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 bebased on the theme “Frozen Planet”. We will be thinking about Winter – the weather, the clothes we wear and the food we eat. We will also look at the different kinds of animals that like to live in cold places like penguins and polar bears.
In our numeracy sessions we will be thinking about shapes and positional language. We will be encouraging them to describe shapes. Can you show me the straight side? Can you point to the curve? Can you show me where the shape slopes? We will also be naming and identifying common 2D shapes – circle, square, oblong, triangle. You could also promote the language of positions by encouraging your child to find the object in front of them, behind them, next to them or above them. Play hide and seek with them – this is a fun way of reinforcing positional language.
The children will be thinking about body sounds. We will be encouraging them to listen and identify different sounds. You could help by asking your child to make sounds using different parts of their body – clapping, stamping, tapping etc. We will also be introducing the letter sounds satpin.
On Wednesday mornings the children will be taking part in “Yoga Bug” sessions. The girls may find it more comfortable to wear trousers or leggings on these days.
With the cold weather upon us lots of children are coming to school wearing hats, scarves and gloves. Could we please request that you 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. I also hope you are enjoying receiving the notifications from Tapestry. Thank you to those parents who are sending comments and photos via the app. They are an important addition to your child’s learning journal.
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