Welcome to Nursery at Greenleas Derwent Road. It has been lovely to meet you all and I'm really pleased that we have had the opportunity to do this, despite it all being a little different due to the current situation. We've had lots of very enthusiastic children entering through our doors this week!
Our topic this half term is 'Good to be me!'. We shall be sharing a range of stories and taking part in lots of activities related to how special they are and what makes them who they are. We will also be looking at non-fiction books related to this topic and about the season of Autumn. In Maths we will be working on counting and number recognition, progressing to ordering and 1:1 correspondence counting. During this term (and throughout their time in Nursery) we have a huge emphasis on enhancing the children's social skills such as turn taking, listening and sharing. We also work on the skills that the children need to become independent learners.
All children need is a bookbag for their works of art, clearly named and with one key ring attached so it is easily identifiable. Your child will also need a named water bottle so that they can access it at any time. Milk will be provided so please ensure that you sign up for this on our website. The children will also be taking part in a weekly forest school session in all weathers, as well as accessing our grass bank area other times during the week. Therefore they will need a named pair of wellies to be kept at school. Some parents like to also send in waterproofs/puddlesuits for their children for our forest school sessions, however if you wish to do so please ensure that your child is able to put this on and remove it themselves.
Due to the current circumstances, we will inform you when we can start planning events and will hopefully be able to welcome you into school in the near future. Please respect the guidance that we have in place to keep your children safe. We currently have the one-way system in the playground to ensure appropriate social distancing, please adhere to rules and remember to wait patiently!