Nursery News 27th Sept

Nursery News 27.9.19

A BIG thank you for your support with our new ‘lining up’ routine this week. We were a bit nervous about what might happen! Now we are feeling much more confident, we have been pleasantly surprised to observe how the children have responded.

We have also started our directed Phonics teaching this week and the children have been amazing at this! We have sent out a copy of our Alphabet Chant- the song we sing at the beginning of each Phonic lesson. This week we have learnt the chant for A – F. We will continue with this next week, learning how to pronounce the sounds correctly, how to hear the sound in a word- starting with initial sounds, and how to blend sounds in a word together to hear the whole word.

Our theme in the classroom is changing next week to ‘If You Go Down to the Woods Today’. This theme is set to last until the end of half term. Below details some of the things your child will be learning.


Goldilocks and the Three Bears

A New Chair for Baby Bear

The First Signs of Autumn

Pip’s Leaf Trouble

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Songs and Rhymes

When Goldilocks Went to the House of the Bears

There Were Ten in the Bed

Autumn Leaves are Falling Down

I Hear Thunder


Baby Bear Bread

Power- up Porridge

Leaf mobiles

Story Mapping

Teddy bear picnic

Autumn walk


Dates for your diary


Show and Tell a Teddy Bear – please can children bring a bear from home.



Catherine Marsden, a local Health Visitor, will be in the class from 11.45 am- for any parents who have a concern or wish to discuss something development or health related.



Autumn Walk – please send your children dressed in preparation to get muddy!



Harvest Festival Lunch – we will be going to the hall for lunch and you will be able to book a school dinner for this day! Our morning session will finish slightly later at 12. 15 pm. Please watch out for a booking form in book bags!



Show and Tell an Autumn Object – please can children bring something that represents Autumn.


25. 10.19

Class visit to Thirsk Library – we need two volunteers to help us walk there and back. We will be leaving at 9.15 am, returning for 11. 15 am. Could you help?



Thank you to all those who have shared a story or a song at home each night, and for recording this in the reading record. Your children love to talk with us about what you have done together, and some children are then sharing their story with their friends- taking on the role of ‘reader’. This is brilliant practise for ‘the real thing’.


Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Wall, Miss O’Brien and Miss Wood