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Dear Parents/Carers,

We have enjoyed our first half term in Nursery and we have been learning about Nursery Rhymes and celebrated European Languages Day. Next half term our topic is ‘Colour and Shape’.


Week beginning

Sound of the week

We will be learning about…

2nd November



Firework pictures

Brown Bear – naming animals and colours

Mark making/writing lists

Counting and recognising numbers

9th November



Squares, rectangles and red

Poppy Day


Mark making/writing using our sounds

Mondrian art

16th November


Circles, spheres and spots

Counting and writing numbers

3D shapes

Writing our names and emergent writing


23rd November


Green triangles

Triangle trees

Size ordering by height

Emergent writing

30th November





Ordering by length

Making and writing cards

Name writing

7th December




Cutting skills

Threading skills

Christmas cooking

14th December –

Nursery’s last day is Tuesday 15th December (normal finishing times).



Christmas story

Holiday activities


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 children 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.


Please note: just a reminder that 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 (you can pick up from 3.15pm). Please ensure that your child is on time for Nursery so that they do not miss important teaching time.


Please remember it is one/parent or carer at drop off and pick up, wear a face mask when on the school grounds if you are able to, and please maintain social distancing.


Uniform: please ensure that all of your child’s clothing is labelled - 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.


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. 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. Thank you.


Nursery’s last day is Tuesday 15th December and we will reopen after the Christmas break on Tuesday 5th January.


We appreciate all your support this term and hope you have a lovely half term break and we will see you on Monday 2nd November.


Many thanks, The Nursery Team