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Welcome to our Nursery

Our Nursery is a light, cheerful, open plan building with a spacious fenced garden.The children have opportunities to experience creative activities with daily access to paint, sand and water. They enjoy a variety of imaginative play and role play situations e.g. home corner and dressing up. The children have regular access to a range of audio visual equipment such as listening centre, computers and a variety of musical instruments. We have a kitchen for cooking activities. There is ample provision, throughout the Nursery, for the development of speaking and listening, physical skills, reading, writing, mathematics, science and technological skills.

Further details about our Nursery can be found in our prospectus or by downloading our Nursery booklet via the link below. 

Nursery Information Booklet

In Nursery this term:

 

Literacy

Children will continue to experiment with mark making using a range of media and will be encouraged to talk about the marks they make. They will continue to copy letters from their name. Children will also be encouraged to hear and say the initial sound of their name and other words. There will be a reading focus on stories containing zoo animals and traditional tales.

 

Help your child by:

Changing the book in their Book Bag and reading to them regularly.

 

 

Mathematics

Children will continue to be involved in daily counting activities and will be encouraged to represent numbers using fingers, pictures or marks on paper. They will continue to match numeral and quantity correctly. Children will also be encouraged to separate objects into two or three groups, recognising that the total is still the same.

 

Help your child by:

Counting objects and then finding the matching numeral.

 

 

Personal Social and Emotional Development

Children will continue to be encouraged to play cooperatively with their peers; taking turns, sharing, negotiating and taking into account what their peers say. In order to prepare children for the transition from Nursery to Reception, the children will be visiting Reception to familiarise themselves with both the adults and the environment.

 

Help your child by:

Talking about the transition from Nursery to Reception and how your child feels.

 

 

Physical Development

Children will continue to experiment with different ways of moving on the apparatus. They will focus on racing games ready for Sports day. Children will continue to be encouraged to copy letters from their name with good control and form other letters from the alphabet.

 

Help your child by:

Encouraging them to copy letters from their name.

 

 

Communication and Language

Children will be encouraged to concentrate and maintain attention during Family Group time and will be encouraged to listen to their peers comments or questions. Children will continue to listen to stories with increasing attention and recall. They will further be encouraged to talk about what they are learning.

 

Help your child by:

Encouraging them to talk about their day and ask them about what they have been learning.    

 

 

Understanding of the World

Children will be learning about animals and mini-beasts. For their WOW experience, they will participate in a visit to Hatton Country World and will be encouraged to talk about some of the things they have observed. We will also have our own caterpillars to look after.

 

Help your child by:

Showing them pictures of zoo animals and naming them.

 

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Children will continue to explore paint mixing and will discuss changes in colour. They will be encouraged to explore and describe the texture of different materials and will also experiment to create different textures.

 

Help your child by:

Talking to them about what they have painted, drawn or made.

 

 

Letters and Sounds

This term we will focus on Rhymes and rhyming (Aspect 4 from Letters & sounds) we will use books, nursery rhymes and games to introduce the children to rhyming strings i.e. cat, bat, sat, mat etc.

 

Help your child by:

Singing lots of nursery rhymes with them.

 

 

General Information

Please remember to ensure your children have suitable coats, hats and gloves for the colder weather and remember to name all of the children’s things.

 

Please also make sure that you remember to pay £1.00 at the beginning of each week for toast and other sundries such as Chinese food and ingredients to make play dough – Thank you.