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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.
Our topic this half term is 'Marvellous Minibeasts'. We will be learning about the different types of minibeasts you might find in the garden, finding out about what minibeasts eat and how they grow. We will learn all about caterpillars and butterflies, what they do and how caterpillars grow and turn into butterflies. We will read lots of stories set in the garden, create our own minibeast pictures and have a go at writing a list of foods that the very hungry caterpillar eats.
We are having a visit from a minibeast roadshow called 'Animals take over' on Thursday 8th March - we will have the chance to learn aout different minibeasts, see them and even touch some of them!
In Literacy we will be reading the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. We will be re-telling the story in our own words and using a story map to help us, ordering pictures from the story and even going on a minibeast hunt! We will be giving meaning to the marks we make - drawing and writing linked to 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and we will be starting to hear and say initial and other sounds in words. We will be speaking using complex sentences and using talk to connect different ideas - including talking about the minibeast roadshow visit and our experiences of the half term 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 different types of caterpillars and butterflies.
In maths we will continue to count up to 10 objects and beyond and recognise and order numbers 1-10. We will be matching numerals to quantities - counting how many minibeast we have and finding/writing the correct number. We will begin to use the language of capacity - talking about containers that are 'full', 'empty', 'half full' etc. We will also be using the language of size, ordering and sorting minibeast by size. Towards the end of the half term we will be using scales to learn about weight, ordering objects using the categories 'heavy', 'light' etc.
We will have our very own number garden set up in our outdoor area - where we can count, recognise, order and write numbers up to 20!
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.
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