Miss K McIntosh – Nursery Class Teacher
Mrs P Hodgson – Nursery Teaching Assistant
Dear Parents/Carers and children,
Welcome back to the Summer Term and welcome to the children who started their Westvale journey after Easter.
Our topic for the next 7 weeks is ‘Amazing Africa.’ We will be comparing where we live to a small African village and talk about the differences in weather and clothes.
The children will become enthralled in our main text this half term “Handa’s Surprise’ by Eileen Brown. Handa’s Surprise is set in Africa and she collects seven different fruits to give to her friend Akeyo. The children will be learning all about a healthy diet, tasting different fruits and we even have a fruit shop in Nursery where children can use their counting skills to get seven different fruits just like Handa. The book has beautiful illustrations of different African animals which the children will be learning about in this topic.
The children who will be starting reception in September will begin to learn the letter sounds using the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme which is used throughout the school. Look out for updates regarding work you can do at home to help your child with their phonics.
The Early Years outdoor area continues to undergo an exciting transformation and I’m sure the children will tell you all about our new writing table, bikes, scooters, sand pit and construction area! What fun they’re going to have this summer!
As always, thank you for your continued support.
Miss McIntosh and Mrs Hodgson