Our topic this term is 'Traditional Tales'. We will be listening to some old time story greats such as 'The Gingerbread Man' and 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. There are also lots of other special days and celebrations going on at this time of year- Bonfire Night, Diwali, Children in Need, National Kindness Day! Then of course we move on to Christmas!
It will be a fun, colourful and busy term!
Learning through exploration and play is key to our learning in the Nursery as we believe this is the best and most natural way for children to learn.
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.
Physical development is a key area of the Early Years curriculum. As well as enjoying lots of practical activities outside, we have a weekly PE session in the school hall. This half-term the children will be taking part in Yoga with Liane from YoKids. We ask that all earrings be removed and long hair to be tied up before coming into school on a Friday.
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 do ask that you provide your child with a pair of wellies. Please ensure children's names are written inside.
Each week we will take part in Forest Friday activities together with the children from the Reception class. For many children this becomes the favourite part of the week. Basing our activities upon a story each week, we get kitted up and spend the morning outdoors. We encourage children to find out about the outside world, creatures and habitats, explore using their senses and use natural materials to make pictures or dens etc.
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, one child to take home our class bear; Travelling Ted 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.
Mrs Harris and Mrs Studt