Welcome to Nursery!
The Teachers in Nursery are:
Mrs Bibi and
Important dates this term:
22nd October Learning Together Day,
23rd October School Closed INSET
2nd November—School open
4th November—School photos
18th December—break up at 1.30pm for Christmas holidays
Trips and Visits: yet to be confirmed due to COVID-19.
Our P.E days are:
Friday (after October half term)—Please send your child to Nursery wearing sports wear and trainers. Please remove any jewellery prior to coming to Nursery.
You can help at home by:
reading with your child daily, completing any homework that is set on a Friday, encouraging your child to talk about the marks they make, recognise and write their name, fastening their own coat and dressing themselves for Nursery.
In Personal Social and Emotional …
During the first half term, the children will focus on building relationships with the other children and adults in the setting. They will learn about the Nursery routine and make choices in what they do. They will learn the rules of the Nursery and be encouraged to follow these rules on a daily basis.
In the second half term they will work together to understand and respect other people’s beliefs and cultures. They will begin to understand how their actions can affect others.
The children will be encouraged to develop their own confidence and self-awareness through talking about themselves, their interests and strengths.
Look out for an invitation to our Stay and Play sessions, where you can play with your child and speak to the Nursery staff.
In Physical Development …
The children will develop their independence skills to manage their own personal hygiene. We ask that you encourage independence at home, as this will help them during their Nursery sessions. Please encourage your child to use the toilet independently and no longer use nappies.
Gross motor skills will be developed through opportunities to play on the climbing frame, tunnel, bikes, use bats and balls. Please encourage your child to walk to Nursery and no longer use a push chair.
Fine motor skills will be developed through mark making, using scissors, threading beads and handling a range of tools.
In Communication & Language …
Through talking about themselves, their families and things they like doing, the children will improve their communication skills and vocabulary.
The children will have opportunities to share books with their friends and adults. During story time they will have lots of opportunities to listen to a range of stories and respond to them by identifying story language patterns and story sequences.
The children will be exposed to new songs and rhymes during daily sessions, where they will be encouraged to participate and express themselves.
There will be opportunities for the children to create movements in order to develop their co-ordination skills and develop their early writing.
There will be daily opportunities for the children to listen to and learn new stories. There will be a focus around encouraging the children to talk about what they have heard and make marks about their favourite story.
We will begin exploring Phonics by listening to and talking about the sounds we hear in our environment and words.
In Understanding the World…
The children will participate in activities to name parts of the body, to talk about themselves, their family and where they live.
They will be encouraged to talk about changes they can see in the environment such as, the changing seasons and weather.
There will be opportunities to understand stories from different faiths and to explore artefacts relating to these stories. - e.g. Divas for Diwali.
Through play and number rhymes children will learn to rote count to 10. During our adult led sessions we will be learning all about numbers 1-3; exploring what the numerals represent. They will be encouraged to recognise numerals in a range of contexts and environments.
Children will learn to sort items into groups by colour or shape. Opportunities will be provided for the children to match items and measure things by comparing size and shape, through our focus story, ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’.
In Expressive Arts & Design…
The children’s creative skills will be developed through drawing, painting, collage work using different media and printing using various techniques.—e.g. sponges, hands, prints, etc.
Children will have opportunities to explore and use musical instruments. They will sing nursery rhymes and dance to music.
Role play opportunities will develop the children’s imagination and they will be encouraged to dress up and act out familiar situations and stories.
Explore these interactive Nursery Rhymes.
Links to help you teach Phonic skills:
Free to all during this time:
Username - march20
Password - home
Ensure your child has time during the day to play with what they are interested in. An adult can still be involved in this and create a wealth of opportunities to develop language and understanding.
Follow the links below to make the most of adult-child interactions.
Transition to Reception
Use this checklist to help you target skills that would be desirable for your child to be secure in when transitioning to Reception.
Follow the link below to access an ebook all about starting school. This will help to explain to your child what will happen and answer questions that they might have.