In Nursery we follow the Early Years Curriculum which is split into the seven areas of learning:
The children learn through adult led and child initiated activities, which develop key learning skills and provide new experiences in a stimulating environment.
Later in the year children will come home with a name writing book to practise writing their full name.
Nursery's PE day is a Wednesday.
Week commencing 1st November
We will welcome the Nursery children back to school on Monday 1st November.
During this week we will be introducing children to our new topic 'Why is water wet?' They will discuss where water comes from and what it is used for.
We will be going on a bare foot walk as part of our memorable experience. The children will walk through a range of tuff spot surprises and will be encouraged to describe what they feel like.
In addition to this, the children will be learning about Diwali through dance and rangoli art. We will be celebrating the 5th November and will be making some firework pictures using cotton buds and paints.
Week commencing 18th October
This week we will be focusing on the role of a firefighter and police officer. We are lucky to have some special visitors during the week to talk about their jobs in the community. There will be photographs to follow.
On Thursday 21st October the children will be having their very own woodland session. This will involve making 'tree guardians' using clay and natural materials that the children find in our woodland area. They will also have the opportunity to explore the mud kitchen, observe a campfire being made and eat toasted marshmallows and drink hot chocolate. We are incredibly excited about this experience! Please ensure your child is wearing non uniform on this day. They will need to wear a long sleeved top, trousers/jeans, trainers and a warm and waterproof coat. Please ensure your child has wellington boots in a plastic bag and a spare set of clothes which we will change them into.
Friday 22nd October is the last day of term. We hope you have an enjoyable break and we look forward to seeing the Nursery children back in school on Monday 1st November.
Week commencing 11th October
This week we will be learning about the job of a dentist. The children will explore how important it is to brush their teeth. They will also learn a song about people who help us. We will be focusing on the story 'We're going to the dentist: Going on a check-up'.
We will also be talking about Harvest and what this is. The children will be learning a Harvest related song and reading the story 'A wet and windy Harvest for Puddles'. In maths, the children will be learning about pattern and will have the opportunity to do some vegetable pattern printing.
Week commencing 4th October
This week we will be concentrating on 'Doctors' and 'Nurses' who help us. We are luckily enough to have a Nurse visit Nursery class on Monday to start our week off. We can't wait to hear what she will be teaching us. We will also be reading books relating to doctors and nurses during the week.
In PE the children will be exploring how they can move their bodies. They will be moving in a range of ways and learning how to stay still like statues and balance on one leg. The children will also be practising their jumping, hopping and skipping skills.
The children will be creating their very own 'Love Monster' where they will have the opportunity to explore a range of materials and media.
In maths, we will be reading the story 'Rosie's Walk' which will introduce the concept of positional language to them.
Week commencing 27th September
This week we will be having a special visitor. She is our local Lollipop lady. She will be introducing our theme of 'People who help us'. Our Lollipop lady will be talking about her job role and there will be opportunities for the children to ask her some questions. Can your child tell you anybody else that can help us in our community?
We want to thank you for your generous donations for our danceathon on Wednesday 22nd September. They are greatly appreciated by all of the Early Years Team. The children have been amazing!
The books we will be exploring are 'Real Superheroes' by Julia Seal and 'Vet' by Amanda Askew.
In maths, the children will explore numbers 1-10 and will work on recognising some of these. The children will then have time to practise touch counting a range of objects.
Week commencing 20th September
This week we will be talking about our families. It is important that your child has brought in their 'All About Me' sheets with their family photograph to share with the class. We will have a circle time to discuss who is in our family.
We also have a special visitor on Tuesday who will be bringing their new born baby into Nursery. This will give the children the opportunity to ask questions about the baby. They will be learning about what a baby needs to survive.
The books we will be focusing on are 'Knock! Knock! Open the door' by Michaela Morgan and 'There's a house inside my Mummy' by Giles Andreae.
In maths, the children will be introduced to 2-dimensional shapes. We will talk about their properties including the number of sides and number of corners each have.
Week commencing 13th September
This week we will be exploring friendships. They will have the opportunity to hear the story 'Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister and will be creating their own fish craft. The children will also be reading the story 'Love Monster' by Rachel Bright.
As part of Roald Dahl day the children will visit one of his revolting rhymes. We will be concentrating on 'Goldilocks and the three bears'. There will be an introduction to rhyme. The children will be participating in a range of activities based on this story from mark making in porridge to ordering objects by size.
We will be learning new number rhymes in maths.
Week commencing 6th September 2021
This week we are excited to introduce the children to our new routines within Nursery. We will discuss how to stay safe in school and will be modelling our class rules.
We will be introducing our class mascots 'Tatty' bear and 'Hatty' bear. Children will be chosen each week to take a bear home to look after. You may add photographs or pictures of your child's experience with the bear. Please let us know what you have been doing with Tatty and Hatty. We can't wait to hear about their adventures!
We will be reading the story books 'Superheroes love starting Nursery', 'Sometimes' and 'Where's my Teddy?'. They will be introduced to our new topic 'Why do you love me so much?' The children will also be talking about their bodies and discussing body parts.
We are looking forward to getting to know the children in their first week of Nursery.