Nursery

Dear Parents/Carers,

We have reached the end of a busy half term and would like to share with you what we will be learning in Nursery after the half term break.

Our topic for the second part of the Spring term is ‘Food’.   On the reverse of this letter you will find an overview outlining what we will cover each week.  We will also 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. Please make sure any objects are named so they can be returned at the end of the week and please don’t bring any valuable or special items into Nursery.   We will also be continuing with our number of the week, looking at numbers 6-10. Please help your child with this at home.

Grandparent/Carer photos for Week 1

To help us with our learning, please can you send in a photograph of your child and their grandparents or carer to share with the class. Please bring all photos into school by Tuesday 26th February so we can share these photographs as part of our learning.

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, including hats, scarves and gloves.  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. Unfortunately our spare clothes are running very low. Please check at home if you have any Nursery spare clothing and return them 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. Wellies are not suitable shoes for the children to wear in the classroom as they cannot cross their legs on the carpet when wearing them. If your child comes to school in their wellies please bring a pair of shoes they can change into.

Junk materials

We always appreciate junk modelling materials for the children to use during their sessions.  These can be put in the purple canvas container inside the classroom or given to any of the Nursery staff. In week 2 we will be using egg boxes to make the Hungry Caterpillar so please bring any in from home.

Parent sessions

Continuing from the success of the autumn term, we are still inviting parents to come and read with the children for 45 minute sessions each day.  From Christmas, we have also introduced cooking activities into the Nursery curriculum.  As our topic is food next term, please let one of the team know if you fancy being a Nigella Lawson or Jamie Oliver with the children!

Reminders

Please continue to encourage your child to leave their toys at home. Nursery cannot be responsible for toys which go missing and this can make the children very upset.

Parents evening is on Thursday 28th February. You will be able to sign up for a 10 minute appointment from Monday 25th February.

If you are concerned about anything at all, please do not hesitate to come and have a chat with either of the Nursery Teachers:

Jessica Maiden or Lucy Cliff.

The Nursery Team


Download the overview for Spring 2


View the Chicks hatching at Belleville Nursery


Download the Phonics Workshop Presentation