Welcome to Nursery! While Miss Thurley is on maternity leave the nursery class is taught by Mrs Mann and supported by Mrs Hissey, Miss Greatbach and Mrs Hitchins.
The children have all settled really well and have had a great half term learning about our favourite nursery rhymes. We ended the half term with a week exploring the theme of Autumn, culminating in a Pumpkin Party celebration day as our prize for reaching our class Dojo target.
This week we took part in Shakespeare Week with the rest of the school, so our activities were based on the play Romeo and Juliet. Our topic for the rest of the half term will be “Festivals and Celebrations.”
The first celebration we are learning about is Bonfire Night.
Below is an example of a typical day in Nursery.
9.05: PenPals handwriting practise
9.20: Teacher input for reading, writing, maths or topic activities (this could have a PSHCE, RE, expressive arts or understanding of the world focus)
9.30: Adult led groups for reading, writing, maths or topic and continuous provision activities
10.15: Communication and language session
10.25: Snack and social time
11.00: Adult led groups for reading, writing, maths or topic and continuous provision activities
11.45: Morning children go home/ Lunch for children staying all day.
1.00: Topic session/PE (this could have a PSHCE, RE, expressive arts or understanding of the world focus)
2.35: Tidy up time
2.45: Whole Class Reading
3.05: Prayers and organisation ready for home
3.15: Home time
Nursery will take part in PE sessions, but do not need a PE kit.
There are lots of ways to help your child get ready for nursery. Here are some key skills you could practise at home together.
Following simple instructions, such as to collect or put away an object.
Asking simple questions and talking in sentences.
Kicking and catching a large ball.
Holding and using a pencil to make marks.
Moving in different ways, such as hopping, jumping and running.
Taking turns when playing games together.
Using the toilet and washing and drying your hands.
Putting on your coat and shoes.
Talking about stories you have read.
Saying some number names in order.
Playing counting and number games.
Talking about people who are special to you.
Talking about what you see around you.
Creating sounds and singing songs.
Playing make-believe games by pretending.