Welcome to Nursery!
A very warm welcome to Nursery and the start of your child's journey with us at Ormsgill Nursery & Primary School.
In Nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Page copies of a document called ‘What to expect when’ will be placed on our noticeboard in the cloakroom. This is an excellent break down of the steps in development in each area of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and it will support you as parents in understanding and supporting your child’s learning.
In this second half of the Autumn term, we will be focusing on the topic 'Seasons'.
Each week we will focus on a particular book/theme. Later on in the term, we will base our learning around Advent and Christmas. The children will learn about Christmas, The Nativity and obviously making cards, Calendars, gifts and decorations.
This half term we will be sending home story books. Each child will bring home a story and a reading record every Thursday. This is for you to read with your child at home, encourage them to retell the story, look at the pictures and explain what is happening. Please leave a comment in your child’s reading record and return the book to school on a Thursday. This will then be changed and a new one will be sent home.
Physical development is a key area of the Early Years curriculum. As well as enjoying lots of practical activities outside, every Friday we will be taking part in YoKids. The children can either do yoga in bare feet or wear a pair of black plimsoles. We ask that those children who wear earrings to have them removed and long hair to be tied up before coming into school on a Monday.
In Nursery we will be exploring the outdoors in all weathers! We have a wonderful outdoor area for the young children but it can get very muddy. We are very fortunate to have fleecy jackets and raincoats for all children, but we ask for you to provide your child with a pair of wellies. Please ensure children's names are written inside.
Everyday children will be provided with free milk and fruit during snack time. As well as this, we will be incorporating extra activities such as baking and arts and crafts. If parents would like to help raise extra funds for such activities, a voluntary contribution of 50p a week would be very much appreciated.
We aim to communicate openly and effectively with parents/carers at all times. We will provide ‘WOW’ moment sheets for you to share special moments that mark a significant achievement in your child’s learning and development. These achievements can be incorporated into your child’s learning journey and help inform us of your child’s learning at home. Copies of these sheets will be left on the noticeboard for you to access when needed.
As well as selecting a child for ‘Golden Jumper’ each week, we will introduce a class bear for one child to take home for the weekend. Our class bear will be sent home on a Friday with a backpack and a scrap book. This is for you to leave a comment/photo of your child’s weekend with our class bear. Please return to school on a Monday.
Please do not hesitate to contact us or pop in if you have any concerns or queries.
Miss Taylor (Class Teacher), Mrs Porteous and Mrs Buttriss :-)
After reading the story 'The Leaf Man', we went on a leaf hunt in our woodland area. We collected leaves of all different sizes and colours!
We focused on the story Maisy's Birthday. The children created birthday cards for Maisy and designed their own party hats, which we wore whilst playing party games. It has been lovely to see the children creating and extending their own learning over the week by making their own invitations and organising tea parties during their play. To end the week, the children made some delicious chocolate rice crispy cakes!