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Monday 20th May 2019





Dear Parents/ Carers,


Health and Fitness week

Children will be taking part in sports activities across the school all week! We will be learning a dance, doing aerobics, going on the climbing frame, playing netball, football, parachute games and more!  

Please ensure children are wearing suitable clothing e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings, shorts and t-shirt and trainers. 

We also ask that you bring in a named water bottle for your child so that they can take these with them to their activities. These can stay in Nursery and we will ensure children have fresh water each day. 


Dates for the Diary this half term

Thursday 23rd May - Polling Day - nursery will be closed

Monday 27th- Friday 31st May - half term - Nursery is closed



This half term we will be learning about 'healthy eating and growing' and this week we are learning about the story Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne. 


This week we are learning:


* Personal, Social and Emotional development 

We will be thinking about how we can help our friends if they are feeling upset. We will also be playing a turn-taking game in our key groups. 

* Physical development

We have started 'Dough disco' using play-dough at home time, the link to the video is below. We will be using small and large balls in the outdoor area to practice catching and throwing. 

* Communication and Language 

We will be listening to the story Handa's Surprise and retelling the story in our groups. We will also be retelling the story through small world props.   

* Maths

We will be using prepositional language to describe where objects are e.g. under, over, next to. 

* Literacy

We will be joining in with repetitive phrases in stories and talking about the marks that we make. We are also retelling stories that we hear. 

* Phonics

We will be listening to the sounds in words such as cat, bed, dog and blending those sounds to hear the word. We will do this through a game with a robot who can only say word sounds. 

Understanding of the World

We will be learning about bread and how it is made. 

* Music

We will be creating movement to the sounds of instruments. 

* Role play 

We will be role playing schools/teachers and we now have a healthy food cafe. The children are also enjoying dressing up in costume and acting out new roles.  



Our school warning system.

This is in place for children who do not follow the school rules and if they receive three warnings they will have 3 minutes of thinking time. We will talk to you if your child has thinking time so that we can work together to support them in following the school rules consistently. 


Our school rules are:

1. To listen to adults

2. Use kinds words.

3. Use gentle hands



Our P.E sessions will be on a Friday. The children will alternate between yoga and games/physical skills in the school gym. Please ensure that children wear suitable clothing e.g. tracksuit, leggings (no tights) and have their plimsolls in school.


Book bags

Children will have a book bag with a book and reading record. Please share the book with your child as often as possible, write a comment in the reading record and return to school each Wednesday. Books will be changed and sent home every Friday. 


Thank you for your continued support and partnership, 


Miss Howard, Mrs Balkhu, Mrs Glowala, Miss Horan & Miss Penny


Play dough disco | Fine Motor Development | If you're happy and you know it

A fun playdough disco song to develop fine motor control and coordination - get your kids ready for writing!
Easy to follow playdough disco routine which is 3 minutes long. Sing along with the music, squeezing, rolling and splatting!

Nursery Planning

End of Year Maths Targets