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Physical Development
This week, we will continue with our physical development sessions in the lower hall. Your child will need to take off their shoes and socks. To support this change, please can you make sure your child is wearing suitable shoes and socks on their PE day. 
Blueberries: Friday
Strawberries: Wednesday

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

March Diary 

April Diary

May Diary


Story of the Week Rhyme of the Week


Learning next week: Week Beginning 10th May 2021

This will be where you will find the children's learning for the week. We have moved onto our next topic, Once Upon a Time.

As we had a short week last week, we will be continuing with the same story.

We will be:

  • Continue to explore the story, Goldilocks and the Three bears
  • Use story props to retell the story in our own words
  • Learn how to make porridge in small groups. 
  • Read the follow up story 'Chair for Bear' and create our own chairs for baby bear. 
  • Introduced to Jigsaw Jenie and talking about our families. 

We will be looking at developing the following skills: 

  • Learn how to follow instructions to make porridge.
  • Describe the changes to the porridge oats when milk is added. 
  • Talk about how the porridge tastes. Any likes or dislikes?
  • Ordering objects by their size using correct vocabulary like small, medium and big. 
  • Listening out for words that start with the same sounds. 
  • Saying the sound at the beginning of our name. 
  • Building friendships with others
  • Showing an awareness of how we can share and take turns

To reinforce your child’s learning you could:

  • Practise putting shoes and socks back on independently.
  • Encourage your child to dress themselves independently to prepare for Reception. 
  • Listen for words that start with the same sound
  • Talk about being kind to our friends. 
  • Read different traditional tales at bedtime and talk about how they start and end. Also encouraging your child to join in with repeated refrains. 

The children have been trying to independently put on their coat. Please encourage your child to do the same at home by following the magic coat flip method. Please see video below:

Library and Book Bags

Your child should now have a library book and a book bag with their name on. Please can you return the library book inside the book bag the day before their Library day. 

Return books on: Library Day:
Strawberries Tuesday Wednesday
Blueberries Thursday Friday


Nursery Staff

Class Teacher: Miss Skinner

Early Years Practitioners: Mrs Colgan and Miss Bright 

There are additional staff who support individual children. 

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 hand it to the member of staff who is on the gate. We will read your comments and reply either in writing or in person. 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.


Helping your child with reading 

Nurturing young readers


Reading at home