The first half term is at an end; we are amazed at how well the children have settled into their new school. We are proud of them all!
During the past few weeks, we have been carrying out individual baseline assessments. We will let you know how your child has got on at a Learner Review Meeting during the next half term.
The Cornerstones theme for the next half term is called 'Why do leaves go crispy?' To begin our learning, we are visiting the woods at Duke’s Drive on Tuesday 30th October. We still need plenty of parent helpers for this visit; please let us know if you can come with us.
The children have daily carpet sessions when they learn more about Maths. Literacy skills are taught in daily Topic lessons. The children will 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 will send details of our Share a Book Scheme early in the new half term. All children will 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