Welcome To Nursery September 2020
Welcome to the Nursery class page.
Welcome back, we hope you have had a good holiday. We have been very busy planning a fantastic half term for your children. This half term, we have a number of short topics: ‘Diwali/Bonfire Night’, ‘Autumn’ and ‘Christmas’.
Diwali/Bonfire Night - During this topic, we will be learning about sounds, colours, descriptive language, 2 dimensional shapes and staying safe. We will also be finding out about the Hindu festival of Diwali. There are lots of patterns to look forward to making during this topic.
Autumn – We will be having lots of fun collecting autumn objects around school, we will hopefully be going on an autumnal walk too!
Christmas – In this topic, we will be learning about the story of Christmas. We will enjoy acting in the Christmas performance and singing and dancing to a beat. We’ll also be exploring different media by making Christmas lists and Christmas cards, baking Christmas treats and crafting our own tree decorations. Last but not least, hopefully we will be recording a special Christmas performance, where your little ones will shine as they tell the Christmas story.
Things you can do at home:
- Looking for shapes around us – clock (circle), television (rectangle), cushion (square) etc.
- When you are out and about, ask your child about what they can see and hear – we will be developing these skills, as part of lots of our phonics games.
- Looking for numbers in the environment – door numbers, car number plates, prices in a shop, telephone numbers etc.
- Looking for patterns in the environment – are they repeating? Can you see a pattern?
- Counting – count the stairs, count the green cars in the car park etc.
- Practise writing your child’s name and give them lots of opportunities to write in different ways (sand, goo, jelly).
Activities that you can do at home to assist in your child's development:
- practice writing your child's name with them, making sure that they hold the pencil correctly
- ensure that they are able to recognise their name when they see it
- point out letters from their name in the environment, "look there is the start of your name on that sign"
- counting cars that you pass on your way to school
- looking out for numbers in the environment, on doors, car registrations, on lamp posts, in the shop etc
- counting as you go up the stairs to bed
- singing nursery rhymes before bed (I will be sending a list home of some of the ones that we will be covering).
- completing your child's homework with comments so that we are able to assess how well children have completed the task
As we are currently not able to provide snacks prepared in school, please could children bring a healthy snack in a separate sandwich bag to their lunch (if they stay for lunch) and ensure that this is clearly labelled with their name.
We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead, getting to know your children.
If you have any concerns or information you want to share with us, please send a message on Seesaw and we will reply as soon as possible.
Thank you for all your support.
Mrs C Brown (Class Teacher), Mrs H Larnder-Cox (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs M Schofield (Teaching Assistant)