We believe that independent learners become successful members of society.
Topics covered in Nursery Autumn Term 2018
The work of the Nursery aims to foster self-confidence, self-esteem and an eagerness to learn while giving the children a degree of choice, responsibility and independence.
Playing & exploring, active learning and creative thinking supports the children’s learning across all seventeen areas. This includes:-
Personal Social & Emotional Development
Communication & Language
Speaking, Understanding, Listening and Attention
Understanding of the World
Expressing Art & Design
Our work is also linked with our topics, which are: -
Ongoing all year:- Weather, Seasons, ie., Autumn walks and collection
All About Me – under this topic we will be covering different themes in detail:
Interactive wall displays,– interest tables will be set up to encourage the children to observe, recognise and to be inspired by each other. Children will participate in adult led focus activities, as well as whole group carpet sessions.
For the Autumn Term we will be reading stories such as ‘Goldilocks & The Three Bears’, ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’, ‘Whatever Next’, ‘Elmer’ and other stories.
By the end of the Autumn Term most of the children, with your help, should be able to achieve the following goals.Personal Social & Emotional Development
Communication, language and literacy
Understanding of the World
Expressive Art & Design
It is important that you provide your child with activities at home to promote and reinforce their learning. We will provide you with ideas and activities.
The emphasis is learning through play. Through their play the children encounter many new ideas, some of these are essential for the later understanding of mathematics and for learning to read and write. If you would like to know more about the activities which we provide in Nursery we would be pleased to answer your questions.
Clothes worn to Nursery should be managed easily. Remember that they will be working inside and out and also going for their P.E lessons, so please ensure they have a change of clothes. P.E lessons will take place every Wednesday as well as Physical Development throughout the week. A change of clothes and wellington boots should be provided for your child in case they become wet during the day.
Every week your child will be given a reading book to take home, so please make sure that he/she brings their folder in. The children will change their reading books on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Daily reading and reading record
Please read with your child on daily basis for 10-20 minutes. Your child is given a reading record where you can add a short comment every time he/she has read to you. Your child’s class teacher checks the reading record on daily basis and will give your child a stamp every time they’ve read at home. When 20 stamps are collected, your child will get a certificate/ reward for being a proactive reader. We are looking forward to your support and co-operation.
All children in the Nursery are entitled to free milk and fruit. We ask you to bring a bottle/plastic flask of water so that your child can access water throughout the session. Unless your child is having a packed lunched or has a dietary requirement, please do not provide any snacks or drinks from home as we are teaching the children to try new fruits and vegetables.
Your child will be cooking at Nursery and as the cost of the ingredients can be quite expensive, we would like you to donate £2.00 towards this. We think the children benefit greatly from taking part in cooking activities, as this covers many areas of the curriculum such as Maths and language, talking about what ingredients they have mixed etc. They will also have the opportunity to eat what they have prepared.
Allergies or Medical Issues
Please inform the Nursery and the office if your child suffers from any allergy or has a medical concern.
For safeguarding purposes you must inform the school in advance if your child is being picked up by another adult. Please inform the office of their details so that they can be placed on your child’s school contact list.If you have any queries please let me know.
Ms N Radjabi