Summer Term 2019
The topics we will be covering during the Summer Term are:
- Plants / Flowers – tools used in the garden, how plants grow, and parts of a flower;
- Summer – clothes, materials, insects, safety in the sun, summer fruits, and the environment in summer; and
- Seaside – exploring a different locality, seaside creatures, seaside activities, different types of boats and their uses, floating and sinking and pirates!
A note of your snack contribution amount will come home in your child’s Reading Record, please pay at the School Office.
PE is on Thursdays and the children will need their PE kit in School. Please make sure that all items of uniform are clearly named.
If your child is unfortunate enough to suffer from any sickness or diarrhoea bug, please allow them to have 48 hours clear of it before sending them back to Nursery.
If your child borrows any uniform or underwear from Nursery, could you please wash and return it as soon as possible. We would also be grateful for any uniform your child grows out of to be kept in school as spares.
It is important for us to be aware if somebody different is collecting your child from the Nursery, so please tell a member of staff in the morning when you drop your child off.
Please encourage your child to find things at home beginning with our letter of the week and bring it to Nursery for our letter table and to have a go at the handwriting sheet sent home each week.
Penny Wilkes from St Mary’s Church will continue to visit us fortnightly to share stories and songs with the children. Mrs Connors spends most Wednesday mornings working with us in the Nursery.
Our summer outing will be to Walberswick with the Reception Class. The provisional date is Friday 28 June and we will need lots of help so please keep this date clear in your diary. Further details will follow nearer the time.
This year we will be having an Early Years Sports Morning on Friday 21 June at 11.00am. This will be followed by a family picnic in the Early Years Outdoor Area (further details will follow).
When the sun does start to shine please make sure that the children have sun cream applied at the start of the morning and have a sunhat in School every day.
Although the Nursery children are used to the Reception Class environment and already know Mrs Hyrren and Mrs Legge very well, there will be a series of induction visits for you and them and an opportunity for you all to experience a school lunch together. Further details will follow.
Parents are always welcome to help in the Nursery; this may include sharing books, playing games, art activities or whatever you feel comfortable doing. Please speak to either of us if you would like to help at any time. You will, however, need to have had a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Please see Mrs Seccombe in the School Office for details of how to apply for this.
All activities are planned to help the children develop skills in all areas, and we observe and listen to them to monitor their progress and plan the next step. Please ask your child about what they have been learning at Nursery. You can also help by telling us about your child’s interests and achievements outside the Nursery by using Tapestry. Tapestry is the online journal that we use in Nursery to record all the learning and fun of children’s early years education. Parents are also able to upload observations onto Tapestry at https://tapestryjournal.com/. Please contact Mrs Seccombe in the School Office if you have any problems logging into your Tapestry account. We will be continuing with ‘Focus Children’ and you will soon be given a sheet to fill in and send back to school.
There will be a ‘Stay and Play’ session on Tuesday 21 May from 9.10am to 10.00am. Everybody is welcome. Please let us know if you will be attending.
If you have any questions or problems please see either of us so that they can be dealt with quickly, we are here to help.
We are looking forward to a busy and hopefully warm Summer Term, with lots of outdoor activities.
Nursery Timetable 2018/2019
Mrs Rebecca Valentine