Please click below for our spring term newsletter.
During the spring term in Nursery, we will be continuing to read a variety of fantastic poems, books and stories, many of which will contain rhyming, repetitive and rhythmic text.
Some of the stories your child will be retelling may sound very familiar, as we will be making up our own based on traditional tales! It would be wonderful if you could share with us any traditional songs and rhymes in home language that you have been singing with your children.
The change in the season and weather provides lots of learning opportunities outside, and we will be exploring snow and ice, freezing and melting. Using our mathematical skills, we’ll count snowflakes and stick the correct amount of buttons onto numbered snowmen, and talk about ways to keep ourselves warm. After that we’ll be looking at different types of buildings (including igloos!) and using our maths skills to count and order numbered houses and estimate how many bricks are in different towers.
Later in the term we will be moving on to books about animals, lifecycles and growing. We will read ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and talk about the conditions all living things need in order to grow and thrive. We will be planting some seeds and will practise our counting and measuring skills as we watch our plants grow, before sending them home for you to enjoy.
We will continue to record your child’s learning by uploading photos, videos and observations to Tapestry, a secure online learning journal. You will be able to access this on a computer or laptop, and also on any Apple or Android device such as a tablet or smartphone. You will be able to log on and view what your child has been up to in Nursery, and also instantly add your own photos and comments about learning that occurs at home. Another advantage is that you can show your child’s online learning journal to members of the family. We will be inviting new parents to a meeting about Tapestry shortly, but please feel free to ask a member of staff for more information.
We recognise that your child learns best when school and parents work together in partnership, so we would like to thank you for your ongoing support.
Miss Stevenson and Mrs Hothi