Welcome to Nursery
It has been wonderful to welcome all of the nursery children into their new room after the long break. We are very excited about getting to know all of the children. 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.
Zones of Regulation
During the first few weeks of this term we will be helping your child to settle into the new routines of nursery. We will begin teaching the children about their feelings and emotions. This helps your child to begin to recognise when they might be feeling happy or angry about something. By helping your child to understand their feelings we can them help them to find strategies which will help them to regulate their emotions. We will introduce your child to the ‘Zones of Regulation’ which forms the basis of our whole school behaviour policy.
Blue Zone – Feeling tired, unmotivated and not feeling ready to learn.
Green Zone – Feeling good and motivated to join in and learn.
Yellow Zone – Feeling a bit excited, grumpy or anxious which is impacting on learning.
Red Zone – Unable to control emotions and feeling very angry and upset or very over stimulated and silly. Not able to learn as not in control.
We will be learning about good hygiene and we’ll be washing our hands throughout the day. Please help your child to learn to do this by themselves at home.
Once we have settled into the new Nursery routines, 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. As part of the topic we will discuss healthy eating and how we can look after ourselves i.e. the importance of exercise, and our well-being. 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’re 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.
Please bring a bag of spare, clearly labelled clothes for your child. We like to get messy in Nursery so your child might need to get changed.
We will provide your child with a healthy snack during the session as well as water or milk. Please bring in a water bottle for your child so they can get a drink of water whenever they want it. Make sure their bottle is clearly labelled with their name.
Help and Support
It has been a very difficult time for everyone, if you would like some support please visit;
We are also here to help, please speak to a member of staff if you have any questions or would like support with anything. We have 2 Family Support Workers who are here to help and support all of our parents.
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 Chelsea, Miss Hanife and Miss Danielle