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Next week's learning (w/c 4.3.2024)

We will be...

  • celebrating World Book Day
  • continuing patterns
  • making different rhymes

 

Story of the Week: We're Going on a Bear Hunt

                                                     

Next week's learning (w/c 26.2.2024)

We will be...

  • singing rhymes and filling in the missing words 
  • talking about shapes and printing shapes to decorate butterflies
  • playing a range of parachute games

 

Rhyme of the Week: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Story of the Week: Monkey Puzzle 

 

NSPCC Number Day

As a Trust we took part in the NSPCC Number Day on Friday 2nd February. Both staff and children thoroughly enjoyed dressing up and completing a variety of fun activities throughout the day.

 

We are delighted to announce that the total money raised for the charity was £1,114.01!

 

Thank you so much to everyone who took part and donated.

   

 

World Thinking Day and Founders Day

Thursday 22nd February 2024

Thursday 22nd February, is the annual Thinking Daywhere all members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts are encouraged to celebrate, reflect on and renew the promise that they make shortly after joining.


This means that any child who attends a Girlguiding Rainbow, Brownie or Guide unit is invited to wear their uniform to school on that day should they wish to. 

 

Thursday 22nd February is also Founders day for the Scouting movement and any child who attends Beavers, Cubs or Scouts is invited to wear their uniform to school on that day should they wish to. 

 

Children’s Mental Health Week

 

This week, the children have enjoyed celebrating children's mental health week. The theme for this year has been 'My Voice Matters'. The children enjoyed sharing their likes and dislikes and came up with their dream day. We reminded the children to use our pupil voice groups, like the School Council, to ensure that their voices are listened to at school. 

WANTED

If you have any unwanted tins or pans, the nursery would really like them for drumming. 

Many thanks 


Red Nose Day: Friday 15th March 2024

The children are invited to wear their usual school uniform, and a red accessory, for a voluntary donation of £1

 

The accessory could be for example a hair accessory, or a red t-shirt, or red socks, or a red hoodie etc - just anything they may have at home, there is no pressure to buy anything new!

 

Children can also wear red noses if they have them. 

 

We encourage you to make your donations via the schools Just Giving Page:

Red Nose Day - Avenue Primary Academy

 

If you would prefer to donate cash, there will be buckets on the gates at drop off and pick up. (Teachers will not be collecting money).

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

Spring 2 Year Group Information Letter

Important- Scarves in School

 

To Parents and Carers,

 

We have become aware of a large number of children wearing scarves during the Winter months. Unfortunately these pose a safety risk to our children - a choking risk-  and therefore we will not be allowing children to wear these to school. Coats can be zipped up fully to keep children warm. 

 

We hope that you understand why this has been necessary and support the School to keep our children safe.

 

Many thanks, 

Miss Guy 

Next week's learning (w/c 5.2.2024)

We will be...

  • voting for our favourite stories ( counting votes and working out which book has the the most votes)
  • going for shape and number hunts 
  • changing our voices to retell familiar stories 
  • playing percussion instruments and clapping games
  • learning about Chinese New Year

LANGUAGE of the MONTH- February 

 

We are introducing 'Language of the Month' in Nursery.

The children will learn how to say 'hello' in Hindi - 'namaste'. 

Please find attached links to useful websites. 

 

 

 

Walk to School week is something we celebrate every year. This year, Living Streets are hosting a 'Design a badge' competition'. The winner could win the school prizes of up to £500! Please find attached the template for you to design your badge. If you need a printed version, please speak to your class teacher!

Make sure to read the 'Top Tips' for winning designs!

Next week's learning (w/c 29.1.2024)

We will be...

  • baking 'gingerbread' biscuits
  • playing a range of number games, inside and outside 
  • changing our voices to retell familiar stories 

 Rhyme of the Week: Revisiting favourite rhymes

 

 Story of the Week: The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man ( powerpoint)

 

REMINDER-

NSPCC Number Day Friday 2nd February 2024

 

As a Trust, we will be supporting the NSPCC by taking part in Number Day on

Friday 2nd February 2024. This will involve many fun activities throughout the day, including Dress up for Digits!

 

Pupils are invited to wear an item of clothing with a number on it. (football shirt, cap, netball shirt or even a onesie!) Or get even more creative by dressing in a maths or numbers theme, this could be as a Numberblock (KS1) or a Times Table Rockstar (KS2). Be as creative as you’d like!

 

Donations can be made via the link below, or children can bring in some coins on the day to hand to their teacher (all donations are voluntary).

 

www.justgiving.com/campaign/numberday2024

 

 

    

LIBRARY 

Please remember to bring your library book and reading record into nursery every Monday so we can change it.
Thank you.

Next week's learning (w/c 22.1.2024)

We will be...

  • continue to play instruments in different ways
  • painting trolls using different shapes/lines
  • shaping dough in different ways to develop fine motor strength (dough disco)

 

 Rhyme of the Week: Old MacDonald had a Farm

 

 Story of the Week: The Three Billy Goats Gruff

 

 

World Book Day - Thursday 7th March 2024

 

This year, World Book Day will be held on Thursday 7th March 2024. To celebrate this, we are inviting the children to come to school dressed up as their favourite character from a book. Please ensure the costume is appropriate for school. We will be engaging in a range of fun activities throughout the day to celebrate books and reading. Thank you for your continued support. 

Back to School Advice for Parents from the UK Health Security Agency

                                                        LIBRARY

                                                                                                                                                               Dear Fireflies,


We hope you are enjoying sharing your library book with your grown-up.
Can you help to turn the pages and talk about the illustrations?
In your red book, can you draw a picture about the story or share any of your comments? (For example, talk about your favourite part or favourite character.)
Please remember to bring your library book and reading record into nursery every Monday so we can change it.
Thank you.

The Education Wellbeing Service is offering a Webinar for parents, exploring child sleep and routines.

Next week's learning (w/c 15.1.2024)

We will be...

  • playing a range of percussion instruments in different ways ( loud, quiet, fast, slow)
  • comparing objects using comparative language (taller, shorter, longer, bigger, smaller)
  • making 'teddy bear' bread (to practise spreading and slicing)

 

 Rhyme of the Week: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around

 

 Story of the Week: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

 

Words for rhyme of the week, 'Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear...'

This week's learning (w/c 8.1.2024)

We will be...

  • sharing our holiday news
  • colour mixing to make pig handprints
  • describing different materials and using them to make houses for 'the pigs'

 

 Rhyme of the Week: This Little Piggy

 Story of the Week: The Three Little Pigs

click on this link to read a powerpoint version of the story, The Three Little Pigs

click on this link for the words for the rhyme of the week, 'This Little Piggy went to the Market'

CYP Mental Wellbeing Report Event for Parents

 

NSPCC Number Day Friday 2nd February 2024

 

As a Trust, we will be supporting the NSPCC by taking part in Number Day on

Friday 2nd February 2024. This will involve many fun activities throughout the day, including Dress up for Digits!

 

Pupils are invited to wear an item of clothing with a number on it. (football shirt, cap, netball shirt or even a onesie!) Or get even more creative by dressing in a maths or numbers theme, this could be as a Numberblock (KS1) or a Times Table Rockstar (KS2). Be as creative as you’d like!

 

Donations can be made via the link below, or children can bring in some coins on the day to hand to their teacher (all donations are voluntary).

 

www.justgiving.com/campaign/numberday2024

 

 

    

Class Parties : Thursday 21st December

 

    

 

 

The children will be having their class parties on Thursday 21st December.

 

Children are invited to come to school wearing a Winter/Christmas top and or accessory if they would like to.

 

The children do not need to bring in any food, drink or donations.

Next week's learning (w/c 18.12.2023)

We will be...

  • revisiting our favourite rhymes from the Rhyme Time basket
  • voting for our favourite books and reading them 
  • learning a new movement song 'Dancing Christmas Tree'

Next week's learning (w/c 11.12.2023)

We will be...

  • doing a range of Christmas crafts
  • voting for our favourite book 
  • practising our 'Dough Disco' moves ( squeezing and shaping play dough to music to develop fine motor strength)

 

 Rhyme of the Week:  Jingle Bells (playing bells)

 Story of the Week: One Snowy Night

 

 

 

 

Poppy Appeal 2023: Thank you!

On behalf of The British Legion Belmont Branch, thank you for raising £389.69 for the Poppy Appeal.

 

 

If you would like an application form, please visit our Health and Wellbeing page using the link below: 

Next week's learning (w/c 4.12.2023)

We will be...

  • joining in with a repeated refrain in our story of the week 'One Snowy Night'
  • making snowflakes and practising their cutting skills
  • counting up to 5 objects
  • introducing 'Dough Disco' ( squeezing and shaping play dough to music to develop fine motor strength)

 

 Rhyme of the Week: Tommy Thumb

 Story of the Week: One Snowy Night

 


Tommy Thumb words

A simplified version of 'One Snowy Night'

* Revised Date* 

 

    

 

Class Parties : Thursday 21st December

The children will be having their class parties on Thursday 21st December.

 

Children are invited to come to school wearing a Winter/Christmas top and or accessory if they would like to.

 

The children do not need to bring in any food, drink or donations.

Next week's learning (w/c 27.11.2023)

We will be...

  • joining in with a repeated refrain in our story of the week 'Stick Man'
  • taking part in a range of craft activities linked to the story
  • playing a 'listening game' 

 

Action Song of the Week: Music, Music, Music 

 

Story of the Week: Stick Man

Week Commencing 27/11/2023

Next week we will be doing activities that need sticks and twigs. We would really appreciate it if you could help collect some sticks and twigs for us to use in Nursery. 

Many thanks,

Nursery Team

 

Safeguarding - Advice for Parents

I would like to remind all parents that there is an 'Advice for Parents' page on the school website, on the  Safeguarding page of the school website (link at the top of the home page).

Here you will find information on: courses on parenting, safety at home and out and about, protecting children online, protection from abuse, supporting mental health and external support. 

You can also contact Mrs Brooke, via the school office, if you would like some specific support or advice on keeping your child safe.

Next week's learning (w/c 20.11.2023)

We will be...

  • joining in with a repeated refrain in our story of the week 'Sammy Squirrel'
  • baking biscuits (please see below)
  • singing rhymes using shakers and bells
  • making patterns/shapes using natural objects

 

Rhyme of the Week: Grey Squirrel song

 

Story of the Week: Sammy Squirrel ( a puppet story)

 Week Beginning 20/11/2023

BAKING BISCUITS

Next week we will be making biscuits in Nursery. We will bake them in Nursery and the children will bring one home.

Ingredients:

Vegan butter

Caster sugar

Eggs

Vanilla extract

Plain flour

Please let us know if your child has any allergies to the above ingredients.

Many thanks.

 

 

Waterproof Coat

Please ensure that your child wears a waterproof coat to school every day. If you need assistance purchasing a coat, please don’t hesitate to speak to the school as we would be happy to help you.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

   

 

 

Remembrance Day Parade 2023

Thank you to Miss. Walls, Mrs. Stock, Mr. Burke and our Avenue Ambassadors for representing the school at the Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday 12th November.

 

They took part in the parade and then laid a wreath on the Belmont cenotaph.

 

They represented us all so beautifully and made us very proud.

Wishing you a happy Diwali from Nursery!

 

Odd Socks Day: Tuesday 14th November

In support of anti-bullying week, children are invited to wear odd socks to school on Tuesday 14th November if they would like to. 

Next week's learning (w/c 13.11.2023)

We will be...

  • talking about Diwali and doing a range of crafts  
  • selecting a number of items to 'feed' Isaac the hedgehog (up to 5)
  • making playdough hedgehogs and counting the spikes

 

Rhyme of the Week: Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer

 

Book of the Week: The Very Helpful Hedgehog

 

Poppy Appeal 2023 

Dear Parents/Carers, 

On Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th of November our Avenue Ambassadors will be selling poppies on Avenue Road Gate and Dorset Road Gates 8.10 – 8.20 

 

If they have any stock left, they will be there on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th, but stock sells fast. 

 

Paper poppies are sold for a donation of your choice, but all other items cost a minimum of £1.

 

Please be aware that it is cash only and no change can be given.

 

Thank you, on behalf of The British Legion Belmont Branch 

 

 

Next week's learning (w/c 6.11.2023)

We will be...

  • sharing half term news  
  • discussing signs of autumn and learning/practising the 'coat trick'
  • talking about what makes us feel sad, happy or upset
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Rhyme of the Week: There's a Dinosaur

 

Book of the Week: Marvin Gets Mad!

Nursery Information Letter-Autumn 2

 

Are you aware of our Health and Wellbeing page? This is a great place for you, and your child, to find resources and support.

 

Please click on the link below to take you there...

REMINDER

 

Nursery Parents Consultation 17th & 19th October 2023

 

Please remember to book your appointment. Please see the attached letter for details. 

Many thanks. 

Next week's learning (w/c 15.10.2023)

We will be...

  • talking about shapes and making rockets 
  • going on a 'journey to the moon' and moving our bodies in different ways
  • revisiting favourite stories

 

Rhyme of the Week: Round and Round the Garden

Book of the Week: Whatever Next! 

Click on this link for Rhyme of the Week: Round and Round the Garden

 

World Mental Health Day

 

Today, we have celebrated World Mental Health Day. The theme of the day has been 'Mental Health is a universal right' and the children have completed a range of activities to help them to understand this. We focused on the idea of being kind, not only to others, but to yourself too. 

 

The children played kindness bingo throughout the day which included things such as 'say hello to someone new' and 'write down 3 things you love about you.' All of the children finished the day by writing themselves a kindness postcard, remembering a time where they had done something great.

 

Parents (ESOL Conversational English; Circle of Security Parenting; ‘Chill, Chat and Connect Group’ For Dads/Male Carers

Next week's learning (w/c 9.10.2023)

We will be...

  • colour mixing using conkers
  • making obstacle courses outside 
  • explaining how to make a sandcastle

 

Action Song of the Week: Debbie Doo, 'Stop!'

 

Black History Month

Throughout the year there are months that celebrate the history of different groups of people. These months help us to learn more about people, their history and their importance to the wider world. Black History Month is celebrated each year in October. It is a chance to celebrate the achievements of black people past and present.

Autumn Finds

 

Over the next couple of weeks we will be doing a range of 'Autumn' activities. We would really appreciate it if anyone could collect conkers/pinecones for us to use. 

 

Many thanks. 

Next week's learning (w/c 2.10.2023)

We will be...

  • talking about our interests at nursery and home
  • learning how to use a pair of scissors safely to make snips/cut
  • talking about who is in our family and counting how many people

 

Book of the Week: Things I Like

 

 

Action Song of the Week: Shoo Fly

Shoo Fly

Can you join in with the actions?

A reminder that the Education Welfare Service are running a workshop 'Helping my child with big emotions' at school on Friday 29th September at 8:45am. Please come to the school office through the Avenue Road gate if you wish to attend. 

Next week's learning (w/c 25.9.2023)

We will be...

  • continuing to learn the nursery routines and how to be safe 
  • learning the words and actions to 'Stop' by Debbie Doo
  • sponge painting on the craft table

 

Book of the Week: Owl Babies

 

 

Rhyme of the Week: Five Little Ducks

 

School Photographer

19th, 20th & 21st September.

The school photographer will be taking individual photos on the following days:

  • Tuesday 19th September
  • Wednesday 20th September

Sibling photos will be taken on:

  • Thursday 21st September

Next week's learning (w/c 18.9.2023)

We will be...

  • continue to learn the nursery routines and how to be safe 
  • learning the words and actions to 'Wind the Bobbin' Up'
  • painting portraits and naming parts of the face

 

Reminder: 

If you haven't already, please remember to send in a photograph of your child's family and their favourite food.  Also, if your child knows how to say 'hello' in another language, please can you let us know. 

Many thanks. 

 

The children have had a fantastic first week and they have settled very well. They are getting to know their friends and their new environment. Next week, we look forward to welcoming some more children. 

 

Next week's learning...

  • becoming familiar with the adults and other children
  • learning the nursery routines
  • exploring the toys and the environment

 

Please check the year group page regularly, as this is where we will post important information. We will send out a 'Welcome Letter' once all the children have started.  

Please see below a letter from our Trust explaining that our school is NOT affected by the recent reports of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC).

 

Sun Safety 

As the warm weather is still with us, we need to continue with sun safety. 

 

Please provide your child with a named sun hat and ensure that they have a named plastic water bottle (with sports cap opening). 

 

If your child requires sun cream, please ensure they apply it before school. If you wish them to reapply sun cream before breaktimes, lunchtimes or outdoor PE, please provide them with a named bottle. Staff are not allowed to apply sun cream to children, so please ensure that your child can apply it themselves.  

Free workshop for Parents of Nursery and Reception pupils - Sutton Wellbeing Service

Miss Kinsella & Mrs Farrant - Firefly

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