So far we have had a great start to the half term. We are all very pleased with how the children have returned to Nursery after the half term break, well rested, focused and ready to learn.
This half term our topic is Colour and Celebrations, focusing on bonfire night, Remembrance Day, Diwali and not forgetting Christmas! As always, these topics may change due to the children’s interests. We believe children learn best through their interests and ideas. Attached is a copy of the Topic Web with some further ideas of activities we may cover over the half term. Hopefully we will be able to fit in a local visit to the post box to post of Santa letters.
We are changing a number of our displays and as such ask for your help. The first is our maths display. We ask if you can take a photograph of your child next to their house number as we are starting to look at recognising some numerals in the environment and of significance to them. Please talk to your child about their house number, if it is long please talk about the digits that make up the number. The second display is our world map. We will be looking at countries and where we live and where things happen over the year. But if you have family or close friends living abroad please could you let us know who and where they are, so we can add this information to our map. Again, a photograph would be great but not essential.
Lastly a few reminders.
PE is still going to be on Mondays in the hall. The children will now be taking off shoes and socks for dance so if they can wear socks and velcro/slip on shoes rather than tights and laces this would help with their independence.
Show and share is on Tuesdays still for the whole class. Children share in their key groups. They are welcome to bring in anything they wish, if it fits in their tray great! If not it can be kept safe in the cupboard. This is a really good opportunity for the children to chat with their friends and develop their communication skills.
Story sacks will start up again this week and we are grateful to those beginning returned prompt on Tuesdays and it is really nice to read all the comments in the books. Please take care in looking after these, as they were expensive to set up and if things go missing it means we will not have enough for everyone to take one home. If pieces to games particularly, go missing we may have to start charging for missing pieces to help cover costs of replacing things. School budgets are very tight!
Thank you for all the cooking money/messy play donations, this half term the recommended donation is £3.50.
Lastly look out for Ben the bear, he will start to come home this half term!
Friday 30th November – 10.30 Christmas decoration making open morning parents/carers welcome (Nursery only)
Saturday 1st December – 2.00 – 4.00 Christmas Fair
Friday 14th December – 10.30 Nursery Christmas Singalong for Families
The Nursery Team
EYFS Nursery Lunch Club
At Priors Wood we offer a Lunch Club for the Nursery children.
Lunch club is from 11:45- 12:45 and costs £3.50. Lunch is provided by the parents/carers.
Lunch club can book booked on the School Gateway app.