We have a very busy and exciting summer term ahead of us, Nursery staff are looking forward to working with you and your child.

During this term we will continue to guide, care and support your child with their learning and development. Our aim continues to be to ensure every child has an enriching Nursery curriculum that will provide them with the best possible start to school life.

Our topic this term is ‘New Life’, where we will look closely at life cycles, growth and changes over time.

Our children take great pride of their Nursery environment, both indoors and outdoors. We are hoping to continue to see many more changes this term in our garden as we plan to scatter wild flower seed, plant sunflowers, and various vegetables including potatoes, beans, peas and a selection of berries. We will use what we have grown to promote healthy eating and will have activities based around making healthy choices and keeping fit.

We are hoping that we will be able to use what we have grown to develop mathematical awareness through counting and measuring as we also grow bean stalks and sunflowers. We wonder who will grow the tallest sunflower.

Our parents/carers will be kept up to date on a regular basis through our electronic system of ‘Tapestry’. Parents are vital educators along with ourselves and we love to see the exciting learning that happens at home. Through Tapestry we share home experiences during show and tell and the children really enjoy sharing their pictures with their friends.

Many of our children will be making their transition to school at the end of this term and we are continuing to work towards their school readiness. We plan to do this through continuing to hold joint activity days in Reception, inviting parents/carers to transition meetings (dates to follow), continuing to invite children to stay for school dinner and for the children to have regular visits to Reception with their key worker to meet their new teacher.

Hopefully the weather will improve and we can continue to use our outdoor area to its full potential. Therefore we ask that sun cream is applied to children before school and a labelled bottle of suncream is kept in school bags to reapply if needed. Children must bring a sun hat which has their name on it.

We look forward to see the children grow and flourish this term and look forward to share their experiences. If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Nursery Team.