The children have settled very well into the nursery routine and are doing well to learn our class rules. They have started to make friends and it is great to see how they are confidently accessing the play resources.
The children’s learning experiences are being nurtured, both through the indoor and outdoor experiences that they encounter at nursery and they have happily adapted to the unpredictable weather. Some of their favourite things to do in the garden include playing in the mud kitchen and on the double slide and their perseverance in learning to pedal the trikes and mastering the scooters is very rewarding to watch!
As well as the free-choice activities on offer, the children are learning new rhymes related to our topics and are learning to take turns and play cooperatively with each other. They are also learning number and shape names too.
During Autumn 1, we were learning about what makes us happy and Autumn. After the half term holiday, the children will be learning about celebrations. This will include Remembrance Day and Christmas.
We would like to encourage more independence amongst the children, so please can you ensure your child is wearing joggers or trousers that are not tied at the waist and that they are able to pull up and down by themselves.
Also, we would like to remind you of the book changing period. Book bags are taken in on a Monday, they are then quarantined and new books are handed out on a Thursday.
We would like to thank you for adhering to the 2-metre distancing at the gates. However, could we please ask that all parents line up along the right or left side of the green fence and not in the centre of the footpath at the beginning and end of the nursery sessions, thank you.
Well done once again to all the children for settling so well, we are very proud of them all!
Nursery update: August 2020
We are looking forward to welcoming your child to nursery very soon.
Due to current government guidelines, we have had to make some changes to the way we will be welcoming you and your child to nursery.
Stay and Play Sessions
We will attempt to contact any parents who we were unable to speak to before the summer break during the first week of term to discuss any relevant information we should know about your child. It will also give you the opportunity to tell the staff anything about your child that will help them settle. Please note that the phone call will come from a private number.
We hope you have all had a lovely summer break and are looking forward to welcoming you to Westbourne in September.
We are so excited that you will be joining our nursery class at Westbourne and are looking forward to meeting you very soon. Please find below some useful information about the nursery.
You should have received a letter giving times and dates for our ‘Stay and Play’ sessions along with your child’s date to start nursery.
Please note that these dates might have to change depending on the government advice we are given regarding the opening of schools in September.
We will contact you if these dates have to change.
‘Stay and Play’ sessions give you and your child the opportunity to meet the staff, other children and parents. It also allows you and your child to spend time playing together in the new learning environment. This year, we won’t be making home visits, so these sessions will also be used for us to find out more information about your child, their needs and interests.
We would be very grateful if you could fill in the ‘All about Me’ booklet below and bring it with you to your child’s ‘stay and play’ session, thank you