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Welcome to Nursery! On this page you will find information about what we are learning about in class each week and any other information that we need to share with you. If you have any questions please do come and speak to us!

Class email address: nursery@cavendish.hounslow.sch.uk 

Week beginning: 19th February 2024


Theme:   Mother’s day

Story: My Mum is Fantastic

Sound of the week:  

Number of the week: 3

Wishing everyone a great half term! 







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 Children's Birthdays

 We ask that children are not sent to school with treats to hand out; they will not be distributed in class.  If you would like to distribute a small, healthy treat after school then you may and it is for parents and carers to decide if they wish their child to accept.  Families will have differing opinions on this and we wish for them to be able to make choices.  A great way to mark your child’s birthday, and preferred by school, is to choose a book to give to the class. This will be enjoyed by so many!  There is no expectation for families to do anything. 
We always make all of the children feel special on their birthday!
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Library Day- Wednesday

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-School starts between 8:45 and 8:55. Please sign in via the school office if you arrive  later than this. School finishes at 3:15. Please wait at the Nursery outside classroom for drop off and pick up.

-Please ensure your child brings their school bookbag to school every day (not a rucksack please).

-Please could you bring in a pair of named wellies to be kept in Nursery.

-We provide milk, fresh water and fruit at our Cavendish Cafe every day. 

-Please ensure all bags, coats, uniforms, spare clothes and shoes are labelled with your child's name. 

Change of clothes:

We encourage all the children to ' get stuck in' and involved with whatever activities they choose- this can sometimes be very messy. Our day also includes outdoor play so children may get wet. Therefore, we ask that all children bring in a change of clothes- this also helps in case of any toilet accidents.

Phonics and Reading:

In the nursery, we teach phonics through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised programme.

Phase 1 phonics letters and sounds focus on developing children's concentration, speaking, and listening skills which also includes oral blending.

This is done by sharing stories, poems, and a wide range of nursery rhymes so that children become familiar with sounds in their environment.  

For more information please refer to the link below:

Phonics and early reading policy 

Reading with your child is a great way to bond with them and this will have a huge impact on their learning and development. At Cavendish Nursery, we pride ourselves on providing children with the opportunity to have a wide range of books in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Additional resources and further reading:

Recommend book list


World book day

National literacy trust

Hounslow library services


In Cavendish Nursery, early maths concepts are a part of everyday learning and routines.

Some objectives include:

• Reciting numbers.

• Subitising to 3.

• Recognise 1-5.

• Begin mathematical mark-making.

• Notice things that are the same and those that are different.

• Use positional language in everyday activities.

• Coin recognition.

• Notice number patterns in stories and songs.

• Notice numerals that are the same- as their age or house number.

• Talk about and explore 2D and 3D shapes.

Ways you can support your child's learning at home:

• Look for numbers and shapes in the environment as you are out and about.

• Count regularly with your child- as they are tidying up and encourage them to use mathematical vocabulary.

• Find the same amount of different items to help your child understand what numbers mean. for example, find 3 spoons, 3 hats, or 3 socks.

• Putting items in order. You could do this by weight, height, or size.