Dear Parents and Carers,

We cannot believe how fast this year has gone.  The children had a lovely Spring term finding out about living things, making Easter cakes etc.  We continue with this theme this term.  The caterpillars and tadpoles have already arrived and we look forward to watching the chicks hatch out of the eggs.  We are also watching a show with a maths theme which the children really enjoyed last year.

Thank you to everyone who brought in milk cartons for our igloo.  This proved to be an adventurous project so we would like to say an extra thank you to Beatrice and Petra’s mums who built it, and carried it up the road for us to have in Nursery.  Please see photos on the website.

We are very proud of the progress all the children are making and were pleased to be able to share this with you at the parents meetings.  We hope you found this helpful too.


Our targets for this term are:

To use vocabulary to communicate further with peers and to extend play

To verbally re-tell events

To ask questions in response to what someone has said

To write own name

To recognise repeated refrain in a book

To hear rhyming words

To count objects to 10

Begin to say new total for 1 more/less


At home you could continue to look at and read books asking questions about the illustrations and characters, re-telling the story in your own words.  Model different questions.  Sing Nursery Rhymes and talk about words that sound the same.  Look at their name and find letters from their name in books.  Have a go at writing letters with you.  Continue to count everyday objects including things outside.  Use the words more or less at meal times, in the bath, in play e.g. “I need 1 more car.  How many have I got now?” “I have eaten a sausage now I have 1 less.  How many have I got now?”


Important Nursery Dates


Welcome to the Nursery 2016-2017!

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to welcome you all to our Nursery.  It was lovely to meet you on home visits and we look forward to helping your children settle into Nursery and to have a very special start to the year.

We would like to emphasise how important it is for us all as parents and teachers to communicate regularly so that your child’s individual needs are met and they receive a positive and stimulating introduction to learning.  Do not hesitate to speak to any of the Nursery Team, sharing your questions or concerns. 

This term our main focus is ensuring the children have a safe and happy induction to Nursery. Our themes include ‘getting to know each other, family, pets, school and the world around us’.  We shall also be finding out about Autumn.  The children will meet our pet chickens and guinea pigs and we shall be exploring our forest school.

Your child will be given a reading folder and book.  Please share this with them at home.  Reading the story, talking about the pictures and allowing them to handle the book and turn the pages.  You may change this as often as you wish and put a comment in the yellow reading record. The books are kept in the Nursery entrance area.  

Your child will have a Learning Diary.  Please take time to look at this at the end of the day.  If you would like to contribute to the diary please fill in a ‘house’ telling us about something new your child has tried, said or achieved at home.  Please check your child’s tray each day as we shall put any pictures, paintings, writing and objects that they have collected or made in here for you to take home.

Once induction has finished we shall be in touch with some important dates for the start of this year.  These will include a parent session to watch Key Group time, a time to meet your Key Worker and Children in Need activities.  We shall display these dates in the Nursery entrance area along with a copy of the school newsletter and other useful information.

We look forward to working together with you, getting to know your children and preparing them for their journey through school.

Kind regards,

Miss Dawe, Miss Keogh, Miss Sparks, Miss Haynes, Miss Nelson and Miss Croucher

The Nursery Team

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