The children have really enjoyed the theme 'Do dragons exist?' They have enjoyed getting a letter from King Olaf each week, and have taken part in lots of the learning challenges he set them. The theme has led to the building of lots of fantastic castles, complete with moats and drawbridges, and to the making of crowns, bracelets and perfume! The theme ended with a very successful 'Kings and Queens day', when the class dressed up, performed a medieval dance and enjoyed a banquet.
Our New Learning
How does a building stay up? How many windows does it have? What do buildings look like all round the world?
We will answer these questions- and more- during learning in this theme about different types of buildings. The children will learn about houses and homes, starting with their own home. We will learn about the different materials that are used in buildings. We will also be making buildings of our own. If any parents or carers could help us by sending in empty boxes, or even any spare building materials (bricks, tiles, guttering……) we would really appreciate it!
The children have daily carpet sessions when they learn more about Maths. Literacy skills are taught in daily Topic lessons. The class also have weekly P4C (Philosophy for Children) lessons. The children also have an RE lesson once a week, and will have a PE lesson with Coach Hall. Your child does not need a PE Kit in the Nursery class.
We hope that you are enjoying sharing the books that your child brings home. Please support your child as they develop their early reading skills by sharing the books regularly. The expectation is that children read five times a week. All children need a Lewis Street Reading Folder to keep their reading book in.
Our day starts at 8.45am. In the morning, we encourage parents and carers to spend a short time alongside their child to help them to make a calm start to the day.
The children's learning starts with self-registration, when the children check in by finding their name card. There is also a question for the children to answer at the signing in table.This is followed by Chat and Play. Each day has a pattern and routine; there are further details on the timetable that can be found on this page.
The school day ends at 2.50 for children in Nursery. At the end of the school day, please pick children up from Nursery before collecting older siblings. Please contact school if you are going to be late collecting your child, or if you are sending someone else to collect them.
A choice of snack and a drink of milk (or water) are available for your child at our Snack Table each day. Snack money must be paid for in advance via ParentPay. Fruit is also available. Water is available for your child to drink at all times.
Please make sure that your child has a full set of spare clothes on their peg. As you can imagine when learning outdoors children can quickly get dirty and messy! We can easily change the children if we need to when there are spare clothes on their peg.
Please don’t forget to include: underwear, socks, shoes or pumps, a t-shirt, trousers or skirt and a jumper or cardigan. Please send these items in a carrier bag labelled with your child's name.
These clothes do not have to be school uniform, but should be something comfortable for your child to wear. If your child is changed at school and goes home in the change of clothes, please send the clothes back into school as soon as possible. Thank you!
Also, it would really help your child (and us!) if they can change into these clothes themselves.
In Nursery all of our children are special and unique and we appreciate the importance of building strong relationships with the children and families that we work with. Our children are divided into Key Worker groups. As a parent there are lots of things that you may want to share about your child with us at the beginning of the day such as if they are feeling poorly, if they haven’t slept properly, or if something has upset them, for example. You are welcome to share this with your child’s Key Worker and they will ensure that your child has a good day at Nursery.
Thank you to all those parents who are now registered to use Tapestry; we hope that you are enjoying seeing the evidence of your child enjoying their learning journey! If you are not yet registered, please speak to a member of staff who will be able to help you get signed up.
The Nursery Team