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Capel St Mary CEVC Primary School

Early Years

May 2017


Dear Parents


Welcome back after the Easter break!


The summer term is always a very busy one with the children in their final term and end of year events such as sports day!  However it is also very lovely when the sun hopefully shines and the children can spend more time in the garden doing lots of activities outside.


We are now starting to work hard on our garden so that hopefully it will look beautiful in the summer. We are very lucky to have had some parents working in the garden with the children and we have carrots, peas, potatoes and lots of other lovely things planted already.  Hopefully we will be sampling these at snack time!


There is a promotion on currently at the Coop stores whereby you can collect tokens in exchange for garden plants. We would be very grateful if any parents would be happy to do this and donate the plants for our garden and I have attached a card to collect the tokens for your perusal.


This half term Nursery are exploring ‘Under the Sea’, discovering what wonderful creatures and plants can be found in the ocean. The children will be learning facts about the different animals as well as creating something wonderful for our under the sea ball at the end of the term.


We will also be exploring water, understanding where we can find it and what we use it for.  Finally before we finish the half term with our under the sea ball we will be becoming pirates for a week, having fun exploring the vast oceans


Butterflies will be exploring the coastline this half term as well as under the sea. We have started by looking at a map of the United Kingdom and located places that are familiar to us such as Capel St. Mary, Ipswich and London.


We will then look at our coastline and the children will be able to add their lovely holiday pictures or places they have visited to the map. This is work in progress so please feel free to add post its/photos/drawings etc- that would be fabulous!


We will also find out what life on an island is like but looking at Katie Morag stories and maybe make our own island too! Finally we will discover and investigate the wonderful sea creatures that live in the oceans and seas and have a look at one of our favourite stories ‘The Rainbow Fish.’


The second half of the term will be working on planting and growing in our garden. As well as looking out how plants grow, we shall also be finding out about what our body needs to help us grow and look at healthy eating and exercise. 

Just a few reminders for the summer term.

  • Please make sure your child has suitable clothing. At this time of year the weather can be very

           deceiving!  Even though it’s sunny it can be very chilly so please provide a coat for break time

  • Nursery children also need suitable footwear for playing in the garden as they do lots of climbing and physical activities outside.  Some sandals and slip-on shoes can be dangerous so we would be grateful if you could check please.
  • When the weather is hot and sunny please provide your child with a named sunhat that can be kept in school at all times. Could you also make sure that you have applied sun cream to your child in the morning as we cannot apply it during the day. There are now products that provide all day protection so we ask you not to send sun cream in with the children as they have a habit of applying it to each other!


We look forward to a busy and exciting summer term. As always if you have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to come and speak to a member of the team, we are here to help.

The Foundation Team