Welcome to Nursery’s Class page
Our teacher is Mrs Reed (Ms Keeton – Wednesday morning)
Our Nursery Nurse is Mrs Thompson
Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Sheen
Hours of Nursery 9am-12pm or 9am-3pm
READING: We encourage and promote a love of reading, please see the link below for the top 100 reads for a Nursery child. Saturating your child in language helps develop a wide range of vocabulary and helps promote listening skills. These are the titles of some books we read in Nursery: The Little Red Hen, The Gingerbread Man, Someone Bigger, We’re going on a Bear Hunt, The Very hungry Caterpillar and The 3 Little Pigs. These texts are used as a focus for several weeks culminating in the children retelling the story in their own words.
Children are welcome to choose a book to take home weekly. Sharing a book is a good habit to get into as it is a fabulous way for children to become interested in reading as well as develop early reading skills.
As the year progresses we begin to send home little tasks and activities that reinforce the learning your child has had at school.
Useful links and things to know
Children are asked to bring in their own water bottles. Please name these so they easily identifiable for your child.
Personal items, such as toys are not allowed in school to avoid things being lost. There will be occasions where we do show and tell so they can bring things in then.
Some ideas to help at home:
Cbeebies: for children – especially numberblocks, alphablocks and colourblocks
Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..
We have been starting Christmas in Nursery – making baubles, advent wreaths and Christmas trees. The children loved seeing the Nursery Christmas tree and lights.
National Nursery Rhyme Week!
This week we participated in National Nursery Rhyme week and had such fun learning new Nursery rhymes and acting them out. We had incy spider in the water, Polly put the kettle on in the tough spot and current buns in the playdough. We made a wall for Humpty and 2 little dickies birds as well. So much fun!
Autumn 2 – Welcome back Nursery! What an exciting week to come back to! We had a ‘WOW’ day where we celebrated all things autumnal. The children loved showing us their dress up/costumes in the hall. We made pumpkin soup; fireworks biscuits and the children all made a bat using a coffee filter – such fun! We also got busy in the EYFS garden, raking up the leaves.
Last week of term was full of fun. We had a Diwali dance workshop and the children had the opportunity to paint a diya lamp and take it home.
We ended the week by all wearing red to show ‘racism the red card.’ We talked about differences in Nursery and the children loved comparing their hair colour and how tall they were against each other.
Have a wonderful half term everyone!
The children were all taught about Harvest this week. We retold the story of the Little Red Hen and then we followed the same process and milled wheat into flour! We read The Scarecrows Wedding book and made a real-life Betty and Harry scarecrow! We went on a listening walk too and tuned into the different sounds we could hear in and around school.
Finally, to end the week we had a visit from a super-sized tractor (courtesy of Zoe’s Daddy) The children had a lot of fun, climbing up into the cab and comparing their height against the size of the wheels – which were ENOURMOUS!
All about vegetables!
We have had a wonderful week exploring vegetables! We read the story ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ and then we looked and named all the different vegetables the children had brought into class.
We then spent some time chopping the vegetables up to make soup! With the left-over vegetables, we made them into veggie paint stampers! Such fun!
How can it be the end of September already? What a busy week we have had this week. We changed into our PE t shirts for PE on Tuesday. We have immersed ourselves in stories and songs by Julia Donaldson – the Gruffalo is our favourite. We’ve been learning how to keep our teeth clean and also exploring all of the autumn leaves, conkers and acorns that had been brought in. On Thursday we were invited to a party that Reception children had organised for Basil (The Reception bear) who turned 5.
What a wonderful first few weeks we have had in Nursery! The children have settled in far quicker than I thought and enjoying exploring their new environment.