Assalamu’alaikum and welcome!
Welcome to Nursery! Assalamu alaykum!
Welcome to Autumn 1.
I am very excited to share some of the experiences nursery children will have in our wonderful learning environment.
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu (peace and blessings be upon you),
We hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits. Usthada Khan and Usthad Farah are delighted to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to all our new and returning families as we embark on the Autumn Term 1 of 2023 at Iqra Nursery.
We are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to collaborate with you in educating and nurturing your children. Together, we will create a supportive and enriching learning environment for them.”
We want to ensure that you are well-informed about the upcoming term’s curriculum and any special events happening at Iqra Nursery. Our curriculum is designed to cover the seven key areas of learning, which are essential for your child’s development:
- Personal, Social, and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
- Expressive Arts and Design
- Understanding of the World
Each half term, I will upload a newsletter detailing the specific topics and activities your child will be engaging in, helping you stay connected with their educational journey.
We kindly request that you make every effort to ensure your child attends nursery during their chosen session (AM or PM). Regular attendance is crucial as it allows your child to benefit fully from the valuable learning opportunities provided at the nursery.
We are excited to share with you the curriculum focus for this term, where we will be exploring two engaging topics: “My Family and Me” and “Nursery Rhymes.” These themes will provide a rich learning experience for your child and cover various areas of development.
Literature: To delve into the world of family and self, we will be reading “Wriggle and Road” and “My Family Tree” books. These stories will help your child understand the concept of family and their place within it.
Poetry: Our young learners will also be introduced to some classic nursery rhymes and poems, fostering language development and creativity. They will have the opportunity to recite and enjoy the following poems:
- “I am a Little Teapot”
- “Heads, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”
- “If You’re Happy and You Know It”
- “This is the Way We Brush Our Teeth”
Islamic Nasheed: Additionally, we will be incorporating Islamic nasheeds into our learning. The children will explore “I am a Muslim” to instill values and cultural understanding.
As part of our ongoing efforts to provide a well-rounded and engaging learning experience for your child, we would like to share our focus for the “Number and Pattern” area of learning, with a specific emphasis on “Matching.”
Number Rhymes: In Week 1, we will kickstart our exploration of numbers and patterns by singing number rhymes. These rhymes are not only fun but also an excellent way for children to become familiar with numerical concepts in an enjoyable and interactive manner.
Counting Everyday Objects: As we progress in our learning journey, we will encourage your child to count everyday objects. This activity is essential for developing their counting skills and number recognition. We will encourage them to say one number for each item, reinforcing their understanding of quantity.
Phonics: In parallel, we will be introducing Phase 1 phonics in the nursery class. Phonics is a foundational aspect of early literacy and language development. Through various phonics activities and games, your child will begin to explore the sounds of letters and the relationships between sounds and letters.
Tarbiya: Each day, our children will recite Surah Fatiha and a knowledge dua. Additionally, they will practice saying Salaams and JazakAllah to each other, fostering a culture of respect and good manners. We kindly encourage you to support and reinforce these manners at home, as they are integral to our Islamic teachings and social development.
PE Day: Our Physical Education (PE) day is scheduled for Tuesday. Please ensure that your child is dressed in the correct PE kit, which consists of a white T-shirt and blue bottoms. This ensures they can participate comfortably in physical activities.
Recycling: We engage in creative activities, including junk modeling, and are always in need of small boxes, tubes, yogurt pots, small plastic bottles, ribbons, and materials. If you have any of these items at home, we would greatly appreciate your contributions to our recycling efforts.
Weather: Regardless of the weather, your child will spend time outdoors during the day. Please make sure they are appropriately dressed in their correct uniforms to ensure their comfort and well-being.
Accidents: Accidents can happen, and in such cases, we may need to change your child’s clothes. To be prepared, please provide a complete change of clothes in school, packed in a named bag.
Your involvement and support are essential for your child’s success and well-being at Iqra Nursery. If you have any questions or require further information about any of these aspects, please feel free to reach out to us. We appreciate your partnership and look forward to a rewarding and educational term ahead, Insha’Allah.
Usthada Khan and Usthad Farah Iqra Nursery Staff
We are looking forward to working with you and your child in this Autumn term. Thank you for your support. Please feel free to talk to any one of us, if you have any problems or queries.
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