I am so excited to welcome you to Nursery, at The Priory Primary School. My name is Mrs Scrivens, and I will be your class teacher. Miss Laywood is your teaching assistant, and Miss Nicholls is your apprentice teaching assistant.
We are sad that because of the nasty germs we haven’t been able to meet you all before starting with us, so I want to let you know a little bit about what Nursery will look like this year.
You will be asked to wear a school uniform like the rest of the children at the school:
- A navy-blue school logo jumper/cardigan
- A white school logo polo shirt with a collar.
- Grey trousers/skirt/pinafore. (Joggers can be worn for boys who are still toilet training)
- White/grey socks.
- Black Velcro shoes (No laces)
Please bring with you a little bag with a spare change of clothes in it, a water bottle, wipes if you need them, and a sun hat. Make sure you bring your coat with you in case it's rainy when we go outside.
You may also wish to bring into Nursery, a pair of slippers to feel comfortable in our classroom, and a pair of wellies to wear when we take part in outdoor learning.
PLEASE ASK YOUR GROWN-UP TO PUT YOUR NAME ON EVERYTHING SO YOU DON’T LOSE ANYTHING.
We will have lots of fun with you learning and developing our imaginations and making new friends.
I want to say a big thank you to your Mummy and Daddy and Carers for choosing our school, to start you off on your educational journey. We are very proud of our school and endeavour to make it a safe and happy environment to nurture you, as well as building your foundations for the wider world.
While you are at home you can start to get ready by doing some of the following things:
- Practise with some playdough watching dough disco on YouTube – this will develop the muscles in your fingers to write. (Early years Emily dough disco).
- Practise your numbers from 0-10. Watch let's count up to ten (zero the superhero.) on YouTube.
- With an old shoelace and old beads or dried pasta tubes – thread to make a necklace – this will also develop your fine motor skills to write.
- Pinch a bit of Daddy’s shaving foam and mark make patterns in it.
- Ask your grown-up to read to you lots. Talk about what is happening in the pictures and what you think might happen next.
- Go on lots of walks with your adult and talk about the things you can see – can you spot any numbers on house doors, car number plates, or wheelie bins? Can you see any shapes, or colours or letters from your name?
- Try to stay active by peddling your bikes and scooters, or by running about – this will develop your gross motor skills which will also help with your writing skills.
- If you like to keep active – watch and join in with Just dance on YouTube – ask your adult to join in too!
- While you’re in the bath or your paddling pools looks at things that can float and sink – make a guess and see if you were right.
- Sing as much as you can – how many nursery rhymes do you know?
- For those of you who want to start to look at letters of your name – look at Ruth Miskin Literacy (RWInc Phonics) if you google this it will give you an insight into how we write and say our letter sounds.
- Mark make as much as you can – use chalks on your patios, use a paintbrush and a bucket of water – watch the patterns you make vanish in the sunshine.
- Have a go at using a pencil to mark make patterns – remember to pinch your pencil no hulk hands, please!
- Practise taking your shoes on and off and back on the right feet!
- Practise putting your own coat on and doing up your buttons or zip.
When you start school could you bring a picture of yourself with your family and pets, so we can add it to our “All about me” board. You might want to ask your grown-up to write down a little bit about what you like to do at home, which will help us get to find out a lot about you.
Morning Nursery children come to school at 8.30-11.30 and Afternoon Nursery children come to school at 12.30-3.30. Your Mummy and Daddy or Carer can bring you to the main school door and they will be here waiting for you when you finish your session.
We look forward to meeting you all and having lots of fun over the year.
Mrs Scrivens and the Nursery team. X
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