Newsletter – Autumn 2019
I would like to welcome you all to Nursery and look forward to working with you during the year. In Nursery the teacher is Miss Kavanagh and the teaching assistant is Miss Brookhouse. Please look at our new school website at for all the latest information. So far the children have really impressed us with how well they have settled in and seem to be enjoying their nursery visits and sessions.
May I take this opportunity to remind you of a few important things:
All children should have a named water bottle (not juice) that is left in school.
Snack money of £1.50 should be sent in a named envelope on a Monday morning. The children have a piece of fruit and an additional snack provided in the morning such as crumpets, crackers and cheese, toast. Children are not allowed to bring their own snack into nursery and we try to encourage the children to try a variety of healthy foods.
Reading bags should be brought to school every day. We encourage children to be independent and to put any letters for home in them. Please check your child’s bag each day for any information being sent home. We would ask that you read with your child daily and sign their reading diary each time. Regular story sharing has proven to support children’s learning and development with a significant impact on their speech and language. Reading books will be changed every Tuesday.
Nursery children will participate in weekly dance sessions on a Thursday and a PE lesson on a Friday. This will help them to develop their physical skills as well as their listening and attention. Please ensure your child has a pair of PE pumps in a named bag that can be left in school for both sessions. If your child has their ears pierced, please remove the earrings or cover them with plasters. Plasters for earrings can be given to Miss Kavanagh or Miss Brookhouse.
Please ensure that all uniform is named. All children should bring a waterproof coat to school each day as we do play outside in all weathers whenever possible.
Nursery children will now participate in weekly Forest Learning sessions enabling them to learn first-hand about the ever changing world around them. Forest learning sessions will take place every Friday. Children are encouraged to come to nursery wearing black leggings or black jogging bottoms for their outdoor learning session. We would be very grateful if you could bring a pair of wellies into nursery every Friday as Forest Learning can get messy! If there are any issues or concerns, please speak to Miss Kavanagh.
During this term our learning journey theme will be ‘Traditional Tales’. Our focused texts will be Owl Babies, Little Red Hen, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs.
This term we will focus on making friendships with new children in our class and working together to help one another. The children will participate in activities designed to develop their listening and attention skills to help them maintain attention during our class activities. Children will be encouraged to become independent in their learning, choosing their own activities during learning time and learning to put on and zip their coats up all by themselves! The children will practise their name writing daily focusing on letter formation and pencil control. They will also have weekly dance and PE lessons.
In Literacy we will practise our mark making in a variety of ways! Children will be encouraged to give meaning to marks they make and learn to put some letters in their writing. Our maths skills will focus on counting objects, recognising numerals and matching numeral to quantity to help story characters to solve problems. This term we will use remote control cars and walkie talkies to develop our technology skills and practise our art skills through a range of different creative activities.
In our RE we will be learning our class prayer, learn all about harvest festival and Christmas.
We encourage parents/carers to become part of their child’s learning journey in nursery. Your children are amazing and are achieving their own milestones regularly. We would love to hear all about their home learning, such as, sharing books at home, spotting numbers on buses or doors in the environment or zipping their own coat up. To help record these moments we ask that you complete a ‘WOW’ certificate and post it in the home learning basket. These achievements can then be celebrated in class and displayed on our home learning wall. We can’t wait to hear all about them.
Stay and Play
We would love to see parents/carers at our first ‘Stay and Play’ session on Tuesday 22 October at 9.00 – 10.00am. This is a chance for you to see how well your child has settled and their morning routine as well as see the changes we have recently made to the classroom.
If you ever have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to speak to us, as it is vital that we work together to help your child have a happy and successful year in school. If you are unable to speak to us at school, please ring and leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Miss D Kavanagh- Nursery Teacher
Miss D Brookhouse – Teaching Assistant