Nursery

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Welcome to Nursery’s class page!  The Nursery Teacher is Mrs Guest and the Teaching Assistants are Mrs Robinson and Mrs Afsar.

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 simple addition and subtraction.   The children will be given opportunities to create and continue repeating patterns as they play.

In Communication, Language and Literacy, we will be encouraging the children to use their listening skills and to speak confidently with others and in a group.  There will be many opportunities in the setting for making marks using a variety of writing tools.  We will help children to develop their knowledge of letters and sounds using games, actions, stories and songs.  Fiction and non-fiction texts will be shared with children on a daily basis to develop a love of reading and to stimulate learning.  Books are available throughout the session for the children to select and enjoy by themselves.

Through our Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning programme, we will encourage children to think about and 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 kindness and thoughtfulness to others.

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.

Here are some pictures of us busy learning and exploring.

Practising counting skills.

Developing fine motor skills.

Enhancing gross motor skills

Learning how to listen

Learning about the world around us.

Learning about ourselves.

Making marks and practising letter formation

Imaginative play developing language and social interaction.

 

Exploring shape, size and measures.

Enjoying stories and handling books

Exploring sounds and listening to music