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Foundation Stage Nativity performance - please take a look at the poster for more details.
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 Autumn Term 2 and hope you had a lovely week off school!
We have lots of exciting things planned over the next half term, including a bear hunt and lots of Christmas 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 go down to the woods.....
Our topic this half term is 'If you go down to the woods....'. We will be talking about who lives in the woods, finding out what woodland animals do in the Winter and will be thinking about the different features of a forest. We will read lots of stories set in the woods, look at different types of forest and have a go at labelling different woodland creatures.
We will be going on a bear hunt near the start of this half term, to celebrate our topic of 'If you go down to the woods...'. We will send out information soon!
In Literacy we will be reading the stories 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' and 'The Gruffalo'. We will be re-telling the stories, playing the parts of the different characters and even going on a bear hunt! We will be giving meaning to the marks we make - drawing and writing linked to 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' and we will be starting to recognise and write the letters in our name. We will be thinking abut speaking in complete sentences and re-telling simple past events - including talking about the bear hunt and Bonfire Night.
In maths we will be concentrating on counting up to 10 objects and recognising numbers 1-10. We will be finding 1 more and 1 less using numbers up to 5 and then 10. We will also be learning about 2d shapes - naming, describing and sorting them. We will be using everyday language to talk about position and time.
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 start to learn letter sounds and begin to hear the first and other sounds in words. 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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