Welcome to Nursery
In Nursery, the most important thing is that we all feel secure, happy and loved. We learn to care for each other and keep everyone safe, having lots of fun in the process of exploring and learning through play.
Teachers- Mrs Woodier and Miss Lumley
Teaching Assistant – Mrs Strachan
Nursery Welcome Message for Pupils Starting in September 2020
A very warm welcome to our pupils who will be joining our Nursery Class in September. Unfortunately, due to current circumstances our usual transition and welcome meetings cannot take place this year, however please see the videos below for a message from Mrs Woodier with some additional information about starting in September.
Welcome to Nursery
Preparing for Nursery
Please read about preparing your child for Nursery from the downloads section below
What to expect, when?
Please find the “What to expect, when?” document below in the downloads section for guidance to your child’s learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The document includes information about your child’s next steps and ideas of how you can support them in each area of learning.
The Nursery curriculum map can be found in the downloads at the bottom of the page. This outlines our learning projects that will be taught throughout the year, and how they will link into each area of learning.
Autumn Term – Nursery
‘Why do you love me so much?’
In the beginning of Autumn Term, our learning project is ‘Why do you love me so much?’
In this project, we’ll learn about love, families and how people are the same and different. We will explore what is special about ourselves and how do we show that we care?
First, we will familiarise ourselves in our cosy home corner and learn to care for the babies. We’ll pose for photographs and recognise ourselves, our names and our friends from a photograph display. Mirror, mirror on the wall… We’ll look at our reflections and talk about what we can see. We’ll enjoy sharing books about love, feelings and families. Outside, we’ll practise following instructions and think about how our brilliant bodies move. We’ll create ‘All about me’ scrapbooks full of lovely writing and photographs. Using our mathematical skills, we’ll measure and compare our hands, feet and heights. We’ll count candles and think about why we celebrate birthdays. Getting creative, we’ll make amazing artwork of people we love.
At the end of the project, we’ll create clay handprints and make delicious foods to share and draw pictures of ourselves with our families.
Help your child prepare for their project
We’re all special! Why not help your child to take photographs of family members and friends, to create a fantastic photo album? You could also visit the local library to share picture books about families and feelings. Alternatively, make a family collage with images of all of your family members’ favourite things.
Some useful websites
Letters and sounds is a great website for phonics games and extra information about phonics Letters and sounds
You can access E-books through Bug Club Phonics here.
You will need your child’s log in details to be able to access them. If you need a reminder of these details please contact their class teacher.
Teach Handwriting is an excellent website with practise worksheets and video clips demonstrating how to form letters using the pre cursive script Teach Handwriting
Topmarks have games for maths Topmarks
Parent Observations in Nursery
In Nursery, we get as excited as you do watching your child grow and develop, and would like to celebrate all their achievements – whether they happen at school or at home with you. We would love to hear from you about the things your child enjoys or achieves. It helps us to create a ‘well-rounded’ picture of who your child really is. The following documents can be found in the downloads section below
- Parental Observation letter
- Star Moment sheet
- Me, My Family & World
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mrs Woodier and Miss Lumley
Early Years Newsletters:
- Curriculum overview for Nursery.pdf pdf2.0 MbSep 18th, 2020
- EYFS Brochure 2020-2021.pdf pdf1.9 MbSep 15th, 2020
- Parental Observation letter.pdf pdf157.6 KbMar 26th, 2020
- EYFS Long Term Plan.pdf pdf158.7 KbMar 23rd, 2020
- Me, My Family & World.pdf pdf206.2 KbMay 20th, 2019
- What to expect.pdf pdf2.7 MbMay 20th, 2019
- Star Moment sheet.pdf pdf79.4 KbMay 20th, 2019
- Preparing for Nursery.pdf pdf87.1 KbMay 20th, 2019