This term we are learning about Traditional Tales
Welcome back, and Happy New Year, we hope you all had a great Christmas. We extend an especially warm welcome to 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 at nursery will be focusing on settling the children in and getting to know them. They will also 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 turns 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).
We are really excited to introduce our new topic Traditional Tales
The children will be learning a different rhyme each week. We will focus on one traditional story at a time and build our learning around it. Children will be looking at the different story characters, settings and retelling the story in their own words.
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.
In nursery we have themed days
Monday - Rhyme day
Tuesday - Story day
Wednesday - Letter day
Thursday - Shape 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
Monday 6th January - School re-opens
Nursery closes for the 1/2 term break on Friday 14th February
Nursery closed for home visits Monday 24th February.
Nursery re-opens on Tuesday 25th February.
Community groups (free)
Messy Play 3mths-18mths - in community room - Wednesday 2-3pm
Jiggle & Wiggle (birth to 5yrs) in the school hall - Friday 9.30-10.00am
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
Download our rhyme of the week by clicking on the file(s) below.
Homework for nursery
Ideas to support your child's learning