Dear Parents and Carers,
This week we have been exploring the phonic sounds of ‘s’ ‘a’ and ‘t’. Each child has been given a phonics book which we have been using each day after registration to practices writing our phonics letters.
A lot of children have been talking about going to ‘big school’ this week so we set up the role play area as a school. The children have been writing registers, trying on school uniforms and have even been pretending to be their nursery teachers!
We have also been using junk modelling materials to create a giant robot, the children have all really enjoyed engaging in this activity and enjoyed listening to stories about robots.
Afternoon Provision :
We have taken full advantage of the weather this week, the majority of the activities have taken place outside! we looked at different types of buildings from sheds, to hotels to skyscrapers and attempted to build them with out outdoor construction blocks. The children also helped to make ‘warning’ posters for our construction site.
During PE, we have been playing different listening games this week. We have also been dancing to lots of different action songs where the children demonstrated excellent listening.
We have been working on our counting skills in the maths area, using 2 number cards, we have been identifying the shown number, counting out unifix cubes to match then adding them together.
For the half term home learning, we will be sending home an ‘art book’ made for your child. In the next available page, the home learning is to draw a picture of something from a different country and find out a fact about their chosen country. Please could you return these art books as soon as we return from the half term.
Photos of these activities or any other exciting news can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Day Teams:
On Friday the 14th June it is Sports Day! On this day, your child must still attend wearing their uniform however, they can wear a tshirt matching their teams colour! Sports Day teams will be your child’s key person groups. If Mrs Wood is your child’s key person, your child is part of the ‘Brilliant Blues’. If Mrs Short is your child’s key person, your child is part of the ‘Little Sunshines’ (yellow). If Miss Platt is your child’s key person, your child is part of the ‘Red Rockets’ and if your child’s key person is Miss White, your child will be part of the ‘ Lucky Clovers’ (Green). Mrs Seal’s key children have been divided up into the other key groups for sports day. We will let you know via your child’s green contact book which team they are on.
Sun Cream and Hats:
Please can we ask you send your children in with a sun hat labelled with your child’s name, It has been very hot this week and only a small number of children have been bringing hats. Please also make sure your child arrives at Nursery wearing sun cream.
September Starters at Tubbenden School:
Please note, on the 18th June from 9.30-10.30 there is a meeting for parents of children starting in Reception at Tubbenden in September.
Tuesday the 2nd July, Parents of children starting at Tubbenden in September are invited to a coffee morning and to bring their children along to meet their teacher. On this day we ask that you take your children straight to the ‘meet the teacher’ and not to Nursery first. When the session has finished, if you wish for your child to stay at Nursery, please bring your child to our entrance door where we will register them. Thank you for your cooperation.
Parents of Children Starting Different Primary Schools:
Please can we ask, when you receive dates for settling sessions at your child’s new primary school, please let us know so we can mark in our diary when they will be absent.
Sports For Champions:
On Monday 10th June, the school is being visited by Olympic Athlete, Ezekiel Ewulo who competed for Great Britain in the Long Jump. We have sent home sponsor forms for a circuit we will be completing with his help. on this day, children are invited to attend Nursery wearing sports gear or maybe their favourite teams’ kit. Please remember children must still wear black Velcro trainers.
Dates For your Diary:
Monday 27th May to Friday the 31st May Nursery will be closed for the May half term. We return Monday 3rd June.
Monday 10th June is our athlete visit.
Friday 14th June is Sports Day! Parents are welcome to join us on the field from 10.30-11.30 to cheer on your child and their key person groups! please note, sports day will be held in the morning only. on this day afternoon children are invited to join us for sports day from 10.30, they can then stay and have a packed lunch with us.
Tuesday 18th June from 9.30-10.30 there is a New entrants meeting for parents of children starting at Tubbenden in September.
Tuesday 2nd July from 9.30-10.30 children are invited to visit their new teacher’s and visit their new classes.
Tuesday 23rd July is the last day of term and also our end of term party! we will be having a bouncy castle, outdoor games and music and invite the parents to join us from 10.30 until lunch time to enjoy these activities with us. We also ask you send your child in with a packed lunch on this day so everybody can have a picnic on the field together. Again, afternoon children are invited for the morning as this event will only be taking place in the morning.
Here are some photos of this weeks activities:
Have a lovely half term, we look forward to seeing you on Monday 3rd June : )
The Tubbenden Nursery Team