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Welcome to Nursery!

 

We have had a fantastic start to the school year in our nursery classes.

Here is an overview of what the children will be learning this term. Please come and have a chat if you have any questions.

 

Personal, Social, Emotional Development

Children will be settling in, learning Nursery Rules, getting to know one another and adapting to the new routines. There will be a focus on ‘Ourselves and Our Families’.

 

Communication and Language

We have many speaking and listing activities and opportunities such as ‘Beat Baby’, ‘Lola the Good Listening Leopard’, ‘Star of the Week Bear’ and ‘Show and Tell’ box.

 

Physical Development

We will be having Zumbini every two weeks where the children will be dancing along to music and having fun with the instruments and accessories. The children will be carrying out a range of fine motor activities such as threading beads, using tweezers and exploring playdoh using tools to help prepare children for handwriting.

Every day the children had access to the bikes and scooters in the playground to help with their gross motor skills.

Literacy

We will be exploring a range of books such as ‘Owl Babies’, ‘Funny Bones’ and “The Large Family”. We have daily story sharing sessions and children are encouraged to take a book home to share with their families. We will be following Letters and Sounds phase 1 where we will be encouraging the children to listen out and make the different sounds through songs, rhymes and speaking and listening activities.

Maths

This half term we are focusing on recognising basic shapes: square, rectangle, circle and triangle. We want the children to recognise numerals to 5 and beyond, and to be able to count out objects up to and beyond 5. We will be doing this through a range of counting games and activities.

 

Understanding the World

We are learning all about ourselves and our families in school and will be talk a lot about ourselves and our feelings.  We will start our Forest School sessions this half term where children will learn about the natural world through hands on experiences.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

We encourage our children to be confident and creative. We have many role play opportunities, activities where children can draw paint and create and plenty of time for children to explore the outdoors also.

 

 

Welcome to Reception!

 

All the children have made a fantastic start to the school year.

Here is an overview of what the children will be learning this term. Please come and have a chat if you have any questions.

 

Personal, Social, Emotional Development

Children will be settling in, learning Reception Rules, getting to know one another and adapting to the new routines. There will be a focus on ‘Ourselves and Our Families’ and an ‘All About Me’ home project. We start PATHS which helps the children to learn about feelings.

 

Communication and Language

We have many speaking and listing activities and opportunities such as ‘Beat Baby’, ‘Lola the Good Listening Leopard’, ‘Star of the Week Bear’ and ‘Show and Tell’ box.

 

Physical Development

We will have PE every Monday and Forest School every other Thursday. We are encouraging children to be able to dress and undress themselves independently, for example putting on coats and doing up zips. We have started handwriting activities and will be encouraging all children to hold their pencil correctly and start to form letters.

 

Literacy

We will be exploring a range of books such as ‘Owl Babies’, ‘Funny Bones’ and ’Peace at Last’. We have daily read aloud sessions where children will enjoy a range of other stories. Phonics is taught daily to ensure children can recognise the letters and sounds and use these for reading and writing. We teach handwriting twice a week but we encourage good handwriting rules through any writing we do.

 

Maths

This half term we are focusing on number skills. We want the children to recognise numerals to 10 and beyond, to be able to count out objects up to and beyond 10 and to be able to order numbers to 10. We will be doing this through a range of counting games and activities.

 

Understanding the World

We are learning all about ourselves and our families in school and will be talk a lot about ourselves and our feelings. We also have collective worship each week where we focus on worldwide themes and also things that are relevant to us in school.  We will start our Forest School sessions this half term where children will learn about the natural world through hands on experiences.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

We encourage our children to be confident and creative. We have many role play opportunities, activities where children can draw paint and create and plenty of time for children to explore the outdoors also.

 

 

Fantasy Topic - Superhero Headquarters Role Play

We are enjoying our fabulous 'Superhero Headquarters' role play area this half term! There are many problems and challenges that we have to work together and solve!

Picture 1 Displaying messages for the superheroes!
Picture 2 How to be a superhero!
Picture 3 Scan to enter!
Picture 4 Superhero Headquarters

Enabling Enterprise - Future Transport Challenge Day

Reception had great fun taking part in our first ever Enabling Enterprise challenge day. We were given lots of Enterprise points throughout the day for working together in teams, aiming high and using our imaginations. We went through lots of different processes (research, planning and creating) and were super pleased with our outcomes. 

 

 

Proud Cloud

 

In Reception, we love to know what your child can do at home as well as in school. From half term we will be starting our Proud Cloud. This is a great opportunity to celebrate your child's achievements at home.

 

Please bring your Proud Clouds in and we will share them with the children, display them and then put them in your child's Learning Journey folder for you to treasure. The staff at school will also be writing Proud Clouds for your children.

 

We look forward to hearing lots of great things!

British Values in the Early Years

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