Welcome to Nursery!
The Teachers in Nursery are:
Miss Clarke (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday),
Mrs Wooldridge (Thursday and Friday),
Mrs Rashid and
Stay and Play will take place at the end of this half term, look out for a letter/ text inviting you - please come along!
Our topics for the Autumn Term are, 'All About Me' and 'Goldilocks and The Three Bears'.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development:
During this term we are focusing on settling the children into their new setting and routine. We will be supporting them to gain independence and confidence at Nursery. Through a range of activities we will be encouraging them to build relationships with the other children and teachers.Physical Development:
We are encouraging the children to manage their own hygiene (toileting, washing hands and putting their coats on independently). We will have lots of activities to develop the children's gross and fine motor control. We will be encouraging the children to hold and use a range of tools to make marks. The children will also have access to a range of tools to support water and sand play, which will help to develop their control. The children will be able to have daily access to our Nursery Garden, where they can move in a range of ways, ride bikes and climb on the climbing frame.
Communication and Language:
We will be developing the children’s ability to talk about themselves and their family to the children and teachers through, 'Circle Time'. The children will have the opportunity to listen to a range of wonderful stories to help develop their vocabulary and language skills. During Autumn Term Two, the children will learn to retell the story, 'Goldilocks and The Three Bears' using actions, as part of our Talk for Writing curriculum.
We use an intervention called, 'Wellcomm' to support the children's understanding.
During Talk for Writing the children will be encouraged to participate in storytelling and to talk about the story that they have heard and discuss the characters and plot.
The children will be given lots of opportunity to make marks as part of their early writing development.
At the beginning of every session the children will be expected to self-register by finding their name card and picture and adding it to the board.
During Autumn Term one, the children will be developing their listening skills.
During Autumn Term two, the children will begin to learn the letter sounds of the alphabet, using sounds, songs and actions. This will take place during daily, 'mini phonic' sessions.
The children will be exposed to the shape, colour and number of the week.
During Autumn Term, the children will be focusing on numbers 1-3. They will be exploring what the numerals represent and how to count/ write/ make that number.
The children are encouraged to count and recognise numbers throughout their daily routine.
There are lots of opportunities for the children to play with shapes, make arrangements and talk about what they see.
Through the story of, 'Goldilocks and The Three Bears' the children will be exposed to the language of size.
Understanding the World:
We have our trip to The Snow Dome! The children will get to play in the snow and then meet Santa and his animals!
The trip dates are as follows:
AM Nursery 30-11-2018
PM Nursery 07-12-2018
Please sign the consent form and return it to Nursery as soon as possible!
The children will have lots of opportunity to learn about others and talk about their family. We will be exploring celebrations and events in this term; including: Bonfire Night, Diwali, Halloween and Christmas.
The children will be encouraged to talk about the weather, seasons and how the environment changes.
Expressive Arts and Design:
Opportunities will be available for painting and collage work using different media and cutting skills to develop scissor control. Children will have opportunities to explore and use musical instruments, sing songs and dance to music.
The children will have the opportunity to create artwork linked to different celebrations and events.
Please note Nursery Times:
Please be on time and ensure your child attends
Please send your child with a spare change of clothes, in case of little accidents!
We really encourage children to be mature and independent and would appreciate you doing the same! Please do not bring your child to Nursery in a pushchair, or with a dummy or bottle!