Nursery

          Welcome to the Nursery class page!!!!

This page will keep you up to date  on what your child will be doing in class over the year. Below you will find curriculum information and photographs so please keep scrolling down to the bottom of the page for more information.

Summer 2

This half term we begin by looking at our focus story The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

We will be looking closely at the life cycle of a butterfly. We have our own caterpillars in school to observe and talk about the changes that will happen over the next few weeks.

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                       Maths

The children have now learnt all numbers 1-10. Please keep practising these at home. The children are learning how to put these numbers in order. The children will continue to look at finding 1 more and 1 less than up to 10 as well as combining 2 groups to find the total number of items.

For an extra challenge can your children use their ten town rhyme to practise writing their numbers?

This half term we will also be focussing on repeating patterns, using shapes to make arrangements and talking about their properties for example: round, straight edges and corners.

Phonics

In phonics this half term we will be learning the sounds:

v, w, y, x and z

We are currently learning to blend to read simple words and segment to write simple words. Please continue as much as you can to practise their reading words as often as you can.

The children are also using their phonic sounds to write simple captions and sentences.

Look at the fun we have been having in our photo gallery………………………………..

The children really enjoy visiting Camoy’s Court. We did lots of activities that helped us learn about our Class Saint George. The residents really enjoyed talking to the children and we also sang them a few songs.

Here are a few pictures from our visit:

Science Week

We have been celebrating Science week by growing our own grass seeds for the Billy Goats Gruff to eat. We have been learning about what seeds needs to grow healthy. The children have learnt new vocabulary and have also been using their sounds in their writing to write about what they did:

We have also enjoyed our Science Boffin assembly and workshop where we learnt how to use slime and also talked about electricity:

In Spring we were looking at three main stories: Goldilocks and the three bears, Little Red Riding hood and the Three Billy Goats Gruff. We have a visit from “Take a Hint” theatre company on the 6th March who will be performing these stories for the children. We will use these stories to develop the children’s language and also support their writing and reading of words from stories using our phonic sounds.

We have loved working together to make bridges from the large construction for the troll and The Three Billy Goats Gruff, here are some of the pictures:

The children are really enjoying acting out the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears in our new role play area:

We have also enjoyed making porridge for the three bears and chosen delicious toppings such as honey, jam and raisins. Take a look at our photographs:

The children have enjoyed dressing up and celebrating world book day. Some children have brought in their favourite stories to share with the class. Well done everyone:

The children have had a creative week this week enjoying a range of activities for Art week. We also finished the week of celebrating Chinese New Year! Look at what we got up to!

What a busy week!!!

The children really enjoyed going shopping to buy healthy snacks to make back at school. Thank you for your donations, take a look at what the children enjoyed eating and making:

Following on from learning all about doctors, hospitals and how they care for us, we have also been talking about ways to keep healthy. We have been looking at healthy and unhealthy foods and talked about ways to keep active and fit. 

We went to Freshways this week to look for healthy foods and snacks that we could make back at school. Here are some of the photographs:

 

The children have had so much fun following the visit from the library van into school. They enjoyed singing, puppets as well as a fantastic story read by Anna the librarian. Here are some of the photographs:

 

The children will be expecting a visit from our local community police officers this Thursday who will bring in special equipment, uniforms and the police car to support the children’s understanding of their role. Here are some of the photos:

 

 

 

 Keep scrolling down for photographs of your children to see what we get up to in Nursery:

Church visit:

The children have learnt so much on our visit to Church today. They really enjoyed looking around at all of the special pictures, statues and especially the Font to help with our learning of Baptism. Take a look at some of the photos:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Popcorn Day!!!!”

 

 

The family story box session was a great success. The children enjoyed sharing stories with their parents and creating a creative and colourful story box to go with their favourite story. Have a look at the pictures below:

The children have really enjoyed their visit to Hanley library. Emma the librarian read the children some fantastic stories. The children then had a look around the library, chose books and read them. All the children will be coming home with a library card so please use this opportunity to visit the library with your children and borrow books to read together. The library has fantastic events every weekend and in the holidays and they are free!!!!!!

Take a look at our pictures below: