Nursery Home Links

Nursery Home Links– 1/12/17

This week we have introduced the story of the first Christmas. The children have been practising the Christmas Play in the main school hall and are really excited to share their wonderful singing with you next week.

We continued to introduce phonic sounds, this week’s sound was ‘t.’ We talked about how to write a ‘t’ sound, using the words; down the tower, across the tower. The children enjoyed tracing teddies in our Writing Area, making teddy bear

biscuits in the play dough and reading stories that begin with ‘t’ including The Tiger who came to Tea. The children were surprised to find the tiger had left his tea bags and tea pots in the water tray!

We looked at the number 5 and where to find it on the number line. We also looked at rectangles and counted their sides and corners. We learnt the song ‘There’s a 2D shape, hiding in my bag…’ Ask your child to share it with you!

You could help your child to find any number 5s or rectangle shapes when you are out and about. Our shape hunting around Nursery including circle, square, triangle and rectangle this week, has been very enjoyable, you could continue with this at home.

We have introduced Rainbow Challenges this week. The children are set specific challenges to complete, one indoor and one outdoor. If they complete the challenge independently, they gain a coloured lolly stick. Once they have completed 6 challenges, they will get a Rainbow Challenge certificate. The children are very

enthusiastic about this, you could ask you child which Rainbow Challenge they tried each week.

Dates of Christmas performances are as follows; 2.30pm on the 6th December and 9am on Thursday 7th. The dress rehearsal is being filmed and DVDs will be

available to purchase from school. Therefore we are inviting any afternoon only children on Tuesday 5th December to come and sing in the morning at 10am for an hour, if they wish to be on the DVD. (Ask a member of staff for more details)

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Suzanne Cundick   Mrs Anna Leigh   Mrs Nicola Rowland

Mrs Jo Hardman   Mrs Beth Handford   Mrs Janice Jen

Nursery Home Links 24/11/17

Dear Parents,

This week we read the story; Only Nooglebooglers Glow in the Dark by James McKnight. We talked about ‘glowing’, we looked at neon and fluorescent colours.

Monday was Unicef National Children’s Day. We read the story of Paddington, who is Unicef’s ambassador and began to talk about things which are important to us. We made and tasted marmalade on toast!

We introduced the pure sound ‘d’. We talked about how to write a ‘d’ sound, using the words; around the dinosaurs bottom, up to his head and down to his feet.

We looked at the number 4 and where to find it on the number line. We also looked at squares and counted their sides and corners. You could help your child to find any number 4s or square shapes when you are out and about.

The children met Lola the Listening Leopard and talked about what makes a good listener.

We have continued to practise singing songs for our Nativity. Dates of performances are as follows; 2.30pm on the 6th December and 9am on Thursday 7th. The dress rehearsal is being filmed and DVDs will be available to purchase from school. Therefore we are inviting any afternoon only children on Tuesday 5th December to come and sing in the morning at 10am for an hour, if they wish to be on the DVD. (Ask a member of staff for more details) This also means we need to practise in the main school, sometimes it is near 9 o’clock, so we would appreciate children being dropped off nearer to 8.30 if you can to help prepare them for going over to the hall.

We are also sending a milk letter home, we would encourage you all to register as we can not provide milk if you have not done so. See letter for more details.

If you haven’t yet had chance to look at your child’s Learning Journey, please pop in to Nursery to have a look, after a Nursery session.

 

Thank you again for all of your support.

 

Templemoor Nursery 17th November 2017

Dear Parents

This week we re- read the story; How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffers. We looked at retelling the story just by using the pictures.

We introduced the pure sound ‘s’. We talked about how we write an ‘s’ sound, using the words; slither down the snake.

We have been drawing stars on the easel and using the mouse on a computer.

We have started to practise singing songs for our ‘Nativity’, don’t forget to put the dates in your diary; 2.30pm on the 6th December and 9 am on Thursday 7th December. This year the dress rehearsal is being filmed and DVD’s will be able to be purchased from school. Therefore we are inviting any afternoon only children on Tuesday 5th December, to come and sing in the morning at 10 am for an hour if they wish to be on the DVD. (Ask a member of staff for more details.)

We looked at the number 3 and where to find it on a number line. Ask your child if they can remember where to look. Can they find a number 3 in your house? Can they count out 3 books, 3 raisins or 3 leaves! We also looked at triangles and counted their sides and points.

Next week we will start the week by celebrating Unicef’s National Children’s day, more information to follow.

Thank you again for all your support.

Mrs Suzanne Cundick Mrs Anna Leigh   Mrs Nicola Rowland

Mrs Jo Hardman Mrs Beth Handford Mrs Janice Jeng

Nursery Home Links– 10/11/17

In Nursery this week we have continued to investigate our ‘Is it Shiny?’ topic. The children have been sorting various objects into ‘shiny’ and ‘not shiny’ and have really enjoyed reading the story ‘How to Catch a Star’ by Oliver Jeffers. The children have been catching glittery stars in our water tray using fishing nets and have

enjoyed playing with the sparkly play dough. We spent time investigating different star shapes and have begun to look at other shapes such as a circle. To help with this at home, please help your child to look out for circular objects at home and talk about a circle having one curved side.

As part of Unicef Book Week, we have talked about how lucky we are to have such lovely books at Templemoor and touched on the idea that not everyone is as

fortunate as us. We have read a variety of ‘Alfie’ stories by Shirley Hughes,

focusing on themes such as sharing and looking after our things and each other.

We have introduced the pure sound ’a’ this week. We talked about how to write an ‘a’ sound, using the words; around the apple and down the leaf. Maybe you could look around the home for objects that begin with the ‘a’ sound.

We looked at the number 2 and where to find it on a number line. The children did lots of physical activities to encourage them to count 2 of something such as 2 jumps, 2 hops, turning around twice etc. Please continue to encourage your child to look out for numbers around the home and when out and about, and encourage counting.

We have briefly talked about why people might wear poppies around this time of year and discussed how we can remember important things and people.

As we continue with our ‘shiny’ topic, we are on the look out for any of the following items; old CDs (not the cases please), pieces of shiny wrapping paper, tinsel, shiny bottle tops, foil cases, shiny buttons. If you have any of these items (and don’t want them back!) please send them in to Nursery.

 

Thank you for your support. Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Suzanne Cundick   Mrs Anna Leigh   Mrs Nicola Rowland          

Mrs Janice Jeng   Mrs Beth Handford     Mrs Jo Hardman

 

Nursery Home Links– 3/11/17

Dear Parents

We have had a very busy time in Nursery this week!

We read the stories; Winnie the Witch by Korky Paul and Laura’s Star by Klaus Baumgart.

We introduced Fred the Frog who talks in ‘pure’ sounds and introduced the pure sound ‘m’. We talked about how to write a ‘m’ sound, using the words; Maisie mountain mountain. Maybe you could look around the home for objects that begin with the ‘m’ sound.

We looked at the number 1 and where to find it on a number line. Can your child find a number 1 in your house? Can they count out 1 apple, 1 teddy or 1 spoon?

We looked at the colour black; how black is good to see some colours and how it makes other colours look darker. We enjoyed looking for objects in our dark den and reading books by torch light!

We talked about special days that some people celebrate in Britain; we talked briefly about     Diwali, Halloween and Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Night).

We have introduced our new topic ‘Is it shiny?’ and have opened a shiny shop in our maths area where everything is 1 pence!

Next week there is another cake sale on Friday, children can buy up to 2 cakes at 25p each at the end of the nursery session. Children do not need to bring money into nursery unless at

afterschool club and you wish your child to have a cake.

A date for your diary if it is not in already! Wednesday 6th December 2.30pm or Thursday 7th December 9 am. These are for our Early Years Nativity Play. Please come to one only due to

limited space.

Your child’s Learning Journey book will be available for you to look at next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after the morning and afternoon Nursery sessions. Please sign the accompanying slip and return the Learning Journey when you have finished.

Finally, we are really short of spare boys clothes aged 3-4. If you have any trousers in         particular that you have finished with, we would be very grateful if you would send them into Nursery.

Thank you for your support.

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Suzanne Cundick   Mrs Anna Leigh   Mrs Nicola Rowland          

Mrs Janice Jeng   Mrs Beth Handford     Mrs Jo Hardman