Please take a look at our Long Term Plan.
Please take a look at our recent newsletter.
Please take a look at our recent knowledge organiser.
In Nursery we have been thinking about how to be super independent learners. We have lots of independent learning time during the day, where we can learn through play both inside and outside. The teachers have been looking out for children who work independently and can use our nursery equipment in the right way. We have been taking photographs of our 'super independent learners'.
Welcome to Nursery
Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage.
We are excited to welcome you back to the New Year and the start of our Spring Term.
We have lots of exciting things planned over the next half term, including a planetarium visit and lots of Space themed fun!
Meet our Team
Mrs Taylor - EYFS Leader and Nursery Teacher - Yellow Ducklings Key Person
Miss Mannion - Nursery Teaching Assistant - Green Caterpillars Key Person
Miss Reid - Nursery Teaching Assistant
Miss Ockerby - Nursery Support
Please feel free to come into Foundation Stage and talk to any member of staff if you have any questions or concerns.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Our topic this half term is 'How Does Your Garden Grow?'. We will be learning about the different types of plants and flowers you might find in the garden, finding out about who feeds on flowers and how they grow from a seed. We will learn all about the different parts of a plant and look at the names of some plants and flowers. We will read lots of stories set in the garden, create our own beanstalk and garden pictures and have a go at writing a list of all the things a plant needs to help it to grow.
We will be having a garden party of children and grown ups on' on Monday 21st May - we will have the chance to spend time in the garden, have party food and take part in some planting and craft activities.
In Literacy we will be reading the stories 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and 'Jasper's Beanstalk'. We will be re-telling the stories in our own words and using a story map to help us, ordering pictures from the stories and creating our own beanstalks using lots of different materials! We will be giving meaning to the marks we make - drawing and writing linked to 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and we will be hearing and saying initial and other sounds in words. We will be speaking using complex sentences and using talk to connect different ideas - including talking about our experiences of the Easter Holidays. This half term we will be using sensory stories - to help us to think about what characters might see, feel, taste, smell and hear in different stories. We will use lots of language to describe story settings and characters - in particular describing the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk.
In maths we will continue to count up to 10 objects and beyond and recognise and order numbers 1-10. We will be finding 1 more and 1 less with numbers up to 10 and beyond. We will be naming and describing 2d shapes, playing lots of shape games such as shape lotto, pairs and guess the shape. We will also be solving problems, such as doubling, halving and sharing different objects. Towards the end of the half term we will bethinking about time, and using positional language to describe where different objects are.
Every child in Nursery has a reading pack. Inside is a story for you to share together. It is a great opportunity to spend quiet time together at the end of a busy day. When reading, encourage your child to join in with repeated parts of the story and to add actions. When you have finished, ask lots of questions about the story such as 'who is in the story?', 'where is the story set?' and 'what happened in the story?'. We will change your reading book each week, please bring in the reading pack every day.
In Nursery we take part in daily phonics sessions - these involve learning new songs and rhymes, listening to and making different sounds with our bodies and voices and finding words that rhyme. This half term we will continue to learn letter sounds and begin to hear the first and other sounds in words. We will begin to sort objects by their first sound. We will learn a new sound each week - children will bring a letter home each week with our new sound so that you can practise saying, recognising and writing it at home.
This half term children will be taking home a 'home learning' book. Each week there will be a song, activity, story or game to play and talk about at home. New home learning will be given out on a Friday, please return by the following Thursday.
Take a look inside our classroom!