Nursery

Welcome to Nursery

Nursery Parent Curriculum Information Summer 2

Nursery Parent Curriculum Information Summer 1

Nursery Parent Curriculum Information Spring 2 

Nursery Parent Curriculum Information Spring 1

Nursery Parent Curriculum Information Autumn 2

Nursery Parent Curriculum Information Autumn 1

Log on to Education City using your ‘City Pass’.

A very warm welcome to all of our new Nursery children and their families.

A big thank you for allowing us to visit your home and find out a little more about your child prior to starting Nursery.

Below you will see a selection of photographs taken at our Stay and Play event as the children and their parents became familiar with the nursery environment.

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The snack table is proving to be very popular as the children make friends and also develop their fine motor skills.

The snack table is available throughout the session and children are encouraged to be as independent as possible. 

Milk and water is available as well as a selection of healthy snacks.

Once the children are settled in to the nursery routines we will begin taking small groups of children to the local supermarket where they will select their own healthy snacks to buy. Shopping lists are made and children use them to “read” from to make their selection.

In this way children have the opportunity to “read” and “write” for a purpose and embed their counting skills. 

Children will often try unfamiliar food if they see their friends eating it.

 

 

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Each day the children can choose a book from our class library to take home. As well as developing a love of books from an early age, studies show that if children enjoy reading they will “do well” as they progress through school. IMG_1998[1]

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Whilst reading the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears we discovered that a lot of children had never tasted porridge so we made some and found out that all except two children loved it !!

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The children enjoy mark making.

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Hammering and pouring helps to develop our fine motor skills.

 

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Maths is everywhere. We have many opportunities to count, compare and play with shapes.

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We help each other whenever we can.

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We also look after our garden areas. After weeding we were able to plant ready for the Autumn. We had to make sure the plants were the right ones as the weather is getting colder.

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Our teachers say they are proud of how independent we are.

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We like singing and making music together. Mr Lucas teaches music once per week, I think he will be signing up this group to the school choir!

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Miss Quinn teaches PE once a week. We always stop and talk about how we are feeling, hotter or cooler? Can we feel our heart beating faster? We teach the children how important it is to keep our body healthy and fit. Outdoor play every day supports our physical development where children have the opportunity to “get out of breath” as well as support their learning across other areas of the Early Years Curriculum.

We bake as often as we can. We make play dough every week. The more we make it the better it gets by experimenting with the recipe.

Whilst finding out how Diwali is celebrated we made indian sweets called ladoo. We also tried some indian food.

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Playing with shapes in the outdoor environment.

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The art area is often a busy place where children can explore colour.

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To develop our speaking and listening skills we love using this…………….

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Recognising and ordering number.

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Preparing for Christmas. Decorating the Christmas Tree.

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Making reindeer food we had to follow the recipe carefully.

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We even had a visit by Father Christmas.

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On Christmas Jumper Day we sorted, compared and counted children who were wearing similar jumpers.

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Making cards, calendars and decorations.

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Thanks to all the families who were able to attend our family event.

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We are really enjoying “dance” with Miss Quinn and we are all now confident when we go to the hall.

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We had been talking about our journey to school and the buildings that we pass on our way. We went up onto the roof playground to see the buildings around us. We could even see St Anne’s Church.

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We had been talking about our favourite places in Nursery. We took photographs to show and tell our friends.

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Shopping for snack.

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We enjoyed a performance of Alice in Wonderland alongside the rest of the school.

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Purposeful mark making opportunities indoors and out.

Designing before building.

Adding directional arrows.
Adding directional arrows.
Adding crosses to say, "Do not put your feet here".
Adding crosses to say, “Do not put your feet here”.
Writing a shopping list.
Writing a shopping list.
Recording numbers thrown during a dice game.
Recording numbers thrown during a dice game.

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Observing change before our eyes.

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We collected ice from the outdoors then left it in different places to see what happened.

We then froze it again and compared how it looked.

Staff from the RSPB came to talk to us about using our senses in the outdoors.

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On the large gym apparatus for the first time.

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Celebrating Chinese New Year.

 

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Exploring 3D shape.

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Engaged with reading.

Our favourite storybook characters.

Phonics

We are doing well being able to hear the initial phoneme (sound) in a word.

Making words by listening for all phonemes.

We have had a new bigger shelter added to our outdoor area.

Stay and Play

Maths outdoors, exploring shape.

Visit to Underwater Street. A great day full of many learning opportunities especially for budding scientists.

Visit to the local library using the school mini bus.