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20-12-17 Nursery Letter

Stoke Primary School

Briton Road



Head Teacher





Mr M Ascroft

024 7645 1724

024 7643 1209






Thursday 17th December 2020

Nursery Half Term Newsletter


Dear Parents,

We have had such a busy half term and I wanted to share with you some of the children’s highlights.  They have learnt so much and are all making very good progress.  We have had a strong focus on the Prime areas of learning, developing language, communication, friendships and building independence.  

Our Learning So Far!

Some of the children’s learning highlights include;

  • Learning and exploring about Stick Man.  Discussing the characters in the story and the journey that Stick Man went on.
  • Developing the children’s knowledge of nursery rhymes, action songs and number songs.
  • The story of The Gingerbread Man- learning about the sequence of the story and thinking about what happens at the beginning and end.  They were very surprised when after all the Gingerbread Man’s efforts he got eaten!
  • Exploring real ginger, what it looked like and how it grows.  Using all of our senses to explore.
  • Learning all our nativity songs and taking part in recording all the parts of the ‘Nativity Movie’.  The children worked so hard and chose which parts they wanted to take part in.



It is very important for all children to attend Stoke Primary School for them to access the education and experiences for their lifelong learning.  This starts in Nursery- the pre-school learning that builds the foundations of their school life.

If your child is well and there are no COVID related reasons for them to be off school please ensure that they attend.  Regular attendance allows your child to develop confidence, friendships and an understanding that school is important.  If there is any support you feel we can help you with please ask and we will do what we can to support you and your family or provide you with information for you to seek further support.



Moving Forwards to 2021!

Next half term we are starting our new learning topic of ‘Brilliant Bears!’

On Tuesday 5th January all Nursery children are invited to bring in one bear from home for our teddy bears picnic.  We will start our topic with the children showing their bears to their friends, singing some songs and talking about our Christmas break.

Some learning we will go on to explore;

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears, listening to the story, joining in with the text.  The children are going to set up the role play area themselves and turn it into the Three Bears house.
  • We are going to have a strong focus on the numbers up to 3, counting objects, recognising and understanding what 3 mean in different contexts.
  • Thinking about size and language relating to size, matching activities and comparing objects.
  • Investigating different types of bears, looking at non-fiction books and researching together on the internet.
  • Exploring ice and the winter season, we are hoping for snow!


We will continue to send home weekly home learning.  These are activities which encourage the development of language and understanding.  These activities can be explored in your home language and/ or English.  It is important for your children to learn and explore the languages spoken at home and any development of any language is worthwhile and builds your child’s development.

We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year and wish you all a Merry Christmas from the Nursery Team.


Kind regards,



Mrs Lapworth

Nursery Teacher/ EYFS Lead