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Nursery

We would like to introduce you to our Nursery Staff

Mrs. Griffiths - Classteacher & SENCO

Mrs. Dean - Classteacher (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Mrs. Miceli - Early Years Practitioner

Miss. Harrison - Early Years Apprentice

Spring 2024

Nursery Staff hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. What a start to 2024 we have already had.

It is a new year and a new term and we have already started our new topic of: ‘Rumble in the Jungle.’

The children have already swung into action, after being back after the Christmas break- they have used their creative skills to paint their favourite jungle animals, which are now being proudly displayed along the key stage one corridor and in our classroom. The children have been very busy accessing all areas of continuous provision and the children have enjoyed our new role play area ‘The Jungle explorers cave and campsite.’

Over the Spring term we will be looking at a range of jungle books as part of our learning: Dear Zoo, Giraffes can’t dance, Elmer, monkey puzzle, just to a name a few.

We will also be celebrating Chinese New Year, Pancake Day, Mother’s Day and Easter throughout the Spring Term.  The children will be taking part in a Mother’s Day Service and Easter Bonnet Parade.

Here are just some of the many activities that the children will be involved in during the next term:

*Learning new songs, for our Mother’s day service and Easter Bonnet

*Following Verbal Instructions.

*Listen to daily Jungle stories with increasing attention and recall

*Experimenting with mark making– letter and number formations– Be able to write their names, label pictures or write captions

*Labelling animals

*Paper plate snakes, tropical birds

*Learn new jungle songs/ rhymes

*Design own animal prints

*Use instruments to recreate jungle animal sounds

*Explore the numbers 3-6 (Subitising, 1:1 counting, number recognition and composition of numbers.)

*Explore shapes including triangles, squares and pentagons.

*Height and length, Mass and capacity

*Exploring patterns

*Exploring different jungle animals and learning interesting facts

*Look at the different countries jungle animals come from

*Chinese New Year, Pancake Day, Seasonal changes in spring

*Life cycles of tadpoles, butterflies and chicks

*Growing

*Lent and Easter

In some cases, the activities will be guided by the children’s interests.

 

We all want the children to be happy and to still have a very productive and enjoyable year.

We are always here for you, Mrs Griffiths, Mrs Dean & the Nursery staff.

Autumn 2023

Our topic is ‘Me and My World’ which will be taught through Religious Education and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, including the following areas of learning:  Religious Education; Communication and Language; Physical Development; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

In RE, we will be learning about Creation, God our Father cares for us, God’s family and Advent.

As part of our topic this term, we will discuss and share information about our families and share our pictures with our friends. We will be exploring and identifying features of the human body by creating self-portraits and learning the importance of self- hygiene.  We will explore the season of Autumn using a variety of natural resources as well as celebrating bonfire night and Diwali.

Here are just some of the many activities that the children will be involved in during the next term:

  • Daily phonics lessons to support reading and writing
  • Reading stories, poems and non-fiction texts about Me and My World
  • Experimenting with mark making
  • Learning new songs, rhymes, poems & stories about the body
  • Drawing around a child & labeling body parts
  • Developing an interest in counting and numbers by singing new number rhymes
  • Learning to count a small number of objects
  • Describing repeating patterns, shapes and colours
  • Me and My World crafts to make some colourful displays!

In some cases, the activities will be guided by the children’s interests.

We will also be reading lots of stories and poems by our class author Eric Carle, as well as modern classics relating to Me and My World.

What's been happening in Nursery ...

This week in nursery the children are celebrating World Nursery Rhyme Week.  When the children arrived at school, they found that Humpty Dumpty had fallen off the wall.  They took part in a science experiment to see what materials Humpty can use to protect him from a fall.