At Foxfield Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for all in a cross-curricular way. This ensures that children are able to make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through the high expectations of everyone at Foxfield, we aspire to achieve the highest quality outcomes.

During the Autumn 2, the curriculum learning in Nursery will be based around the global theme of 'Identity and Diversity'. The focus of the term is learning about families and different cultures.

Over the course of the term, the children will be reading the books The Family Book and Stickman. Through these texts, we will learn how families can have differences and similarities.  We will include in this, a trip to the local supermarket to buy dry produce for the food bank, with money that we hope to raise.

In literacy, the children will practise their early writing skills as they help to write shopping lists and letters about their families.  The project outcome for the learning journey will be to present a food parcel to the local food bank, for families in our community. Our role-play with be a Doctors Surgery which will enable the children to use their imaginations by using first hand experiences and practise language and communication skills as they take on roles of doctors/ patients and write patient notes

In math, we will be building on the children’s counting skills by using numicon. This enables the children to learn the value of numbers and begin to match amounts to numerals. This will link to our project by counting family members, coins and items on the shopping list. In the second half of the half term, we will begin to investigate shape and pattern, through looking at patterns in our environments.

In expressive arts the children will be developing their creative skills linked to their Art outcome. They will explore the art of using natural materials.  As part of the art-learning journey, the children will be looking at diversity in families. The children will sketch pictures of their families and use natural materials to collage pictures of family members to create a family tree display.

We are very excited to launch the chatter bag. We will be sending home an empty bag to one child each week on a Friday for them to bring back full of their favorite things. They will then have a chance to show and tell in front of the class, and develop their communication and language skills. Your child’s class teacher will explain in more detail when it is your child’s turn. We look forward to finding out more about all the children in the Nursery!

This year the Nursery will be aiming to go on at least one trip per term. This half term to coincide with our learning we will be thinking about families who are less fortunate. We will go shopping in Tesco, Woolwich to buy food to present to our local food bank. To enable us to take the children we will need parents to join us. Unfortunately, we will have to cancel the trip if we are unable to get enough helpers.  A separate letter will be sent with further information. Apologies, the school does not allow siblings to come along to these trips for school insurance purposes.

On Thursday 7th November, instead of name writing, Read Thursdays will begin with Nursery Team supporting children to choose a book to take home. This will give you the opportunity to read with your child for five minutes when you drop them off. Books borrowed will be recorded and if books are not returned, then we will not give out any more books.

It is now the time of year when the weather can often be cold and wet; please ensure that your child wears a warm coat and has a pair of wellington boots in Nursery, as we play outside whatever the weather!

Last half term a number of our small toys were lost. We understand that children are attached to toys and sometimes put them into their pockets and bags. Please return them to staff if you find any of our toys at home.

Parents evening is held at the beginning of this half term. If you do not already have an appointment and you would like one, please speak to Caroline or Linda.