What a busy half term this has been! The children have been learning to appreciate and have an awareness of their own and other cultures through our Divali topic. We have used the interactive board to create firework pictures, made divas out of clay and acted out the story of Rama and Sita.
As part of our ‘Other Faiths Week’ we have been learning about Judaism and the festival of Hanukkah.
Dinosaurs has been an ongoing focus in Nursery due to a huge interest from the children! We even had dinosaurs frozen in ice that we investigated to find out the most effective way of freeing them.
We have been learning lots of Nursery rhymes this term. Some well known and some a little more unfamiliar to the children. Our favourites have been: Miss Polly had a Dolly, Twinkle Twinkle, Hey Diddle Diddle and Incy Wincy. Sing these with your child and see how many they can remember. Learning Nursery Rhymes is an extremely important starting point to learning to read and write!
We are all starting to get very excited as we have entered Advent, getting ready for Christmas and celebrating Jesus’s birthday. We are celebrating Advent with our daily Advent prayers and learning the story of the very first Christmas. We are also preparing by making Christmas crafts and learning lots of Christmas songs! The children can’t wait to sing them for you!
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.