Nursery - Miss Westwood
Staff: Miss Westwood and Miss Morley and Miss Farrell
The children have had a really successful first half term at Christ Church C of E Primary School. It has been lovely to see the children enjoying their early learning experiences and making new friends.
Over the first half term, the children have got used to coming to school, and have learnt the Nursery routines. We will continue to support the children in the coming half term, to build on this good start.
Our New Learning
Why do leaves go crispy? What’s inside a conker? We will answer these questions- and more- during learning in our new Cornerstones cross-curricular theme. The children will learn about the changes that happen during the season of Autumn. We will go on an Autumn walk together around the school grounds, and will also be visiting the woods at Duke’s Drive on Tuesday 30th October. If you can support us by coming along to help on the trip please let us know as without parent volunteers our trips are unable to go ahead.
Our day starts at 8.45am. In the morning, we encourage parents and carers to spend a short time alongside their child to help them to make a calm start to the day.
The children's learning starts with self-registration, when the children check in by finding their name card. This is followed by Chat and Play.
The school day ends at 3.15pm for children in Nursery. At the end of the school day, please pick children up from Nursery before collecting older siblings. Please contact school if you are going to be late collecting your child, or if you are sending someone else to collect them.
During this half term, your child will bring home a school library book to share with you. They will also bring home a reading record. Please read with your child five times per week and record in your child’s reading record. Please make sure that your child has a Christ Church reading folder in preparation for this. These are available from http://www.touchline-embroidery.net/
A choice of snack and a drink of milk (or water) are available for your child at our Snack Table each day. The payment for snack is £7 for this half term, and can be paid via ParentPay. Please speak to a member of the Nursery team if you have any questions about snack. Water is available for your child to drink at all times.
Please make sure that your child has a full set of spare clothes on their peg. As you can imagine when learning outdoors children can quickly get dirty and messy! We can easily change the children if we need to when there are spare clothes on their peg.
Please don’t forget to include: underwear, socks, shoes or pumps, a t-shirt, trousers or skirt and a jumper or cardigan. Please send these items in a carrier bag labelled with your child's name.
These clothes do not have to be school uniform, but should be something comfortable for your child to wear. If your child is changed at school and goes home in the change of clothes, please send the clothes back into school as soon as possible. Thank you!
Also, it would really help your child (and us!) if they can change into these clothes themselves.
In Nursery all of our children are special and unique and we appreciate the importance of building strong relationships with the children and families that we work with. Our children are divided into Key Worker groups. As a parent there are lots of things that you may want to share about your child with us at the beginning of the day such as if they are feeling poorly, if they haven’t slept properly, or if something has upset them, for example. You are welcome to share this with your child’s Key Worker and they will ensure that your child has a good day at Nursery.
Thank you to all those parents who are now registered to use Tapestry; we hope that you are enjoying seeing the evidence of your child enjoying their learning journey! If you are not yet registered, please speak to a member of staff who will be able to help you get signed up.
The Nursery Team