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Welcome To Fledglings


                                Miss Austin and Mrs Lambshead



       Mrs Clark  and  Miss Henley.         



Summer 2: 2019

Welcome to the Fledglings class - our Nursery at Bradley Barton.



Polite reminders:

Your child needs a named water bottle and appropriate clothing for the weather. As the weather gets warmer, your child will need a sun hat and sun cream. Please send your child to school in sun cream that has already been applied. 


Your child is welcome to bring named wellies in for the Nursery garden and leave them on his/her peg. 


Your child needs to bring his/her book bag every day. Please check for letters from school, library books and reading books (if applicable).

Home learning is given out at the beginning of each half term and can be brought in to share at any time.  

At school, your child is encouraged and supported to look after and collect their own belongings, please also encourage this at home (Putting on coats and bags, remembering water bottles and cardigans/jumpers).







We are focusing on the key topic:





For this topic,we will focus on the stories:


'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'

'What the Ladybird Heard'


We will be following our successful 'Talk for Writing' programme, whereby the children will learn the language and actions of the story, so that they can get to know the story really well and re tell it to others through role play and puppetry. The children will then begin to record the story through drawings, mark marking and early writing. 







Monday 3rd June: School re opens for Summer Term 2

 Thursday 4th July: Trip to Pennywell farm

Friday 5th July: Performing Arts show and Summer Fayre

Thursday 11th July: Sports day

Monday 15th: Topic Landing day

Wednesday 17th July: Nursery Graduation day 






Week beginning: 24/6/19: 


This week in the Nursery, we will be temporarily moving away from our Mini beasts topic, to focus on our Performing Arts show. Our Performing Arts show performance is focused on 'The Lion King'. The children will be watching parts of the film and practising our song for the show 'In the Jungle'. We we also be making hats to wear in the show and customising our white t shirts. 


We will also be focusing on learning the life cycle of a butterfly in the Nursery. We will use our key text 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' to retell the life cycle of a butterfly in the correct order, using the focus words: 'egg, caterpillar, cocoon and butterfly'. We will watch a butterfly life cycle on a video and hopefully our own class caterpillars should have arrived by this Monday!


The weather forecast looks warm for this week, so please ensure your child has a sun hat and has applied sun cream on before coming into Nursery. 


Please still send coats and jumpers/cardigans for your children this week for outside learning. 



Many thanks,



The Nursery Team.



We follow the Letters and Sounds programme and use the Jolly Phonics actions to teach Phonics in Nursery.


We also use the Phonics Play website to support our phonics sessions. 


Learning to Learn


This term we will continue to embed the Learning to Learn skills across the Foundation Stage Unit. The children are already demonstrating their skills as collaborative learners and using this language in their free learning. We are also developing the skill to be proactive and to reflect on their own and others learning. Can you find our collaborative bees, proactive squirrels and reflective fish in the classroom?





Sentence Tool Kit


This year we will continue use the sentence tool kit to support sentence writing across the school. All of the tools in the toolbox have the same meaning across the school however, only a select few tools will be used and displayed in each class depending on the key stage and success criteria.

Come into the Nursery and meet Bob the Builder, carefully decorated and placed on the wall by our children. Bob the builder is looking after the tools we need to build a good sentence. These are;

Paintbrush = Adjectives, Spanner = Conjunctions, Varying sized screwdrivers = full stops, exclamation mark, question mark.