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Welcome to Nursery


...Spring Term 2019...

Our topic this half-term is: Fantastic Food!

This half-term the children will settle back into Nursery and continue to develop their positive learning behaviours. We will be sharing the stories ‘The Gingerbread Man’, ‘Handa’s Surprise’, ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ and ‘Supertato’, along with many more. The children will also be given the opportunity to explore the flavours and textures of different foods through a range of cooking activities.


We will meet some more characters from ‘Ten Town’ who are supporting children with their understanding of numbers, talk to your child about ‘Seal 6’, ‘Sir 7’, ‘Eric 8’, ‘Nina 9 Bows’ and ‘Tia 10’.




Ready to Write...

This term your child will be supported by an adult to develop their early writing skills such as drawing using gross motor movements, giving meaning to the marks they make, using an effective pencil grip and having a go at writing their name. Your child will have their own ‘mark making’ book from January which you will have the opportunity to look through at our ‘Stay, Play and Learn’ session in March.


Physical development...

Physical development is a vital part of your child’s learning and will enable them to become confident writers. Physical development sets them up for successful learning later in their school life, which is why we focus on it so heavily within the early years. We support children to develop good:


  • Coordination e.g. balancing, throwing and catching, building
  • Strength e.g. climbing, pushing, pulling
  • Independence skills e.g. dressing, undressing, toileting, eating


Every week your child will have the opportunity to practise these skills, through outdoor play, ‘Sticky Kids’ music and movement sessions and snack time, among other activities.

Calendar dates

Friday 25th January, 9.00-10.00am / 12.45-1.45pm: “Ready to Write” Parent workshop

Week of Monday 4th February: Trip to local shops


Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February: Half Term


Week of 4th March: Parent/Teacher consultations, “Stay, Play and Learn” sessions


Nursery homework

Please spend 5 to 10 minutes each day with your child looking at his/her nursery library book together. The length of time will vary according to how long your child concentrates for.


Ask your child questions such as “What can you tell me about the picture?” and give them time to reply to get them talking. You might look at all the pictures in the story in that time or you might just look at one of the pictures.


Read to your child. Encourage him/her to join in with some of the phrases he/she can remember when you tell the story again the next time. Talking about the pictures in books helps us to tell a story.


Encouraging your child to say what he/she thinks about the pictures in books is an important part of learning to read.



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Things to try at home...

Learn to sing the sounds of the alphabet...

Can your child spot any sounds from their name?