It’s hard to believe, but the last half term of Nursery is upon us! We have had such a fantastic half term. The children were so excited for the arrival of our ducklings and they should be very proud of all of the super learning that they have done. Our focus topic for the next half term is ‘Explorers’. At the bottom of this letter, you will find an overview outlining broadly what we will cover each week.
We will be continuing Phase 2 of the “Letters and Sounds” programme, which introduces children to the initial sounds f, l, j, v, w, x y and z. Please encourage your child to hunt for items beginning with each of these sounds when they are at home.
Books and Book bags
Please ensure that your child has a book bag that they bring in to 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 cloakroom and to cross it out when the book is returned. Books returned need to be put in the clear boxes in the cloakroom (and not back on the shelf) so they can be quarantined for the next child.
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 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. Please also note that jeans are not part of Belleville’s school uniform. As the days are getting warmer, and summer is hopefully on its way, please ensure your child comes to school with a sun hat. If it is a sunny day, please also ensure that exposed skin has been protected with sun cream.
Toys from home
Please continue to encourage your child to leave their toys at home. Nursery cannot be responsible for toys which go missing. If scooters are brought to nursery, please ensure they are hung up on the fencing out of the way as access to the bikes is needed once the parents have left. Please ensure these are taken home at the end of each session to ensure that there is enough space for the next class.
If you are concerned about anything, please do not hesitate to come and have a chat with either of the Nursery Teachers; Ms Cliff or Mrs Trotter.
Lucy Cliff and Clare Trotter