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 Week beginning 19th February 2024

 

Our theme after the half term break will start our new theme Happy Me, where we will be thinking about keeping happy and healthy. We will be starting with making pancakes and topping them with fruit!

 We will be reading  the story 'Mr Wolf’s Pancakes' by Jan Fearnley, If you would like to share this story at home please follow the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXQDiqHp-xM

As a Nursery we follow Little Wandle, working on their Foundations to Phonics.

Our Rhyme of the moment is ‘1,2, Buckle my shoe ’ . A copy of the rhyme can be found in the 'Teacher Notice Board' section, next to the Blog. A video of all the Foundations to Phonics songs can be found at https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/

 

Our love of reading text is: ‘Amazing’ by Steve Antony.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z59pxxK8Amg

More information about Little Wandle can be found on the parent page of the Little Wandle website. Any questions please do ask.

 

Our Maths focus over the next few weeks will be 2D shapes: Square and Rectangle. We will also be focusing on the number 4.

 

We have been learning some new songs this week if you would like to learn them too, here are the links below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyAVMa8uifo –Pancake Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Uvd6k7xts0 –Square Shape Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4djlIJR8R4 –Number 4 Song

 

A few messages…

We are sad to be losing Hayley as she moves on to further her studies, we feel so lucky to have had her with us for this time. She wants to say a Big thank you for all her gifts and good luck wishes.

We will be welcoming Jodi into Nursery after the half term break, the children have already spent some time with her and I’m sure will love sharing their learning environment with her and showing her all their favourite activities.

Have a lovely half term break and we look forward to seeing you all week beginning the 19th February.

 

We now ask that all email enquiries are made through the school office, please do not contact teachers directly through their email addresses.

Please use the email infoinfants@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk  or call the office.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us on the gate.

Sarah, Charmaine, Nicola and Jodi.

 

 Week beginning 5th February 2024

 

Our theme this term is Adventurers.

 

This week is Mental Health awareness week. We will be thinking all about why relaxation is so important, and talking about what is important to us in our lives and celebrating these things together.

 

 We will be continuing with the story 'Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen If you would like to share this story at home please follow the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds  

 

This week we will be going on our very own bear hunt in school grounds, re-telling the story with our friends.

 

As a Nursery we follow Little Wandle, working on their Foundations to Phonics.

Our Rhyme of the moment is ‘Mary mary, Quite Contrary ’ . A copy of the rhyme can be found in the 'Teacher Notice Board' section, next to the Blog. A video of all the Foundations to Phonics songs can be found at

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/

 

More information about Little Wandle can be found on the parent page of the Little Wandle website. Any questions please do ask.

 

Our Maths focus over the next few weeks will be 2D shapes: Triangle. We will also be focusing on the number 3.

 

We have been learning two new songs this week if you would like to learn them too, here are the links below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-SeOeSo7gY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bip5SMC_AIM 

 

A few messages…

 

Please remember your hats, gloves, scarves and warm coats as it has been very cold out.

Thank you to everyone who sent in family photographs of their holiday celebrations. We have added some to our Winter display and started our new photo album. The photo album is something  all the children can contribute family pictures too and it lives in our quiet area for them to share with their friends. You can simply add pictures to Tapestry where I can then print them off for the classroom. Any questions please do ask.

 

We now ask that all email enquiries are made through the school office, please do not contact teachers directly through their email addresses.

Please use the email infoinfants@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk  or call the office.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us on the gate.

Sarah, Charmaine, Hayley and Nicola

 Week beginning 29th January 2024

Our theme this term is Adventurers.

 

 We will be enjoying the story 'Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen If you would like to share this story at home please follow the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds  

 

As a Nursery we follow Little Wandle, working on their Foundations to Phonics.

Our Rhyme of the moment is ‘Mary mary, Quite Contrary ’ . A copy of the rhyme can be found in the 'Teacher Notice Board' section, next to the Blog. A video of all the Foundations to Phonics songs can be found at

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/

 

More information about Little Wandle can be found on the parent page of the Little Wandle website. Any questions please do ask.

 

Our Maths focus over the next few weeks will be 2D shapes: Triangle. We will also be focusing on the number 3.

 

We have been learning two new songs this week if you would like to learn them too, here are the links below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-SeOeSo7gY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bip5SMC_AIM 

 

A few messages…

 

Please remember your hats, gloves, scarves and warm coats as it has been very cold out.

Thank you to everyone who sent in family photographs of their holiday celebrations. We have added some to our Winter display and started our new photo album. The photo album is something  all the children can contribute family pictures too and it lives in our quiet area for them to share with their friends. You can simply add pictures to Tapestry where I can then print them off for the classroom. Any questions please do ask.

 

We now ask that all email enquiries are made through the school office, please do not contact teachers directly through their email addresses.

Please use the email infoinfants@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk  or call the office.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us on the gate.

Sarah, Charmaine, Hayley and Nicola

 Week beginning 20th January 2024

 

 Our theme this term is Adventurers.

 

 We will be enjoying the story 'My Friend Bear' by Jez Alborough If you would like to share this story at home please follow the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbBLCMpt-UQ 

 

As a Nursery we follow Little Wandle, working on their Foundations to Phonics.

Our Rhyme of the moment is ‘Jack and Jill’ . A copy of the rhyme can be found in the 'Teacher Notice Board' section, next to the Blog. A video of all the Foundations to Phonics songs can be found at

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/

 

Our Book of the moment is 'Lulu loves the Library' by  Anna McQuinn and Rosalind Beardshaw. Please follow link below if you would like to share this story at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGS6sM-Wjek 

 

More information about Little Wandle can be found on the parent page of the Little Wandle website. Any questions please do ask.

 

Our Maths focus over the next few weeks will be 2D shapes: Triangle. We will also be focusing on the number 3.

 

We have been learning two new songs this week if you would like to learn them too, here are the links below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-SeOeSo7gY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bip5SMC_AIM 

 

A few messages…

 

Please remember your hats, gloves, scarves and warm coats as it has been very cold out.

Thank you to everyone who sent in family photographs of their holiday celebrations. We have added some to our Winter display and started our new photo album. The photo album is something  all the children can contribute family pictures too and it lives in our quiet area for them to share with their friends. You can simply add pictures to Tapestry where I can then print them off for the classroom. Any questions please do ask.

 

We now ask that all email enquiries are made through the school office, please do not contact teachers directly through their email addresses.

Please use the email infoinfants@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk  or call the office.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us on the gate.

Sarah, Charmaine, Hayley and Nicola

 Week beginning 15th January 2024

 

 Our theme this term is Adventurers.

 

Over the next two weeks we will be enjoying the story 'My Friend Bear' by Jez Alborough If you would like to share this story at home please follow the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbBLCMpt-UQ 

 

As a Nursery we follow Little Wandle, working on their Foundations to Phonics.

Our Rhyme of the moment is ‘Jack and Jill’ . A copy of the rhyme can be found in the 'Teacher Notice Board' section, next to the Blog. A video of all the Foundations to Phonics songs can be found at

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/

 

Our Book of the moment is 'Lulu loves the Library' by  Anna McQuinn and Rosalind Beardshaw. Please follow link below if you would like to share this story at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGS6sM-Wjek 

 

More information about Little Wandle can be found on the parent page of the Little Wandle website. Any questions please do ask.

 

Our Maths focus over the next few weeks will be 2D shapes: Triangle. We will also be focusing on the number 3.

 

A few messages…

 

Thank you to everyone who sent in family photographs of their holiday celebrations. We have added some to our Winter display and started our new photo album. The photo album is something  all the children can contribute family pictures too and it lives in our quiet area for them to share with their friends. You can simply add pictures to Tapestry where i can then print them off for the classroom. Any questions please do ask.

 

We now ask that all email enquiries are made through the school office, please do not contact teachers directly through their email addresses.

Please use the email infoinfants@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk  or call the office.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us on the gate.

Sarah, Charmaine, Hayley and Nicola

 Week beginning 8th January 2024

 

Welcome back! Our theme this term is Adventurers.

 

We have been reading the story ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear’ by Bill Martin and will continue with this book. If you would like to share this story at home please follow the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc9My7TnxFU

 

As a Nursery we follow Little Wandle, working on their Foundations to Phonics.

Our Rhyme of the moment is ‘Incy Wincy’ . A copy of the rhyme can be found in the 'Teacher Notice Board' section, next to the Blog. A video of all the Foundations to Phonics songs can be found at

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/

 

Our Book of the moment is 'Car, Car, Truck, Jeep' by Katrina Charman . Please follow link below if you would like to share this story at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fUQ5NltsG0

 

More information about Little Wandle can be found on the parent page of the Little Wandle website. Any questions please do ask.

 

Our Maths focus over the next few weeks will be 2D shapes: Triangle. We will also be focusing on the number 3.

 

A few messages…

 

Thank you to everyone who sent in family photographs of their holiday celebrations. We have added some to our Winter display and started our new photo album. The photo album is something  all the children can contribute family pictures too and it lives in our quiet area for them to share with their friends. You can simply add pictures to Tapestry where i can then print them off for the classroom. Any questions please do ask.

 

We now ask that all email enquiries are made through the school office, please do not contact teachers directly through their email addresses.

Please use the email infoinfants@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk or call the office.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us on the gate.

Sarah, Charmaine, Hayley and Nicola

 Week beginning 2nd January 2024

 

When we come back after Christmas we will starting our new term theme of Adventurers! We will be reading the story ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear’ by Bill Martin. If you would like to share this story at home please follow the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc9My7TnxFU

 

As a Nursery we follow Little Wandle, working on their Foundations to Phonics.

Our Rhyme of the moment is ‘Incy Wincy’ . A copy of the rhyme can be found in the 'Teacher Notice Board' section, next to the Blog. A video of all the Foundations to Phonics songs can be found at

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/

 

Our Book of the moment is 'Car, Car, Truck, Jeep' by Katrina Charman . Please follow link below if you would like to share this story at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fUQ5NltsG0

 

 

More information about Little Wandle can be found on the parent page of the Little Wandle website. Any questions please do ask.

 

Our Maths focus over the next few weeks will be 2D shapes: Triangle. We will also be focusing on the number 3.

 

A few messages…

A BIG thank you for all the kind Christmas gifts we have received over the past few days. It has been so lovely getting to know your children this Autumn and we have watched them grow and change so much already- It has been a joy to see.

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to seeing all you get up to on Tapestry.

 

 

We now ask that all email enquiries are made through the school office, please do not contact teachers directly through their email addresses.

Please use the email infoinfants@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk or call the office.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us on the gate.

Sarah, Charmaine, Hayley and Nicola

 

Week beginning 11th December

 

The second part of the Autumn term theme is  ‘Let's Celebrate’ where we will be exploring the different celebrations and festivals that are special to our family and friends.

 

We will be we reading the story The Jolly Postman’s Christmas along with a few other Christmas stories.

 

As a Nursery we follow Little Wandle, working on their Foundations to Phonics. Our Rhyme of the moment is ‘Humpty dumpty’

You can find a copy of this rhyme on the Teacher Noticeboard

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/

 

More information about Little Wandle can be found on the parent page of the Little Wandle website. Any questions please do ask.

 

 

 

Our Maths focus over the next few weeks will be be Pattern, shape and Subitising 1-1. please the see guidance sheet on the Teacher noticeboard if you would like to find out more on what subitising is in the Early Years.

 

We have been teaching the Children how to sign our Days of the Week song, with a special helper coming up to help with the signing every morning. If you would like to do this with your child at home, please follow the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAuecA7wkU0

 

 

 

A few messages…

 

Please can we ask that all shoes are named- we have lots of shoes that are identical in look and it caused a few problems, especially now we are wearing our wellies more often.

 

We ask that when you say goodbye you don't stand at the window and watch as this can cause other children to become upset as it has created a bit of an audience for them. Please be mindful and wave at the door and leave promptly.

 

A gentle reminder that the gate will be closing at 8:50am each morning. If your child is late, it means they miss out on the carpet session first thing and can make it hard for the staff to support the children with their learning if they are having to leave the building to open the gate.

 

Our Children all had a fabulous time at their Christmas Party on Wednesday, we enjoyed singing, dancing and playing games together. There is a Photo Album available on the Photo Album page of the website if you would like to see the fun we had.

 

We gave out your Wonde logins at parents evening, if you were unable to attend please speak with us on the door and we can pass over your child’ login.

https://edu.wonde.com/login

Please follow the link above and type Earlswood Infant and Nursery School into the box, then click emoji login.

Purple Mash is the area most suited to Nursery age children.

 

Dates for the Diary:

 

Ducklings last Day of Term is Wednesday 13th Dec

Chicks and Goslings last day of term is Friday 15th Dec

 

 

Thank you for all your lovely donations to the Nursery, we really do appreciate them all.

 

 

 

We now ask that all email enquiries are made through the school office, please do not contact teachers directly through their email addresses.

Please use the email infoinfants@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk or call the office.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us on the gate.

Sarah, Charmaine, Hayley and Nicola

 

Week beginning 4th December

 

The second part of the Autumn term theme is  ‘Let's Celebrate’ where we will be exploring the different celebrations and festivals that are special to our family and friends.

 

We will be continuing with the story ‘Dear Santa’ by Rod Campbell. If you would like to share this story at home please click on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sReoE9XkArc

 

As a Nursery we follow Little Wandle, working on their Foundations to Phonics. Our Rhyme of the moment is ‘Humpty dumpty’

You can find a copy of this rhyme on the Teacher Noticeboard

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/

 

More information about Little Wandle can be found on the parent page of the Little Wandle website. Any questions please do ask.

 

 

 

Our Maths focus over the next few weeks will be be Pattern, shape and Subitising 1-1. please see guidance sheet on the Teacher noticeboard if you would like to find out more on what subitising is in the Early Years.

 

We use a lot of Makaton in our Nursery and our sign of the week are all Christmas themed. The link below takes you to the signs we will be using. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skAvV4wZz4M

 

 

 

A few messages…

 

 

Thank you for coming and joining us for our Christmas making Day- the children had a great time and we all especially loved the singing session with you all.

 

We gave out your Wonde logins at parents evening, if you were unable to attend please speak with us on the door and we can pass over your child’ login.

https://edu.wonde.com/login

Please follow the link above and type Earlswood Infant and Nursery School into the box, then click emoji login.

 

Purple Mash is the area most suited to Nursery age children.

 

Dates for the Diary:

Wednesday the 6th of December

 Is our Christmas Party, where we will be having Katie from PipSqueaks into help us Celebrate. The Children are invited to wear their own party clothes, please bear in mind the Nursery can get cold and dresses will need to have sleeves. Please note this is taking place during their normal Nursery session.

 

Thank you for all your lovely donations to the Nursery, we really do appreciate them all.

 

We now ask that all email enquiries are made through the school office, please do not contact teachers directly through their email addresses.

Please use the email infoinfants@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk or call the office.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us on the gate.

Sarah, Charmaine, Hayley and Nicola

 

Week beginning 27th November

 

The second part of the Autumn term theme is  ‘Let's Celebrate’ where we will be exploring the different celebrations and festivals that are special to our family and friends.

 

We will be enjoying the story ‘Dear Santa’ by Rod Campbell. If you would like to share this story at home please click on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sReoE9XkArc

 

As a Nursery we follow Little Wandle, working on their Foundations to Phonics. We will be going  over all the rhymes we have learnt so far over the next few weeks.

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/

 

More information about Little Wandle can be found on the parent page of the Little Wandle website. Any questions please do ask.

 

 

 

Our Maths focus over the next few weeks will be be Pattern, shape and Subitising 1-1. please see guidance sheet on the Teacher blog if you would like to find out more on what subitising is in the Early Years.

 

We use a lot of Makaton in our Nursery and our sign of the week are all Chirstmas themed. The link below takes you to the signs we will be using.

 

 

 

A few messages…

 

We gave out your Wonde logins at parents evening, if you were unable to attend please speak with us on the door and we can pass over your child’ login.

https://edu.wonde.com/login

Please follow the link above and type Earlswood Infant and Nursery School into the box, then click emoji login.

 

Purple Mash is the are most suited to Nursery age children.

 

Thank you for all your lovely donations to the Nursery, we appreciate them all.

 

 

 

We now ask that all email enquiries are made through the school office, please do not contact teachers directly through their email addresses.

Please use the email infoinfants@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk or call the office.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us on the gate.

Sarah, Charmaine, Hayley and Nicola

 

Week beginning 20th November

 

The second part of the Autumn term theme is  ‘Let's Celebrate’ where we will be exploring the different celebrations and festivals that are special to our family and friends.

 

We will be continuing with the story ‘Whatever Next’ by . If you would like to share this story at home please click on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c5cb0u0rPM

 

 

As a Nursery we follow Little Wandle, working on their Foundations to Phonics.

Our Rhyme of the moment is ‘Hickory, Dickory Dock’ . A copy of the rhyme can be found in the 'Teacher Notice Board' section, next to the Blog. A video of all the Foundations to Phonics songs can be found at

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/

 

Our Book of the moment is 'Where’s Lenny' by Ken Wilson-Max . Please follow link below if you would like to share this story at home. https://clpe.org.uk/videos/video/wheres-lenny-read-ken-wilson-max

 

 

 

More information about Little Wandle can be found on the parent page of the Little Wandle website. Any questions please do ask.

 

 

 

Our Maths focus over the next few weeks will be be Pattern, shape and Subitising 1-3. please see guidance sheet on the Teacher blog if you would like to find out more on what subitising is in the Early Years.

 

We use a lot of Makaton in our Nursery and our sign of the week are all space themed. The link below takes you to the signs we will be using. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXpM5k8uUM0

 

 

 

A few messages…

 

Tapestry

We would love to see all your achievements and fun times you have at home. Please upload pictures and notes onto Tapestry for us to see in School. This all counts towards their learning journey. This could be practising putting on their own coat, shoes, learning to ride a bike, going on a day trip somewhere special or a family celebration- we would love to hear all about it!

 

Dates for diary:

Parent consultations- Tuesday 21st & Thursday 23rd November

INSET Day Wednesday 22nd Nov

 

Christmas Making sessions.

Ducklings and Goslings: Wednesday 29th November 9:15am - 11:00am

Chicks and Goslings: Wednesday 29th November 1pm - 2:45pm

 

Please note there is no singing assembly this year for the Nursery children, instead we will have a singalong for everyone at the end of each Christmas Making session.

 

Thank you for all your lovely donations to the Nursery, we appreciate them all.

 

 

 

We now ask that all email enquiries are made through the school office, please do not contact teachers directly through their email addresses.

Please use the email infoinfants@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk or call the office.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us on the gate.

Sarah, Charmaine, Hayley and Nicola

 

Week beginning 13th November

 

The second part of the Autumn term theme is  ‘Let's Celebrate’ where we will be exploring the different celebrations and festivals that are special to our family and friends.

 

We will be enjoying the story ‘Whatever Next’ by . If you would like to share this story at home please click on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c5cb0u0rPM

 

 

As a Nursery we follow Little Wandle, working on their Foundations to Phonics.

Our Rhyme of the moment is ‘Hickory, Dickory Dock’ . A copy of the rhyme can be found in the 'Teacher Notice Board' section, next to the Blog. A video of all the Foundations to Phonics songs can be found at

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/

 

Our Book of the moment is 'Where’s lenny' by Ken Wilson-Max . Please follow link below if you would like to share this story at home. https://clpe.org.uk/videos/video/wheres-lenny-read-ken-wilson-max

 

 

 

More information about Little Wandle can be found on the parent page of the Little Wandle website. Any questions please do ask.

 

 

 

Our Maths focus over the next few weeks will be be Pattern, shape and Subitising 1-1. please see guidance sheet on the Teacher blog if you would like to find out more on what subitising is in the Early Years.

 

We use a lot of Makaton in our Nursery and our sign of the week are all space themed. The link below takes you to the signs we will be using. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXpM5k8uUM0

 

 

 

A few messages…

 

 

Independence is important in Nursery. We ask that you try to encourage your children to practice putting on their own coat and shoes too. Velcro Shoes do help. We follow the ‘Dip and Flip’ method of putting on a coat. Please see the song below to see how we do this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpCNf4oTxg4

 

Thank you for all your lovely donations to the Nursery, we appreciate them all.

 

 

 

We now ask that all email enquiries are made through the school office, please do not contact teachers directly through their email addresses.

Please use the email infoinfants@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk or call the office.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us on the gate.

Sarah, Charmaine, Hayley and Nicola

 

Week beginning  6th November

 

The second part of the Autumn term theme is  ‘Let's Celebrate’ where we will be exploring the different celebrations and festivals that are special to our family and friends.

 

The Children have loved taking part in Sculpture Week and you can see some pictures of the activities on the Nursery window. Our main collaboration piece will be displayed in the top hall for all to see once finished. A post will also be shared on Social Media.

 

We will be continuing with our story ‘Happy Birthday Sam’ by Pat Hutchins. If you would like to share this story at home please click on the link below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaJZmJNqI3k 

 

As a Nursery we follow Little Wandle, working on their Foundations to Phonics. 

Our Rhyme of the moment is ‘Hey diddle, diddle’ . A copy of the rhyme can be found in the 'Teacher Notice Board' section, next to the Blog. A video of all the Foundations to Phonics songs can be found at

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/ 

Our Book of the moment is 'Monster Clothes' by Daisy Hirst. Please follow link below if you would like to share this story at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFCtRkU_l8Q 

 

More information about Little Wandle can be found on the parent page of the website. Any questions please do ask.

 

 

If you haven't already please send in any family pictures for us to hang on our wall. We have started to display them around the Nursery and the children love to see their pictures up. You can email these to the school email address or hand them over at drop off.(Please can they be no bigger than 4x6. 

 

Our Maths focus over the next few weeks will be be Pattern, shape and Subitising 1-1. please see guidance sheet on the Teacher blog if you would like to find out more on what subitising is in the Early Years.

 

We use a lot of Makaton in our Nursery and our sign of the week is ‘happy birthday’ The link below takes you to the Happy Birthday Song, which we we sing and sign with our children everytime someone has their special day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUVDxlQ40kM 

 

 

 

 A few messages…

 

 

Independence is important in Nursery. We ask that you try to encourage your children to practice putting on their own coat and shoes too. Velcro Shoes do help. We follow the ‘Dip and Flip’ method of putting on a coat. Please see the song below to see how we do this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpCNf4oTxg4

 

If you would like to Donate any items to Nursery please see the list below

Donations needed:

Recycling/junk modelling

Spring bulbs for planting 

Flour

Salt

Food colouring

Food flavourings 

Vegetable oil

 

 

We now ask that all email enquiries are made through the school office, please do not contact teachers directly through their email addresses.

Please use the email infoinfants@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk or call the office.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us on the gate.

Sarah, Charmaine, Hayley and Nicola

Week beginning  30th of October 

 

The second part of the Autumn term theme is  ‘Let's Celebrate’ where we will be exploring the different celebrations and festivals that are special to our family and friends.

 

We will be enjoying the story ‘Happy Birthday Sam’ by Pat Hutchins. If you would like to share this story at home please click on the link below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaJZmJNqI3k 

 

As a Nursery we follow Little Wandle, working on their Foundations to Phonics. 

Our Rhyme of the moment is ‘Hey diddle, diddle’ . A copy of the rhyme can be found in the 'Teacher Notice Board' section, next to the Blog. A video of all the Foundations to Phonics songs can be found at

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/ 

Our Book of the moment is 'Monster Clothes' by Daisy Hirst. Please follow link below if you would like to share this story at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFCtRkU_l8Q 

 

More information about Little Wandle can be found on the parent page of the website. Any questions please do ask.

 

 

If you haven't already please send in any family pictures for us to hang on our wall. We have started to display them around the Nursery and the children love to see their pictures up. You can email these to the school email address or hand them over at drop off.(Please can they be no bigger than 4x6. 

 

Our Maths focus over the next few weeks will be be Pattern, shape and Subitising 1-1. please see guidance sheet on the Teacher blog if you would like to find out more on what subitising is in the Early Years.

 

We use a lot of Makaton in our Nursery and our sign of the week is ‘happy birthday’ The link below takes you to the Happy Birthday Song, which we we sing and sign with our children everytime someone their special day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUVDxlQ40kM 

 

 

 

 A few messages…

 

 

Independence is important in Nursery. We ask that you try to encourage your children to practice putting on their own coat and shoes too. Velcro Shoes do help. We follow the ‘Dip and Flip’ method of putting on a coat. Please see the song below to see how we do this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpCNf4oTxg4

 

If you would like to Donate any items to Nursery please see the list below

Donations needed:

Recycling/junk modelling

Spring bulbs for planting 

Flour

Salt

Food colouring

Food flavourings 

Vegetable oil

 

 

We now ask that all email enquiries are made through the school office, please do not contact teachers directly through their email addresses.

Please use the email infoinfants@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk or call the office.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us on the gate.

Sarah, Charmaine, Hayley and Nicola

Week beginning  16th of October 

 

This Autumn half term out theme is  ‘Being Me’ where we will be exploring what it means to us in our world, thinking about our families and the important people in our lives.

 

This week we will be be enjoying the story ‘Monkey Puzzle’ by Julia Donaldson. If you would like to share this story at home please click on the link below. This will take you to a Youtube version to watch together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgeKHjLSQUM 

 

As a Nursery we follow Little Wandle, working on their Foundations to Phonics.  Our Rhyme of the moment is ‘Down at the Station’ . A copy of the rhyme can be found in the 'Teacher Notice Board' section next to the Blog. A video of all the songs we will sing can be found at

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/ 

More information about Little Wandle can be found on the parent page of the website. Any questions please do ask.

 

 

IF you haven't already please send in any family pictures for us to hang on our wall. We have started to display them around the Nursery and the children love to see their pictures up. You can email these to the school email address or hand them over at drop off.(Please can they be no bigger than 4x6. 

 

Our Maths focus over the next few weeks Patterns. This includes arranging items in their own patterns, becoming familiar with patterns in their normal routine and predicting what might happen next in a story or a routine.

We use a lot of Makaton in our Nursery and our sign of the week is ‘Mummy’ The link below shows how to do this sign.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-90ePIlDgM 

 

 

 A few messages…

A settling in Photo album has been added to the School website. https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/infant-gallery/

 

At Earlswood Nursery we follow a Key Person Approach. A letter will be going home this week sharing with you who your child's Key Person is.

 

We now ask that all email enquiries are made through the school office, please do not contact teachers directly through their email addresses.

Please use the email infoinfants@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk or call the office.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us on the gate.

Sarah, Charmaine, Hayley and Nicola

Week beginning  9th of October 

 

Nursery will be celebrating World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 11th October. Your children are invited to wear yellow accessories, yellow headband, yellow socks etc... please be aware this is the same day as their photographs so they still need to be wearing their uniform.

 

This Autumn half term out theme is  ‘Being Me’ where we will be exploring what it means to us in our world, thinking about our families and the important people in our lives.

 

This week we will be be enjoying the story ‘Hug’ by Jez Alborough. If you would like to share this story at home please click on the link below. This will take you to a Youtube version to watch together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeBQw3_8Ekk 

 

As a Nursery we follow Little Wandle, working on their Foundations to Phonics. Over the Next few weeks we will have a different Nursery Rhyme for each week. This weeks is ‘A sailor went to Sea’ . A copy of the rhyme can be found in the 'Teacher Notice Board' section next to the Blog.

 

 

Thank you to everyone who has sent in pictures already. We would love it if you would send in any family pictures. You can email these to the school email address or hand them over at drop off. We will be making a Family display for the children to enjoy.

Our Maths focus over the next few weeks Patterns. This includes arranging items in their own patterns, becoming familiar with patterns in their normal routine and predicting what might happen next in a story or a routine.

We use a lot of Makaton in our Nursery and our sign of the week is ‘Hug’ The link below shows how to do this sign.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sFmE2Nktuo 

 

 

 A few messages…

A settling in Photo album has been added to the School website. https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/infant-gallery/

 

Please note you should be receiving an email from Tapestry to login to your child's account over the next few days. Any problems please do ask. Tapestry is not used as a form of communication, observations will be uploaded every now and then throughout the year.

 

We now ask that all email enquiries are made through the school office, please do not contact teachers directly through their email addresses.

Please use the email infoinfants@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk or call the office.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us on the gate.

Sarah, Charmaine, Hayley and Nicola

Week beginning  2nd of October 

 

This Autumn half term out theme is  ‘Being Me’ where we will be exploring what it means to us in our world, thinking about our families and the important people in our lives.

This week we will be continuing with our story ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell. If you would like to share this story at home please do. The link below will take you to a Youtube version to watch together if you do not have the book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPQRiSTYFHo

As a Nursery we follow Little Wandle, working on their Foundations to Phonics. Over the Next few weeks we will have a different Nursery Rhyme for each week. This weeks is ‘1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a Fish alive’ . A copy of the rhyme can be found in the 'Teacher Notice Board' section next to the Blog.

 

Thank you to everyone who has sent in pictures already. We would love it if you would send in any family pictures. You can email these to the school email address or hand them over at drop off. We will be making a Family display for the children to enjoy.

Our Maths focus over the next few weeks Patterns. This includes arranging items in their own patterns, becoming familiar with patterns in their normal routine and predicting what might happen next in a story or a routine.

We use a lot of Makaton in our Nursery and our sign of the week is ‘Home’ The link below shows how to do this sign.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awRsp6kgNac

 

 

 A few messages…

Please can all water bottles contain water and not squash.

We now ask that all email enquiries are made through the school office, please do not contact teachers directly through their email addresses.

Please use the email infoinfants@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk or call the office.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us on the gate.

Sarah, Charmaine, Hayley and Nicola

 

Week beginning 25th September 

 

 

This week the children have done so well settling into their new routines and environment and have enjoyed staying for lunch.

We have learnt some new songs, these include, ‘The Hello Song’, ‘Lunchtime song’, ‘Days of the week song’, ‘open, shut them’ and ‘The washing hands song’ these are all songs we will be using as part of our Nursery routine this year. You may find they have been singing these songs with you already.

 

We will be starting our theme of ‘Being Me’ where we will be exploring what it means to us in our world, thinking about our families and the important people in our lives.

We will be reading the story ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell. If you would like to share this story at home please do. The link below will take you to a Youtube version to watch together if you do not have the book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPQRiSTYFHo

We would love it if you would send in any pictures of your families. You can email these to the school email address or hand them over at drop off. We will be making a Family display for the children to enjoy.

Our Maths focus over the next few weeks Patterns. This includes arranging items in their own patterns, becoming familiar with patterns in their normal routine and predicting what might happen next in a story or a routine.

We use a lot of Makaton in our Nursery and our sign of the week is ‘ Family’. The link below shows how to do this sign.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhrAc22B8iw

 

 A few messages…

Thank you to everyone who has named their children’s items, we do still have some items that are coming in unnamed. Please check all items- especially water bottles.

We now ask that all email enquiries are made through the school office, please do not contact teachers directly through their email addresses. Please use the email infoinfant@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk or call the office.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us on the gate.

Sarah, Charmaine, Hayley and Nicola

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 15th September

This week…

This week we have had a lovely time getting to know you all, as you have had your settling sessions with us. The Children have all done so well. We have been so impressed with how well they have settled already. It has been lovely seeing them making friends and being so engaged in the activities.

 

Next week we will be continuing with our settling sessions and enjoying making new friends. We will be reading lots of books together including 'All Are Welcome' by Alexandra Penfold. If you would like to share this book at home here is a reading of the book online. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc8IEcr1Uwc

 

We are working on being kind friends and exploring our new environment. We have Kind Hands, Kind Feet, and Kind words in Nursery and if someone is doing something we don't like we put up our hand and say 'Stop, that please'. These are all important words we use in our setting. It can be useful to use these words are home with the children.

 

A few Reminders

 

Please can all items that come into Nursery be clearly named, the children find it hard to find their items themselves, so it is helpful if we can see their names. We ask that Lunchboxes are clearly named on the outside as the staff give out their lunchboxes and it takes time to open up each lunch bag to see the names inside.

 

We also ask that hoop earrings are replaced with studs as this prevents and earrings being pulled and hurting the child.

 

Please can we ask that water bottles are filled with water only.

 

 

 

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to talk to us on the door/gate, or alternatively get in touch via the school office email address.

 

Sarah, Charmaine, Nicola and Hayley.

This week in the Nursery

 

Friday 8th September

This week…

This week we have enjoyed meeting you on your home visits. We have made some lovely changes to our setting, getting it ready for you all enjoy. We can't wait to see you all next week on your settling sessions wearing your uniform and bringing in your named bags, spare clothes and water bottles.

 

We are excited to welcome a new member of our Nursery Team, Hayley Grover who is joining us as a Teaching Assistant. Do give her a warm hello if you see her.

 

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email the school office.

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