Ms S McCleery – Nursery Class Teacher
Mrs P Hodgson – Nursery Teaching Assistant
This half term nursery will be learning all about themselves, families and where they live. This is a nurturing time for children to settle into nursery routine and begin to make friendships with other children and familiar adults. We will be looking at the similarities and differences within our class and talking about how everyone is unique.
Through a wide range of activities and opportunities nursery will be able to explore their own personal likes and interest.
As we are learning about families please bring a family photography into nursery to go on our family board.
Please return your child’s reading book on a Friday ready to be changed for the following week.
Snack Money: £1
We look forward to an exciting half term.
Weekly Parent Workshop – see pictures below!!!
This week we enjoyed many different number games and looked at developing our knowledge and understanding of numbers.
Here are the statements for mathematics for nursery children ages 30-50months. These are the goals we are aiming for at the end of nursery to ensure children are ready for reception year.
Although we recognise that all children develop at different rates these are the national statements used for children aged 30-50months.
We will use a range of exciting and engaging activities throughout nursery to ensure the children have a good independent knowledge of these skills, however supporting your child at home to reach these goals will have a huge impact on their learning.
|• Uses some number names and number language spontaneously.
• Uses some number names accurately in play.
• Recites numbers in order to 10.
• Knows that numbers identify how many objects are in a set.
• Beginning to represent numbers using fingers, marks on paper or pictures.
• Sometimes matches numeral and quantity correctly.
• Shows curiosity about numbers by offering comments or asking questions.
• Compares two groups of objects, saying when they have the same number.
• Shows an interest in number problems.
• Separates a group of three or four objects in diff ways, beginning to recognise that the total is still the same.
• Shows an interest in numerals in the environment.
• Shows an interest in representing numbers.
• Realises not only objects, but anything can be counted, including steps, claps or jumps.
Shape, Space and Measure:
|• Shows an interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects.
• Shows awareness of similarities of shapes in the environment.
• Uses positional language.
• Shows interest in shape by sustained construction activity or by talking about shapes or arrangements.
• Shows interest in shapes in the environment.
• Uses shapes appropriately for tasks.
• Beginning to talk about the shapes of everyday objects, e.g. ‘round’ and ‘tall’.
As always thank you for attending. Next week’s parent workshop will be on Monday 6th November. We will be getting messy with lots of paint and glitter to make a firework piece of art!!!
Weekly Parent Workshop – see pictures below
This week’s parent workshop was all about developing our fine motor skills and building up the muscles in our hands and fingers. We talked about how this is an important part of learning to write and mark make. Nursery have been really enjoying taking part in dough disco to help build up our muscles and have a weekly finger gym activity to support our concentration, determination and fine motor skills.
We hope you enjoyed taking part in the activities and found something you can do at home.
Google – ‘Finger Gym’ (or look on Pintrest) for lots of fun and exciting activities to try at home.
Youtube – ‘Dough Disco’ for exciting videos to follow, or simply play your favourite music and make up your own.
Thank you for joining us, we wish you a happy half term and look forward to seeing you again.
Our next parent workshop will be on Friday 3rd November.
Weekly Parent Workshop.
Nursery really enjoyed learning all about what a bulb needs to grow. We then planted a range of bulbs in the foundation outdoor area. We can’t wait to watch them grow in the spring.
Early Years Curriculum
Understanding the World.
- Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time. (30-50months)
- Shows care and concern for living things and the environment.(30-50months)
Our next Parent workshop will be on Thursday 19th Oct, we look forward to seeing you there.
Weekly Parent Workshop – please see below
Another fantastic turn out for our nursery parent workshop. This week we focused on recognising our name and starting to write it. We hope you enjoyed the range of activities provided and try some at home.
An easy tip for encouraging your child to write at home is to fill a baking tray with sugar and mark practise letter formation using your finger.
Next week’s Parent workshop : Wednesday 11th October.
We will be look at understanding our world. Hope to see you there