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.
Take a look at what we are learning in Nursery this week.
Current RE topic - Birthday
Our topic this term is 'Traditional Tales'. We will be reading lots of stories such as 'Little Red Riding Hood, 'The Gingerbread Man', 'The Three Little Pigs' and 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and basing activities on them.
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', which the children will engage in a variety of fun and creative activities to base their learning on.
During maths sessions we will playing games based on number, shape and colour, looking at pattern and working with jigsaws.
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.
'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?'
Here are some websites to support you at home with maths sessions.
Come back and visit Nursery's page soon!