Foundation Stage (Nursery)
Welcome to Nursery.
It was a pleasure meeting so many of you on Thursday 2nd September 2020. The teacher in Nursery is Miss Parker. The teaching assistant is Miss Steadman.
Morning Nursery starts at 08.45am and finishes at 11:45pm. Afternoon Nursery starts at 12.30pm and finishes at 3.15pm. Please bring your child to the gate near to Howarth Timber. A member of staff will be there to help you find the way.
Please make sure you arrive on time at the start and end of the nursery day. The gates will be locked 10 minutes after the start and end of the nursery day. If you arrive late and the gates are locked, please go to the office to collect your child.
Please ensure that you send a bag that is big enough to fit spare clothes and an A4 book into school and that these are clearly labelled. The spare clothes are so that we can change the children if they have an accident, get wet during outdoor play, or get very dirty.
The children will be doing lots of learning through play. They will be learning to make friends, take turns, learn to how to share, tidy up, line up and follow the daily routine.
In literacy the children will be joining in singing songs, listening to and talking about stories, creating marks on paper then learning to draw carefully, learning to recognise our name then writing our name with the correct letter formation.
In Mathematics the children will be focusing on the numbers 1-5. They will learn to recognise these numbers, select the correct number of objects from a large group, explore different ways of representing these numbers and recognise quantities up to 5 without counting them. We will also be exploring 2D shapes and singing lots of number rhymes such as 5 little ducks.
In our topic work the children will be learning lots of different things about the world in which we live. During the Autumn terms we will be learning all about ourselves and what makes us special, and we will be learning about different celebrations and festivals that take place in our diverse world. In the Spring terms we will be learning about all different kinds of animals and plants and how to look after them and in the Summer terms we will be learning about lots of traditional tales such as The Gingerbread Man and getting ready for Reception.
We will also be working with Miss Mather for our PE lessons where we will learn how to run, walk, crawl, roll, jump, dance, skip and hop in lots of different ways and use the balance bikes. Please bring a white t-shirt, black leggings or joggers and black pumps or trainer into Nursery with your child’s name on in a named bag. Our PE lessons will take place on a Monday.
The children will need to bring a coat to school every day. Wellies need to be brought into school as we will be exploring the outdoors every day even if it is raining. During the colder weather, the children will need hats, scarves, and gloves. During the warmer weather, the children will need a sunhat.
The children will have a snack while at Nursery. School will provide your child with a drink of milk or water and a piece of fruit. Please do not send in juice from home. If you wish to send a drink in with your child, please ensure that it is water and that your child’s bottle is clearly labelled.
Miss Parker and Miss Steadman will be available at the beginning and end of each day if you have any questions. We will be holding VIP sessions each half term so that you can come into school and look at your child’s work and attend sessions where we give you information to help your child’s learning at home.
The children will be bringing homework home every Friday in a pink book. This needs to be completed and returned to school by Wednesday. The children will bring home a library book every Friday and this needs to be returned to school by Wednesday.
Please keep looking at our class pages for more information and to see photographs of your child’s learning throughout the half term. We will also share homework and other information via class dojo. School will provide you with log in details for your child for class dojo so please keep these safe.
Thank you for your support and we will look forward to meeting you all very soon.
Miss Parker and Miss Steadman.