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September Newsletter


Settling In

In September we concentrate on settling the children in so that they feel secure and comfortable in their new surroundings. This month the children will learn the nursery routines:

Taking off coats and jumpers and where they are kept in the Nursery.

Learning to share toys and space with a lot of other children.

Washing hands after messy play.

Flushing the toilet after use and then washing hands.

Becoming aware of the rules for safe play.


What You Can Do To Help:

Talk about what happens in the Nursery when and if your child wants to talk, if not don’t insist.

Even if you are worried about your child settling happily, try to keep these worries to yourself. Hold your child’s hand confidently and smile!

Make it clear that you will only be away for a short time.

Always be on time to collect your child, and don’t arrive too early.

Practice our toilet routine and hand washing routine at home.


What Can We Do To Help?


Please let us know if you have any worries about your child. This will not affect our attitude to your child and will enable us to work more closely with you. Help us to help your child. We are in partnership to make sure that your child gains as much as possible from their nursery experience.



Mathematical Concepts For September

Our mathematical concepts this month are:

· Big and small

· Full and empty

We will be using these words a lot in all areas of play and it will be very helpful if you could also use them at home as well.


Monthly Topic


This month we will be doing a project on:

‘Me and my family’.

Firstly we ask that each family completes a decorated leaf for our family tree that will be displayed in the nursery hall. We have distributed a cover letter and a leaf to each child. These should be returned as soon as possible.

We also think that it is important that children understand their place in their family and that everyone has an important role to play in family life. For this we will give you all a poly pocket with a sheet of paper and yellow tack in it so that you can give us a photograph, and have room to write the names of the family members under it. A photograph including Grandparents would be perfect.



School/ Snack Fund

It is important that the school fund is paid every Monday morning. Please put the correct money £4.00 into an envelope clearly labelled with your child’s name and the amount paid and place it in the post-box at the door of your child’s classroom. This may also be paid monthly or half Thank You



Nursery Carpark

Parents are reminded that the school car park is for staff only and thus it is imperative that those dropping off or collecting children from nursery should not drive into the campus. This ensures that all children are safe while walking into and out of nursery.


Nursery Front Door

Please ensure that if you are entering or leaving the nursery at any time during the school day that the door adjoining the new extension (with 2 handles) is closed firmly behind you ensuring that the children are kept safely inside. Please be aware of any children leaving nursery at any time unaccompanied by an adult and stop them and bring them back into the nursery to staff or their guardian.

Thank You


Child Protection Issues


Children Arriving at Nursery

Please ensure that all children are left directly into their classroom by whoever is leaving them to nursery, as the staff will be unaware of their presence until they enter the room.

We also ask that children are supervised at all times before nursery starts.

your child is going to be absent from nursery due to illness or for other reasons please contact nursery by phone prior to the commencement of the school day. Thank You


Children Leaving Nursery

Please be aware that when collecting your child from the nursery it is important to walk into the classroom and collect them from the activity they are playing at. This ensures children do not run out through the classroom door and it gives you an opportunity to play with them too. Please inform anyone who may collect your child of this routine.


Wellington Boots And A Change Of Clothes

Don’t forget to send in a pair of wellies for your child to wear outside. Please ensure they are clearly named.

We also ask everyone to ensure that their child has a change of clothes in their bag hanging on their peg, in case of toileting accidents. Again all clothes should be named.




September Rhyme Sheet


This month we will be enjoying traditional rhymes and songs including those below. Nursery rhymes for young children can help speed up their development of communication, memory, language and reading skills, as well as being crucial for recognising and learning phonic sounds. Each month you will receive our rhymes and songs sheet around our theme with your newsletter. We hope you enjoy singing them at home with your child.


Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the King’s horses and all the King’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.



Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa, baa, black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.
One for the Master,
One for the Dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.


Incy Wincy Spider


Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the waterspout.

Down came the rain and washed the spider out

Up came the sun and dried up all the rain,

Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the spout again.


Two Little Dicky Birds


Two little Dicky birds sitting on a wall,

One called Peter, one called Paul.
Fly away Peter, fly away Paul,
Come back Peter, come back Paul


Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory Dickory Dock

The mouse ran up the clock

The clock struck one,

The mouse ran down

Hickory Dickory Dock.


Repeat with:

The clock struck two,

The mouse said “ Boo!”


The clock struck three,

The mouse said “ Weee! “


The clock struck four,

The mouse said “ No More!”


Twinkle Twinkle Little Star


Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are!

Up above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are!


Horsey Horsey


Horsey Horsey don’t you stop

Just let your feet go clippety clop

Your tail goes swish and the wheels go round

Giddy up we’re homeward bound.


Little Bo Peep

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep
And doesn't know where to find them.
Leave them alone and they'll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them.