Sunday, 9 December 2012

Reception and Nursery Newsletter 10.12.12

Term:  Autumn 2                        Date 10.12.12

Many thanks for all your support as we settle the children into our new building. In the New Year, when we have completed the move, we will invite parents in to come and look around.  Over the next two weeks, Nursery and Reception will be working together, completing our topic ‘Celebrations’. We will be continuing our Christmas activities and developing an understanding of the real meaning of Christmas. Your child will be taking part in the following activities.

Personal, Social and Emotional
  • We will be continuing to share ‘The Christmas Story’ and discussing why we celebrate Christmas and completing a sequencing activity.
  • Practising our Christmas concert.
  • Decorating the Christmas tree.
Communication and Language
  • The children in Reception still need to be bringing in their reading books daily. We are starting a reward system to praise the children who regularly read at home to an adult.
  • Playing on the bikes, with the hoops and balls.
  • Writing our names encouraging correct pencil grip.
  • We will be continuing our daily phonics sessions.
  • Continuing to write messages to go in their Christmas cards.
  • Writing a letter to Father Christmas.
  • Christmas mark making activities.
  •  Making paper chains, focusing on repeating patterns.
  • Making Christmas tree pictures out of different sized triangles.

Understanding of the World
  • Making Calendars.
  • Free use of our new computers.
Expressive Arts and Design
  • Stocking collages.
  • Christmas card designs.
  • Please follow Broadford on Facebook (remember to press the ‘like’ button) and twitter.  We update the Early Years blog regularly with photos and information.
  • Please fill in your home/school learning books this week.  
This half terms homework theme is Celebrations and Special days.  Please make a collage of any special family events such as parties, weddings and special occasions and any great days out.  Your collage can be a mixture of drawings, photos, train tickets, leaflets etc…
Please return any homework from the week beginning 10/12/12.
We look forward to listening to your child/children sharing their special times.

Thank you for your continued support.