Welcome to Nursery
Our teacher is Miss Walker and our Nursery Nurse/HLTA is Cindy.
We are lucky to have the support of Tash at dinner time and during afternoon activities.
We always try our best and have lots of fun while we learn through play!
Drop off and pick up
Children should be brought up to the Nursery door at 9.00 am and be collected from the door between 3.00 - 3.15 pm.
Important dates this half term
The new Early Years (EYFS) curriculum focuses on the learning and development of the whole child. It ensures that children learn and develop well, are kept healthy and safe and provide children with the knowledge and skills they need to start school
See the link for development matters below.
In Nursery we encourage our children to be independent learners. We encourage them to choose activities, tidy up after themselves and attend to their own needs such as toileting and accessing snack. We ask that you support us by encouraging your child to become more independent at home e.g. going to the toilet independently, helping with jobs around the house, putting on their coat etc.
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 Wednesday to share together. It is a great opportunity to develop their speaking and listening skills and imagination.
The teacher will provide activities and next steps for your child to work on at home with your support and return the following week.
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 spend lots of time reading stories and singing rhymes and songs which is vital to the childrens early development of literacy.
We then move on to oral blending of words and objects before beginning the first set of 'Read Write Inc' sounds.
Here are some phonics games to play and support your child with.
In Early Years we base our learning around the children's needs and interests, however we start off with a general topic overview that our activities stem from. These are the topics we begin with in Nursery.
Autumn 1 - Myself
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 'Myself', which the children will engage in a variety of fun and creative activities to base their learning on. We will be learning all about our bodies including teeth, families and Autumn.
During maths sessions we will playing games based on number, shape and colour, looking at pattern and size and working with jigsaws.
Literacy is mainly based around stories and songs, forming recognisable shapes when drawing and working on our fine motor skills so we are ready for writing.
Autumn 2 - Senses
This half term we are building on from our previous learning to focus more on the five senses and how we use them. We will investigate and explore with different foods to see what we like and don't like the taste and smell of, using our sense of hearing when going on a nature hunt and having lots of fun in the messy and creative areas with different textures.
In Literacy we will base lots of activities around the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' and 'Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See.'
In maths we will build on our understanding of number and counting.
This is also a really exciting time as we will be getting ready for our Nativity and enjoying lots of fun Christmas activities.
Spring 1 - Homes
Spring 2 - Change
Summer 1 - Up in the Air
Summer 2 - Community
Take a look at what we are learning in Nursery this week.
Here are some websites to support you at home with maths sessions.
Come back and visit Nursery's page soon!