Voluntary contributions 50p per week.
Home/school books please return on a Wednesday.
Donations of cardboard boxes, plastic containers, lids and tubes will be gratefully received.
Levington is our Rights Respecting School teddy bear which is sent home with a different child each week. He will come in a ruck sack with his favourite things – pyjamas, toothbrush, story books etc. Please have fun taking Levington out with you or playing with him at home. Before you return him on a Thursday please could you fill in the form which you will find inside the green book. Your child’s adventures with Levington will then be shared with the rest of the class.
These books are an important part of nursery life. They help us to share in your child’s learning experiences at home. Each week you will find a challenge to complete which links to the early years curriculum. Please feel free to add your own entries like a picture they have drawn, a photo of a model they have made, a recount of a family trip etc.
This half term our topic is Yummy yummy in my tummy. We will be looking at how people celebrate the Chinese New Year and Easter. We will be planting food and taking part in cooking activities. Focus stories this half term will include The Little Red Hen, Handa’s Surprise, The 3 Bears and The Tiger who came to Tea.
In our numeracy sessions we will be thinking about time and practising our counting skills. We will be encouraging them to use language related to time – before, after, next, later, now. We will also be singing songs about the days of the week. You could also promote your child’s counting skills by asking them to count out a specific number from a larger group eg. Can you get me 5 bricks from the box? Can you get me 4 biscuits from the tin? Also encourage your child to count objects which are set out in a random way rather than in a line.
The children will be thinking about voice sounds. We will be encouraging them to listen and make a variety of sounds just using their voice. You could help by asking your child to make quiet, loud, fast, slow sounds when they are talking or singing. You could also encourage them to add sounds to their favourite stories.
As the cold weather continues lots of children are coming to school wearing hats, scarves and gloves. Could we please remind you to name these items. Also in order to encourage independence children tend to find it a lot easier to put on a pair of mittens rather than gloves.
Thank you for your help with the home/school challenges- the children really seem to be enjoying these. Look out for more challenges in the home/school books this half term. From now on could the books please be returned on a WEDNESDAY. We really value your input and all the information you provide is fed into your child’s learning profile. Remember you can also upload any photos and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please could I remind you that children should not bring their own toys to school. These toys often get lost or even broken causing the children to become upset. We have lots of things for them to play with so please could they leave their own toys at home.
Lastly could I remind you about our voluntary contribution of 50p per week. This contribution is vital to providing the little extras that a new topic brings.
I hope you find this information useful and if there are any further questions please don’t hesitate to speak to me.
Thank you for your continuing support