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Welcome to Nursery

In Nursery we are trying to be independent learners.

We are teaching the children how to put on their coats by themselves, wash and dry their hands, place their finished pictures in the going home box, tidying up after themselves, colleting their snack and brushing their teeth.

We would really appreciate if you could help us with these things at home.

Below are some links to hand washing, putting coats on, brushing teeth and helping themselves. Please look at the links and talk about how they can help themselves at home. 

How to get myself dressed

Washing your hands

Brushing teeth

Summer 1

This half term we will be looking at the topic of Growing.

We will be looking at the stories;

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jaspers beanstalk

Oliver's vegetables

Titch

When I grow up

We will be asking about our families and what they did when they were our age.

We have sent out a Grandparents survey, that we would like returning ASAP please. This will enable us to look at the similarities and difference from when our parents / Grandparents were little.

We will we growing our own sunflowers and caring for them in school before we bring them home to care for. 

At the end of our topic on bears we decided to create a teddy bears picnic. We made some biscuits, created some sandwiches and invited our bears to join us. We had the best day ever!

This half term we have been trying lots of different foods. We made porridge linked to our story  Goldilocks and the Three Bears and we have made a stir fry linked to our topic of Chinese New Year. Look at how much we have enjoyed trying new things.

Spring 1

This half term we will be looking at the topic 'Bears'.

Within this topic we will be looking at the stories 

Goldilocks and the three bears

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Snow bears

Please click the titles above to view the stories.

 

In math's we will be looking at 

2D / 3D shapes

preposition language

Bear counting

 

Phonics in Nursery

We will be introducing the children to the Essential letters and sounds system that we use in school.

They have been learning phase 1 phonics which is about listening and attention. This is essential for children in Nursery as it helps our children to understand what they hear and react to what they hear.

Below are the 7 areas we look at in phase 1 phonics. Please take a look with your children to help them develop these skills.

Phase 1 environmental sounds

           animal sounds

           body percussion

           voice sounds

            rhythm and rhyme

           alliteration

           oral blending

Phase 2 is now being taught to the children that are ready for this phase. If this is your child we will let you know. Please look at this link to help with their pronunciation of each sound.  Jolly phonics

 

Please click here to see the poster showing why Essential letters and sounds is important.

 

To best support us in teaching your child to read, we ask that you spend at least 10 minutes a day reading with your child. This will hugely support them on their journey to becoming an independent reader.

We will be changing children’s books once a week on Thursday's. This will allow your child to re-read each text several times, building their confidence and fluency. Remember that children who can not recognise sounds yet can still tell a story using the pictures for clues.

For children, re-reading words and sentences that they can decode (sound out) until they are fluent (read with ease and precision) is a key part of learning to read. By reading texts several times, children have the greatest opportunity to achieve this fluency.

The texts sent home are carefully matched to the teaching taking place in school. Your child will be practising what they have been taught in school with you at home. We will only ask children to read books independently when they can decode these by themselves. These books will only be sent home when your child is ready. Most children will have story books which you can read to them and let them retell the story to you.

Any books that are not yet decodable for the children will be sent home as a sharing book. These books will be sent home for you to read with your child, helping us to instill a love of reading from the very beginning of their reading journey. These could be read together with your child reading the words they are able to decode or could be read to your child.

If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to ask.

Autumn 2

This half term we have been looking at 'Celebrations' and we have managed to explore a large variety. 

We have looked at Bonfire night, Remembrance day, Diwali, Birthdays and Christmas.

 This Christmas time Nursery have really enjoyed decorating the Christmas trees in school and taking part in activities.

We absolutely love to celebrate birthdays in Nursery and this half term we have celebrated lots. We have played party games, had party food, wrote invitations to the party and made party hats. Fun, fun, fun!

In Nursery we have used the IPAD's to draw some poppies, we have created a joint piece of poppy art work and created poppies using a variety of different media. We hope you like them!

We have enjoyed celebrating Bonfire night by making firework pictures, making chocolate apples and having sparklers in the garden area.

For Diwali we enjoyed decorating Rangoli patterns using a variety of coloured sands, making clay divas and celebrating the festival of lights with our friends in Reception.

Welcome to all of our new Nursery children and parents.

Welcome back to all of our old Nursery children and Parents.

Autumn 1

This half term we are looking at ourselves and how we are different and unique in our own special way.

We will look at similarities and difference between ourselves and our friends.

We will be reading stories such as 'Titch(CLICK FOR STORY),

'I'm special I'm me' (CLICK HERE),

the large family stories and learning lots of new songs and rhymes.

We have been on an Autumn walk  and we have been creating pictures of ourselves using different objects.

We have been reading the story of The Little Red Hen and talking about how we can work together to help each other. We then decided to make some bread of our own. All of the children helped to create the bread, so they all got to try the bread.

In Nursery we have been looking at Autumn vegetables and exploring how they feel and taste.  We cut up the vegetables and made them into a vegetable soup. We also baked some potatoes and tried them with butter. Yum, Yum!

Our Autumn Walk

Pictures of me

Nursery - I would like to hear about all the fabulous things you have been getting up to over the last few weeks. Send me a comment with help from you parents to let me know what you are enjoying or to ask a question if you are stuck with anything.

Keep in touch, Miss Holroyd

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