Welcome to Nursery
Teacher – Mrs Delamere
Teaching Assistant – Mrs Thompson
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 child’s Home-School sharing book 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 encouraging the children to think about why the characters behaved the way they did. We will be making wanted posters for the Big Bad Wolf, building a new chair for Baby Bear, finding a suitable waterproof material to help the Gingerbread Man to cross the river and combining materials to make a bridge for the Three Billy Goats Gruff.
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, Nursery One children will be tuning into instrumental and environmental sounds, learning action rhymes and exploring different ways of making body percussion sounds and patterns. Nursery Two children will be learning to orally blend and segment the sounds in simple words and to recognise rhythm and rhyme in words. We will also begin to introduce the children to letter sounds. Each week the letters we are learning will be displayed in the Nursery cloakroom along with the number of the week.
In Mathematics, we are concentrating on numbers 1-10 - recognising them, putting them in order, counting objects accurately and finding one more or one less of a given number. We are also looking at simple 2D and 3D shapes and their properties, creating simple patterns 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.
We ask that all children bring a pair of wellies to leave in Nursery. This is so we can go outside in all weathers. We also ask that children wear shoes with a velcro fastening. This is important as it helps the children to be independent. Again can you ensure that shoes and wellies are labelled with your child's name.
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 days are Monday and Friday, so remember children’s book bags to enable your child 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.
The Nursery team