Welcome everybody to the Nursery section of the website.
NH - Miss Hayhurst/NJ - Miss Jackson Learning Support Assistants: Mr Duncan, Miss Roscoe, Mrs Phillingham (Speech and Language) Miss Lindon, Mrs Taylor, Miss Wilkowska.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the Nursery team.
This half term we will be learning all about ourselves. We will be using our senses to discover, our likes and dislikes and investigate the world around us. We will be creating our own self-portraits and talking about our families and where we live. We will be reading lots of stories about emotions and feelings and talking about how to express ourselves, what to do and how we can make ourselves feel better. We will be encouraging positive relationships with peers and staff by developing skills such as sharing, taking turns and playing co-operatively with others.
Only One You by Linda Kranz
The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas
Elmer by David McKee
Happy to Be Me by Emma Dodd
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
Which food will you choose? by Claire Potter
Every child has a Key Person as well as their class teacher. This person will get to know the children and families well. The children take part in daily Key Person groups to support their learning and well-being.
Please provide your child with lots of spare clothes to leave in a draw string bag at Nursery. Ensure everything is labelled with your child's name including their uniform, coat and shoes. Your child will also need a pair of wellington boots and a waterproof coat to ensure they can access the outdoor environment in all weathers.
In Nursery, we encourage you to share stories with your child everyday. We also suggest you access the local library where you can enjoy a range of books and stories. In class we have a bank of 'core stories' that the children will hear often throughout their time in Nursery. They should become familiar with these stories, allowing them to talk about the story, characters and settings confidently.
Our P.E. day is Tuesday.
Children in Nursery do not need a P.E kit.
Don't forget to bring a water bottle to school each day - it is important for children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please label bottles with the children's name and refill them each day.
Children are provided each day with fresh fruit and water. Children are also eligible for free milk, remember to sign up through the office. Bread sticks can be purchased at the start of each half-term (please speak to the school office about this.)
Please do not send your child in with their own snacks as we have many allergies in nursery. Any questions please speak to a member of the nursery team.
Seesaw is an online learning journal that documents a very special record of a child’s experiences, development and learning journey through their primary years. Using photos, videos and diary entries, Seesaw tells the story of your child and how they are growing and developing. Parents are able to view online their child’s progress and how much fun they’re having, whilst also uploading their own comments and media. If you can not access Seesaw please give your child’s class teacher your email address to activate your account.
Please respond to the things that we post with a comment, and post your own photographs or videos so that we may share in your child's home learning journey.
We will set homework every Friday on See Saw. This will be linked to the learning taking place in school or involve a particular skill to develop. Please ensure you upload photographs, comments or work your child has done before the following Friday. Children will also receive WellComm homework each week.
Communication development is a big part of our Nursery day. Communication skills are essential to develop positive relationships and pave the way for future success. We recognise that each child is unique in their development and we work closely with parents and carers to identify how we can support the children to be successful and confident communicators.
We will explore number and counting through lots of fun number rhymes. We will share our Number Rhyme of the Week with parents on SeeSaw so that you can practise at home. We will also develop our sense of number through maths sessions involving Numberblocks.
This term the children will begin to start Phase 1 phonics, through planned and purposeful play. We will use stories, songs and the learning environment to develop speaking and listening skills and phonological awareness. Phase 1 Phonics paves the way to developing good early reading and writing skills.
From a very young age children can recognise familiar print around them. Make the most of every day activities such as shopping or walking to school and talk together about the different signs, symbols and print in the environment. This helps to develop early literacy skills as children begin to understand that print has meaning and is a very important pre reading skill.
Have fun making a dough by following this simple recipe-
Mix together- 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt ,food colouring, 2 cups of water, 1 tbsp of oil, 2 tbsps of cream of tarter.
When the dough is ready your child can enjoy manipulating the dough into different shapes and strengthen the muscles in their arms and hands at the same time.
Singing is a great way to develop communication and early literacy skills. Number rhymes are also very good to support children to use number language and sequence numbers. If you speak English as an additional language teach your child songs in your home language. You could share these with us in school using See Saw.
Every child will take home their new library loan book each Friday. This is a good opportunity to enjoy sharing a book together and talk about the story. See if your child can answer your questions or retell parts of the story. It is important to share a wide variety of books so please continue to share your books from home and visit the library.