Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to your Autumn 2 letter, informing you about the areas we will cover over the next half term. All of the children have settled so well into Belleville Nursery life and we are so proud of them.  There will be a Parents’ Evening on Thursday 1st November to discuss your child’s progress so far. A sign-up sheet will be available from Monday 29th October to book your 10 minute appointment – please look out for these in the cloakroom.

Our focus topic for Autumn 2 is ‘Special Times’.  On the reverse of this letter you will find an overview outlining what we will cover each week.  The nursery team plan in detail responding to the children’s needs as their learning develops and their interests emerge.  This ensures that the nursery activities are relevant and interesting for all of the children in each class.

This half term we will continue to focus on Phase 1 of the “Letters and Sounds” programme which is integral to children’s understanding of sounds before they move onto the phonetic sounds.  In particular we will be concentrating on the skills we use to listen to the sounds in the environment.  This will change each week.  To support your child at home, please look at the overview for each of the different sounds we will cover. Every child now also has their own individual name writing target. These targets will be shared with you at Parents’ Evening. Please support your child by talking about their target at home.

Books and Book bags

Please ensure that your child has a book bag that they bring into 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 correct class book in the cloakroom and to cross it out when the book is returned.

Uniform and spare clothes

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 or becomes wet from playing in the water tray, 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.

Appropriate clothing

As the days are getting colder, please ensure your child comes to school in a named coat, hat and appropriate foot wear.  Children have continual access to the outside area but need to be wearing a coat to do so.  Please also encourage your child to remove their own coat when they start the session and put it on their peg.  This will enable them to find it later when they wish to access the outside area.


We have a cloakroom noticeboard for general messages.  Please check this daily.  We would also appreciate interesting junk modelling materials for the children to use.  These can be put in the purple canvas container just inside the classroom.

Dates for the diary

We will be sharing an end of year performance on Monday 10th December for Blue Class parents at 11.15am and Friday 14th December at 2:45pm for Red Class parents.

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

Yours sincerely,

The Nursery Team

Download the overview for Autumn 2

View the Chicks hatching at Belleville Nursery

Download the Phonics Workshop Presentation