Welcome to Nursery!
Hello and welcome to our Nursery Class. The staff in Nursery class are as follows:
Miss Harris - Class Teacher
Mrs Breen - Class Teaching Assistant
Mrs Wood - Class Teaching Assistant (Wednesday)
The nursery children have settled in really well and have been making lots of new friends. During our first term we have focused on the three prime areas in the EYFS curriculum; Personal, Social & Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication & Language. We will learn how to share and take turns with each other, practice good listening and develop basic self-help skills such as putting on their own coat.
Please help your child by encouraging their independence at home and school. They are all beginning to learn where their coat peg is and should be able to hang their coat up without much help. The children are also encouraged to try and put their own coats on and fasten them up and they are very proud of themselves when they can do this! These small steps are all working towards your child becoming independent, confident reception-ready children for next September and our aim is to help them reach this goal.
During our first half term we have been discussing the changes that autumn brings and spent time outdoors observing these and collecting autumn leaves.
We have also been reading autumn stories, such as 'The Leaf Man', and we have made our own pictures based on the illustrations in the story..
In nursery we are learning about numbers by investigating one number each week. We look at different representations of each number and how it can be used in a variety of contexts. Alongside this we recite number 1-10 daily and incorporate counting and number into our everyday play activities wherever possible.
We have begun to look at the number one by identifying the numeral, counting on our fingers and finding 'one' around the classroom; one pencil, one block etc..
We are learning about how every number is actually made of lots of ones and we helped to demonstrate this by turning our one smartie into five by putting them all together!
We had a fantastic time during World Book Day! The children all looked brilliant in thier costumes and they enjoyed sharing and talking about their favourite stories.
We were so excited by the snow last week! The nursery children had lot of fun playing outside in it before the sun arrived!
Thank you so much to Joshua's nan, who visited us in school to give the nursery children a lesson in line dancing! We had some help from the children in year 4 & 5 and they all had lots of fun learning the dance routines.
Thank you to all the grown ups who were able to come to nursery's Mother's Day celebration. The children worked very hard to make it a special day for you and we hope you enjoyed it.
Last week we had a very special delivery to nursery, an incubator with 5 eggs! We have been thinking about what animals hatch grow inside and hatch from an egg, and the children made their own predictions about what might hatch from our eggs. We were very lucky to be in school to watch some of the eggs hatch and the children loved welcoming our little ducklings into the world! We have our little friends for a few more days and I am sure the children are going to love taking care of them!