Welcome to the Nursery class page!
We are delighted that you have come to visit our class page where we hope to give you an insight into the fantastic range of learning that takes place each day.
Our topic this half term is 'Marvellous me'.We will be discussing our families, homes and our likes and dislikes. In order for us to get to know the children a little better they have been given an ‘All about me’ activity sheet to complete with you on which they can draw pictures, cut or stick photographs of family and then bring back into school to show and use for our learning. Please hand completed sheets to a member of the nursery staff when finished.
Snack is available through the session and is usually fruit or vegetables but on occasion we do have yoghurts, crackers or biscuits. milk and water are available to drink but if your child wishes to bring their own water bottle with water/fruit water in (no juice), this is fine. PLEASE LABEL YOUR CHILDS WATER BOTTLE WIT HTHEIR NAME for hygiene reasons and to prevent them getting lost.
Show and tell is an opportunity for the children to bring something of their choice into school to talk about. Whether it be a map of a place they have visited, a postcard, a drawing or photograph or their favourite toy, all items need to be LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILDS NAME to ensure a safe return at the end of the day.
The aim of 'show and tell' is to develop and strengthen the children's communication and language ability and also their self confidence and relationships with others. It takes place at the end of the session in small groups on a TUESDAY.
LOOK OUT FOR A START DATE FOR SHOW AND TELL ON THE NOTICE BOARD OR NURSERY CLASS DOOR.
Activity packs are packs with various activities in that aim to strengthen and develop skills that the children will be learning whilst in Nursery.
Activity packs are sent out in school book bags on a THURSDAY and can be taken home to engage in with your child and returned on WEDNESDAY. they are sent home in school book bags, which can be ordered from the school office.
Nursery PE lessons consist of circle games and songs and also action songs or games e.g. parachute games.
the children are not required to change for PE but they do remove their shoes and socks.
To enable the children to develop their independence with dressing themselves, we recommend sending them in to school with Velcro or slip on shoes everyday or at least on our PE days.
Our Nursery PE days are as follows;
Morning Nursery: Friday AM
Afternoon Nursery: Thursday PM
We really enjoy having parents in class to join in with the activities and to also look at their child's learning journal.
We have a stay and play session planned for each half term, where parents come along, chat to staff, join in with activities with their child and look at their child's learning journal.
Dates for these sessions are to be arranged but will be posted on class webpages and set out in a letter.
This half term, our topic has been 'Marvellous me' and we have been discussing our families, homes and our likes and dislikes. We will be learning all of the class routines and lots of fun songs to help us remember them!
One of our favourite songs is the 'wash your hands song' (Sung to the tune of row, row your boat);
Wash, wash, wash your hands
wash them nice and clean,
wash the bottom and the top and fingers in between
Some of the songs that we use for our routine at the beginning of the session and during tidy up can be found on Youtube or www.dreamenglish.com, so you can sing them with your children if you so wish! Some of the song titles include 'I wake up', 'Days of the week', 'Good morning song', 'Hello song' (Dream English) and 'time to tidy up' by Dave Moran (Youtube)
We have also talked about the seasons and the changes we have seen around us with the trees and the weather.
Below are some pictures of the activities we have done during this half term.
On Tuesday 17th October, the early years had a stay and play session for all children and their parents in the 2 reception classes and Nursery class. The children in Nursery had lots of Halloween themed activities to share with their parents!
Here are some pictures of the session;
This half term our topic is 'In the woods' and we will be continuing our discussion about the changes that the seasons bring including the effect on animals, plants and ourselves e.g. what clothing do we need to wear as the weather changes.
We will be reading and sharing stories with various woodland creatures in e.g. the Gruffalo, the three bears, Old bear stories and lots of others.
These pictures show some of the activities that the children in Nursery have been doing.
There have been a large number of activities available for the children in Nursery based around our topic 'into the woods'. The children worked with an adult to cut and arrange shape to make a shape bear, which they all did very well!
We have been learning to sing and dance to lots of bear themed songs such as 'the gummy bear song' and 'if you go down to the woods'. The photographs show the children learning the moves to the gummy bear dance, which is fabulous for their physical development!
The children have also been practicing hard for the Christmas performance 'Aliens love Christmas'!
The children have done very well learning the words to the songs for the performance such as such as '5 cold icicles' 'The snowman song' and 'Away in a manger', which was played during the Nursery's special nativity scene in the production. Below are a few pictures of the children dressed in their Nativity costumes for the production and also a video of the '5 little men in a flying saucer' song that the children learn for the production too.