A warm welcome to our friends of Nursery P to our class page, where we will be sharing all of the fantastic things we have been learning in school.
Miss Wright & Mrs Longshaw
Miss Cuffwright & Miss Clough
Our Nursery day is a busy one, filled to support the children in all areas of our early years curriculum. Take a look at our timetable below.
The weekly home learning support activities also play an important role in ensuring your child has the best start to their school life. If your need any guidance or support with this, a member of our Nursery team would be delighted to help!
The children have settled well into their new classroom, where they have spent their first few weeks of full time exploring their new learning environment & building relationships with the other children and staff. You may have already begun to see some changes in your little one’s independence; we certainly have as they are beginning to understand the expectations of the school day. Below are some of the things we have been working on to help us with our self care, please also support your child in doing these independently at home.
- Looking after myself on the toilet;
- taking off and putting on loose clothing;
- putting wellies on;
- Using a knife, fork and a spoon when eating;
- Blowing my own nose.
Our topic this term is traditional tales. The children have been very excited bringing these familiar stories to life in the classroom, especially in our new Storyteller's cottage! The children have LOVED retelling their favourite stories whilst the adults scribed for them, they have even begun to tell their own stories. See if your children can orally retell one of the stories below.
What do we do in church?
'We pray to God'
'We pray for people who are in heaven'
'We sit on benches'
'We sing hymns for people who died in the war'
'There are lots of statues in church'
'Jesus is on a cross'
'I go to church with my Daddy'
This half term we have be looking at Autumn! We've enjoyed spending time observing the changes in our outdoor environment through our Autumn walks, where we collected leaves and other things that had fallen from the trees. Back in class we even researched the different animals that get ready to hibernate during this time of the year. We had lots of fun using our findings from the Autumn walk for observational drawings, small world & craft activities.
Storytelling is a crucial time in Nursery, which we use daily to expose the children to new language through high quality texts. This week we have focused on Michael Rosen's 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. As is it already a familiar story for most of our children, we focused on the children being able to orally rehearse the story themselves, with a little help from Michael Rosen himself (take a look at the video below). We even recieved a letter from all of our class teddy bears explaining that they were playing hide and seek outside, and that we had to go on a bear hunt to find them! See if your child can retell the story at home!
The children loved the Pop Project Concert, where we learnt to sing & dance to songs themed around being happy. Our favourite song was 'Walkin on Sunshine (Wow!)'.
During the Autumn term, we have been focusing on learning a wide range of nursery rhymes, we really enjoy joining in with the actions and the words! This has really helped us with our listening and attention during group time, particularly phonics where we have to really use our listening ears to tune in to the different sounds. We have included some of our favourites below.
The children have been enjoying baking each Friday morning, where they have been working together to measure, pour and mix the ingredients. Of course, the children's favourite part of baking is decorating and eating the end product!
On the first day back after the half term, the children celebrated Diwali where they learnt all about the festival of lights. The children were keen to find out the special traditions & how to get ready for Lakshmi, the Goddess of weath. The children spent the afternoon spring cleaning the classroom, making rangoli patterns, preparing traditional Diwali sweets & decorating our own salt dough diyas. We even had a go a traditional Diwali dancing! Happy Diwali!!!