Welcome to our Nursery Home Page 2020-2021
We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back into school on Monday 8th March.
Teacher - Mrs Searle
Learning Support - Miss Dowdall
The Early Years gate opens at 8.30am. The Early Years bubble (Nursery and Reception classes) will close at 8.40am prompt. If your child is late you will need to wait until all other minischool bubbles have closed before entering the school through the school office. Please ensure your child arrives promptly at school each day. At the end of the day the doors open at 2.40pm. Please arrive on time to collect your child.
This term we will continue uploading home learning onto Seesaw and we are really grateful to you and the children for your positive response to this new way of learning at home. The quality and variety of learning uploaded onto Seesaw has been outstanding and the children have really enjoyed sharing their work on Seesaw with the class. If it becomes necessary this term for your child to work at home you will be able to use Seesaw to access their home learning. In the meantime we will continue to post weekly home learning activities onto Seesaw.
Tapestry Online Learning Journal
Tapestry is proving to be a wonderful method of home/school communication enabling you to view your child’s experiences and comment on the posts, as well as share with us what you have been up to at home. Please continue posting on Tapestry as we love seeing what the children have been doing at home.
In The Moment Learning
We have an ''in the moment' child-initiated approach to learning which encourages the children's natural curiosity in a safe and enabling environment. It starts with the child and their interests and is led by the child. Instead of a topic based approach, we plan 'in the moment' based on the interests of the child at that particular time. Each week we focus on different children and work with those children to seize the moment and move their learning on. Each child is a focus child once per term and as we did last term, we will let you know when it is your child's turn to be a focus.
Literacy and Phonics
Alongside our in the moment planning we do make sure that we cover particular texts this term which are shown below. You can find these stories being read or animated on YouTube and we would recommend that you look at them at home with your child.
and we sing a range of nursery rhymes including the following:
I Hear Thunder
Ten In The Bed
The Grand Old Duke Of York
Jack And Jill
There are lots of version of these nursery rhymes and songs on the internet so you and your child can enjoy joining in with these songs at home and learning all the actions. Action songs are a great way for children to develop their language, their sense of rhythm and rhyme in language and their concentration.
Our focus in Phonics this term is on segmenting words and hearing initial sounds in words. You can support your child by playing I Spy making sure that you use letter sounds rather than letter names. If you are unsure of the letter sounds please listen to Jolly Phonics songs on the internet and you will hear the sounds made by each letter during the song. You can also play sorting games where you sort out objects beginning with the same sound into a pile. We will also be learning tongue twisters such as:
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper
Where's the peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked?
The focus this term is on looking closely at numbers 4 and 5. For each number we will be doing the following:
watching the corresponding episode of Numberblocks (available on BBC iplayer)
counting to that number from 1 and from other numbers
counting back from the number to 1 and other numbers
representing the number with our fingers
looking at the number and writing it in the air
finding the number in the environment
finding the number on a number line
counting out that number of objects from a larger pile
counting that number of actions (eg claps)
looking at the number on a dice
looking at ways of separating the number eg 3 counters can be: 2 and 1
1 and 1 and 1
or 3 and 0
The children will continue to practise tracing over and copying their names. Some of the children can copy their names now and the focus for them will be on writing their names without copying and learning to form the letters correctly.
This term we will covering the topics of Lent/Easter and we will be looking at the following topics in our Caritas lessons:
God's gifts are for everyone
Learning to share our toys and food so that everyone has enough
Helping everyone to be happy
Using our gifts to help others
As you know we go outdoors in all weathers and regularly use our 'Let's explore' muddy area. We have waterproof trousers and coats that the children wear when using this area but for other times and for their feet your child will need:
a waterproof coat
a pair of wellies
a drawstring bag containing a change of clothing including underwear which can be left on their peg.
As we did last term, we will send reading books home in reading bags each Friday for your to share and enjoy with your child. The books should be returned on the following Wednesday to allow enough time for them to quarantine before we send out new ones. Home learning is now on Seesaw rather than in Learning Log books and there is information about Seesaw above and in our newsletters.