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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…

31st October

 

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Colours

Firework pictures

Brown Bear – naming animals and colours

Mark making/writing lists

Counting and recognising numbers

7th November

Thursday 10th November - Photographer

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Squares, rectangles and red

Poppy Day

Shapes

Mark making/writing using our sounds

Little Red Riding Hood

14th November

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Circles, spheres and spots

Counting and writing numbers

Writing our names and emergent writing

Colours

2D and 3D shapes

21st November

 

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Green triangles

Christmas trees

Size ordering

Emergent writing

28th November

 

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Christmas

Making and writing cards

The weather and changing seasons

5th December

 

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Christmas

Christmas Craft Day – Tuesday 6th December (all children and parents/carers are welcome to attend the AM session).

Christmas Party – Thursday 8th December (all children will be invited to attend the AM session). More information to follow.

12th December

Nursery’s last day is Tuesday 13th December.

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Christmas activities

 

 

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. We will collect in library books for the Christmas break on Wednesday 7th December.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 www.coolmilk.com. We cannot give out milk to children not on the list. Thank you.

 

Fruit Snack at Nursery: All children are offered a free piece of fruit at Nursery as their snack, but please ensure that the children have had breakfast or lunch 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. Thank you.

 

Over half term please encourage your child to put on their coat independently, then if they can, pull up the zip or try doing the buttons. Thank you.

 

In order for staff to carry out preview visits for new children, Nursery’s last day is Tuesday 13th December and we will reopen after the Christmas break on Wednesday 4th January.

 

We appreciate all your support this term and hope you have a lovely half term break and we will see you on Monday 31st October.

Many thanks, The Nursery Team.

Handwriting Ryhmes

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