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Nursery Newsletter Spring term 2020


Happy New Year!  


We would like to welcome you back to school for our exciting Spring term.


During the Autumn term the children settled in well and started to make super progress.  The children performed fantastically in our Christmas Nativity and made us all very proud. We finished off the year with a fantastic pantomime of Sleeping Beauty and we had lots of fun at our Christmas party (We hope Santa is feeling better).


We will be continuing with our daily carpet sessions where we focus on phonics, numbers and shapes, stories, and speaking and listening.  It would help with your child’s progress if you would continue to read at home and please make sure that children bring their book bag to school every day.


Below are the topics we are focussing on this term. We also consider the interests of the children and provide activities that further develop these.




  • Our favourite toys                                                
  • Looking at toys old and new



  • Investigating changes in the environment
  • Dressing for the weather


Life cycle of a Frog

  • How do creatures change and grow?
  • Investigating the life cycle of a frog



  • Real bears
  • Bear stories


Farm Animals

  • Baby animal names
  • Farm animal stories



  • Chinese New Year
  • The Easter Story
  • Mothers day


Mrs Suthern and Mrs Bickley


Reception Newsletter Spring term 2020


Happy New Year everyone and a very warm welcome back.

Reception had a fantastic Autumn term settling in and delivered some fantastic work. Everyone has made progress within the class which has been wonderful to see.

We have a very busy Spring term coming up.

In Maths we are learning about number recognition, number bonds, 2D and 3D shapes and spatial awareness. We have done brilliantly with our Maths so far and look forward to progressing throughout the term.

In English we are using the story “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”. Throughout English we will be re-telling the story through ‘Talk for Writing’. We will be continuing to develop our letter formation and will be learning to use adjectives (describing words) and nouns (names of things). We will also be writing instructions and lists.

We are continuing with our Phonics every day. It would help with your child’s progress if you would continue to read at home and please remember to bring book bags in to school every day.

We are learning about transport this term in Science and look forward to trying out some great experiments. We also have our wonderful continuous provision areas where children can build on their communication and language, social development and understanding the world.

We are really excited for the term and look forward to making even more progress.

Mr Bowden

Miss Robinson and Mrs McWhinnie



Feed the birds

How many birds can you see in your garden?

Investigating Nature

We love being outside and exploring nature.  We use books and word banks to find and identify flowers, plants and birds and label them.
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The Troll  has come to visit

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The Troll will be coming home with every child in Reception.  He has a bag with a camera in, so you can take photos of what you get up to and a jotter book and pencils and pencil crayons so you can write about all the fun you had and draw a lovely picture.  Take good care of him and please make sure he comes back the next day so somebody else can take him home.

Rainbow Challenges!

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Look at how well our Nursery children are doing completing their challenges!

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We have harvested our sunflower seeds and we are going to keep them safe until spring.  That's a long time to wait!  What will we do with them then?


Phonics is the foundation for children beginning their reading journey. In Reception we follow the scheme created by Read Write Inc. Through Read Write Inc children can build on letter formation while learning to read.


Please view the video below to see the Read Write Inc pronunciation of sounds.


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All of the children really enjoy sharing books and retelling stories.


Please read with your child as often as you can to help them become familiar with storytelling and reading. Reception children also have reading records for you to fill in each time you read together.

Phonics Guidance for Parents

Foundation Stage Family Learning

Our Family Learning Sessions will be up and running again soon.  Watch this space...