Dear parent / guardian,
Welcome to our Nursery and Reception class! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer, my name is Miss Lewis and I’m very excited to be teaching your children this year! I have had a range of experiences in the Foundation Phase and can’t wait to have a year full of fun, learning and lots of exciting activities. In our class we are extremely lucky to have the fabulous Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Whitely and the lovely Miss McDermott, who will all be supporting the children with their learning.
What a lovely start to year we’ve had already! The children have enjoyed learning to be independent in choosing their own play-based activities for some child-led learning. Throughout this year your children will continue to access a great variety of engaging activities to promote a love of learning and improve their independence. These activities will often cover more than one area of learning, such as:
- Expressive Arts
- Language, Literacy and Communication
- Science and Technology
- Mathematics and Numeracy
- Health and Wellbeing
Already our class has been busy at work, activities have included creating some beautiful self-portraits, lovely name cards, and they have been practicing their number recognition and counting skills, as well as learning about their emotions.
We can also look forward to an exciting topic, “All About Me” which is based on the story “Owl Babies”. Children will be learning about themselves, families, habitats, their senses and light and dark, this story and topic will ensure that we have some great opportunities for indoor and outdoor learning. Children will also be having lots of fun learning to recognise numbers with number hunts and games, recognising shapes and creating pictures using shapes, as well as practicing our name writing.
Furthermore, we ask that children come into school prepared for daily outdoor learning activities by wearing their active uniform and a cosy, waterproof coat. The active uniform is also essential for P.E. which is on a Tuesday and Forest school on a Monday.
On offer in our outdoor area, we have a role-play area, sand, water, painting, mud kitchen, a music area, construction and creative activities.
During the first term your child will bring home a reading book for you to share with them. This will be a text-less book with pictures for your child to discuss with you, your child should be encouraged to retell the story by looking at the pictures. Please could you ensure this is brought back to school every Monday ready for the books to be changed. I would recommend buying a book bag for 50p to be able to keep books and reading records tidy.
Please can we remind you to put your child’s name in all items of their uniform, including shoes and coats. It is inevitable that the children will take items of their uniform off for dressing up, painting or in the hot weather. Names will help to ensure that items of clothing won’t get lost.
Thank you for your continued support!
Miss Remi Lewis