Early Years Unit Newsletter
Spring Term 2
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to the start of Spring Term 2. We have an exciting term planned ahead linked to our new topic ‘Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?’ The focus this term will be ‘Traditional Tales’ from different cultures. Our last week will include preparations for Easter.
The environment and staffing will continue to be organised to enable us to respond to the children’s interests immediately in order to gain the full value of each child’s curiosity and engagement. By skilfully meeting each child’s needs at the critical moment, learning and progress should take place. If you have any resources that you are happy to share to support this topic we would be very grateful.
P.E. Kits for Reception Please ensure that all items of kit-including pumps and the drawstring bag- are clearly labelled with your child’s name
Foundation Stage Fund
We would like to give a huge thank you to all the families who have been so generous and supported us by contributing to the fund last half term. The money enabled us to sample Chinese food; make fresh playdough each week including sensory and textured playdough; making pancakes and Chinese New year food tasting.Please support your children again this half term by donating £5, this can be done via the ‘Schoolmoney’ system. Thank you to the parents who have already paid for the whole year.
Please could we ask you to ensure that all items of uniform including shoes, water bottles, lunch boxes and spare clothes bags are clearly labelled with your child’s name. Inevitably, items are put on the wrong peg, left in the classroom or accidently go home with the wrong child. Clear labelling allows the children to become independent and enables us to find items quickly and return them to their owner.
Outdoor Play Bag
Please ensure your child has a waterproof coat, hat, scarf and gloves and wellingtons if possible for outdoor play. Due to lack of storage room wellingtons will need to be brought daily and taken home at the end of the session.
Dates for your diary:
Thursday 1st March-World Book Day. The children will be dressed as ‘Where’s Wally?’ characters.
(ie Stripy Top)
Monday 12th March- Nursery Smithills Farm Trip
Monday 19th March- Parents Evening 4-7pm
Wednesday 21st March- Parents Evening 4-7pm
Thursday 29th March- School Breaks for Easter. (School reopens – Monday 16th April)
Thank you in anticipation for your support and help.
The Early Years Team