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Below you will find lots of information about our class, including what we have been up to. If you are having to stay at home due to self-isolation, please click on the isolating at home star, which will take you to a new page containing activities that will help you to keep pace with your class. 

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 Miss McCormack on Thursday and sometimes Friday mornings, and 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 will be dropped off at the Nursery gate at their allocated time and will be collected at 2.30. 

EYFS Curriculum 

 

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. 

Independent Learners

 

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

 

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.

  

Home/School Link

 

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 provide activities and next steps for your child to work on at home with your support. 

Upcoming dates this half term:

 

Current RE topic - Myself

 

 

Phonics

 

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. Attached is the link to the 'Letters and Sounds' document,

 

 

 

 

Here are some phonics games to play and support your child with.

Autumn 1

 

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 focus on the book, 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?'. 

During maths sessions we will be working with numbers to 10, sorting and using the language of size, and focussing on the shapes; square, circle, triangle and rectangle. 

 

Here are some websites to support you at home.

We have been having lots of fun making new friends and settling into the routines on Nursery. Take a look at the exciting activities we have been doing in our first few weeks. 

Come back and visit Nursery's page soon! smiley

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