Bunny Class

Welcome Back Bunny Class! 
A HUGE welcome to all of our fantastic nursery children. Myself (Mrs Pyke) and Mrs Young can't wait to see you all again and welcome to our new children. We have been making some amazing changes over the summer holidays and we look forward to showing you our  new space both inside and outside. 
Our Topic for Autumn Term: Marvellous Me. 
During our first term back in nursery we will be thinking about ourselves and those around us. We will spend lots of time getting to know each other, learning about ourselves, getting used to our new classroom and learning our new routines. 
We will have a weekly focus on a particular book, which will help to support our overall topic, and also to introduce us into the wonderful world of stories and imagination. 
Some of the books for this term are: 
Although we will have our overall topic in which we will be focusing on throughout the term, we will also be listening and observing the children during their play and if we notice any particular interests that the children have, then we will incorporate this into our weekly planning. 
Equally, if you know that your child has a particularly strong interest in something or if there are any special events coming up at home then please do let us know so that we can put this into our planning as well. 
We are available to discuss anything you may wish to talk about with us, this may well be best via email initially (np@newclose.wilts.sch.uk) and then we can arrange a time to talk further should you wish to. Our main aim for our nursery children is that they feel happy and secure with us while they are in Bunny Class. We also want our children to have fun and enjoy every moment whilst in our care. 
Story Books for home. 
Your child will have the opportunity during each week to choose a story book to take home. We really hope that you will be able to share this at home with your child and that you will have the opportunity to talk about the story at the end and share thoughts and ideas together. Reading and sharing stories is a valuable part of development for nursery age children as this will help to support speech and language skills as well as listening and attention skills.  This also promotes a love of reading that children will hopefully then take with them throughout the rest of their years. 
You will receive a reading race for your child and each day that you share a story together (These can be books from home or school) you can put a date in the circle on the reading race (please also put the date in your child's reading record) Once the reading race is completed, they will receive a prize.