Welcome everybody to the Nursery section of the website.
Class Teacher: Mrs Solomon
LSA: Mr Wilson
LSA: Miss Verity
If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery team.
Reading at home
We encourage you to share a book with your child at least five times a week. Please provide your child with a reading folder and encourage your child to bring in their reading folder each day. Please sign in your child's reading record each time you share a book with your child.
You can also use the Oxford Owl website to access reading books. We have a class login:
Password:Nursery123 (case sensitive)
We will provide you with a homework sheet every half-term based around our topic.. Please complete one piece of homework every week by the Friday of that week. Please upload all homework onto Tapestry.
Your child's key worker will provide you with one observation per week on Tapestry. If you want to share any home learning please upload pictures and comments onto Tapestry. You need to download the app onto your electronic device and then you will be sent a link by your child's class teacher to activate your account.
In Nursery all of our children are special and unique and we appreciate the importance of building strong relationships with the children and families that we work with. Our children are divided into Key Worker groups. As a parent there are lots of things that you may want to share about your child with us at the beginning of the day such as if they are feeling poorly, if they haven’t slept properly, or if something has upset them, for example. You are welcome to share this with us and they will ensure that your child has a good day at Nursery.
Our P.E day is Friday.
Nursery do not need to have a PE kit in school.
Water bottles, snacks, spare clothes and school uniform
Don’t forget to bring water bottles in each day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day.
Children can purchase bread sticks at the start of each half term (telephone the school office) or bring a healthy snack for snack time.
Please provide your child with spare clothes clearly labelled that can stay on their peg in case of any accidents.
Please ensure that all school uniform and your child's coat are clearly labelled.
This year we will be using White Rose Maths and The Numberblocks to teach mathematics through carpet inputs and play. Here is a link to the Numberblock shows on cbeebies:https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks.
This term we will be looking at lots of number problems and helping the children to recognise numbers 0-10. We will look at different quantities of number and ask them to count using 1:1 correspondence. We will also help the children to order numbers in the correct order.
This half term we will be doing lots of fine and gross motor skills through play; using big sheets of paper, paint brushes and paint to create large scale paintings. We will also be using small hammers to help crack the dragons out of the ice.
We will continue with Phase 1 phonics from Aspect 4, developing an awareness of Rhythm and Rhyme by listening to stories, learning new songs and playing games to develop knowledge of rhythm and rhyme. We will also begin to vocalise the sounds during play and through a selection of games. We will start to introduce Read Write Inc phonic sounds to those children who are ready.
Our topic this half-term is
'Grow and Stretch'
This term, we will be exploring all creatures great and small, looking at different life cycles. We will examine a selection of plants and investigate what they need for growth. We will also focus on healthy eating and consider what we need to maintain a healthy body and mind.
Here are a selection of books we will be looking at:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar- Eric Carle
Super Tato- Sue Hendre
Oliver's Vegetables- Vivian French
Daisy Eat Your Peas- Nick Sharratt
Oliver's Fruit Salad- Vivian French
Mummy, Mama and Me- Lesley Newman
We will continue to make positive relationships with our peers and staff and encourage children to share, take turns and play co-operatively with others. We will also be developing our communication skills and will have WELLCOMM groups to support this.
The children are learning to be independent in Nursery as much as possible, choosing where to play and interact with others. We would like them to access resources independently and to use their own thoughts and ideas when inside and outside of the classroom.