Nursery Class Newsletter
Summer 1, 2023
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope that you had all had a wonderful Easter holiday with your families. The Nursery staff are looking forward to welcoming and working with the 4 new students who will be starting school on Monday the 24th of April.
We have 2 topics this first half of the summer term. These 2 topics are Plants and Dinosaurs. We will be continuing our learning about Plants, which is an Understanding the World topic in which we will learn more about plants and how they grow and produce food. Later in the term we will be focusing on a Literacy topic, where we will focus on descriptive language about these astounding, extinct creatures.
During the class Literacy lessons, we will read the books ’10 Seeds!”’, ‘The Tiny Seed’, ‘The Little Red Hen,’ ‘Dinosaur Roar!’ ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’ and ‘Stomp, Chomp, Big Roars, Hear Come the Dinosaurs.’
In Maths this half term, we will be focussing on the following concepts and skills.
We are now sending information home each week about the ideas that we are focussing on in Nursery carpet / teaching times. This is being posted on Tapestry each week and can be found in the documents section.
At the bottom of this letter are some ideas about activities that you could do with your child related to these focus ideas.
Now that the weather is getting warmer, please remember to bring a water bottle each day for your child. Please also ensure you’re your child has a jumper and a coat appropriate for the temperature and that is water proof if it is raining. As the temperature increases, please also apply sun cream to your child before they come
Every day we sing Nursery Rhymes. We use this site to back our singing.
Ask your child which songs they sing at Nursery and which songs they enjoy.
Understanding the World
Painted Lady Butterflies
Since late February, we have had caterpillars in Nursery. They came from Insect Lore and once they arrived they started gobbling the food at the bottom of the pot.
Quickly, they grew from under a centimeter until they were over 5 centimetres long.
As a class we looked at the plastic models of these Painted Lady Butterflies. This includes the egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly.
On Thursday the 23rd of March, 3 of the 5 caterpillars turned into chrysalis. During the weekend the final 2 caterpillars became chrysalis' too.
We are looking forward to these hatching and releasing our butterflies soon.
Understanding the World
This week we have an Easter themed sensory tray with green shredded paper to represent grass, chicks and rabbits with Easter baskets to collect eggs.
We are enjoying our play!