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 will be‘The Circus’. We will be focusing on physical skills – balancing, throwing, catching and moving in different ways. We will encourage children to become performers – singing songs, making up dancing and juggling. The children will have the opportunity to take part in a circus workshop on October 3rd– more information will follow shortly.
In our numeracy sessions we will be thinking about sorting and matching objects by colour, shape and size. The children will be encouraged to use language related to size. For example to identify objects by their size – big, little, small, short, long. We will also be touching on simple counting skills. You could help your children at home by encouraging them to sort out their toys whilst playing, eg. Put all the blue cars together or all the red bricks in one tower. You could also promote the language of size by asking them to find a big toy or build a long train track.
The children will be thinking about environmental sounds. We will be encouraging them to listen and identify different sounds. You could help by asking the children to name sounds they hear on the way to school or in the house. You could turn this into a simple game of ‘I hear a tweet, tweet. tweet. What is it?’ or a ‘brum, brum.‘
On a Friday morning the children will be taking part in balance bike sessions – these proved very popular with the children last year.
Thank you for your continued 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. Please return them on a WEDNESDAY. We really value your input and all the information you provide is fed into your child’s learning profile.
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