Welcome everybody to the Nursery section of the website.
Class Teacher: Miss Back and Miss Taylor (Maternity Leave)
LSA:s Mrs Costa and Miss Morley
If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to ask one of the Nursery team.
School hours 9am-2.45pm
Reading at home
We encourage you to share a book with your child at least five times a week. We will send a reading book home on a Monday in a clear folder, and would like books to be returned on a Friday in the clear folder provided. A member of the Nursery Team will read with your child once a week on their reading day.
Homework will be given at the beginning of each new term. You have the term to complete the activities and post them onto tapestry.
Your child's learning journey is on Tapestry. You will also be able to comment, like pictures and post activities/ homework from home. Please see a member of the Nursery team if you are struggling to access your account. You can also communicate to your teacher through tapestry.
In Nursery all of our children are special and unique and we appreciate the importance of building strong relationships with the children and families that we work with. Our children our divided into Key Worker groups. As a parent there are lots of things that you may want to share about your child with us at the beginning of the day such as if they are feeling poorly, if they haven’t slept properly, or if something has upset them, for example. You are welcome to share this with us and they will ensure that your child has a good day at Nursery.
If your child is at home self-isolating, work will be provided via Tapestry for your child to complete. This will reciprocate the work being covered in class. Please check Tapestry daily for updates and challenges set.
Water bottles, snacks and spare clothes
Don’t forget to bring water bottles in each day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day. Please only fill your child's bottle with water. We are a healthy school.
Please provide your child with spare clothes clearly labelled that can stay on their peg in one of our spare bags in case of any accidents.
This year we will be using White Rose Maths and The Numberblocks to teach mathematics through carpet inputs and play. Here is a link to the Numberblocks shows on cbeebies:https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks.
This term we will be looking at lots of number problems and helping the children to recognise numbers 0-10. We will look at different quantities of number and ask them to count using 1:1 correspondence. We will look at various patterns and shapes.
This half term we will be doing lots of fine and gross motor skills through play; using big sheets of paper, paint brushes and paint to create large scale paintings. We will also have challenges in the indoor and outdoor classroom- using tweezers, bouncing and catching balls, painting using the large brushes outdoors and mark making in coloured sand.
We will continue with Phase 1 developing an awareness of Rhythm and Rhyme by listening to stories, learning new songs and playing games to develop knowledge of rhythm and rhyme. We will also begin to vocalise the sounds during play and through a selection of games. We will start to introduce Read Write Inc phonic sounds to those children who are ready.
R.E: Special people- Which people are special and why?
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth,” Genesis 1:1
'Grow and Stretch'
This term, we will be exploring all creatures great and small, looking at different life cycles. We will examine a selection plants and investigate what they need for growth. We will also focus on healthy eating and consider what we need to maintain a healthy body and mind. Here are a selection of books we will be looking at:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar- Eric Carle
Super Tato- Sue Hendre
Jack and the Beanstalk
Oliver's Vegetables- Vivian French
Daisy Eat Your Peas- Nick Sharratt
Oliver's Fruit Salad- Vivian French
Mummy, Mama and Me- Lesley Newman
We will be continuing to make positive relationships with our peers and staff, we will be encouraging children's to share, take turns and play co-operatively with others. We will also be developing our communication skills and having WELLCOMM groups to support this. The children are learning to be independent in Nursery as much as possible, choosing where to play and interact with others and accessing resources independently and using their own thoughts and ideas when in provision.