WELCOME TO NURSERY!
Autumn 2 Topic - Winter Wonderland!
Welcome to Nursery! We are excited to continue with the school year and for the learning that we have planned. This half term, we will be reading 'Any room for me?' by Loek Koopmans. It is a story about woodland animals who make a bed using a mitten found on the ground. We will also be exploring the changing seasons and the process of freezing and melting. We hope you enjoy looking around our website for important information. Thanks for visiting!
Find our most recent half-termly newsletter below:
Complete the jigsaw!
In nursery, we are currently building up a picture of your child and their learning journey. We may ask you to help give a more rounded picture by telling us what your child is doing at home. We may ask for pictures of trips you take at the weekend, or get you to fill in forms about special celebrations or milestones, or moments when you are particularly proud of your child. All this information will go towards planning activities for them in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is the curriculum followed until the end of your child’s reception year at school.
Much of our communication regarding your child's learning will take place via Tapestry. This is an online 'learning journal' which can be accessed by both parents and staff. Following the introductory workshop in September, more details can be found on the website:
Every Friday we also send home a library book in your child's school bag. Please share these books with your child and encourage them to use the pictures to tell you a story.
Library books do not need to be returned to school until the following Friday, however if your child does not return their library book, then they will be unable to change it.
We are learning to:
- Beginning to be aware of the way stories are structured.
- Describes main story settings, events and principal characters.
- Interested in books and rhymes and may have favourites.
- Links sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet.
- Hears and says the initial sound in words
- Make marks using different materials.
- Writes own name and other things such as labels, captions.
- Enjoys rhyming and rhythmic activities.
- Shows awareness of rhyme and alliteration.
- Continues a rhyming string.
We are learning to:
- Beginning to categorise objects according to properties such as shape or size.
- Begins to use the language of size.
- Beginning to talk about the shapes of everyday objects, e.g. ‘round’ and ‘tall’
- Uses positional language.
- Can describe their relative position such as ‘behind’ or ‘next to’.
- Beginning to represent numbers using fingers, marks on paper or pictures.
- Shows curiosity about numbers and problems.
- Separates a group of 3 or 4 objects in different ways, beginning to recognise that the total is still the same.
- Shows an interest in representing numbers.
- Recognises numerals 1 to 10 then 10-20.
- Counts objects to 10, and beginning to count beyond 10.
Dates for your Diary
Tuesday 19th September – E-safety workshop
Wednesday 20th September – Tapestry workshop
Tuesday 3rd October - Reading/Phonics workshop
Tuesday 17th October – Reading workshop
Helping your child at home
Chances are you are doing lots of activities with your children at home. Taking time to play with them every day is not only a joy but your child will learn so much from the experience.
Here are some suggestions of activities to do together:
- Talking, singing and sharing books with your child from the very beginning of their life will help with communication skills and then literacy.
- Talk about the numbers, colours, words and letters you see when you’re out and about.
- Provide a pile of magazines or old photos for your child to cut out and stick.
- Cook or bake together - look at numbers on weighing scales, follow a recipe.
- Plant seeds or bulbs in a pot or garden patch.
- Talk about the weather and make the most of different types of weather and each season - jump in puddles, make snow angels, be blown by the wind, explore nature as it changes.
- On a trip to the supermarket - talk about different shapes and colours you can see, count out fruit and vegetables, write and follow a list together.
- Dice games are great for learning to recognise number and quantity.
- Encourage pencil control and tripod grip for holding a pen/pencil
- Encourage children to be able to dress themselves paying particular attention on shoes, socks and coats.
- EYFS - A Parents Guide http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/2015/03/what-to-expect-when-a-parents-guide
Under 5's are entitled to free milk within school. If you have not already registered, please click on the picture below and fill in the form on the 'Cool Milk' website.