This term we are learning about Traditional Tales
Welcome back, we hope you had a good as Christmas as you could have in the circumstances. Hopefully 2021 will be a much brighter year. We look forward to continue working in partnership to enable your child to have the best nursery experience as possible.
We want you all to feel part of our nursery family. If you have an issue or a concern, please come and speak to us, there is no such thing as a silly question.
The first two weeks will be a conclusion to our Winter topic. We will then introduce our Tradition Stories theme. The children will continue to be learning about the nursery routines and boundaries. Please remember that they are all still very young and for some children this is the first time they have had to share and develop their social skills in a new environment. Children will have disagreements and falling outs, it is normal, so please don't worry.
Please make sure your child has a coat (named) at school and as the weather is much chillier, please make sure they bring a hat and scarf with them. Wellies can be left at school (please make sure all clothing is named).
The children will be learning about traditional stories (e.g The Gingerbread Man). We will focus on one story at a time and build our learning around it. Children will be looking at the different characters, settings and begin to retell the story in their own words. We will be making story props and taking part in challenges built around the story.
In Numeracy the children will be beginning to recognise, write and count using the numbers up to 10+. We will be learning to count forwards and backwards, say the number 1 more than a given number, begin to write numbers, count objects accurately and find and use numbers as labels.
In Literacy the children will be learning lots of new rhymes, listening to lots of exciting stories and looking at non-fiction books. They will be writing lots of letter shapes and starting to recognise and write their name. They will look at story settings and story characters and talk about how a story might end. The children will take part in a short phonics session daily.
Our role play area will be a home corner.
In our mini topic we will be learning all about Winter. We will be looking at changes through the season. Hopefully we might have some snow to play in.
In nursery we have themed days
Monday - Rhyme day
Tuesday - Story day
Wednesday - Letter day
Thursday - Number day
Friday - Word day
We will be learning songs and rhymes linked to our topic, please help your child to learn them at home.
Dates for your diary
Garden Bird Count - Friday 29th January
Children's Mental Health week 1st -7th February
Internet safety Day - Tuesday 9th February
Nursery closes on Friday 12th February for the 1/2 term break
Nursery re-opens on Monday 22nd February
Community groups (free) Cancelled at present due to COVID 19 restrictions
Messy Play 3mths-18mths - in community room - Wednesday 2-3pm (cancelled)
Jiggle & Wiggle (birth to 5yrs) in the school hall - Friday 9.30-10.00am (cancelled)
You can access the dojo page through the link above. You will be able to follow what your child is doing through a parents page. We hope you are enjoying using it as much as we do. Thank you for all the comments and pictures you are sending us.
Mrs Parmley & Mrs Grattage
Rhyme of the Week
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Homework for nursery
Ideas to support your child's learning