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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…

28th October



Firework pictures

Brown Bear – naming animals and colours

Mark making/writing lists

Counting and recognising numbers

4th November



Squares, rectangles and red

Poppy Day


Mark making/writing using our sounds

Little Red Riding Hood

11th November


Circles, spheres and spots

Counting and writing numbers

Writing our names and emergent writing


18th November



Circles, spheres and spots

Making baubles

Emergent writing


25th November



Green triangles

Christmas trees

Size ordering

Emergent writing

2nd December

Non-uniform day is Friday 6th December. Christmas Fair is Saturday 7th December.




Making and writing cards

Christmas cooking

9th December

Nursery’s last day is Friday 13th December




Christmas Craft Day– Tuesday 10th December (all parents/carers and children are invited to attend the AM session).


Christmas Party – Thursday 12th December (all children will be invited to attend the AM session).


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 11th 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.


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.


As most of our children have settled well into Nursery we would like to encourage their independence further, therefore we ask that you drop and say goodbye to your child at the door if they are happy to come in. Thank you for your cooperation.


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.


Water bottles: Nursery provides drinking water and milk for children throughout the sessions. Only those staying for lunch need to send in a named water bottle.


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 Friday 13th December and we will reopen after the Christmas break on Tuesday 7th January (this is to enable staff to carry out home visits and conduct previews for new children).


We appreciate all your support this term and hope you have a lovely half term break and we will see you on Monday 28th October.


Many thanks, the Nursery Team.

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