Welcome to Nursery!
We are really looking forward to working with you and your children this year. This term we are focussing on making friends and feeling secure in the environment. It is important that we understand the rules and boundaries in Nursery that help to keep us safe.
In Nursery we learn through play. We have short teaching sessions to introduce new ideas and then consolidate these skills and ideas through play. We will be learning to count, order and recognise numbers and explore shapes. In literacy we will be sharing stories, rhymes and poems. We will be finding out about print in books and in the environment. To support this a pack containing rhyming books will be given out each week. Every Monday two children will receive the packs and they will need to be returned on Friday. Each Friday morning when the children come into Nursery we will set out our library and it would be great if you could come in and help your child choose a book to take home and share with you. If you are unable to come in, Nursery staff will help your child to choose a book.
P.E. will take place on a Tuesday so could you please make sure your child has a pair of pumps and a school P.E.T.shirt in their box along with a spare set of clothes and a pair of wellies for wet weather.
Book bags need to be in school every day and learning journeys will be sent home on a Friday to be returned to us on Monday. Please share news of your weekend in the learning journeys so that we can talk with your child about their experiences.
During the year we will take part in a Christmas Play, assembly and trips out. In October you will have the opportunity to meet us to discuss how your child has settled into Nursery but if you need to talk to us at any time before this then we are always available to talk to you at the beginning or end of the Nursery session each day.
We are very lucky in Nursery to be able to offer Positive Parenting sessions on a Tuesday afternoon with Mrs McCloskey. These sessions offer invaluable and practical advice on common childhood behaviours. If you would be interested in attending any of these sessions please let us know.
We look forward to a busy and exciting year ahead!
The Nursery Team
Mrs Sarah Schofield – Nursery Teacher
Mrs Tracy McCloskey – Nursery Nurse