Welcome to Nursery Class

Topic letter Autumn 1 Nursery Topic Letter Autumn 2018

Welcome to Nursery’s class page!  The Nursery Teacher is Mrs Guest and the Teaching Assistant is Miss Harding.

In Nursery we learn through playing, experiencing and through practical, hands-on activities.  We follow a different topic each half-term, but we are also keen to incorporate our children’s own ideas. We access learning opportunities both indoors and outdoors throughout the school year.

In Mathematics, the children will be given a wide range of opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in counting, mathematical language, number recognition and shape, space and measures.  They will be using fingers and counting tools to work on addition and subtraction.   The children will be given opportunities to create and continue repeating patterns as they play.

In Literacy, we will be encouraging the children to use their listening skills, to speak confidently in a group, to practise making marks using writing tools and to develop their phonic knowledge of letters and sounds.

Through our Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning programme, we will encourage children to share their thoughts and feelings and to consider the important aspects of social interaction such as taking turns and sharing.

Within the classroom setting, we reward good behaviour and work with verbal praise, stickers and certificates. We also use the ‘Busy Bee’ board which promotes positive play.

On a weekly basis, your child will be given activities to take home to support our work within Nursery.  We also encourage parents to regularly borrow books from our Nursery library to read with children at home.

Exploring sounds and developing listening skills

Learning about the world around us.

Learning about ourselves

Imaginative role-play in the home corner

Imaginative play developing language and social interaction.

Sorting and identifying shapes.

Enjoying stories and handling books.

Developing fine motor skills