Mrs Hall's Class - Nursery 2017 - 2018

Mrs Hall

Mrs Smith

Miss O'Brien

About Us - As your child enters our Nursery Class, we welcome you into our happy school family - where everyone is special and every little light will shine! Our Nursery has 45 places within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The ethos of the Nursery is learning through play both in the inside and outside environment. Children access the seven areas of learning through stimulating and exciting activities. We aim to nurture and care for our children in family groups: Triangles, Circles and Squares with their own experienced key workers and staff who aim to develop a happy, positive relationship with them so they can flourish and thrive.

Our Philosophy - Our expectations are high and we strive to foster the development of the children through provision of a planned, engaging, stimulating, safe and secure environment which is structured with developmental needs in mind. We also aim to stimulate emotional and spiritual growth.

For detailed information about what the children in this class will be learning each half-term, click on the appropriate link below

Working together - good communication: We value the fact that parents are their children's first teachers and encourage you to tell us about your child's needs and achievements. So, parents and carers are invited to become involved in all aspects of their children's learning and we aim to work alongside you in fostering their development. Our aim is to promote strong communication between us and to keep you well informed so that you can support your child. The Nursery staff regularly observe and monitor your child and are available to talk to you especially in the morning when you can stay and play with them for a little while. Similarly, you will also be able to meet to review your child's targets each term. numbers or the Nursery rhyme challenge. We also encourage regular activities to promote learning such as our "colour, shape or sound of the week" and we ask children to bring an item for our focus table - again linking home and school. We send books home for your children to share. We regularly enhance our creative curriculum with events, visitors and guest speakers to widen the children's knowledge.

We keep you updated and informed about our weekly activities on our notice board.

Typical Daily Routine:

Time   Activity  
08.45am   Nursery begins - stay and play until 9.05am. self/register names
08.55am   Register taken, prayers, Special Helper days of the week, RE
09.15am

 Phonics/Fab5 motor control activities/colour or sound of week/

 PSHE

09.40am   Free Choice / Focus.
10.40am   Tidy up time.
10.50am   Big Book/Talk Time/(communication and language)/PforC
11.05am   Rhymes /Fab 5/ handwriting / comfort break.
11.30am   Lunch and playtime until 12.30pm.
12.30pm   Numeracy /PSHE/Talk Time/PforC/ Free Choice / Focus.
02.20pm   Tidy up time / Stories and rhymes / PHSE / CL/RE.
03.00pm   Nursery closes.

The routine and activities that make up the day in the setting are provided in ways that: Help each child to feel valued as a member of the setting    Help children gain from the social experience of being part of a group   Provide children with opportunities to learn and help them to value learning. 
 
The day is organised so that children have the opportunity to take part in a variety of self- chosen and adult directed activities.  The children are helped and encouraged to take part in small and large group activities which introduce them to new experiences and help them gain new skills, as well as helping them to work with others.  These are carried out both in the indoor and outdoor environment.  Outdoor activities contribute to the children’s health, physical development, their knowledge of the world around them and seen as having equal importance

Health Matters - The children are encouraged to learn about healthy choices, so each day the children clean their teeth and have a healthy snack and milk. Nutritious lunches are also cooked by our own catering department. The children also participate in music and movement.

Safe and Sound - The children are settled into the Nursery Class on a staggered intake in September each year. A welcome session is offered and a "stay and play" day is arranged for both parents and children to become familiar with the setting. The children's hours are increased as they become confident and settled. This has proved a very successful method for the children and most begin full-time placements very quickly.

Helping your child

Here are a number of useful websites to help your child's development:

Literacy 

http://www.starfall.com/

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/http://

www.letters-and-sounds.com/http://

www.topmarks.co.uk/

Rhyme

try "The washing line game"

http://pbskids.org/sesame/testing/elmo-rhymes/

Numeracy

http://www.topmarks.co.uk

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.htm

counting chickens

Shape Song

Letter and number formation

http://www.communication4all.co.uk/

Books we read

Polar bear, polar bear what do you hear?

"Brown Bear, Brown bear what do you see?"

Pumpkin Soup

Songs we sang

Harvest song

Oats and Beans and Barley Grow

Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

Baby Shark song

Tiny Tim

W/C 20th November 2017

COLOUR OF THE WEEK - PINK

RE The Feast of Christ the King

Follow the leader - Jesus Christ the King

E - Safety

Smartie the Penguin

Recent work:

The story of Chrysanthemum the mouse.

Chrysanthemum

Poppy animation - CBeebies

The Poppy Story

Book of the week: "Unplugged" by Steve Antony

Week 2/3 Big Book - "Whatever Next"

Whatever Next animation

Whatever Next read by the storyteller

Topic - Space

Tim Peake and Miss Mouse on the International Space Station

W/C 20th November our book of the week is .....

Aliens love Underpants

Beegu

Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets

There's no place like Space - Dr Seuss

Model-making - please bring empy boxes/bottles for making model rockets and robots.

Thank you.

Learning

Rhyming words

Rhyme time song

2D and 3D shapes

2D shapes song

3D shape song

W/c 2nd October onwards - 8 Rhyme Challenge!

Can your child learn 8 Nursery Rhymes?  If so, your child can achieve our Nursery Rhyme challenge certificate.

We are also starting to think about objects which rhyme e.g. star/car etc.

See the links to the Rhyme time and Jolly Phonics videos below:

Autumn /Winter ideas:

To develop our Understanding of the world we will be looking  at Festivals of light such as the Hindu/Sikh Festival of Diwali.  Later, we will look at the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah.

In RE, we have been looking at Mary's Birthday, Welcome and Baptism and .we will look at All Saints, Peace and Remembrance

Other books we read include:

5 senses - Aliki

"Whatever Next"

"Polar Bear polar bear what do you hear?"

"We're going on a Bear Hunt."

"Penguin Small"

"Elmer"

"The Christmas Story"

"I'm not Santa!"

 

 

 

 

 

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Mrs Hall's Class - Nursery : News items

Mrs Hall's Class - Nursery : Blog items

Elf Magic Messages!, by Mrs Hall

Nursery - Name Drop, by Mrs Hall

Mrs Hall's Class - Nursery : Gallery items

Mrs Hall's Class - Nursery : Calendar items

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