Welcome to Nursery.
Your teachers are Mrs Stevens and Mrs Cox
Welcome to your child's first year in Nursery! Each morning we have a healthy fruit snack. If you would like your child to have milk during this time, please inform the office. Please could you provide your child with a named water bottle. These will be taken home at the end of every morning and should only have water in them. Your child needs named wellington boots and plimsolls that can be left in school. This means that they can use the sand pit and mud kitchen as well the rest of our outdoor area, especially on rainy days! In Nursery, the children have access to the outdoor area everyday, whatever the weather. This gives them plenty of opportunities to develop their gross motor skills. Please make sure your child has spare clothes (socks, underwear, skirt/trousers and t-shirt) in school every day, ideally in a named plastic bag. Unfortunately, due to COVID we are unable to allow toys and personal items from home in. If your child would like to share something from home, I'd recommend putting it on to tapestry (either as a video or a picture) and we can share it in class.
Your child will be able to take a book home each day from the book corner if they have a book bag with them. Please share a story with your child each evening and ask them questions about the pictures and characters. When the book is returned, it is kept in quarantine for 72 hours before being available to choose again. We will send books that link to the phonics we are learning on an individual basis, when each child is ready. These will support your child to practise their story telling, blending and segmenting. Some books may not have words in them and these are a great resource to use to improve own story telling and predictions.
If your child needs to be away from school due to COVID quarantining or illness, the home learning will be loaded on Tapestry and will be grouped in weekly sections. If you have any problems with Tapestry (log in or unsure how to use etc) please use this email, firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with me. I will check it once per day and will reply within 48 hours. If you would like to speak to me urgently, please call the school office and leave a message. I will then call you when I am able.
You can find our school reading books on the Oxford Owl website. The username is - micklem and the password is - thanks.
Mrs Stevens and Mrs Cox