This term we are learning about Animals
Welcome back, we hope you had a good 1/2 break. Hopefully the summer will be a much brighter. I would like to welcome our new children and their families. We look forward to 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 Animal topic. We will then introduce our Under the Sea 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 gets warmer, please make sure they bring a hat and sun cream with them. Wellies can be left at school (please make sure all clothing is named).
Under the Sea
The children will be learning about different types of animals that live in the sea. We will look at water and sun safety. 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 also be looking at non fiction books. We would like the children to send in a picture of their holidays or visits to the seaside, so that we can make a display in the nursery.
In Numeracy the children will be continuing to recognise, write and count using the numbers up to 5+. We will be learning to count forwards and backwards orally, say the number 1 more than a given number, begin to make marks to represent an amount, write numbers, count objects accurately and find and use numbers as labels and subitise up to 3 (say the number of objects without counting).
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 Summer. We will be looking at changes through the season. We have done some planting and hopefully we might have some caterpillars coming to visit.
In nursery we have themed days
Monday - Rhyme day
Tuesday - Story day
Wednesday - Number day
Thursday - Phonics focus
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
Monday 7th June - Children return to school
Monday 14th June - INSET day
Friday 9th July - INSET day
Thursday 22nd July - Break Up
Monday 6th September - Back to school
We are taking part in 30 Wild Things to Do in June run by the Wildlife Trust
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