Welcome to Nursery
Teacher – Miss Delamere
Teaching Assistant – Mrs. Wareing
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 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 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 ‘m’, ‘d’, ‘g’, ‘o’ and ‘c’. 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 recognise rhythm and rhyme in words.
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 the child's name.
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.
Library days are Monday and Friday, so remember children’s book bags so they will be able to choose a book to take home. Books need to be returned the following week.
Morning session – 8.50-11.30
Afternoon session – 12.30 – 3.00