Welcome to Nursery
Our teacher is Miss Walker and our Nursery Nurse/HLTA is Cindy.
We are lucky to have the support of Mrs Riding on Monday and Thursday 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 should now 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.
Here are the links for our Nativity ‘The Bossy King.’ 🤴🏼
The children worked so hard learning their songs and dances and we are very proud of them! 🌟
Take a look at what we are learning in Nursery this week.
Current RE topic - Friends
Our last topic in Nursery is 'Community'.
We will be learning about the people, vehicles and building that we may see around our local community.
This half term our topic is 'Up in the Air'.
We will be reading the stories 'Room on the Broom' and 'Goodnight Moon' alongside other books relating to our new learning.
We will be sorting and grouping things that are up in the air and discussing their similarities and differences, e.g. wings or no wings.
In maths we will be problem solving and trying to form numerals through our own marks and symbols.
As this is the last full term in Nursery for a lot of the children, they will begin learning the first set of letter sounds using the phonics scheme; 'Read, Write, Inc'. They will learn a new sound each week.
We are also having a big focus on recognising our names, the initial sound it has and writing it.
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee
This half term our topic is 'Change'.
We will be reading the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and basing lots of maths, literacy and topic activities on this.
This week in Nursery we got some special visitors to look after...5 tiny caterpillars!
We are going to learn and watch how they change as they turn into beautiful butterflies.
We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
This half term our topic is 'Homes'. We will be talking about the homes we live in and comparing them to others, drawing and building with different materials, finding out how things work, working on shape and pattern and counting.
We have been reading and basing lots of activities on our class story, 'The Three Little Pigs'.
This half term out topic is 'Senses.' We will engage in lots of 'hands on', exploratory activities and investigations.
Looking after our teeth
This week we had a visit from the dentist who told us all how to look after and brush our teeth correctly. I'm sure your little ones will love showing you how we did it with the big teeth and toothbrush!
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.
Maths Party Day
We had fun this week with all things number!
We listened to a counting story called 'One Fox', played 'Snakes and Ladders', pretended we were at the bowling alley knocking down and counting the pins and practiced forming numbers in coloured rice.
To end our party day we enjoyed cake and juice with our friends.
During maths sessions we will be working with numbers to 5, sorting and using the language of size, colour, 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!