Nursery Transition to Fielding Reception September 2019
If your child has secured a place in Reception at Fielding, to start in September 2019, please read the following information about our transition process.
Now we are entering Summer Term please encourage your child to wear a sun hat and sunglasses if they want to use our outdoor learning space. Sandals should be of the closed toe type and secure so that the children can run, climb and play safely. Children should not attend Nursery in flip flops or Croc style sandals.
Please apply sun cream before your child comes to the Nursery. Please put some sun cream in your child's bag so that we can encourage you child/children to reapply additional cream during the day.
To celebrate the amazing reading skills you child/children are developing we would like you to contribute to our understanding of their progress by completing a 'Wow Reader' certificate.
When your child/children has amazed you with their reading skills please print off one of the documents below, write down what the have done and bring in into the Nursery. We will then add it to their Learning Journey. Thank you
Nursery Reading Scheme Books
Please try to make sure that books are returned in good condition as we will need to charge for any damaged copies.
We have put together a Reading Booklet to give you a few more hints and tips, to help your children develop their early reading skills.
We hope you will find it useful. Please remember to use the 'Wow Cards' to record any amazing reading skills your child/ children are showing at home. Please click on the document below to access the reading booklet.
Mnemonics for RWI set one letter sounds.
Click on the document below to get all the single letter mnemonics for Read, Write, Ink set 1 sounds. This will help you to support your child/children write the letter sounds they have learned during their phonics sessions in the Nursery.
The children in the Nursery will have the opportunity to attend Forest School sessions starting form this term. Sessions will initially be open to children who attend Nursery on a Monday afternoon but will develop into sessions in which all Nursery children will be able to attend throughout the academic year as well as Holiday club sessions.
Forest School is an opportunity for children to learn and play in a forest environment and be aware of the hazards and challenges the environment gives them. If you child currently attends Nursery on a Monday afternoon then you will receive an email giving you information on the clothing they need to wear on the day. Initially children will attend for two week sessions.
To gain a complete understanding of your child's progress throughout the year we would like your contributions. I am sure that when the children are at home or out and about they do come out with things which impress you or produce a picture or make something which is amazing. To help us also use these experiences to plot their development we would encourage you to complete a 'Wow Moment' card. Just print off the document below and jot down pertinent comments or attach the 'Wow Moment' to a picture of something they have drawn or created, to give us more evidence of their progress. Please bring your 'Wow Moments' into Nursery and a member of the team will collect them from you attach it to their Learning Journey.
Thank you for your continued help and support.
When children are unwell.
In the Nursery we do all that we can to stop any illness affecting not only the children but also members of our team. Daily disinfecting of toilets and floors as well as antibacterial spraying of doors, handles and the use other cleaning agents are used to prevent germs and bugs finding a home in our Nursery.
We would be grateful if when your child vomits or has a dose of diarrhea, please keep them at home for 48 hrs to make sure that the infection has passed. If you bring your child into Nursery when they are ill it may pass to other children or adults. We understand that sometimes it is hard to take time off to look after your child but if they are ill they need to be at home.
Thank you for your support in this matter.
We need junk modelling!
We need your help to bring in resources to support our creative architects and vehicle designers.
We are in need for clean empty: cereal boxes, plastic bottles, cardboard tubes (no toilet rolls please), food containers and any other interesting or unusual cartons and containers.
Please do not send in any containers/bags that have contained nuts or traces of nuts, or dairy containers such as; milk cartons/bottles, butter/margarine cartons, yoghurt pots, containers/boxes that have contained chocolate/fresh cream etc. and egg boxes due to children's allergies.
Please hand any donations over to a member of the Nursery team.
Helping your children with Mathematics
As part of our ongoing support for parents in the Nursery we have produced a short booklet to help you develop mathematical skills with your child/ children. You will be able to view and print out this document at home and use it to support the skills we are teaching your children in the Nursery. If you do not have assess to a printer please inform us and we will be able to provide you with a printed version. We hope you will find this booklet useful and give you the opportunity to use maths in a practical and fun way with your child/children.
Nursery Closure Dates for Training
Please note that nursery is closed for two days during term time, Monday 29th October 2018 and Tuesday 23rd April 2019 for staff training. Please click the link below for term dates
Nursery Holiday Club
We will provide holiday childcare sessions to compliment the school term:
You can make holiday session bookings via Laser and the fees will be added to your Laser cashbook, these must be paid before your child attends. Please be careful when selecting your sessions, as once sessions are booked and confirmed we are unable to refund, regardless of whether your child attends.
Keeping Children Safe
At Fielding Nursery we take the safety of and safeguarding the children as our top priority. We therefore would like to remind parents that once you have collected and signed your child out of the Nursery, can you please exit the Nursery Outdoor Learning Area as soon as you can. Please do not allow your child/ren to access any of the Nursery equipment once they are in your care. Please remember to close the gates to our Outdoor Learning Area as you enter and leave. Thank you
In the Nursery we like to give the children opportunities to explore colour and texture. We do try to supply the the children with aprons for painting and remind them to 'roll up sleeves' when using messy materials. Sometime the children will get grubby when playing outside or they may get paint or other tactile materials on their clothes. We therefore recommend that parents do not send their children to nursery in clothes which they do not want marked or possibly stained . Sometimes good learning means getting messy. Thank you.
Nursery Entry and Exit Routes
The entry and exit points for Nursery, outside of normal whole school pick and drop off times (8.30-9.00am and 3.15pm-3.45pm) ,are via the gates in Coombe Road and along the fenced path which leads into Nursery. For safeguarding reasons please do not use any other route to drop off or collect your children. Thank you.
Early pick up during a session.
If you wish to pick up your child early during Nursery session times we would be grateful if you could let us know in advance, or phone or email. By letting us know about early session collection, children can be ready and waiting for collected. This will mean that you will not be left waiting outside for too long, especially as Autumn turns to Winter. Also as you know the children have lunch between 11.30 and 12.00 and tea from 3.00 to 3.30pm, so it would be best to collect either before or after these times. Thank you for your help and co-operation during these transition times.
We have a wide range of toys and equipment at our nursery. Unless we specifically request otherwise your child should not bring any of their own toys to nursery. If they do bring toys with them, we accept no responsibility for any loss or damage to those toys.
This week we will be continuing our curriculum challenge of 'How do I get about?' During this topic we will be thinking about ' How do I get to school? Why are the wheels on the bus round? How can Little Red Riding Hood get safely to Grandma's house?
This week in the Nursery we will be looking at the rhyming stories 'Roaring Rockets' and 'Terrific Trains' We will be learning about rhyme and alliteration.
This week we will be thinking about how to look after our friends and what to do when someone is sad.
In Mathematics we will be using and identifying numbers. We will be matching and creating our own digits to represent quantity.
In phonics we will be going back over our single letter sounds and focusing on some tricky sounds to write and also challenging ourselves to write some simple three letter words.
Next week we will be starting on our final curriculum challenge of 'Who can save the day?' During this topic we will be thinking about 'Can dragons be scary? How can you build a castle? Who do you know that is brave? What would you do if you were a prince or princess?
We will also be continuing to practice our skills for sports day.