Montrose School

Achieving, Caring, Aspiring

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Wigston Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire

0116 2832328

office@montrose.leicester.sch.uk

A BIG Welcome to the Nursery

 

 

Teacher: Mrs Gray 

NNEB: Mrs Wright

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Aldwinckle

 

Latest information

Useful downloads:

Nursery Planning Overview 2018-19

Autumn Planning 2018

Christmas Planning 2018 

What to expect, when? Guidance to your child's learning and development.

Development-Matters-in-the-Early-Years-Foundation-Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Parents Guide

 

We hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to this term. We will be busy creating lots of lovely winter pictures and celebrating Chinese New Year, Mother's Day and Easter.

 

Our Nursery Classroom

Our new 'Creative Cottage' area has seen the children enjoy creating lots of art, using a wide variety of materials. They are all becoming very independent and selecting the resources by themselves. The new large wet floor area has enabled us to be very messy and have fun! 

 

30 Hours Place

If anyone would like their child to attend the Nursery for 30 hours, then these places are available free to all eligible parents or at a cost of £60 per week. Please ask us for any further information.  

Planning

We have our planning available for you to see in the cloakroom, which includes a number of dates for your diary! If you would like to make any suggestions, then please share these with any member of the Nursery staff.

Reminders 

Pants - Could we remind you that all children must be wearing pants at school (no pull ups).  If you think your child might have an ‘accident’ please put spare underwear in their bag.

Coats – Your child needs to bring a coat to school.  We go into our garden every day.

Snack Time - During the session your child can have milk and fruit if they want it, or their own water if they prefer that.  We allow the children to decide and although they are encouraged during the session, we do not insist they eat anything they don’t want.  Just like at home, some days children eat and drink more or less than on other days.  We want the children to enjoy their snack time and not get stressed about it.  The children sit at the dining table for their snack, complete with napkins and spend time talking with us and their friends in a relaxed, yet more formal environment. Please do not send your child to school with any sweets or snacks.

Lunch Time (30hrs children only) Please ensure you send a healthy packed lunch and a drink (no nuts or nut based products). If you would like any healthy lunch ideas please do no hesitate to ask us.

Birthday Sweets - Your child is welcome to bring sweets on their birthday for either their Key Person group or the whole class. There are 16 children in each Key Person group and 32 children in the class.  Please do not send any items that may contain nuts as we have children with allergies in school.

 

Key Person Groups

The Key Person Groups are The Peppermint Teddies (Mrs Wright) and The Peach Teddies (Mrs Gray).

 

Partnership with Parents

Please help yourself to the Teddy sheets in the cloakroom area if you wish to share any significant ‘wow’ steps in learning for your child.  We recognise and appreciate those steps in learning are observed both at home and school.  It is valuable to us to know as much as we can about your child and add any relevant information to their learning journal.

Parent's/Carer's Progress appointments will be offered to all parents this term. 

You will be invited to join in a number of events with your children during the term, so please take a look at the planning to see what's in store!

 

Parent's Singing & Progress Awards

These will take place on a Friday morning for a short time after dropping your child off at school. We will inform you of the dates, so keep a look out on our notice board!

 

Treasure Chest

This is every FRIDAY, so please only let your child bring a toy to school on that day. Please don’t bring toys every day (if they get lost, children get very upset)

 

Library

The children will be allowed to bring a library book home every WEDNESDAY. Please make sure that you bring your book back every week.

 

 

Very best wishes from

Mrs.Gray, Mrs. Wright & Mrs. Aldwinckle