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 Light it up. We will be using this theme to extend the children’s knowledge of different cultural celebrations. We will also be thinking about day and night time and exploring different light sources.
In our numeracy sessions we will be thinking about comparing quantities, counting groups of objects and working out what happens when you add more or take some away. You could help your children at home by encouraging them to compare their toys whilst playing, eg. Have you got more red cars than blue ones? How many dolls are there? What happens if one car drives away? You could also promote the language of counting by encouraging children to recite numbers to 1-10 or 1-20 and 10-1
In their Letters and Sounds sessions the children will be thinking about instrumental sounds. We will be encouraging them to listen and identify different sounds. You could help by asking the children to make loud or quiet sounds.
This half term the children will have the opportunity to take part in some balance bike sessions. These will commence on Wednesday 8th November for 5 weeks. All equipment will be provided.
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. Thank you to those parents who are sending photos via the link email@example.com. They are an important addition to your child’s learning journal. It would be really useful if you could just add a comment about what was happening or a comment your child made so that I can assign them to an appropriate objective.
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