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Autumn Term in Tots:

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new children and their families and to say a big welcome back to our existing children and their families. Over the forthcoming term we look forward to working closely with you, as we recognise the importance of working together to provide your child with the best possible learning outcomes.  With that in mind, we will be organising some stay and play sessions where we would love for you to come in and join us and work with your child to learn about Diwali and Christmas. We will also be preparing a Christmas performance for you to come and enjoy! Please see our diary dates below for more exciting events.

Our focus texts this term will be ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?’ and ‘Dear Santa’. The children will be learning to tell these stories using both words and the ‘talk4write’ actions.  Using actions to tell stories helps engage the children, helps reinforce language, vocabulary and the understanding of words. It also helps develop their fine and gross motor skills which will later be needed for writing. Many of the opportunities that will be offered during learning through play will be linked to our focus text. Through ‘Brown Bear’ we will be exploring colour, animals, sounds and rhyme. Through ‘Dear Santa’ we will be exploring shape, size and mark making and finding out what happens to letters that are sent in the post.

Each day, your child will take part in small group sessions. During the Autumn term, these sessions will mainly focus on turn taking and communication. Your child will also have the opportunity to take part in a weekly music session and Forest School on a Wednesday.

For more information, please see our curriculum overview on the main Brandhall Tots and Nursery page or speak to your child’s key worker for learning at home ideas.

Is there anything you would like your child to share with their friends? Are you doing something different with your child? Visiting somewhere they haven’t been before or doing something they really enjoy? Let us know so that we can talk to your child about their experience. Send information, along with pictures, where possible, to kate.morley@brandhall.sandwell.sch.uk

Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 4th 9:15am – EYFS Advent Assembly (parents welcome)
Thursday 5th – Art Exhibition (main hall)

Friday 6th – Mufti Day (chocolate donations for Christmas Fayre)
Tuesday 10th 1:45pm – FLEXI Christmas Performance (Mon-Wed/full time children)
Wednesday 11th – Christmas Lunch
Thursday 12th – Tots and Nursery closed for voting
Friday 13th – Christmas Jumper Day/Festive Mufti
Friday 13th 10:15am – FLEXI Christmas Performance (Wed-Fri/full time children)

Friday 13th 3:30-5:15pm – Christmas Fayre (main school building)
Tuesday 17th – Tots and Nursery Party Day (AM/Mon-Wed/full time children. Party clothes)
Wednesday 18th 10:45am – TOTS Christmas Performance (AM and Mon-Wed children)
Wednesday 18th 2pm – FLEXI Christmas Craft Session (parents welcome)

Wednesday 18th 2:30pm – TOTS Christmas Performance (PM and Wed-Fri children)
Thursday 19th – Tots and Nursery Party Day (PM/Wed-Fri/full time children. Party clothes)
Friday 20th – Nursery Toy Day/Tots and Nursery Mufti Day
                   – Break up at 1:30pm (no afternoon session)

January 2020:
Monday 6th – Tots Closed Teacher Training Day (FLEXI and main school open)
Tuesday 7th – Tots open for spring term


Available Spaces

We have 2 year old spaces available for January 2020. Please contact Kate Morley or Leah Truslove on 0121 422 5336 to find out more…

Do you qualify for free childcare?

More details can be found on the Free Early Learning for Two’s application form, which is available online.

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