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Nursery Notice Board

If you have not already done so, please can you make sure all forms have been completed on the New Starters page on the website. 

Thank you to those who have returned their child's Nursery Profile Booklet and Chatterbox photograph. If you have not, please can you return it ASAP.  

Story of the Week: Lulu loves Nursery

 

Learning next week:

This will be where you will find the children's school challenges for the week. 

The children’s learning challenges for the next week:

  • I can say goodbye to my adult
  • I can listen to my teachers
  • I can wash my hands

Diary and Observation Record Sheets:

Please complete the sheets below so that we can add them to your child's Learning Journal. If you have additional photos, please use a separate sheet. Thank You. 

Look What I Can Do

September Diary

Nursery Induction 

Week 1

Week beginning

21.09.20

Week 2

Week beginning

28.09.20

Week 3

Week beginning

05.10.20

 

AM

9-11

PM

1-3

AM

8.45-11.45

PM

12.30-3.30

AM

8.45-11.45

PM

12.30-3.30

Monday

Blueberries

Groups

1 & 2

Strawberries

Groups

5 & 6

Blueberries

Groups

1 & 2

Strawberries

Groups

5 & 6

Blueberries

All groups

Strawberries

All groups

Tuesday

Blueberries

Groups

3 & 4

Strawberries

Groups

7 & 8

Blueberries

Groups

3 & 4

Strawberries

Groups

7 & 8

Blueberries

All groups

Strawberries

All groups

Wednesday

Blueberries

Groups

1 & 2

Strawberries

Groups

5 & 6

Blueberries

Groups

1 & 2

Strawberries

Groups

5 & 6

Blueberries

All groups

Strawberries

All groups

Thursday

Blueberries

Groups

3 & 4

Strawberries

Groups

7 & 8

Blueberries

Groups

3 & 4

Strawberries

Groups

7 & 8

Blueberries

All groups

Strawberries

All groups

Friday

Nursery closed

Nursery closed

Nursery closed

Nursery closed

Blueberries

All groups

Strawberries

All groups​

 

Drinks and Snacks

 We encourage the children to drink water throughout the day.  Please can children bring a bottle of water with their name on every day. These will be stored in the classroom so that the children can help themselves throughout the day. You can also order milk.  Please see website for more details. 

To reinforce our commitment to healthy eating, we like to be able to offer the children fruit/vegetables and bread sticks or rice cakes as a snack during their session.  We would very much appreciate donations and will let you know when to bring these in at the beginning of September. 

We are a no nuts school.  We have no nuts in our school dinners and children are not permitted to have products with nuts or sesame seeds, as some children have serious allergies to these foods. Please be mindful of all snacks that you send into school that may contain nuts that are not obvious.

It is essential that you inform us of any allergies that your child may have. 

Home School Communication Book

This book is intended to be an additional way for parents and school staff to communicate information.  If you have something that you would like to tell us, please write in the Home School Book and post it in the red post box on the fence by our entrance. We will read your comments and reply either in writing or in person.  If there is something that we need to communicate to you, we will also use this book so please ensure that it is in your child’s bag daily. Please note that this book is not for communication about going home arrangements.

Names on clothes

Please name ALL of your child’s uniform, including coats and shoes. As I’m sure you are aware, the children do have a tendency to leave jumpers and cardigans around. If they are not named, it becomes very difficult for us to reunite lost items with the correct child.

Visible Learning

As you may be aware, the school is engaged in the Visible Learning.  As part of this process all staff have undertaken projects within their year groups.  The characteristics of effective learning are a key element in the early year's foundation stage. They detail the ways in which children should be learning from their environment, experiences and activities. Children will be displaying the characteristics of effective learning every day.  We would like the children to become more familiar with these so have created alien characters for each characteristic. 

Characteristics of Effective Learning Aliens

You can support us with the project by:

1. Using the language of learning with the children. For instance, rather than asking “what work have you done?” you could ask “what have you learnt?”

2. Talking to the children at the beginning of the week about the learning that we will be focusing on. This is always on the weekly letter that comes home.

3. When the children are engaged in learning outside of school, make this explicit to the children. For instance, “you have been learning how to write your name.”  

4. Become familiar with the alien characters and encourage the children to think about which characteristics they have been using in their learning. For example, “I loved how you kept on trying to learn to ride your bike.  You have been a real Trying Trip.” 

Home Learning

Recent and extensive educational research has found that homework for primary aged children has minimal impact unless it reinforces learning and regularly allows children to rehearse and practise skills and facts e.g. times tables and spellings. Below are some of the things that you can do to support your children at home.

Reading

Helping your child with reading 

Nurturing young readers