EYFS Nursery

Summer 2 - 2018

Welcome back!

We hope everyone has had an enjoyable half term and enjoyed the sunny weather!  We have lots of fun activities planned for the children for the final term of this year. 

Unit of Learning

This half term’s learning is Life in the garden.  As part of this we are finding about plants and animals and providing the children with as many first hand experiences as possible. We will continue to observe growth and change and we are very excited that we will be looking after caterpillars, watching them grow and then change into the butterflies. It’s also relevant that we think about ourselves, and how we’ve grown from babies, to toddlers into young children.  We would love to put up a display of the children’s baby pictures- please can you send them in, we’ll photocopy and return them to you.  Alternatively you could upload them onto Tapestry.  We’ll be thinking about transition, as many children will be transferring into our reception classes.  Children who are transferring to our reception class will begin making visits to the reception area very soon. 

Letter and sounds

We are continuing to learn to recognise the initial sounds in letters and segmenting and blending words CVC words.  (Segmenting is breaking the word up into its component sounds, and blending is putting it back together again).   Being able to do this enables children to hear the sounds within the words when writing words and break it up words into sounds when reading them. 

Mathematical development:

We are continuing our work on number recognition to ten and counting with one to one correspondence so that all children are secure with this.  Some children are beginning to understand the process of addition, knowing that when they hear the word altogether they need to count all of them.  Some children, who are secure with number recognition will be ordering numbers 0 to 5.

Warmer weather:

Now the hot and sunny weather is here, please ensure that your child comes to school wearing suntan lotion and with a sunhat or cap.  Please note that we have a bottle of SPF 50 that we will apply unless told not to.

Nursery day out:

Look out for details of our end of term outing later in the term.

Tapestry:

If your child is moving on to another school after the summer holidays you might like to bring in a USB memory stick so that we can upload your child’s Tapestry journal.  If you do so, please put it in an envelope with your child’s name on it and hand it to Michelle

Environmental scrap:

We are always on the lookout for clean bottle tops (from milk bottles and glass bottles) to use at our woodwork bench.  If you could start collecting them at home we would be grateful. 

Many thanks for your on going support.

   Michelle, Amber, Sandra and Glenda

Nursery Latest News

In nursery we are learning about traditional tales. We read the Gingerbread Man together and then we explored the story through our play. We used puppets and props to retell the story, we made gingerbread playdough and baked our own gingerbread men.

Posted: Tuesday 21st November 2017, 2:31pm

Nursery have been finding out about the celebration of Diwali. We have built a temple out of boxes, made our own raita and tasted it with poppadum, played with spice flavoured playdough, made our own pooja lamps using clay and danced to Hindi music.

Posted: Thursday 19th October 2017, 9:27am

The children in nursery have been reading Handa’s Surprise and Handa’s Hen. As part of their learning they have explored the fruit using sight, touch, smell and taste.

Posted: Wednesday 11th October 2017, 4:36pm
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