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Carle Nursery Class News
We hope you all enjoyed a happy and restful half term break and are looking forward to the final half term in Nursery this year. For some this will be their last few weeks before they start in Reception and for others just the close of their first year with us.
In the hopes that we will be blessed with warm weather and sunshine, please make sure that children have hats in school and that sun cream is applied in the morning or afternoon before they come in. Summer uniform will also be making an appearance, so please be sure to check that everything is labelled.
This term our topic will be ‘People Who Help Us’ and we will be considering a range of people and professions as part of this topic. If you are a dentist, nurse, firefighter or other and would like to come in and talk to the children about what you do, then please speak to a member of staff and we will be happy to arrange a date.
Our maths focus will continue to include numbers to 20 and we will be practicing number recognition, representing numbers in writing and application of number knowledge; as well as our skills in counting up and back within 20. For English, we will be reading both fiction and non-fiction texts relating to our topic and using these as a stimulus for discussion and to practise comprehension skills. We will continue revising phase 2 phonics by looking at the sounds in groups – focusing on the first six sounds (s,a,t,i,p,n) as we listen to how the sounds are used to make words. Our Power of Reading book for this term will be ‘The Leopard’s Drum’ and we will use this to help with our ongoing work on rhyme and alliteration.
Please ensure that your child has a fully named kit, including plimsolls, in school as soon as possible if they attend nursery for the Monday morning or Wednesday afternoon session. The kit will be stored in nursery in a named bag and sent home at the end of the summer term. Please ensure that all items, including the outside of the bag, are named. The children are becoming increasingly confident with changing for PE - so thank you for your help so far and please keep working on independent dressing skills at home.
We will continue to send home stars in each child’s book bag. These are collected regularly and the children are encouraged to discuss the things they have done at home. This could be any achievement from a move up in a dance or swim group, helping bake a cake, looking after a pet, to an act of kindness or joining in a family celebration. A new star will be put in all the book bags at the beginning of the new term or whenever a completed star is sent in to share.
The EYFS team