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Welcome to our Nursery Class Page

Autumn Term 1 2019

In the Autumn term the children will be becoming familiar with the boundaries and expectations of the setting. We will be helping your children feel confident to access resources and try new and challenging things.  We plan and set out learning opportunities based on the children’s interests and we would appreciate your input and ideas.

Whilst believing that children learn best by taking account of their current interests, we ensure that we cover all seven areas of the Early Years curriculum, both inside and out, every day. Staff support and extend children in their self-motivated play. Staff observe, extend play and record progress.

Number ‘Stay and Play’

Friday 11th October 8.45-9.30am and/or 12.30-1.15pm

Come and spend some time with your child having fun with numbers!

Sing 5 little monkeys swinging in the tree or print with numbers and shapes.

Cooking

Volunteers are needed to cook with the children on a Thursday. The children love having their parents and carers in to help and to share their different family meals. Please speak to one of the staff if you think you can help. So far this term the children have made some amazing banana bread.

WOW

We have a ‘wow’ board in the classroom which you are very welcome to use to celebrate your child’s achievements such as brushing their teeth themselves, being kind to a friend or trying new foods.

Weekly Parent/Carer Reading

Fridays 8.45-9.30am and 12.30-1.00pm

Come and spend some time with your child having fun reading old and new favourite books.

Class Toy

We like to send our class toy home with a different child each week. This is a very popular treat and causes great excitement. The toy will be given out on a Friday so that it can spend the weekend with your child. Please record some of the things you did in the book and return the toy on Monday so that your child can share what they did with the class.

Birthdays

We have lots of birthdays coming up this half term and we know parents like to celebrate their child’s special day with their nursery friends. Please could parents avoid bringing in sweets as we are encouraging healthy eating. If you do want to share your child’s special occasion at school, please come 5 minutes early at pick up time so that you can give out individual sized treats with your child. (Remember no nuts)

Lunches

The full time children have been enjoying eating their lunch in nursery. Please make sure your child brings their lunch in a separate bag and places it in the lunch crate. Kilmorie encourages healthy eating. Please make sure your child has either a sandwich, wrap, pasta, rice or similar healthy dish. You could also include finger foods such as cucumber, carrots or cut up fruit.

Our Learning Ethos

We strongly believe that you, at home and we, at school, are laying the foundations of all future learning. With this in mind we plan carefully to promote the characteristics of learning set out in the Early Years curriculum and to develop the qualities of ‘The Kilmorie Child’, which are encouraged throughout the school by all staff.  These characteristics of learning are being respectful, independent, innovative, empathetic and curious learners who can collaborate and cooperate.

Whilst believing that children learn best by taking account of their current interests, we ensure that we cover all seven areas of the Early Years curriculum, both inside and out, every day. Staff support and extend children in their self-motivated play. Staff observe, extend play and record progress.

The Nursery Sessions

In the morning the Nursery door will be open from 8.45am until 9.10am. If you have an older sibling at the school we would suggest you drop off your Nursery child first, once settled. The afternoon session begins at 12.30pm and the gate will close at 12.45pm

Each day we will be opening the door to end the session at 11.35am and at 3.20pm to allow parents time to collect older siblings. Thank you all for being very prompt at drop off and collection times. However, if you are unavoidably late, please call the school so we can reassure your child. It is likely they will be taken across to wait in the office.

Parents and carers should help their child to find their name on entering nursery and encourage them to put it on the board near the cloakroom. Then they need to find their peg and hang their coat up. Book bags need to be left by the door in the labelled boxes and lunch bags in the crates. At the end of the session please retrieve your book bag from the box outside the classroom.

And finally…

  • Please make sure that your child wears sensible, easy to get on and off shoes and clothes to Nursery. Remember they are likely to get dirty so please don’t send them in special clothes.
  • Please send your child in with appropriate outer wear as we go outside in all weathers.
  • Please make sure that your child’s clothes are labelled so that if they get lost we know whom they belong to. Bring a spare set of clothes for your child whilst they’re settling. Full time children can leave a spare bag of clothes on their peg and part time will need to take their bag home due to space restrictions.
  • Please change your child’s book at the beginning of their session either on a daily, weekly basis or according to your child’s.
  • If your child is going home with someone else, please let a member of staff know. If you forget, please make sure that you phone the school to let us know.
  • Please let us know immediately if anyone in the family has Chicken Pox, Measles or other viral illness.
  • If your child has sickness or diarrhoea please keep them at home for 48 hours afterwards.
  • If you have any questions/concerns please come and speak to one of us at the first opportunity.
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