Welcome to Nursery!
Nursery manager - Miss Hammond
Nursery teachers - Mrs Etienne/Mrs Wallis/Mrs Matthews
Nursery Practitioner - Ms Weeks
Welcome to Nursery.
This term we will be thinking about ourselves and what makes us special.
We are settling in at the moment and our new children have done so well at getting used to routines. We are looking at our initial assessments this week to see what the children already know, ready to start our new learning groups next week!
we have been practising our letter formation using flour.
This week we were really excited to use our new outdoor area. We have a road and a sandpit to explore.
We have being learning "Dough Disco" to help our fingers get ready for writing.
This week we have been continuing our work on Dinosaurs. We have been learning the story, "Dinosaur Rumpus" and using actions to help us tell the story.
We have been been busy finding dinosaur bones and fossils in the sand and looking at their shapes.
We have also been comparing the sizes of dinosaurs and using words such as, "big," "tall" and "short" to describe them.
Well done to all our new children who have settled in really well this week. We are so proud of you. This week we have started our new topic - Dinosaurs. The children are really enjoying this so far!
We are reading "Dinosaur Rumpus" and learning some actions to go with this story.
We have been looking at number 1 this week, learning to recognise and count this number.
This week we have been very busy making Easter cards and nests.
We have learnt about the Easter Story and have also been practising recognising numbers.
Have a lovely Easter Holiday. Children will return back to Nursery on Tuesday 23rd April.
This week we are continuing our work on "The Three Billy Goats Gruff." We are acting out parts of the story and using different voices and actions for the characters.
We are also continuing to practice our counting and recognising numerals. Please look out for any numbers in the environment that you can spot with your child.
Please remember that Thursday 14th is school photos. If you wish to have family photos taken, you can come into school at 8:30am.
Also Friday 15th is Comic Relief (Red Nose Day). Children can come to school in red clothing or with silly hair! Please could you bring 50p contribution, which will go to Comic Relief.
This week we are learning the tale of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff." We are enjoying using different voices for the goats and the trolls.
We are looking at recognising numbers and counting using fingers and toys to help us.
Spring Term 2019
This term we are looking at Fairy tales. Please ask your children to tell you about the stories that we have been sharing.
We are continuing to look at counting to 5 and then 10 and also recognising these numbers.
Please could you bring in Wellie boots and waterproof coats for the children as we like to use the outside area as much as possible.
The children have settled back into Nursery very quickly after the half term holiday - well done!
During this half term we are going to be looking at Halloween, Bonfire night, Remembrance Day, Diwali and finally Christmas.
We will be putting on a traditional nativity play with Foundation and the Rising 3's. This will take place on Monday 17th December in the morning at 9:15 ALL children are welcome to take part in the Nativity even if they don't normally attend on a Monday.
After the performance all children are able to go home with parents. Please let us know if this is not possible and we will try and arrange something else for your children.
The weather is getting colder and wetter however we still intend on using the outdoor environment so please ensure you child has appropriate clothing - Waterproof coat, hat, gloves, wellies and a spare change of clothes available.
We are writing a letter to Santa over the next week - Please could we have a 2nd class stamp to post the letter - you should have recieved a letter about this. - Many thanks.
Term 1 Autumn 2018
The children have settled really well into the Nursery setting and all seem to be enjoying themselves. For the first half term we are going to be working as a big group for our Phonics work - looking at Phase 1 of Letters and Sounds - This involves lots of listening and pre reading and writing skills so is important for all the children to take part. we will be going on a sound walk - listening to lots of different sounds in the environment. After the Half term holiday we will be splitting into smaller groups - some children going up to Foundation and taking part in RWI and some doing the BLAST programme with Ms Weeks.
We are focusing on Autumn and food - where our food comes from and what happens when the season starts changing. We will be making a class scarecrow, toilet roll scarecrows, sun catchers in Autumn colours and lots more. w/c 8th October we will be making current buns- hopefully you will get to see these before the children eat them!
If you are out and about with your children and see any signs of Autumn ie pine cones, acorns, conkers - please collect things for you child to bring in and share with the class. This will improve children's speaking and listening skills.
For the last week of the half term we are looking at the Story - The Enormous Turnip, following the schools success with Talk for Writing we are moving forward with a new scheme called Story Telling' we will be learning the story along with actions with less detail and more emphasis on story structures.
Please do not hesitate to talk to a member of staff if you have any concerns or information you think is important regarding your child.
The Nursery Team.