We hope you have all had a lovely Easter break, we were so pleased to be able to welcome back our children last term and we are sure we will all continue to settle quickly back into a routine. Supporting us in Nursery this term will continue to be our Teaching Assistants Mrs Smith, Miss Collins and Mrs Hunt.
We are looking forward to exploring our new topic’ Roots, Shoots and Muddy Boots’ this Summer term and are hoping for some nice weather so we can fully explore this topic in the sunshine!
As part of this topic, we will be learning about the life cycle of plants and flowers as well as learning about Minibeasts and their habitats. We will explore this through closely studying caterpillars and other mini-beasts and planting lots in our outdoor area.
Our Maths focus will be space, shape and measure alongside number recognition and counting and we will continue learning set one phonemes whilst our Reception ready children will begin blending cvc words. Name writing will become a focus in this term, you can support your child at home by using the Nursery home learning pack that includes their name card.
We will also be requesting that you return any red Sharing Together Journals and hopefully we can use these to share some wonderful Summer Term experiences and opportunities we have planned. These always prove to be an exciting and valuable addition to our curriculum and we are looking forward to sharing them with all of the children.
With Reception class in mind, we will be encouraging those children going into Reception class to start becoming more independent, you can support this transition by encouraging your child to help with dressing and undressing, taking shoes on and off and zipping up coats.
We will continue with PE for morning Nursery on Wednesday and PE for afternoon Nursery on Monday, please ensure that your child has a pair of named pumps in school.
Please note that Reception will continue to enter and leave school through our Nursery entrance for the time being. This will allow more opportunities for social distancing at the main gate where most year groups will be coming into school. This is our safest possible option at the moment as long as pick times continue to be staggered and adhered to. Please remember that masks should still be worn on school premises on ALL occasions.
A reminder that if your child is asthmatic, please ensure an in date inhaler and spacer is in school at all times. Please ensure you have informed the office with any updated medical information.
Mrs Harris and Miss Housden.