Nursery

Welcome to Nursery!
 

Class Teachers: Mrs Hale and Mrs Jones
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Walker and Miss Moore
 
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A big hello from Nursery!
 
This page will give you lots of information about things we are doing in Nursery and how you can support your child in their learning.
 
In our Nursery we offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities designed to promote the cognitive, physical, emotional and social growth of its children. Children can enjoy experimenting with sand, water, paint, clay, glue, wood and many other basic materials.

They enjoy looking at books, listening to stories and learning songs and rhymes. They can dress up in the role-play area, play with a variety of toys and games and engage in food technology.

Our Nursery allows children to make decisions, take turns with each other, share the attention of the adults and establish relationships with one another.

By the end of their time in Nursery, children should be more confident, capable and ready for Reception.
Class Information
Fab Friday!
Information to follow.
 
 
P.E
P.E will take place every Thursday morning. 
Introducing Edward Bear
Please look out for Edward Bear coming home with your child on Fridays for the weekend. Each week we will choose a child to take him home. Use the book for writing about what your child has been getting up to with Edward. You can include photos if you wish.
Please make sure he comes back to school with his bag and book during the week, ready for another adventure on Friday.
Fabulous Friday
 
Stars of the Week
Minnie and Alfie were our stars of the week!
 
 
 
 
What have we been up to in the Autumn term?
Wb 18.9.2017
We have enjoyed another fun filled week in Nursery! We have loved joining in with the story of 'The Gingerbread Man,' painting and making our own gingerbread men - we hope they don't run away! 
Also, we enjoyed playing a gingerbread counting game, rolling dice and counting out the correct number of buttons. We had a competition to see who could get the most!
Wb 11.9.17
Our first full week is complete. We have been very pleased that the children have settled so well. We have had lots of fun in Nursery this week playing both indoors and outdoors. We played games in the hall during P.E. and have enjoyed investigating a huge dried sunflower. Our story has been 'Room on the Broom' and we had great fun acting out the story using a huge broomstick and props.
Wb 5.9.2017
We have had a wonderful start to the Autumn term in Nursery - all of the new children have settled in well and are getting used to our routines and their new surroundings at school. On our first day we wore capes and carried wands to celebrate twenty years of Harry Potter!  
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Helping your child
 
In Nursery we believe parents play an important role in their child's education. At the bottom of this page you will find lots of information for you to support your child in their learning. There are also useful website links to support your child in literacy and maths.
 
 
 
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Throughout EYFS (Nursery and Reception) everyone works hard to develop each child's capacity to learn, helping them to make good progress and develop excellent attitudes.

The Keys Skills and Early Years Curriculum are delivered through a range of themes, developed through the interests of the children. 

 

The Nursery Curriculum (30 - 50 months) covers the Prime and Specific areas of learning.

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Phonics in Nursery

 

In Nursery, we now use a range of schemes to develop your child's reading as we find that children respond better having a range of strategies to remember their sounds.

 To begin with we work on Phase 1 of Letters and Sounds. This paves the way for the systematic learning of phonics.
We plan activities that will help children to listen attentively to sounds around them, such as the sounds of their toys and in spoken language. Also we teach a wide range of nursery rhymes and songs which children enjoy and we emerse them in good books which helps to increase their vocabulary and helps them talk confidently about books.


Learning how to ‘sound-talk’

In Nursery we show children how to do blend sounds together to read a word for example, c-a-t = cat. The separate sounds (phonemes) are spoken aloud, in order, all through the word, and are then merged together into the whole word. The merging together is called blending and is a vital skill for reading.
Children will also learn to do this the other way around, i.e. cat = c-a-t. The whole word is spoken aloud and then broken up into its sounds (phonemes) in order, all through the word.
This is called segmenting and is a vital skill for spelling.
This is all oral (spoken). Your child will not be expected to match the letter to the sound at this stage. The emphasis is on helping children to hear the separate sounds in words and to create spoken sounds. 

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We love singing...

The children love joining in with new and favourite songs and rhymes. It has also helped with our counting.

Below are our most popular songs for you to enjoy at home. The children will most definitely help you to learn them (and the actions too!).