Welcome everybody to the Nursery section of the website.
Class Teacher: Miss Back
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Costa and Miss Craig
If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to ask one of the Nursery team.
School hours 8:45am -3:15pm
“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy.”Psalm 96:11
Welcome to Nursery!
This term, the children have settled into Nursery and are enjoying making new friends. Our theme for the Autumn 2 term is ‘Into the Woods’ the focus will be the natural environment. The children will use their senses in hands on exploration of the natural world and the animals that live in it. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.
Reading at home
It is important that you continue to read with your child as much as possible, we recommend a minimum of five times in the week and please sign their reading record. All reading books will be changed on a Monday and you will keep the same book for the week, until the following Monday. A member of the Nursery team will read with your child once a week on their reading day.
Oxford Owl Log Ins - You can access Oxford Owl from home to read a variety of texts with your child. These are a great read if you have read your reading book and the books are engaging! Please use the following link to login to your child's account: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/login?active-tab=students
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.
Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their full P.E kit on P.E days; Our PE day is Friday. Children will not be getting changed into their P.E kit during school time.
PE kit consists of: a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black PE pumps. Children may wear black jogging pants and a jumper in the colder months if they go outside. Due to the limited space we have in the cloakroom in our classroom, please can children refrain from bringing in large rucksacks/handbags. They are too big for the pegs and children cannot hang their coats up properly. Instead, we encourage them to bring the green school reading book bags to put their belongings in. Thank you for your co-operation with this.
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. Your child will be allocated a 'Key Person' during their time in EYFS. The role of the Key person is to ensure quality care, offer a settled relationship for your child and build a relationship with parents/carers.You will be informed of which staff member is your child's Key Person. Please do share with them any questions you may have and how we can support you with your child's development and care. We can also support you with your child's learning at home. 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. Please share this with us and we will ensure that your child has a settled start to the day in Nursery.
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. Water bottles are available to buy at the school office,
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 use the NCETM program to teach our children Mathematical skills. We will also use 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 continue to join in with number rhymes, using props and actions. We will recite numbers to five in the correct order and begin to say one number for each item. We will also begin to select shapes and show an interest of shapes in the environment.
This 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. To develop our fine motor skills further, we will use a wide range of one handed tools and equipment. We will also enhance these skills in our funky fingers area, threading, completing puzzles and using tweezers.
This term, the children will experiment with the sounds different objects can make. We will also support the children in their play to extend their talk and enrich their vocabulary. To develop children’s listening skills and awareness of sounds in the environment, we will go on a selection of listening walks, in the indoor and outdoor environment.
This term, we will learn the different parts of a book, front, cover, back cover, page and title. We will begin to understand that own marks represent meaning. We will also explore sounds in the environment.
This term, we will explore the nativity story in a variety of ways and we will learn that Christmas is the celebration of Jesus’ birth. We will discuss all the different ways in which we celebrate the birthdays of people of all ages. The children will also have the opportunity to explore Christian values through their own actions and the actions of others.
This half term our Christian value is Respect
The children will learn to value everyone and celebrate differences. They will begin to know how to look after themselves and the body God has given to them. They will start to recognise their own feelings and the feelings of others.
'Into the Woods'
This term, we will begin to explore collections of materials with similar or different properties. We will continue to investigate the outdoor environment, talking about what we see and using a wider range of vocabulary. We will begin to understand how to care for our natural environment and discuss what animal live in it. We will also learn about different celebrations that take place this term.
We will engage in conversations around stories and non fiction texts, learning new vocabulary. Here are a selection of books we will be reading this term:
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Each Peach, Pear Plum
Goldilocks and the three bears
Non Fiction books around the theme of families, home and pets.
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.