We have reached the Summer Term and can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by!
We have welcomed new children into afternoon Nursery who have settled very well and are making lots of new friends.
The children have enjoyed lots of fun learning this term. They decided that they would like to change our role play area into a space station. Through this space stimulus we have learnt about space shuttles, astronauts, planets and stars through singing, rhyme, sharing stories, artwork and mathematics. We even fired ‘Stomp Rockets’ outside!
We have enjoyed taking full advantage of the lovely weather by taking our leaning outside where possible doing lots of exploration in our garden and planting seeds and flowers with Don.
This next half term will be busy as we are excited to look after some baby caterpillars and wonder what will happen to them?
Within Nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum 2008. The curriculum has seven areas of learning these are; Communication and Language, Personal Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts.
We believe that parents and/or carers play a vital role in their child’s education. We hope to work in partnership with you – we will support your efforts at home and provide opportunities for you to engage in your children’s education in school.
Click on the link below to see the ways we do this.
Nursery Parental Involvement (document opens in new window)
- This term we will be working hard to become more independent (P.S.E.D), there are lots of things you can do at home to help with this.
- Encourage your child to get dressed by themselves particularly coats and shoes, as this will help them within Nursery.
- Encourage hand washing.
- We are also beginning to play with sounds (Phonics). At home you can help by;
- Reading stories with silly voices, sing songs very fast or very slowly, sing songs loudly or quietly.
- Listen to sounds in the environment.
- Make sounds with everyday objects.
- Singing lots of Nursery Rhymes.
- Looking for numbers in the environment and making counting part of everyday tasks.