Welcome to our Nursery
A big welcome back to all our children and families and a big welcome to all our new children and families! We hope you all had a wonderful Summer and we are very excited about all the things this year has to offer. This term we will be learning all about 'Ourselves' and 'New beginnings' followed by our 'Autumn' topic after half term.
We will update our webpage with lots of photographs and videos of our learning, as well as top tips to help consolidate this learning at home.
Thank you for your continued support
Nursery Team :)
New Beginnings (Developing our PSED)
This term through SEAL activities and P4C children will have a number of opportunities to appreciate and celebrate differences and to understand how it feels, and how important it is, to belong to a group. They will consider how everybody can be helped to feel safe and happy in the setting and to understand the routines and expectations there. They will have opportunities to develop the social skills needed to function in a group setting. They will explore the core feelings of happiness, excitement, sadness and fearfulness and learn ways to identify and label these feelings, distinguishing between comfortable and uncomfortable feelings. They will know that all people can feel the same emotions, but not always in the same situations. They will have opportunities to develop empathy and work out what others are feeling.
Please feel free to share any experiences children already have of being a member of any other groups (families, teams, clubs etc). This will help us greatly during Circle Times.
Over the next few weeks children are invited to bring boxes into school filled with some of their favourite objects. This can be photographs, pictures, toys, souvenirs and other memories, anything they want to share with their group and encourage some descriptive language. It will also give other children opportunities to ask questions of their peers and demonstrate good listening skills. We will update our webpage with photographs and descriptions.
Evelyn's Talking Box
Evelyn brought her box to share with her group. She showed photographs of her family and spoke about her Mummy and Nanny at Christmas time. She showed a fridge magnet saying "when I went to Disneyland and we saw all the princesses". Evelyn also brought in one of her favourite books and asked the group if they would like to listen to a story and a ticket from when she went to see the show Annie saying "they sing and dance in the show". Some great speaking and listening today, well done!
Max spoke about his model of Big Ben saying "it's in London, it's got a clock on and loud bells". He also spoke about his Catboy toy his photograph of him and and his uncle Gregg on the roller coaster. Sashniyah asked "Where was the roller coaster?", Max replied "At the seaside, we were screaming!"
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cafe
To finish off our Summer 1 Topic of Minibeasts we have invited our families in for a reading cafe. We will be setting up various activities based around one of our favourite stories from the topic The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle as well as puppet, props and other resources to acconompy some of our favourite books. This will be an opportunity to look at your children's learning journey and talk to your child's key person in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. We look to seeing all our families.
Poetry week Monday 7th November
Next week we will be using lots of poetry at Story Time. Listening to poems and rhymes will help your child to develop a sense of rhyme and rhythm and support their listening skills. Poems use words to paint mental pictures so also help to expand children’s imagination. By sharing poems with your child, you help them to learn that play with words can be fun. Let us know if you and your child enjoy any particular poems and rhymes.