Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Nursery Newsletter 12.3.17

Term: Spring 2                     Date: 12.3.2017

Dear Parents,

      As the weather is set to be dry we are going to have a bonfire around the built in fire pit this week. The children will be singing songs and toasting marshmallows. The children will also have the chance to stroke and meet a real rabbit on Wednesday as our story of the week is 'Little Rabbit Foo Foo'.
This Newsletter can be seen on the Broadford Primary School Facebook Page and the EYFS Blog which you can reach from the school website. If you follow the school Facebook page you will see lots of blogs including photos of the children's time in Nursery.

                 This week we are focusing on the story 'Little Rabbit Foo Foo'

Personal, Social and Emotional:
We are encouraging the children to talk to other children when playing and create their own games. We are encouraging the children to identify the feelings of characters in stories and talk about feelings.
Communication and Language/Literacy:
We are encouraging the children to learn Nursery Rhymes and join in with actions to help them re-tell these. We are focusing on learning the rhymes ''Little Bo Peep'' and "Little Rabbit Foo Foo" this week. They are encouraged to listen carefully to adults telling the rhymes and say the missing words. We are pointing our rhyming words in rhymes and stories and encouraging the children to hear how words rhyme. Some children are now continuing a rhyming string.. e.g. what could we put with frog and dog.... 'a log'.
The children are always encouraged to use the correct tenses and word endings when talking e.g. "I slid down the slide." "I found a pretty bead." "Soon it will be my Birthday." Please continue to model this at home. Encourage the children to talk to you in full sentences and share their ideas.
Physical Development:
The children are developing their throwing skills with large foam vortex.
We are focusing on ensuring children are able to hold scissors correctly and are enjoying daily
'Dough Disco' sessions to develop the muscles in the children's fingers.
This week we are focusing on the children's number recognition and the ability to count objects accurately. The children will be working on their individual targets in their play.
Expressive Art and Design
The children have a range of soft and fluffy materials so they can create their own rabbit pictures.

Learning Challenge
Thank you for the Learning Challenge's we received last half term. We have a new challenge for this half term listed below:

Each half term we will be setting our pupils a challenge related to their learning. We believe that it is important for us to provide guidance for parents on how their children's learning can be extended at home.
The learning challenge will include either a nursery rhyme, famous person, illustration or a piece of music. Please talk to your child about the challenge and help them to engage in their learning. The children can choose how they present their learning challenge outcomes to their teacher or class.
Poem/Song to learn: 5 Little Ducks 
Five little ducks went swimming one day,
Over the hills and far away,
Mummy duck said quack, quack, quack, quack....
and four little ducks came swimming back.
(Repeat down to zero).
Talk to your children about the farm and animals you may find on a farm. It is important they can group animals such as jungle, under the sea, farm, insects. You could help your child create a painting of their favourite animal and find out some fun facts.

Nursery Rhyme
1.      Learn it off by heart.
2.      Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
We have read some of Julia Donaldson's books to the children now. You could read the stories such as 'Monkey Puzzle', 'What the Lady Bird Heard' or 'Squash and a Squeeze'. 
The children could draw/paint a picture of their favourite character or part of the story.
You could even learn a story song, look at this website for ideas:

If you would like to contact a member of the EYFS team via email the address is eyfs@broadford.havering.sch.uk
Kind regards,
The Nursery Team

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