Welcome to Nursery!
We are excited to welcome you back to the start of
the new half term - Spring Term 1.
We have lots of exciting things planned over the next half term - keep checking our website for updates on all of the fantastic learning that will be happening!
We have had lots of fun reading 'Dear Zoo'!
We have read the story and talked about our favourite characters. Next we will be describing the different animals and writing our own letters to the zoo.
Meet our Team
Mrs Taylor - EYFS Lead and Nursery Teacher - Oak Group Key Person
Mrs Carolan - Nursery Teaching Assistant - Willow Group Key Person
Miss Sellars - Nursery Teaching Assistant
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 'The Zoo'. We will be learning lots about different animals that live at the zoo, including naming them and describing their features. We will also be learning about where they live in the world and what they like to eat.
We will be reading the stories 'Dear Zoo' and 'Monkey and Me'
Please see our class Knowledge Organiser for more information about our topic and activities that you can complete at home.
In Literacy we will be reading two key texts over the next 6 weeks. These are 'Dear Zoo' and 'Monkey and Me'. We will be talking about the stories, re-telling them, using story maps and making up our own versions of the stories.
We will be sharing the texts in our key groups and then following on our learning through activities in our continuous provision both inside and outside.
We will also be focusing on recognising and writing our names.
Can you find your name card?
Can you write any of the letters in your name?
In Maths we will be counting, ordering and recognising numbers up to 10. We will also be finding the total number in two groups by counting how many altogether.
We will also be recognising and beginning to describe simple 2d shapes, then using them to copy and create patterns.
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 your 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 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.