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Nursery - Wrens

Meet our Nursery team.

Mrs Pring and Mrs Baker are our teachers. They are supported by Mrs Davis, Miss Brown and Mrs Lanni. Mrs Rankin provides PPA cover for the teachers.

We currently have an Early Years Teacher Status student, Mrs Polson, from Bedfordshire University working with us in Nursery. 

Photo credit - Ruby in Nursery! 

Mrs Davis               Mrs Baker               Miss Brown         Mrs Lanni           Mrs Pring

Parent messages

Our topic is 'Ready, Steady, grow!'.

 

Our role play area is a baby clinic and we are requesting that each child bring in a baby picture so we can discuss how much we have grown. 

 

Our next 'Parent in Partnership' session is on Tuesday 14th May at 9am in the hall. We look forward to seeing you there to play some exciting 'Fine Motor Skills' games and activities with your child! 

What are we learning in Nursery?

Our topic this half term is 'Ready, steady, grow!'

 

We are enjoying a range of fiction books including 'The Tiny Seed' 'Oliver's Vegetables' and 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We are looking at the world around us and discussing how living things grow. We will be trying to grow some of our own plants in Nursery and will be learning about what plants need to grow. 

 

In phonics we will be following the 'Letters and Sounds' scheme of work. We will be starting Phase 2. In this phase we will introduce 2 new sounds each week and then play some blending games from Phase 1 aspect 7 'Oral blending and segmenting'. 

We have already learnt the sounds:

s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c and k and will be learning the following sounds each week:

22.04 - e, u

29.04 - r, h

06.05 -  b, f

13.05 - l, j

20.05 - v, w

 

If you would like to do some blending and segmenting activities at home you can download the activity sheet below which has some brilliant ideas! 

 

What we will learn this term?

We will add curriculum planning for each half term to help you understand what your child will be learning in school. Please click the icon to download the Summer 1 ('Ready, steady, go!') 2019 curriculum map.

Family Fridays

 

Parents and carers are welcome to join us in Nursery for our 'stay and play sessions'. Look at your child's journal, join in with exciting activities and talk to your child's keyworker on the following dates: 

Friday 3rd May 11-11:30 for am children and 2:30 – 3:10 for pm children

Friday 17th May 11-11:30 for am children and 2:30 – 3:10 for pm children

Friday 7th June 11-11:30 for am children and 2:30 – 3:10 for pm children

Friday 21st June 11-11:30 for am children and 2:30 – 3:10 for pm children

Friday 5th July 11-11:30 for am children and 2:30 – 3:10 for pm children

The Nursery Day

In Wren class we have lots of fun learning through play using a wide range of toys and equipment. Children are encouraged to be creative in the craft and construction areas where they can select their own resources. There is a role play area both inside and outside for the children to explore. There is always access to sand, water and play dough to help develop understanding of textures and capacity, while also developing fine motor skills.

Our nursery has daily access to a lovely outside space where the children can focus on gardening skills and develop their understanding of living things. There is also a larger outside space for riding our bikes and scooters, a sand kitchen for getting messy, a water trail and a climbing frame.

We follow the interests of all the children when planning our activities. Every day our children have 2 small group sessions. The first is a 'Phase 1' phonics sessions and the second is a small group activity of Maths, Art, Communication and Language or Topic.

 

Parents comments welcomed regarding home learning and achievements

Please share news of achievements and progress at home with school staff, ask for a "WOW moment" form to complete so we can add to your child's Learning Journal. You are welcome to look through your child's Journal regularly, please ask a member of staff to share this with you and look out for our open events.

Termly Nursery Funding Parent Declaration Forms

Please come to the school office at the beginning of each term to update the parent declaration form so the school can claim necessary nursery funding. This will also allow the school to ensure eligibility for 30 hours funding is kept up to date.

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