Your child will have an 'early skills' reading book in their bag. These books have no words as yet as they are designed to encourage children to develop their language and knowledge of using books by looking at the pictures, making up stories through talking about the pictures and discussing what they see. You can also ask your child questions about the pictures in their book and encourage them to answer these using full sentences rather than just 1 word answers. They will also have a library book. This is for an adult to read to them and the story and the pictures can be shared together.
We would also ask that each time you spend time looking at books with your child, you write a short comment in their blue reading record books. Please try to do this at least 4 times a week and this will really help your child develop their reading skills. If your child has read 4 times in a week, they will get reward stickers on their chart - which will build up towards receiving a treat!
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Our topic for the first half of the Summer term will be 'Growing'
We will be completing topic work every week on a Friday - our 'Topic Day'
We will be learning lots about 'growing' - the names of baby animals and their mothers, the life cycle of a hen and butterfly, how to care for plants and grow vegetables
If you feel you have any ideas or skills which could support us with these themes, please come and share them with us - we would love to hear them.
We also have a traditional story that we focus on each half term and this half term we are learning the story of 'The Enormous Turnip'
The following is an outline of a typical morning session in nursery:
8.45am - Registration
9.00am - Phonics session
9.15am - Activity time - indoor / outdoor
10.15am - Number work
10.40am - Outdoor play
11.15am - Story and singing
11.30am - Doors open
11.45am - Nursery finishes
The following is an outline of a typical afternoon session in nursery:
12.30pm - Registration
12.45pm - Phonics session
1.00pm - Activity time - indoor / outdoor
2.00pm - Number work
2.25pm - Outdoor play
3.00pm - Story and singing
3.15pm - Doors open
3.30pm - Nursery finishes
Please click on the links below for a weekly outline of our sessions:
Week beginning 27-11-17 - assessment week
We will be having our Summer fair 'fun day' on Thursday 5th July - both in the morning and afternoon
Please bring your child along to this exciting event - there will be stalls, games, prizes to win, cake and drinks, pizza, raffle and free activities to take part it - we look forward to seeing you all there