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Growing Together


Autumn Term 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to Mulberry Class after the Summer break. We hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and now the children are ready for exciting learning we have planned for them. We promise that it is going to be fun! The children are settling in really well and getting to know the staff, their new friends and the routine. Please make sure that your child arrives and is collected on time, and has a bag of labelled spare clothes to leave in the Nursery.

This term we are going to focus on developing our independence and self-help skills, forming new friendships, looking after the Nursery as well as improving our listening and attention abilities. We are going to do that in a fun and exciting way, by following children’s interests and fascinations and incorporating them in our daily activities. We will explore dinosaur world, go on pirate adventures to hunt for long-lost treasure, learn about the world around us and what changes can be observed in Autumn, any many more exiting things-depending on the children’s interests as they develop.

The table below outlines how you can support your child at home across all areas of learning:

  How you can support your child at home
Communication and language It is important to talk to your child and to share stories every day either in English or in your home language. It will help them learn new vocabulary and develop their communication skills. You can help them change book bags every day and choose books they enjoy. Join your local library and borrow books regularly. Don’t be afraid to read the same story over and over again- your child will benefit from it.  
Self-help Skills Children can be very independent providing we have high expectations of them. Please encourage your child to put on their own coat and shoes before going out, change into pyjamas at bedtime. Teach them how to use a toilet and wash hands. Make sure they tidy up their toys after they finish playing with them.
Physical Development We will be focusing on physical development a lot as it is vital for your child’s general wellbeing and learning, including writing. Children will be able to access the outdoor classroom throughout the session and encouraged to develop both their gross and fine motor skills through a wide range of exciting activities including PE sessions and ‘Funky fingers’. Please take your child outside as much as possible and let them run, climb and explore. At this age they should spent outside about three hours each day!

Please feel free to talk to the staff if you have any queries or concerns about your child or to share observations of your child from home. We would love to hear from you if you have any skills or talents you would be willing to share with the children such as cooking, storytelling or building. It would be a great way of enriching children’s learning and bringing real life experiences to Nursery.

Thank you for your continued support. We are looking forward to an exciting and busy Autumn Term!

Ela and Stephanie. 

Documents - please click to open

pdf.gif: Nursery Welcome Pack

Nursery Welcome Pack

File size: 565KB (PDF File)

pdf.gif: 'Welcome to the Nursery' presentation

'Welcome to the Nursery' presentation

File size: 525KB (PDF File)

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