Building Brighter Futures Together
|The staff in Nursery are:|
|Mrs Herrington - Early Years Foundation Leader||Mrs Sameera - Nursery Nurse|
|Mr Holmes||Mrs Kulsuma|
|Mrs Asma||Mrs Ruby|
It is lovely to welcome our new children into Nursery and to see our older children happy and settled after the half term break.
This half term, we will be learning and experiencing lots of exciting new things through our theme, “Fantastic Food.”
We will be reading lots of traditional stories, including, ‘The Gingerbread Man,’ ‘Goldilocks and The 3 Bears’ and ‘The Little Red Hen.’
We will be finding out about different celebrations and festivals including birthdays, Christmas, Diwali, Bonfire Night and celebrations that are special to our own families. We hope to make, bake and taste lots of different foods and find out about the ingredients and our likes and dislikes. Speech and Language development will be a big focus for us this half term and we look forward to sharing some more #50 Things activities which you can do at home to support your child.
We have had such a good start to the school year in both our reception classes. The children have settled happily and confidently into new routines and have enjoyed getting to know the staff and each other.
The Elmer theme has been really exciting to do. They have loved all the different books of Elmer. We did a different book called Pete the Cat- I love my white shoes. The children have really been engaged with this story. They have explored their new school environment, making the most of our outside space as well as the indoor provision. There have been lots of fabulous paintings going on. The children have been using numbers in all sorts of challenges, including counting how many steps can you do. How any colours can you see on the Elmer.
It has been lovely welcoming back the children after such a long period of time. We are all incredibly proud of all the children. They have settled into nursery really well and have adapted to the new routines of the class bubbles.
This half term the children will be encouraged to talk about themselves, their homes and their families. We will be learning the initial sound of their name and recognise those of their peers. We will talk about numbers important to them, eg their age, their house number and how many people live in their house. We will be making connections between them and the numerals themselves as this is a crucial skill.
We will be reading and enjoying these stories: Elmer’s Friends, Elmer’s Weather, Elmer’s Colours and The Large Family.