Welcome to Nursery
Our teacher is Miss Walker and our Higher Level Teaching Assistant/Nursery Nurse is Cindy.
We are lucky to have the support of Tash at dinner time and during afternoon activities, and a student teacher Miss Hutchinson.
We always try our best and have lots of fun while we learn through play!
DON'T FORGET ABOUT OUR UPCOMING END OF YEAR TRIP TO WALTON HALL AND GARDENS TO CELEBRATE THE AMAZING YEAR THE CHILDREN HAVE HAD IN NURSERY!
NURSERY 1 - TUESDAY 16TH JULY
NURSERY 2 - THURSDAY 18TH JULY
The children are so excited as are the staff :)
Outdoor learning is an important part of the early years curriculum so the children spend a lot of time outside. Please ensure your child has suitable clothing for the changing weather e.g. a cap for sunny days or a suitable coat, hats, scarves, gloves etc. as the weather gets colder. Thank you.
Your child will be given a reading book to take home each week to share together. It is a great opportunity to develop their speaking and listening skills and imagination.
This will be provided with a Key Worker book where parents and teachers can communicate about the child's development. The teachers will write targets and next steps for your child to work on at home with your support.
Current RE topic
During RE sessions we learn to be a good friend, care for others and follow in the ways of Jesus. We are very respectful of our 'prayer table' which the children know is an important area within the Nursery to think about God.
We made fruit salads with 'fair trade' fruits to think about how our world should be fair and have been thanking God for the beautiful things we have in our world through a sense hunt around the Nursey garden.....take a look at what we found and made.
As the school year is coming to an end we have been having a fun-filled last half term focussing on the topic of 'Moving Around'. We have been finding out how our bodies can move in different ways and how we can travel on our play equipment in the outdoor area. We have enjoyed playing lots of ring games together with friends and moving around like our favourite animals or vehicles. The children were so excited to visit the pond in the school grounds and watch over time how the tadpoles had changed and what they used to move around.
Our storybook that we have been focussing on this half term is 'The Train Ride' by June Crebbin. We started off the story by jumping on our own virtual train ride; looking at what we could see on the journey and following the movement of the track. We have recently been joining in with the repetition and planning our own rides on a vehicle.
In maths we have been focussing on positional language using ICT equipment such as the Bluebots and Sphero. We have been moving them around using key vocabulary such as above, behind and next to and hiding objects for our friends to find.
We are looking forward to our 'Maths Party' days on Friday 5th and Monday 8th July where we will be focussing on doubling numbers.
The Nursery children who are moving up to Reception have been working so hard with their phonics; recognising some letter sounds and blending together using activities such as 'Metal Mike' and 'Toy Talk'
Have a look online at the 'Letters and Sounds' phase 1 phonics scheme to try at home with your child.
Our topic this half term is 'Under the Sea' where we have been listening to stories and learning about animals that live there. We were shocked to find that 'Pirate Pete' had crept into Nursery and left his treasures behind for us to find and count. We have loved playing in our new pirate ship role play area which we built together. It has engaged and supported the children's independent writing as they love leaving messages in a bottle or writing their own scroll.
Our storybook that we will be linking many literacy activities to this term is 'The Rainbow Fish.' We will also be focussing on recognising and practising writing our names so any help at home would be appreciated.
Phonics is a very important aspect of the Early Years curriculum which supports the children with their reading and writing skills ready for school. We focus on Phase 1 in Nursery with some aspects of Phase 2.
Here are some games to play and support your child with.
This half term is very exciting in Nursery as it is the time where we all get to know our new teachers and friends. We will spend time exploring and investigating in our new classroom and finding out all about ourselves.
Our first main topic is all about 'Colour' where the children will engage in a variety of creative activities to base their learning on. We will be linking these activities to the story 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See?'
During maths sessions we will be working with numbers to 10 and focussing on the shapes; square, circle, triangle and rectangle.
Here are some websites to support you at home.