This week we have begun to navigate the tricky world of reading and writing in English, with our Read Write Inc. phonics sessions.
We will be learning 2/3 letter sounds per week in a fun and pacy way. Each letter we learn has a handwriting rhyme to help with the correct formation of the letters. But please note at the moment we are more focused on hearing, saying and recognising the sounds correctly, rather than forming them. However, the children will have opportunities to practise writing these and we will also be sending home letter formation sheets every Friday to practise at home if you and your child so wish.
This week we have started with ‘m’ and ‘a’. M is a long sound (stretchy consonant, mmmm) and a is a short sound (bouncy vowel a, a, a). It is important to ensure that when we are saying the words we do not add an extra sound (e.g. mmmm not ‘muh’) as this confuses things later on when the children move on to blending the sounds to read words.
Any questions please feel free to ask.
We are so looking forward to sharing our hard work with you in our Foundation Stage Performance “Away in a Manger” on Wednesday and Thursday.
Please remember to send your child in wearing black bottoms. We will be changing tops so any top from home is fine.
The timings are: 10:30 am on Wednesday and 1:45 on Thursday. We will be starting promptly at these times so please make sure you’re here on time. We will be opening the doors a few minutes before the show starts.
We are selling lucky programmes this year for £1. Two programmes from each performance will win a prize, so don’t forget to bring some change. Monies raised will go towards resources for the classrooms.
There will be a short time for photo opportunities at the end of the performances but please be aware we need to clear the hall for lunches so may be leading the children out promptly after the show.
Immediately after the performance on Wednesday, Nursery am children may be collected from the normal doors. Immediately after the Thursday show children may be collected from the normal doors.
Thanks for your support and we hope you enjoy the show.
The Nursery team
We are so pleased that we are finally using our wonderful new play area and climbing equipment! The children have been very patient and are loving the new space.
We are awaiting for a final piece of work to be completed before we can officially declare the garden open, and we are hoping this will happen before December.
Thanks to everyone who has helped with the fundraising so far! It’s been a mammoth task and all your support has been appreciated.
If anyone can make use of any of the green rolls of Astro please help yourself to them at the top of the garden.
Lastly, please do not let children play on the equipment before or after school.
The Nursery Team
At nursery, we operate an ‘open door policy’ and aim to make ourselves available to talk with you about your child as needed. However we do realise this isn’t always possible and so would like to offer some afternoons next week where staff will be able to meet with you.
In line with the school, on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon we will be available. If you wish to come in and chat with us please speak to your child’s key worker to arrange a time.
The Nursery Team