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Autumn 2

Hello Nursery parents!

Welcome to the Second half of the Autumn term in Nursery! I hope you have had a lovely break and are ready to get stuck into our second half term together! This half term we will be completing the topic All Around the World. We will be exploring different countries, as well as looking at lots of different celebrations and religions. Through our learning, we will continue to focus on story re-call and learn lots of new vocabulary to describe new places, religions and celebrations. ‘Martha Maps it out’, ‘From My Window’ and ‘Welcome to our world’ are some of the books we will read to help develop our knowledge about our topic. In Literacy, we will draw things we will learn around the world, such as animals from around the world, people and buildings. In Maths, we will continue to develop our counting skills and number recognition up to 5. We will also start to develop our counting skills to 10. We will also use our knowledge about 2D shapes to start to make links when describing buildings around the world.

Key events:

-       Stay and plays – Monday 20th November 2023 10 – 11, Tuesday 21st November 2023 1:30-2:30 and Thursday 23rd November 2023 3:20-4:20

-       Nativity – Friday 8th December 2023

-       School closes- Friday 15th December 2023

Ongoing Routines in school;

* School starts promptly at 8.50am and ends at 3.20 pm. Our classroom open 5 minutes early to allow children to come inside and get ready for their morning register, any children arriving after this time must go to the office to receive a late mark.

*  Homework is sent home each Friday evening - this will consist of work set in their Talk Books to be completed for the following Wednesday. A phonics booklet has also been placed in the Talk Book for your child to continue to practise their sounds.

* Reading books are changed twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays. We encourage you to read a minimum of at least three times a week at home to help to build your child's phonics skills and story telling vocabulary. We also ask that you write a comment in your child's reading book to let us know how well they did with their reading book.

* Please continue to log into Tapestry to see what your child is learning in school, we will also discuss what your child's next steps within the comments on Tapestry. 

 * Keep in touch, if you need any extra support of if you have any questions about anything we are here to support you.

* We are keen to support language in our EYFS and will send home key vocabulary for you to practice with your children to help them to develop their language around their themes of learning in school, even further

Things To Remember

Every Tuesday, please send your child into school wearing their PE kit.

Please check that your child has a warm, waterproof coat with them every day. 

Now that the weather is warming up, could you also ensure that your child comes to school with a hat and labelled bottle of sun cream. If possible, please could your child bring a water bottle to ensure they stay hydrated throughout the day.

Educational Websites to use at home:

Reading websites - 

* The website has fantastic reading activities linked to popular books which are suitable for 3-5 year olds. The website is free to access and has art and craft activities and audio stories for your child to listen to. 

* The website Oxford Owl has a free eBook library for you to access at home. You will need to make an account to access this library, but it is free to do so. There are over 1000 children's books in the eBook library for you to look at. Follow this link to view this online eBook library now.   

* gives parents access to online reading games. There are lots of free resources on here that can help your child to develop their early listening and attention skills.

* The web link  will take you to an official Read Write Inc website which provides videos of how parents can support RWI learning and advises them on how to say the pure sounds correctly to support early reading.   

Maths websites - 

*  The website Top Marks has free online games suitable for Early Years children. The games will help with number recognition, counting practise and also simple addition and subtraction problem solving

Kind regards,

Miss Gerrard 

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