Welcome to Nursery

Dear Parents/Carers,

It’s hard to believe, but the last half term of Nursery is upon us! We have had another fantastic half term in Nursery. The children were so excited for the arrival of our ducklings and they should be very proud of all of the super learning that they have done. Our focus topic for the next half term is ‘Explorers’. On the reverse of this letter you will find an overview outlining broadly what we will cover each week.

We will be continuing Phase 2 of the “Letters and Sounds” programme, which introduces children to the initial sounds f, l, j, v, w, x y and z. Each week we will have a sound table for each of these letters. Thank you to the children that have been bringing in items to support the sound of the week, please continue to do so! 

Books and Book bags

Please ensure that your child has a book bag that they bring in to school every day.  This can be used to take books home from our “Book Borrowing Library”.  Please remember to sign out books borrowed from the library in the cloakroom and to cross it out when the book is returned.


Please ensure all items of clothing are named clearly.  Every child will also need a bag of weather appropriate spare clothes to hang on their peg.  If your child has had a toilet accident we will change your child into their spare clothes and put the wet clothes in a plastic bag on your child’s peg.  If your child has had to borrow Nursery spare clothing, please wash them and return the clothes to us as soon as possible.  Please also note that jeans are not part of Belleville’s school uniform. As the days are getting warmer, and summer is hopefully on its way, please ensure your child comes to school with a sun hat.  If it is a sunny day, please also ensure that exposed skin has been protected with sun cream.  Please continue to encourage your child to remove their own coat and bag when they arrive and put it on their peg. 

Junk Modelling

Thank you for all the donations so far for junk modelling – please keep them coming!  These can be put in the purple canvas container in the classroom.

Notes for your diary

We will be running a workshop with some literacy and maths ideas you could use over the summer holidays in preparation for Reception. This workshop will be on Tuesday 2nd July at 3.45pm in the Nursery and will run until 4.30pm. All parents are invited to attend. Sports Day will be on Monday 8th July at 1.30pm on Clapham Common. A letter with more information will be sent out shortly. We will also be having our Nursery Graduation on Monday 15th July. Again, a letter with more information, including timings, will be sent out shortly.

Toys from home

Please continue to encourage your child to leave their toys at home. Nursery cannot be responsible for toys which go missing.  If scooters are brought to nursery, please ensure they are hung up on the fencing out of the way as access to the bikes is needed once the parents have left. Please ensure these are taken home at the end of each session to ensure that there is enough space for the next class.

If you are concerned about anything, please do not hesitate to come and have a chat with either of the Nursery Teachers; Miss Maiden or Miss Cliff.

Yours sincerely,

The Nursery Team

Download the overview for  Summer 2

View the Chicks hatching at Belleville Nursery

Download the Phonics Workshop Presentation