or afternoon session.


Lunches: If your child is staying for lunch please note that we are a healthy school. Please DO NOT send in fizzy drinks, chocolate bars, sweets or whole nuts and grapes must be cut in half.

For example, please send in:

· savoury option such as a sandwich or filled wrap

· fresh or dried fruit and/or vegetable

· a bottle of water

· savoury biscuits, cheese pieces or yoghurt.

Please note that we do not have facilities to heat up food or keep it cool.


Nursery’s last day is Friday 26th May. Nursery will reopen after the half term break on Monday 5th June.


Thank you for all your help and support. Have a lovely break and we will see you on Monday 17th April.

The Nursery Team

Handwriting Ryhmes