Nursery: 3-4 Year Olds

Welcome to Term 6

As the weather gets warmer, please provide your child with sunscreen, a sun hat and a labelled bottle of water. If you would like us to apply sunscreen after lunch, please provide a labelled bottle for us to use.

We are working this term on transition to Reception for those children moving on in September. Now is the time to look out for information from your child’s new school about stay and play sessions and meet the teacher meetings.

As ever, thank you for your continued support and patience during this time – we are all aware of how hard it is not being able to chat at the beginning or the end of the day as we usually would. We are always at the end of a phone call if you would like a chat or have any concerns.

The Nursery Team

This term we will be focusing on settling back into routines and playing alongside friends again. We will also be spending lots of time in the outdoor classroom and at the trim trail. If you can, please bring in wellies and waterproof clothing. We will be going to the outdoor classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If you would like to find out more about schemas, please visit the following websites:

www.eureka.org.uk/schemas

www.rainbow-nursery.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/schemas.pdf

The adults in our class this term are: 

Mondays: Louise, Sally, Barb and Maria

Tuesdays: Louise, Sam, Barb and Maria

Wednesdays: Louise, Sam, Barb and Maria

Thursdays: Louise, Sam, Sally and Maria

Fridays: Louise, Sam, Sally and Maria

Home Learning

We will be playing weekly in the wooded area and encouraging the children to notice the changes in Autumn and winter You could support your child by taking to them about the changing leaves and the different colours that they can see or perhaps encouraging your child to notice the weather every day. A nice activity could be to make an autumn leaf picture.

Dates for the Diary

Weds 23rd June—Rags to Riches collection (bags of unwanted clothes and shoes)
Thurs 24th June—PTFA Picnic on the Playground
Mon 28th June—Sponsored Walk/Obstacle Course
Tues 20th July—Last day of term

Packed Lunches

We have asked that all Nursery children bring in a packed lunch until further notice.  Please ensure it is healthy, balanced and varied. Please see below some information on the range of healthy foods to provide and remember that NUTS are NOT ALLOWED, chocolate bars are not allowed, grapes need to be cut in half and there should only be one sugary snack. Please take the time to check the sugar content of yogurt drinks and snacks as it is very easy for your child to be consuming more than their daily intake of sugar without you realising. As a rule of thumb, foods that are unprocessed and fresh contain less sugar and artificial colours and flavours.​

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes

Makaton

Gemma has kindly made this Makaton video for our parents! We use Makaton in our Nursery to help with communication and understanding.  Why not watch and have a try!

Look at what we have been doing!

Term 5

Wood chip!

We had a tip load of wood chip delivered to spruce up our outdoor classroom. Some of the nursery children helped to wheel it in! 

We have been enjoying exploring our Outdoor Classroom!

Term 2

Our Nativity

The children have really enjoyed putting our Nativity show together.  We hope that you enjoy it!  

Morning Play:  We plan resources and activities following on from the children’s interests and learning.  Usually, the adults would be engaging and encouraging the children to talk to each other and develop their play.  We have tried to keep quiet so that you can take a peek at what your children are doing as soon as you leave them in the morning!

We have been developing our physical skills using activities like dough disco!  Come and watch us or even join in at home!

Fancy Dress Day