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Nursery

Nursery

Welcome to Nursery!

Welcome everybody to the Nursery section of the website. 

Class Teachers: 
NM - Miss Moran/NF - Miss Flaherty

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Olatunde, Mrs Wilkowska, Mr Duncan, Miss Roscoe (Maternity leave) and Mrs Phillingham (Speech and Language)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the Nursery team.

Our topic - The Circle of Life

This half term we will be learning about growing and changing. To begin our topic we will identify how we have changed since we were babies. We will then explore the concept of growing as we plant seeds and tend to the Nursery vegetable planters. We will think about how minibeasts and animals change and grow and the impact on our environment.  

Key Person

The Nursery children will continue to take part in small Key Person groups as part of the school week. Look out for observations and photographs shared by your child's Key Person on Seesaw. 

Nursery essentials

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 to ensure they can access the outdoor environment in all weathers. 

Reading at home

In Nursery, we encourage you to share stories with your child everyday. Children can select a story from the class library, we ask that you return the book weekly and select a new book to take home. 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.

P.E.

Our P.E. day is Friday

Children in Nursery do not need a P.E kit.

Water bottles and snacks

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, water and toast. 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.)

Seesaw

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.

Homework

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. 

Talk in Nursery

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. 

Maths

We are using what we know about numbers one to five and exploring maths problems in every day contexts.  We are using mathematical vocabulary such as more, less, many, fewer. We will also look at pattern, direction and measurement. 

Phonics

The children will be exploring 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. When the children are ready they will be introduced to RWI phonics sounds.

Home Learning

Environmental Print
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. 

Make Dough
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. 

Sing songs
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. 

Sharing books
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.