Welcome to Carle Nursery!
Carle Nursery Class News
We hope you all enjoyed a happy and restful Easter break and we look forward to working with you and your children in the summer term. Please ensure that all items of clothing, including footwear, are named as it is very difficult to distinguish between items most of which are at least similar.
This term our topic will be ‘Life Cycles and Plants’ and we will be reading a range of both fiction and non-fiction books to build our knowledge about life cycles. In addition, we will be planting seeds and growing our own plants to take home, so if any parent has any Chinese takeaway style clear plastic boxes and medium sized yoghurt pots they would be extremely welcome.
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. For English, we will be looking at a range of texts relating to our topic and using these as a stimulus for discussion and the extension of related vocabulary. We will be revising phase 2 phonics and our ‘Sound of the Week’ will be changed each week - our first sound after half term will be ‘e’. Please encourage your child to bring in a named object or thing (of little or no value) that begins with the sound. The objects sent in so far have been really useful for helping the children to think and talk about letters and sounds. Our Power of Reading book for this term will be ‘Yucky Worms’.
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 session. For this half term we will also be doing an additional PE on a Wednesday afternoon; so please also send in a kit if your child attends that session. The kit will be stored in nursery in a named bag and sent home at the end of each half 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
Please see attached document regarding how you can pay for Nursery Fees!