A very warm welcome to the Nursery class page!
Nursery staff team
Class Teacher: Miss Z England
Teaching Assisstants: Mr Baughan (Currently being covered by Miss Jones), Miss Cleal, Miss Davies, Miss Dent, Miss Scott
Inclusion Team Teaching Assistant: Miss Doyle
General Class Information
Our context for learning overviews
We teach through half term or termly contexts for learning and will keep you updated on what exciting experiences we have got planned each week. Please see below for an overview of our context for learning which will give you an idea of what exciting experiences the children may have during the context.
Weekly learning experiences
Please check this section regularly to see what learning experiences are being offered to the children each week.
W/C Monday 22nd January 2018
This week in Nursery we will be introducing the children to a variety of reptiles through a hands on learning experience with Zoolab.
Our week in Nursery will start with a visit from Zoolab on Monday where the children will be able to observe, touch and hold a variety of reptiles and other animals including a Giant African snail, a cockroach, a tortoise and a snake. The children will learn lots of new facts about the different creatures and will be able to ask any questions they may have.
Back in the classroom the children will make their own fact books in our mark making area and will be encouraged to do some observational drawings of different reptiles.
In our Maths sessions we will continue with our measuring activities from last week and in our phonics sessions the children will be playing a variety of rhyming games along with segmenting words.
We will of course continue with our library sessions on Monday and PE sessions on Wednesday along with circle time and a music sessions at the end of the week.
It was a pleasure to meet all of our new Nursery children last week and it was great to see how quickly they have settled. The Nursery cloakroom is now very busy in the morning and at the end of each session. Please can we politely ask parents not to come in to the cloakroom area, as it can be overwhelming for the children. Also, if you need to speak to a member of staff at the end of a session, please could we politely ask that if you wait until all of the children have been collected to allow the Nursery staff's attention to be on the children until they have all been collected.
We would like to thank all of our families for coming to see the children in their Christmas concert last week. The children really enjoyed having a audience and seeing all of their family members. A huge thank you for providing your children's costumes as well.
The Nursery staff would like to thank all of the children and their families for their kind Christmas wishes, cards and generous gifts.
A polite request
Please could we politely ask that parents try to avoid coming in to the Nursery cloakroom area at the start of the session. It can be overwhelming for the children as it fills up very quickly. Please feel rest assured that we will help your child with their coat and bag if they need help to take it off and put it on their peg.
Please could we politely request that if you need us to give out party invitations to the children, that you place them in plain envelopes with the child's name marked clearly on the front.
Archived Weekly Learning Experiences
Dates for your diary!
Monday 8th January - Spring term starts
Friday 12th January - INSET day- School closed for pupils
Monday 22nd January - Zoolab animal handling experience
(Zoolab will be visiting school to give the children a hands on reptile handling experience!)
Friday 16th February - End of half term
Monday 19th February - Friday 23rd February - Half term holidays
Monday 26th February - Spring term 2 starts
Thursday 29th March - End of Spring Term
Ways to help at home
We practise name writing and number recognition each day in Nursery.
If you practise writing your child's name with them at home, please remember to use lower case letters rather than capital letters after the initial letter of their name.
Lots of our parents have also told us that they are introducing their children to letters. In school we teach the children letter sounds through our Phonics scheme rather than letter names in the alphabet.
We will be providing plenty of opportunities to develop your child's scissor skills. Many young children find using a pair of scissors challenging. If you are able to provide opportunities for your child to used scissors at home, it will allow your child to gain confidence with their snipping and cutting skills.
Photos will be added regularly to this section of the website.
Please check back regularly to see what the children have been up to.