Dear Parents/Carers

We have reached the end of a busy half term and would like to share with you what will be coming up after the half term break.

Our focus topic for the second part of the spring term is ‘Food’.   On the reverse of this letter you will find an overview outlining broadly what we will cover each week.

This half term we will be continuing Phase 2 of the “Letters and Sounds” programme which introduces children to the initial sounds

m, d, g,o,c and k.   Each week we will have a sound table for each of these letters.   We would appreciate it if you could support us by bringing objects in which begin with the sound of the week for the table.

Grandparent photos for Week 1

We will be continuing our Little Red Riding Hood focus into next term.  Please can you send in your child with a photo of their grandparents so they can talk about them, once received we will laminate them (to prolong their life). We cannot guarantee that they will all be returned.

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.

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 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.

Appropriate clothing

As the days continue to be cold, please ensure your child comes to school in a 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.

Junk materials

We would also appreciate interesting junk modelling materials for the children to use during our sessions.  These can be put in the purple canvas container inside the classroom. Please start bringing in egg boxes ready for our Hungry Caterpillar week in week 2.

Parent sessions

Continuing from the success of the autumn term, we are still inviting parents to come and read with the children for hourly sessions each day.  As our topic is food next term, we would also like to organise some cooking sessions.  Please let one of the team know if you fancy being a Nigella Lawson or Jamie Oliver with the children!


Please ensure that if your child requires ANY medication during their session at Nursery that this is passed onto a member of the Nursery team and a form completed in the main office.

Please continue to encourage your child to leave their toys at home. Nursery cannot be responsible for toys which go missing.

Parents evening is on Thursday 22nd February, please sign up for an appointment from Monday 19th February.

If you are concerned about anything, please do not hesitate to come and have a chat with any of the Nursery Team:

Lucy Cliff, Emily Molica, Lisa Keegan and Lucy Carroll

Have a lovely half term break,

The Nursery Team

Download the overview for Spring Term 2

View the Chicks hatching at Belleville Nursery