Nursery

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to Nursery 2017/18

It has been lovely to welcome all your children into Nursery and to see them settling in.  This term we have been getting to know each other and the environment.  We have also begun to look at Autumn and changes that they can see in the world around them.  We have started to learn Nursery Rhymes together too. Visiting the Forest and holding the Guinea Pigs has been very popular. Next term we shall start to look at winter, traditional tales and have lots of Christmas fun!

Reading Books

Your child will now have a reading book in their book bag and a yellow reading record.  We encourage you to share a book with your child every day.  Take time to look at the cover and title, let your child handle the book and turn the pages, point at the words from left to right, talk about the pictures, find letters they know in the text.  You can record this in the reading record.  If you wish to change the book the box is kept on the table in the cloakroom area.

Houses

Please fill in a house if your child does something new or special at home.  For example this may be talking about a book, counting to a higher number or naming some shapes, exploring how something works, completing a puzzle or game on the computer independently, riding a bike, sharing with friends and family, helping to do something at home, noticing something about the environment when playing outside, achieving a goal at a club (dancing, swimming).  Write these on a house, pass them to your child’s Key Worker and we shall add them to the diary.  If you need more please ask.

Miss Dawe and the Nursery Team.


Important Nursery Dates - Nursery A (Mon - Wed)

Tuesday 7th November Nursery A:

Parents are invited to join us for coffee, to see a video of your child and look at your child’s diary. 9:00am in the Foundation Stage Hall.

Tuesday 14th November Nursery A:

Our charity is Children in Need.  On this day the children will be decorating cakes to raise money for this.  We invite you to make a small donation.

Tuesday 28th November Nursery A:

Parents are invited to stay in the morning to watch your child’s key group session until 9:00.

Tuesday 5th December Nursery A:

Christmas meal for the children.

Tuesday 12th December Nursery A:

Christmas performance 2:30pm.

Important Nursery Dates - Nursery B (Wed - Fri)

Thursday 9th November Nursery B:

Parents are invited to join us for coffee, to see a video of your child and look at your child’s diary. 9:00am in the Foundation Stage Hall.

Friday 17th November Nursery B:

Our charity is Children in Need.  On this day the children will be decorating cakes to raise money for this.  We invite you to make a small donation.

Friday 1st December Nursery B:

Parents are invited to stay in the morning to watch your child’s key group session until 9:00.

Thursday 7th December Nursery B:

Christmas meal for the children.

Thursday 14th December Nursery B:

Christmas performance 2:30pm.

 

Please come and ask us if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support.  Miss Dawe and the Nursery Team



Curriculum Plan- Nursery Term 1

This is the work that the children will be covering this term in the Nursery.  The focus is: Getting to know each other, separating from their main carer, accessing the Nursery environment independently and Autumn.  Please see us if you have any questions.

Characteristics of Effective Learning:

Use senses to explore

Pretend objects are things from their experiences

Initiate activities

Maintain focus upon an activity

Think of ideas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

Separating from main carer

Taking turns and playing together

Being aware of own safety

Develop a sense of belonging to the class

To get to know each other and the environment

Communication and Language, Literacy:

Naming the different areas in the environment

Talking about what they have done

Looking at print and pictures in books and to listen to short stories

Recognising their name and letters in their name

Making marks and talking about them

To form a simple verbal sentence

Physical Development:

Improving large motor skills on the Jungle gym, bikes and scooters, moving to music and songs

Holding brushes, pencils, crayons to make marks

Maths:

To count objects to 5

To finger match

To understand big, small, full and empty

Understanding the World:

Use language to talk about their family

Use language to talk about what they see and feel

Look at Autumn, leaves falling, changing colours, the weather getting cooler, changes in the forest

Expressive Arts and Design:

To learn and join in Nursery rhymes

To learn the Hello and Goodbye song

Listen to music

Explore sounds of instruments

How you can help at home:

Encourage your child to speak in sentences

Count objects around them every day, spoons, stairs, parked cars

Listen to music and sing favourite rhymes, e.g. Twinkle Little Star

Go to the park and play with leaves, throw them and listen to crunching sound

The adult draws a picture and talks about it and encourages the child to do this at the same time

Read to your child every day, even if they want to read the same book.  Discuss the pictures

 


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