Nursery - Miss Westwood
Staff: Miss Westwood and Miss Morley, Miss Farrell and Mrs Costa
Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely break!
Our New Learning
Out new topic is 'How many pebbles on the beach?'
How does a crab move? What does sand feel like? Which creatures live by the sea? We will answer these questions during our new theme ‘How many pebbles on the beach?' We will be learning about plants and animals that live on and around the seashore. We will also learn about the sea, rocks, pebbles and sand. We are looking forward to starting the theme with a visit to the beach at Saint Anne’s.
During this half term we will also prepare the children for their move to the Reception class.
Our day starts at 8.45am. 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.
Our RE focus this half term is ‘Special People.’ We will be talking about people who are special to us and learning more about how we can be a special person to somebody else. We will also be talking about how to be a good role model to others.
Thank you to all parents who are reading at home with your children five times per week! This has a huge impact on children's literacy skills so please continue to do this over the next half term. Please remember that we change children's books each Thursday so make sure you bring reading folders into school on Thursday mornings.
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.