Welcome to Nursery

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to your Autumn 2 letter, informing you about the areas we will cover over the next half term. All of the children have settled so well into Belleville Nursery and we are so proud of them. Our focus topic for Autumn 2 is ‘Special Times’.  On the second document you will find an overview outlining what we will cover each week.  The nursery team plan in detail responding to the children’s needs as their learning develops and their interests emerge.  This ensures that the nursery activities are relevant and interesting for all of the children in each class. This half term we will also continue to focus on Phase 1 of the “Letters and Sounds” programme which is integral to children’s understanding of sounds before they move onto the phonetic sounds.  In particular we will be concentrating on the skills we use to listen to the sounds in the environment.

Books and Book bags

Please ensure that your child has a book bag that they bring into school every day.  This can be used to take books home from our ”Book Borrowing Library” .  Please remember to sign out books borrowed from the library in the correct class book in the cloakroom and to cross it out when the book is returned.

Uniform and spare clothes

Please ensure all items of clothing are named clearly.  Every child will also need a bag of weather appropriate spare clothes to hang on their peg.  If your child has had a toilet accident or becomes wet from playing in the water tray, we will change your child into their spare clothes and put the wet clothes in a plastic bag on your child’s peg.  If your child has had to borrow Nursery spare clothing, please wash them and return the clothes to us as soon as possible.

Appropriate clothing

As the days are getting colder, please ensure your child comes to school in a named coat, hat and appropriate foot wear.  Children have continual access to the outside area but need to be wearing a coat to do so.  Please also encourage your child to remove their own coat when they start the session and put it on their peg.  This will enable them to find it later when they wish to access the outside area.


We have a cloakroom noticeboard for general messages.  Please check this daily.  We would also appreciate interesting junk modelling materials for the children to use.  These can be put in the purple canvas container just inside the classroom.

Dates for the diary

We will be sharing an end of term performance on Monday 9th December for Red Class parents at 2.45pm and Wednesday 11th December at 11.15am for Blue Class parents. More details will follow about these two exciting events!

If you are concerned about anything, please do not hesitate to come and have a chat with either one of the Nursery Teachers: Jessica Maiden or Lucy Cliff.

Yours sincerely,

The Nursery Team



Download the overview for  Autumn 2

Download the Phonics Parent Workshop