Nursery

During the Spring 2, the learning in Nursery will be based around the global theme of 'Sustainable development'. The focus of the term is learning about how plants grow. Over the course of the term, the children will be reading the books ‘Grandpa’s Garden’ and ‘Super worm’. Through these texts, we will learn what plants need to grow, the lifecycle of a seed and how to care for plants.  To encourage the children’s interest they will discover a wheelbarrow and all the tools needed for the garden in the classroom.

In Maths this half term, Nursery children will be introduced to positional language through stories and drawing maps. The learning on one more and one less will be revisited once more with a focus on using fruits and vegetables. As numbers have been the focus in Maths, this term children will get to use numbers to solve real life problems.

In Expressive Arts, the children will be creating their own pictures through observational drawings of a variety of vegetables. Children will be exploring using different materials and media such as dyeing, paper mâché, printing and painting. Children will have the opportunity to explore, practice and develop the skills of drawing, dyeing, printing and painting

Our role play area is “Grandpa’s Garden’ which will enable the children to use their imagination through their new experiences of planting and growing vegetables. They will also learn about the importance of minibeasts in our gardens as they find them in ‘Grandpa’s Garden’.  In addition, this will enable them to practice communication skills and the new vocabulary they have learnt as they take on the role of Grandpa with his grandson in their play.  

Trips

Thank you to all parents who joined us to go to the library. The children all enjoyed this trip and have been sharing the books that we borrowed.

This half term we will be visiting Woodlands Farm. As usual we would love as many parents as possible to come with us, so dig out your wellies and waterproofs. Dates and more information will follow. 

Please ensure children have the following:

  • A warm showerproof coat
  • Welly boots – for outdoor play
  • Named change of clothing
  • Spare underpants and nappies (if required)
  • Named water bottle- optional. Milk and water are in the snack area daily
  • A smile

NURSERY STAFF

Conker      Acorn

Jackie- Class Teacher     

Linda- Early Years Professional     

Finkie- Class Teacher

Caroline- Early Years Professional

Natalie- Teaching Assistant (AM)

           DAILY TIMETABLE                              

Morning session           Afternoon session
8.30am Self-registration and settling into activity    12.30pm
8.45am Carpet time Math/English focus (doors close)      12.45pm
9.00am Indoor free play and group work    .00pm
9.30am Outdoor and Indoor play  1.30pm
11.00am     Tidy up time    3.00pm
11.10am  Carpet time Math/English focus    3.10pm
11.30am Home time 3.30pm

Please be prompt for drop offs and pick-ups. Thank you.

 

Thank you in advance for all your support and we look forward to working together to make this a great year for the children.