Welcome to Nursery
Teacher – Miss Delamere
Teaching Assistants – Mrs. Wareing, Miss Riley and Miss Kemp.
Welcome back to the spring term. We hope you all enjoyed a lovely Christmas break! We are looking forward to hearing the children’s Christmas news at family worker time. Please remember to return your Home-School sharing books to aid the children in sharing their news.
Our topic for this term is Traditional Tales. We will be comparing traditional tales to modern day versions and talking about which the children prefer and why. We will be discussing the various characters in the stories and exploring whether we think they behaved well. We will be making wanted posters for The Big Bad Wolf, building a new chair for Baby Bear and going on a hunt for the Gingerbread Man as he likes to escape from Nursery and cause havoc around the school!
We will also be learning about Chinese New Year. We will be cooking and eating Chinese food, making lanterns and lucky money envelopes, and attempting some Chinese writing!
In phonics our Nursery One children will be continuing with Phase One of Letters and Sounds. Nursery Two children will be embedding their learning of Phase One and moving on to Phase Two of Letters and Sounds. The letter sounds we are learning this term are ‘n’, ‘m’, ‘d’, ‘g’ and ‘o’. Each week the letter we are learning will be displayed in the Nursery cloakroom along with the number of the week. We are also learning to blend and segment the sounds in simple words and to continue a rhyming string.
In Mathematics we are concentrating on numbers 1-10 - recognising them, putting them in order, counting objects and finding one more or one less of a given number. We are also looking at simple 2D and 3D shapes and their properties and exploring shapes in our environment.
Uniform - Nursery uniform is a black or red sweater/cardigan with The Grange logo, yellow polo shirt and red or black jogging bottoms/leggings. Please can you ensure that all sweaters/cardigans have your child's name written inside them.
Please be aware that due to the nature of activities in Nursery summer dresses do not form part of Nursery uniform.
Home-school sharing books – Please remember to use our home-school sharing books. These are a great way of promoting and developing children's confidence when talking in our family worker groups.These books can be found as you enter the Nursery. They can be filled with weekend news, photographs, leaflets of places visited and drawings. Your child may like to try some writing here too. Early writing attempts often look like squiggles, this is fine! We value whatever stage the children are at with their writing. Adults can write underneath to let us know what the writing says.
Library day is Monday for children attending the first part of the week and Friday for all other children. Please bring in your child's book bag on these days to enable them to choose a book to take home. Books need to be returned the following week.
Snack money - We ask for a voluntary contribution of £3 per half term.
Thank you to those who pay this on a regular basis.
Spare clothes - Please can all parents bring in spare clothes and underwear for their child. These can be left in school in case they are needed.
Please ensure you are on time for Nursery, it is helpful if you arrive five minutes before your child is due to come in as we start our activities right away.
Morning session – 8.50-11.30
Afternoon session – 12.30 – 3.00
The Nursery team