Nursery & Reception

Mrs Barford

Newsletter Spring 2020

EYFS Newsletter Spring Term 2020

Welcome back! We hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and we would like to wish you a happy New Year!

Will you read me a story?

This half term we will be basing a lot of our literacy activities around storytelling and writing stories. It would be a huge help if you could read some of the traditional tales at home with your children. These could include; The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 once I caught a fish alive…

We will continue to practise counting to 10, 20 and beyond. We will also be investigating sets and groups where we will be finding the number of objects in different sets, separating different numbers of objects and comparing quantities. We will also be investigating 2d and 3d shapes. You can help at home by asking your children what shapes they can see around the house and when you are out and about. You could even make a model or a picture from different shapes.

Please continue to save interesting items for our creation station such as; boxes, cards, ribbon, buttons, cartons, sweet wrappers and any seasonal objects.

Keep up reading at home – a little and often!  For reception children, please ensure reading books and word wall folders are at school each day. Nursery children will continue with their sensory sound books, which will need to be in school on a Tuesday for the new ‘sound of the week’ to be added.

We are outdoors every day so all children need warm, waterproof coats and sensible footwear. Please also make sure that all items of clothing are named, including hats and gloves. Reception children need a PE kit which should be left at school.

Please remember we are a healthy school and the children are only allowed to bring in a healthy snack for their morning break time.  Check out for ideas on swapping to healthier snacks.

We also have several children and adults with severe nut allergies in school so please remember Henham is nut-free.  If your child does bring in a food item that may contain nuts, please be advised that we will place this back in their school bag to be returned home.  Thank you for your continued support.

How to help your child at home.

  • Listen to them read/read stories with them
  • Count objects whenever possible
  • Talk about stories you read
  • Practise writing letters and numbers
  • Ensure your child is holding pencil correctly

We are looking forward to another great term in early years, please do come and have a chat if you have any concerns or want any additional information.

Warmest wishes,

Mrs Barford and the Early Years team