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Nursery

The staff working in Nursery in September 2021 are:

Mrs C. Mannion (Class teacher and EYFS lead)
Mrs F. Dunlevy (Teaching assistant)
Mrs T. Ibbitson (Teaching assistant)
Mrs C.Eden (Teaching assistant)
Mrs A. Phillips

(Teaching assistant)

Please click here for the Nursery induction videos

Summer Term 2022

Nursery

This term our topic is Adventures and Fairy-tales, once again we will be having lots of fun in Nursery! Through an exciting range of books, both fiction and non-fiction, the children will be learning about dinosaurs, Fairy-tales and Space. We look at traditional tales and new modern ones. We will be looking at different countries, places and homes and comparing them to where we live.

We continue will our independence and understanding of our emotions through our fun Jigsaw programme, we love using the chime and developing our breathing skills.  

Mathematics Development continues to build on counting skills and number recognition, using Numicon and ten frames as well as other visual representations. Children investigate positional language and solve basic real life number problems.

 ‘Footie Bugs’ will continue for our afternoon nursery the Term. This is a fantastic program which develops basic ball and co-ordination skills, social skills and of course a real enthusiasm for exercise. We will also be continuing to match their developing physical skills to tasks and activities in the setting. For example, they decide whether to crawl, walk or run across a plank, depending on its length and width.

 In our final term, we will be concentrating on transition, spending time with new children entering the year group, meeting our new teachers and visiting Reception classrooms.

Nursery Plus

This term we will be focusing on the Natural World, by planting different seeds and looking at how to care for plants and animals around us. We will also be thinking about different jobs and people who help us. 

In phonics we will continue to look at blending words and using our 'Robot Arms'. We will be having a real drive on writing our own names and recognising sounds in our names too. 

Our maths focus will be all things to do with measuring: weight, length, capacity and size. We have some great, practical activities planned to support this learning and make it as fun as possible. 

We will be really encouraging our children to be Reception ready this term and we will support Mrs Mannion in ensuring the children have a smooth transition into Reception. 

We look forward to sharing this exciting term with you and your children! 

 

Spring Term 2022

This term our learning will focus around ‘’The Natural World’. Each fortnight we will be looking at a new book, such as Superworm, What the Ladybird Heard and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. In Phonics, we will be continuing with our Phase 1 ‘Letters and Sounds’ activities and in addition, we will be introducing a ‘Letter of the Week’ using fun songs from Jolly Phonics. The children will begin to practise name writing and letter formation in different mark making activities. Our mathematics will focus on recognition, reciting and quantity of numerals, using Numicon and the ten frame to aid visual understanding. We practise identifying 2D and 3D shapes around school and home as well as investigating capacity and weight.  Throughout the Spring and Summer terms, the children will be taking part in FootieBugs, an exciting PE program combining traditional football skills and storytelling adventures.   Finally, we will continue to develop our social skills; working together as a team, listening to each other and sharing.

Autumn Term 2021

Our main focus this term will be settling the children into their new Nursery environment, encouraging new friendships and learning our school rules and routines. Our Autumn term topic is 'All About Me' and each fortnight we will share a different book based around this theme. Children will be talking about their families, homes and their own feelings. Working together, they will be thinking about what makes us special and individual. In addition, we will be exploring the different festivals and celebrations that children may be involved with, encouraging them to share exciting customs and experiences with one other. We will also be engaging in P.E sessions each week. Children will learn to change from their shoes into pumps, allowing them to take part in dance and gymnastics, experimenting with movement in different ways. Nursery will be exploring, experimenting and investigating the world around them. We will therefore be using a variety of materials such as paint, sand, water, mud etc. Please do not be upset if your child returns home a little messy (we will of course be wearing aprons, but sometimes the fun can get away with us) it just means we have had a busy day learning!

Outdoor Provision

As part of the EYFS curriculum, the outdoor area will be available to the children throughout the year and in all weathers, lots of excellent and fun learning can take place during rain and snow. Can you please ensure that during cold months your child has gloves, a hat, and, if possible, wellies that can be left at school all year round.

Messy Play

During the year your child will be exploring, experimenting and investigating the world around them. We will therefore be using a variety of materials such as paint, sand, water, mud, etc.. So please do not be upset if your child returns home a little messy (we will of course be wearing aprons, but sometimes the fun can get away with us), it just means we have had a busy day learning. 

A Plea!

We are making a plea to parents and carers. We would love to receive donations of comics and magazines that you no longer want, along with washed out squirty bottles like ketchup bottles, milk bottles, soap liquid bottles or washing up liquid bottles that you have finished with. We would also love any yoghurt pots and toilet rolls. This will really help us to be creative.

PE Kits and School Uniform

Please ensure that everything is labelled. The children are becoming more independent and we do change pumps for PE weekly, have our coats on and off throughout the day and children’s clothing can sometimes be mixed up.