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Nursery

Nursery

Welcome to Nursery!

 

 

Welcome everybody to the Nursery section of the website.

Class Teacher: Miss Back 
LSA:s Mrs Costa and Miss Hughes

If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to ask one of the Nursery team.

School hours 8:45am -3:15pm 

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 and would like books to be returned on a Friday. A member of the Nursery Team will read with your child once a week on their reading day. 

 Homework

Homework will be given at the beginning of each new term. You have the term to complete the activities and post them onto Seesaw.  

Seesaw

Your child's learning journey is on Seesaw. 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. 

 

Key Workers

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.

Remote learning

If your child is at home self-isolating, work will be provided via Seesaw for your child to complete. This will reciprocate the work being covered in class. Please check Seesaw 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. 

Maths

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.

Mark Making

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  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 also be using the outdoor obstacle course to develop our gross motor skills, negotiate space and collaborate with others to manage large items, such as blocks, crates, wooden planks and tyres. 

 Phonics

This term we will begin Phase 1 phonics- Environmental sounds. Children will develop listening skills and awareness of sounds in the environment. We will be going on listening walks within the school grounds, making a variety of sounds using a selection of musical instruments and developing vocabulary, through identification and recollection of the differences between sounds.

R.E: Harvest

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26

Overarching Theme

 It's Good to be me! ( Family, self and home). 

This term, we will be welcoming our Nursery children and they will take part in lots of fun activities to settle them into the new environment. We will discuss what makes them special and all about their families. Here are a selection of books we will be reading this term:

The Journey Home from Grandpa’s by Jemima Lumley

The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas

The Family Book

Hug by Jez Alborough

Guess how much I love you by Sam McBratney

Where’s Spot? By Eric Hill

Super Duper You by Sophy Henn

Where’s my Teddy? By Jez Alborough

You Choose by Pippa Goodhart

Non Fiction: Life skills

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.