Welcome to Nursery
It has been wonderful to welcome all of the nursery children into their new room after the Summer holiday. They have settled in wonderfully! We are very excited about getting to know them even more. We can’t wait to play and learn with your child over the next year. We strongly believe in the importance of learning through play and supporting your child to become an independent learner. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage. For more information about this please read ‘What to Expect and When’ published by 4Children, or speak to a member of staff.
During the first few weeks of this term we will be helping your child to settle into the new routines and behaviour expectations of nursery. We will do this using lots of pictures and songs to help them. In nursery we have five Golden Rules;
- Share and take turns
- Be kind
- Walk inside
- Always tidy up
We talk about these every day and share ideas about what they mean. If children are choosing not to follow the Golden Rules there are a number of steps that all staff follow. If you would like to know more about this please speak to a member of staff.
All of the nursery staff know how important it is to praise your child when they are following behaviour expectations. We use lots of positive verbal praise, stickers as well as putting children’s photos on the sparkly star when they make the right choice. We also choose a Star of the Day at the end of every session. All of this positive praise gives your child a great sense of pride and achievement.
This half term we will look at the topic ‘Amazing Me.’ During this topic we will make self-portraits, as well as talk about our faces, bodies and what we like to play, eat, watch etc. We will also be talking about our families. Please bring in some family photos for us to share.
Autumn is here
Please can you make sure that your child has appropriate clothes for the weather? I know at this time of year it can be a little tricky as its can be warm and sunny, then cold and rainy. Please make sure your child has a waterproof coat in school. You are welcome to bring a pair of wellies to leave in nursery. If your child wears wellies to school, please bring in a pair of shoes for them to wear inside. You can check the weather forecast on the Met Office Website
If you have any questions please just pop in and see us. We are always happy to help. Here’s to a fantastic year of learning, exploring and having fun together!
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Thank you for your support.
Miss Healy and Miss Kelly