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SPRING 2 - Week 5  - 19 March 2018

 

This week for our Literacy focus we will be learning the traditional  rhyme 'Humpty Dumpty,' whose main character is an egg. Please read this rhyme with your child.

We will be reading a story about another egg, 'Hatch, Egg, Hatch' by Shen Roddie and Frances Cony.

 

 

Mother Hen lays an egg, but she has no idea how to hatch it. Her attempts include feeding it spaghetti, rocking it, and warming it. When nothing works she sleeps on it, and what a surprise it finally hatches!

Letters of the Week

This week we are introducing the letter x, y and z. We will be reviewing the letters m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o,c,k,u, e, f, h, r,j and w. Please help your child to practise recognising these letters by saying both the name and sound of the letter. Please help them to practise writing them using the rhymes. 


 

For Understanding the World we will be looking at chicks hatching and comparing them to the ducklings that were in the school a few weeks ago. Have a look at the video of a chick hatching with your child.

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Our Maths focus this week will be on comparing two sets of objects to see if they are the same or different. We will be using words to describe what we see for example: more, a lot, less, fewer, same and different. Here are some examples for your child to try at home. Help them to count the objects then compare the quantity, encouraging them to use the correct vocabulary.. Remind them to start counting at number one, then count each object only once and to stop counting once they touch the last object. 

 

 

You can also help them practice using objects from around the house to compare quantities for example you could say "Count the toys in your toy box and then count the toys in your brothers/ sisters toy box." " Are they the same?" "Do you have more or fewer than them?" You can do similar things with items like shoes or fruit. 

 

 

 

In Expressive Art and Design we will be using Lego bricks to print with. Why not have a go at printing at home? All you need is paper, paint, a paint blush and something textured to print with.

 

 

SPRING 2 - Week 4  - 12 March 2018

 

This week for our Literacy focus we will be reading the traditional story 'The Gingerbread Man,' and we will be learning the associated rhyme "Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man." Please watch and listen to the story with your child.

The Gingerbread Man - a traditional version of the story.

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We will also be reading a different version of the story 'Keep running Gingerbread Man' by Steve Smallman.

 

 

The Gingerbread Man has to run as fast as he can – or he’ll be eaten! 

 

In this hilarious story all about exercise, we follow the Gingerbread Man as he runs away from the little old woman, the little old man, the cow, the horse and the fox!

We learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle .

Letters of the Week

This week we are introducing the letter r, j and w. We will be reviewing the letters m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k,u, b, e, f, h,  and l. Please help your child to practise recognising these letters by saying both the name and sound of the letter. Please help them to practise writing them using the rhymes. 


 

For Understanding the World and Physical Development we will be making Gingerbread Men biscuits.. Why don't you make some biscuits at home with your child and let them bring some in to share?

Our Maths focus this week will be on matching the correct quantity of objects to numbers fro 0 to 10. Here are some examples for your child to try at home. Help them to count the objects then point out the matching number. Remind them to start counting at number one, then count each object only once and to stop counting once they touch the last object. If they don't recognise the number then support them by using the number rhymes below.

 

 

 

 

Number of the Week 

This week we will continue to review all of the numbers we learned. Please use these rhymes to help your child to practise recognising and writing these numbers at home. 

 


       

 

 

Please help your child by pointing out numbers as you go out and about. Numbers are everywhere. Play a game with them, for example " Who can find a number 8 on a door?", " How many number 5's can you find in the grocery shop?"

We are also practising counting aloud from 0 to 20, so please help your child at home, for example counting steps as you walk to school.

SPRING 2 - Week 3  - 5 March 2018

 

A big thank you to everyone who supported our wear blue in support of WaterAid, The Nursery raised an amazing £56.

 

 

World Book day is now on Thursday 8th March 2018, please send your child to school dressed as their favourite book character. It does not have to be a bought costume, we encourage you to make a costume. There are many ideas on the internet. Also the children can bring their book to school to share with the rest of the class. We are asking for donations of books you no longer need for the school library. We would be delighted to receive books in your home language as well as in English as we are creating a lending library section for families.

 

Thank you for your support.

For Literacy we will be reading the story My Mum by Anthony Browne.

 

 

This is the story of a mum. She's nice, my mum . . . My mum's a fantastic cook,and a brilliant juggler. She's a great painter,and the strongest woman in the world! She's really nice, my mum.

 

 

 

For Literacy and Maths  we will be learning the rhyme 5 Little Ducks Went Swimming One Day . Please help your child to learn this rhyme.

 

SPRING 2 - Week 2  - 26 February 2018

 

This week is a very busy week in the Nursery. On Tuesday 27th February we will be having a Go Blue! Day to support the charity WaterAid.  Please send your child to school wearing blue clothes and make a voluntary donation of £1 in aid of this worthwhile charity.

 

 

Thursday 1st March is World Book day, please send your child to school dressed as their favourite book character. It does not have to be a bought costume, we encourage you to make a costume. There are many ideas on the internet. Also the children can bring their book to school to share with the rest of the class. We are asking for donations of books you no longer need for the school library. We would be delighted to receive books in your home language as well as in English as we are creating a lending library section for families.

 

Thank you for your support.

For Literacy this week we will be learning the rhyme Jack and Jill went up the Hill. Please help your child to learn this rhyme.

 

 

 

Letters of the Week

This week we are introducing the letter f, h and l. We will be reviewing the letters m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o,c,k,u, and e. Please help your child to practise recognising these letters by saying both the name and sound of the letter. Please help them to practise writing them using the rhymes. 


 

Number of the Week 

This week we will again be focusing on number 10 and will continue to review all of the numbers we learned this term. Please use these rhymes to help your child to practise recognising and writing these numbers at home. 

 


       

 

 

Please help your child by pointing out numbers as you go out and about. Numbers are everywhere. Play a game with them, for example " Who can find number 10 on a door?", " How many number 10's can you find in the grocery shop?"

SPRING 2 - Week 1  - 19 February 2018

 

Welcome back to the new half term.

 

This term we are focusing on Nursery Rhymes. This week we will be reading the story and learning the rhyme ' 10 in the Bed,' as our focus for Literacy and Maths.

 

 

Ten in the Bed by Penny Dale.

There were ten in the bed and the little one said, "Roll over, roll over!" But who were the ten? And what happened to them all after they rolled out of bed? All is revealed in this classic bedtime tale, featuring a small child and an assortment of animated soft toys. And how does it end? With them all back in bed, fast asleep!

Letters of the Week

This week we will be reviewing the letters m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, u,c, b and e. Please help your child to practise recognising these letters by saying both the name and sound of the letter. Please help them to practise writing them using the rhymes. 


 

Number of the Week 

This week we will be focusing on number 10 and will continue to review reviewing all of the numbers we learned this term. Please use these rhymes to help your child to practise recognising and writing these numbers at home. 

 


       

 

 

Please help your child by pointing out numbers as you go out and about. Numbers are everywhere. Play a game with them, for example " Who can find number 10 on a door?", " How many number 10's can you find in the grocery shop?"

For Understanding the World we will be looking at two events that happened last week - Pancake Day and Chinese New Year.

We will be trying out pancakes with different toppings.

 

 

 

For Chinese New Year we will discussing how it is celebrated and we will be practising our pencil control with different Chinese New Year patterns.

 

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Spring 2 Term 2018

Reminders:

Please make sure that your child is provided with a change of clothes that is labelled with their name. Please also provide a labelled water bottle.

 

Our Topic this term is ' Nursery Rhymes'.

 

SPRING 1 - Week 6  - 5 February 2018

 

 

Date for your diary:

 

 

8/2/18 – Non Uniform Day – children can come in their own clothes to celebrate their uniqueness – this is part of Children’s Mental Health Week (5th-11th Feb) – this year’s theme is all about #BeingOurselves!  (Optional £1 donation towards funding the school counselling service.)
12/2/18-16/2/18 – Spring Half Term 

This week our focus for our topic on People Who Help Us is recycling and rubbish. 

The new stories we will be reading are based on this theme. 

 

Charlie and Lola – Look After Your Planet by Lauren Child.

 

Lola is clearing out some of her old things because she does not want her bedroom to ever get as messy and pongy as Marv's older brother Marty's bedroom - yuk! Charlie persuades Lola that instead of throwing her things away, she should recycle them. 'Recycle it? What is that?' asks Lola.

 

 

This is the bear by Sarah Hayes and Helen Craig.

 

 

 

The boy, the bear and the dog are best of friends. But one day the bear gets lost and has to be searched for high and low. How did he end up in the rubbish dump?

 

      

This is the bear.

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For Literacy we will be making our own 'This is the Bear' book. Encourage you child to write their name at  home, you can support them by writing their name on a piece of  paper for them to copy.  Use the letter formation rhymes on the chart below to help them form the letters correctly. Let them observe you writing so that they can see that writing has a purpose. Please support them to hold the pencil with a static tripod grip as this gives them more control with their mark making. 

 

 

 

 

Letters of the Week

This week we are introducing the letter b, u and e. We will be reviewing the letters m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o and c. Please help your child to practise recognising these letters by saying both the name and sound of the letter. Please help them to practise writing them using the rhymes. 


                          

 

Please help your child by pointing out the letters m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, b, u and e as you go out and about, especially when you take them shopping. Letters are everywhere. 

 

The children are reponding to oral blending by segmenting (saying the individual sounds in a word)  and then blending the sounds into the word for example saying things like "Get your b-a-g, bag" or " Put on your h-a-t, hat."  Please encourage them by having a go at home or while you are out and about.  Look at the video posted two weeks which is a link to a video on the Read Write Inc. website that demonstrates how you can help your child with oral blending.

 

Number of the Week 

This week we will be focusing on number 10 and will continue to review reviewing all of the numbers we learned this term. Please use these rhymes to help your child to practise recognising and writing these numbers at home. 

 


       

 

 

Please help your child by pointing out numbers as you go out and about. Numbers are everywhere. Play a game with them, for example " Who can find number 10 on a door?", " How many number 10's can you find in the grocery shop?"

For Understanding the World we will be discussing how important it is to recycle. Help your child to be green and make it part of their routine at home to help you recycle!

 

For Expressive Arts and Design and  Maths we will be making Valentine's Day cards.  Here are some ideas you can try at home and your child can bring it in to school to show their friends.

 

        

SPRING 1 - Week 5  - 29 January 2018

 

 

Date for your diary:

 

 

8/2/18 – Non Uniform Day – children can come in their own clothes to celebrate their uniqueness – this is part of Children’s Mental Health Week (5th-11th Feb) – this year’s theme is all about #BeingOurselves!  (Optional £1 donation towards funding the school counselling service.)
12/2/18-16/2/18 – Spring Half Term 

 

 

 

 

 

This week our focus for our topic on People Who Help Us is Doctors and Dentists. 

The new stories we will be reading are based on this theme. 

 

MUMS DON'T GET SICK! by Marylin Hafner

 

 

Abby's attempts to help Dad mind the house while Mum is ill result in chaos.

 

 

Maisy, Charley and the Wobbly Tooth by Lucy Cousins.

 

We join Maisy the mouse for her first experience of going to the dentist. When Charley gets a wobbly tooth, he goes a little "wobbly" himself. But then Maisy takes him to see Dr Biteright – the really nice dentist – and he soon gets a smile back on his face!

 

 

 

 

For Literacy we will be writing 'Thank You' cards. Encourage you child to write their name at  home, you can support them by writing their name on a piece of  paper for them to copy.  Use the letter formation rhymes on the chart below to help them form the letters correctly. Let them observe you writing so that they can see that writing has a purpose. Please support them to hold the pencil with a static tripod grip as this gives them more control with their mark making. 

 

 

 

 

Letters of the Week

This week we are introducing the letter o and c. We will be reviewing the letters m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p and g. Please help your child to practise recognising these letters by saying both the name and sound of the letter. Please help them to practise writing them using the rhymes. 


                          

 

Please help your child by pointing out the letters m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g  o and c as you go out and about, especially when you take them shopping. Letters are everywhere. 

 

The children are reponding to oral blending by segmenting (saying the individual sounds in a word)  and then blending the sounds into the word for example saying things like "Get your b-a-g, bag" or " Put on your h-a-t, hat."  Please encourage them by having a go at home or while you are out and about.  Look at the video posted two weeks which is a link to a video on the Read Write Inc. website that demonstrates how you can help your child with oral blending.

 

 

For Maths this week we will be comparing objects by length, from the shortest to the longest.

 

 

Can you point to the caterpillar which is the shortest? Which is the longest? Can you find one which is shorter? 

 

What can you find around your home to compare lengths? Here are some ideas:

 

        

 

 

Number of the Week 

This week we will be focusing on number 9 and will continue to review reviewing all of the numbers we learned last term. Please use these rhymes to help your child to practise recognising and writing these numbers at home. 

 


       

 

 

Please help your child by pointing out numbers as you go out and about. Numbers are everywhere. Play a game with them, for example " Who can find number 9 on a door?", " How many number 9's can you find on the car license plates?"

 

For Expressive Arts and Design and  Maths we will be printing patterns with fruit. You can try this at home and your child can bring it in to school to show their friends.

For Understanding the World and Physical Development we will be discussing how important it is to have a healthy diet and to brush our teeth.

 

   

 

 

 

SPRING 1 - Week 4  - 22 January 2018

 

 

Date for your diary:

 

 

EYFS Maths Workshop - Friday 26th January 2018 at 9:00 am in the hall.

 

 

Ask your child for your invitation which they will be writing for you  as part of their Literacy learning this week.

This week our focus for our topic on People Who Help Us is where we get our food and going to the shops. 

The new story we will be reading is based on this theme. 

 

The Shopping Basket by John Burningham.  Click on the picture below to  see the book and hear the story being read.

 

 

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Steven is sent out for groceries on to the mean street of the city with only a shopping basket for protection. There are several shady characters about who are offering to lighten the load of the basket by helping themselves to his provisions! Stephen's having none of it and with the help of some of the city's less attractive sights he outsmarts all of them and makes it home in time for tea. With the pictures telling as much of the story as the text, children and adults alike will appreciate the humour and observations from this well known children's author.

 

For Literacy and Maths we will be writing our own shopping lists. Encourage you child to help you write your shopping lists, you can support them by using packaging to show them the words and numbers or they can draw pictures to represent the items. Write your own shopping list with them so that they can see that writing has a purpose.

 

 

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We will also be re-reading  'Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit,' as he too is writing lists but not for shopping!  

 

 

Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar by Emily MacKenzie.

 

Some rabbits dream about lettuces and carrots, others dream of flowering meadows and juicy dandelions, but Ralfy dreams only of books. In fact, he doesn't just dream about them, he wants to read them ALL THE TIME. Soon his obsession sends him spiralling into a life of crime!

 

Click on the image of Ralfy Rabbitt below to listen to the book's author and illustrator Emily MacKenzie read the story.

 

 

 

Letter of the Week

This week we are introducing the letter g. We will be reviewing the letters m, a, s, d, t, i, n and p. Please help your child to practise recognising these letters by saying both the name and sound of the letter. Please help them to practise writing them using the rhymes. 


                          

 

Please help your child by pointing out the letters m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p and g as you go out and about, especially when you take them shopping. Letters are everywhere. 

 

The children are beginning to repond to oral blending by segmenting (saying the individual sounds in a word)  and then blending the sounds into the word for example saying things like "Get your b-a-g, bag" or " Put on your h-a-t, hat."  Please encourage them by having a go at home or while you are out and about.  Look at the video posted last week which is a link to a video on the Read Write Inc. website that demonstrates how you can help your child with oral blending.

 

 

 

Number of the Week 

This week we will be focusing on number 8 and will continue to review reviewing all of the numbers we learned last term. Please use these rhymes to help your child to practise recognising and writing these numbers at home. 

 


       

 

 

Please help your child by pointing out numbers as you go out and about, especially when you are shopping. Numbers are everywhere. Play a game with them, for example " Who can find number 6?", " Can you find something with the number that comes after 1?"

  

 

For Communication and Language, Personal Social and Emotional Development, and Understanding of the World we will be learning how to use a digital camera.  We will be working together in small groups to decide what we will photograph to contribute to an album of things we like to learn and play with in school. The children will be encouraged to take turns and photograph their friends doing various activities, which we will then print and make into an album. Why don't you teach your child to take some pictures of something you are doing together so that they can share their experiences with their friends in school?

 

        

SPRING 1 - Week 3  - 15 January 2018

 

 

Date for your diary:

The deadline for applying for a place in Reception for this September is the 15th of January 2018.

Reminder:

If your child is due to start in reception class in September 2018 you must apply to Ealing Council for a place by 15 January 2018.

  • For children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 who are due to start the first year of primary school (reception class) in September 2018

 

  • You must apply directly to the council that you are living in at the time of application, regardless of the borough which the school is in. The deadline for applying for primary school is 15 January 2018. Applications received after this date are late and will not be considered until after national offer day.

 

  • The national offer day for on time applicants is 16 April 2018. If you apply online you will receive an email in the evening on 16 April confirming the school that has been offered.

 

Ealing Council contact details:

Online at   www.eadmissions.org.uk/eAdmissions/app

Tel: (020) 8825 5522 (9am to midday)

2nd Floor NE
Perceval House
14-16 Uxbridge Road
Ealing W5 2HL

 

EYFS Maths Workshop - Friday 26th January 2018 at 9:00 am in the hall.

 

This week our focus for our topic on People Who Help Us is safety. We will be looking at how we can keep ourselves safe and also how the Emergency Services such as the Police and Fire Services help us to keep safe.

The stories we will be reading are based around these themes.

 

 

Not Like That, Like This! by Tony Bradman and Joanna Burroughes.

 

One day at the park, Dad shows Tom how not to put his head through the railings, with disastrous consequences, and the passers-by each try a different way of getting him out.

 

 

 

Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar by Emily Mac\kenzie.

 

Some rabbits dream about lettuces and carrots, others dream of flowering meadows and juicy dandelions, but Ralfy dreams only of books. In fact, he doesn't just dream about them, he wants to read them ALL THE TIME. Soon his obsession sends him spiralling into a life of crime!

 

Click on the image of Ralfy Rabbitt below to listen to the book's author and illustrator Emily MacKenzie read the story.

 

 

For Literacy we will be making our own Ralfy Rabbit Wanted Posters.

 

 

Letter of the Week

We will be reviewing the letters m, a, s, d, t, i, n and p. Please help your child to practise recognising these letters by saying both the name and sound of the letter. Please help them to practise writing them using the rhymes. 


                          

 

Please help your child by pointing out the letters m, a, s, d, t, i, n and p as you go out and about. Letters are everywhere. 

 

We are continuing to introduce the children to oral blending by segmenting (saying the individual sounds in a word)  and then blending the sounds into the word for example saying things like "Get your b-a-g, bag" or " Put on your h-a-t, hat."  Why don't you have a go? Click on the following image which is a link to a video on the Read Write Inc. website which demonstrates how you can help your child with oral blending.

 


 

In Maths this week we will be comparing objects by size. Please look at these pictures and encourage your child to compare the objects by size.

 

 

 

Which is the longest snake? Which is the shortest snake?

 

 

 

 

 

Gather some shoes from different members of the family. Now compare their size. Whose shoes are the biggest? Whose are the smallest? Whose shoes are bigger? Whose shoes are smaller? Can you line them up from the smallest to the biggest? Are any of them the same size? What else can you find around the house to compare the size?

 

Number of the Week 

This week we will be reviewing all of the numbers we learned last term 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ,7 ,8 and 9. Please use these rhymes to help your child to practise recognising and writing these numbers at home. 

 


       

 

 

Please help your child by pointing out numbers as you go out and about. Numbers are everywhere.

For Communication and Language, Personal Social and Emotional Development, and Understanding of the World we will be talking about how to keep ourselves, our families and our friends safe. Please watch and discuss these child friendly videos from Cbebbies that look at different aspects of safety. 

ROAD SAFETY

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KITCHEN SAFETY

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SAFETY AROUND THE HOME

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BEING SAFE AROUND HOT THINGS

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SPRING 1 - Week 2  - 8 January 2018

 

 

Date for your diary:

Reading and Writing Workshop - Wednesday 10th January 2018 at 9:00 am in the hall.

Following feedback from parents and carers who came to the previous workshop, we will be focusing on practical activities that you can do with your child to support them at home.

This week our focus is on people who help us at home. For Personal, Social and Emotional development we will continue to discuss how important it is to support each other by being helpful and friendly. Sometimes people need help, perhaps we can do something to make things better. or you may need to ask how you can help. You might want help yourself if you have a problem. Who could you ask to help you? The stories we will be reading are based around these themes.

 

 

Being Helpful by Janine Amos

 

Harry has a young sister called Rosie who is very upset. How can Harry help her?

 

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Full, Full, Full of Love by Trish Cooke.

 

Every Sunday, Jay Jay and his family, uncles and aunties, cousins and friends all come for Sunday dinner at Grannie's. And what a feast they have! There's plenty, plenty for everybody, and plenty of love to go around too!

 

 

 

Za-Za's Baby Brother by Lucy Collins

 

In this story we see the effect a new baby has on family life. We will focus on how the different members of the family help each other whether it is cleaning or playing with the new baby.

 

For Communication and Language and Literacy will be talking about our families and will be drawing a picture of  them.  we will be using word cards to label members of our family and will also continue to practice writing our names to label our work.

 

Letter of the Week

We will also be reviewing the letters m, a, s, d, t, i and n. Please help your child to practise recognising these letters by saying both the name and sound of the letter. Please help them to practise writing them using the rhymes. 


                          

 

Please help your child by pointing out the letters m, a, s, d, t, i and n as you go out and about. Letters are everywhere. 

 

We are also beginning to introduce the children oral blending by  segmenting (saying the individual sounds in a word)  and then blending the sounds into the word for example saying things like "Get your b-a-g, bag" or " Put on your h-a-t, hat."  Why don't you have a go? 

 

Confused about how to pronounce the sounds found in Read Write Inc. Phonics? Worry not – 5-year-old Sylvie is here to show you how! Use this guide to support your child when practising the sounds at home.

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Number of the Week 

This week we will be reviewing some of the numbers we learned last term 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Please use these rhymes to help your child to practise recognising and writing these numbers at home. 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

Please help your child by pointing out numbers as you go out and about. Numbers are everywhere.

SPRING 1 - Week 1  - 3 January 2018

 

Happy New Year and welcome back to the new half term.

 

Date for your diary:

Reading and Writing Workshop - Wednesday 10th January 2018 at 9:00 am in the hall.

Following feedback from parents and carers who came to the previous workshop, we will be focusing on practical activities that you can do with your child to support them at home.

 

Reminders:

Please make sure that your child is provided with a change of clothes that is labelled with their name.

 

Our Topic this term is ' People who help us'.

 

This week our focus is on people who help us at school. For Personal, Social and Emotional development we will be discussing how important it is to support each other by being friends and working as a team in the classroom.  We will be reading two of the children's favourite stories. The first story this week is ' Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. It shows the importance of  being a friend and working together as a team.

 

 

"How the cat purred and how the witch grinned,
As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind."

The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before. . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal friends better think fast.

 

Our second story 'Little Rabbit Foo Foo' by Michael Rosen, is a great favourite of the children. It is about a rabbit who does not behave in a friendly or helpful way to everyone else in the forest. But here comes the Good Fairy - and she is not amused. This story teaches us that there are consequences for our behaviour.

 

 

 

For Understanding of the World and Expressive Art and Design we will be talking about things we did during the holidays and will be drawing a picture of something that we did. For \literacy we will also continue to practice writing our names to label our work.

 

AUTUMN 2 - Week 3  - 13 November 2017

Anti-Bullying Week

 

 

Date for your diary:

Maths Workshop - Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 9:00 am

Come and learn how we teach your child maths in the Early Years Foundation Stage and how you can support them at home.

 

 

In Literacy this week the children will be writing their names on their invitations to you for the workshop, so please look out for them in their book bags on Monday and Tuesday.

 

 

We will continue with our theme of celebrations this week by looking at parties. Our stories this week are based around this theme.

 

 

The Toys' Party by Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychta.

This is a story about a little boy called Kipper who is bored because no-one wants to play with him so he decides to make a party for his toys. He wants to make a cake and ends up making a huge mess instead! His mother is not very pleased.

 

 

 

 

Za-Za's Baby Brother by Lucy Collins

 

In this story we see the effect a new baby has on family life, from feelings of celebration to feeling ignored. It reveals the impact the baby has on the family through the eyes of an older sibling.

 

 

Little Rabbit Foo Foo by Michael Rosen.

 

He’s wild, he’s wicked, he’s Little Rabbit Foo Foo! The bully-boy bunny likes nothing better than to ride through the forest bopping everyone on the head. Wriggly worms, tigers, no one is safe. But here comes the Good Fairy – and she is not amused!

 

All these books discuss feelings and how we cope in different circumstances. For Personal Social and Emotional development we will be talking to the children about their feelings and will be linking this to Anti-Bullying Week. We will be talking about what makes us happy, sad, excited, scared, worried and angry and how we can cope with these feelings? Please discus feelings at home with your child.

Letter of the Week

We will be introducing the letter t this week. Please help your child to practise recognising this letter by saying both the name and sound of the letter. We will also be reviewing the letters m, a, s, d and t.


                                                   

 

Please help your child by pointing out the letters m, a, s, d and t as you go out and about. Letters are everywhere. 

Number of the Week

The number of the week is 5. Please use this rhyme to help your child to practise recognising and write this number at home. This week we will also be reviewing the numbers we learned last term 0, 1, 2, 3 and 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please help your child by pointing out numbers as you go out and about. Numbers are everywhere.

For Maths this week we will again be focusing on counting and number recognition. We will be  counting objects, matching the amount of objects to the number. When counting with your child, please help them to count accurately by encouraging them to point to each object as they count, to begin counting with number one and to stop counting when they point to the last object. Ask your child how many objects they think are there and then encourage them to check by counting.

 

For Understanding of the World we will be making icing and decorating cupcakes. This also links to maths as we will be measuring and counting ingredients to make the icing. Support your child at home by letting them help you to measure and count ingredients while you bake and cook together.

AUTUMN 2 - Week 2  - 6 November 2017

 

 

Date for your diary:

Phonics Workshop - Wednesday 8th November 2017 at 9:00 am

Come and learn how we teach your child to read and write in the Early Years Foundation Stage and how you can support them at home.

 

In Literacy this week the children will be writing their names on their invitations to you for the workshop, so please look out for them in their book bags on Monday and Tuesday.

We will be looking at Birthday celebrations this week, 

 

For understanding of the world we will be focusing on preparations for a birthday party. Do you have any pictures of  your child's birthday parties that they can show to their friends?

Our story this week is ' Not Yet Yvette' by Helen Ketteman and illustrated by Irene Trivas.

 

 

It's Mum's birthday, and Yvette and her dad are whipping up surprises. "Is it time yet, Dad?" Yvette asks again and again. "Not yet, Yvette," Dad answers. They still have lots to do -  decorate the cake, shop for goodies, arrange bright flowers, hang streamers - before it's time to yell "Surprise!"

 

For Expressive Art and Design we will be making party hats.

 

Letter of the Week

We will be introducing the letter d this week. Please help your child to practise recognising this letter by saying both the name and sound of the letter. We will also be reviewing the letters m, a and s.


                           

 

Please help your child by pointing out the letters m, a, s and d as you go out and about. Letters are everywhere. 

 

For Maths this week we will focus on counting and number recognition. We will be making play dough cakes and counting candles, matching the amount of candles to the number. When counting with your child, please help them to count accurately by encouraging them to point to each object as they count, to begin counting with number one and to stop counting when they point to the last object. Ask your child how many objects they think are there and then encourage them to check by counting.

 

Number of the Week

The number of the week is 4. Please use this rhyme to help your child to practise recognising and write this number at home. This week we will also be reviewing the numbers we learned last term 0, 1, 2 and 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please help your child by pointing out numbers as you go out and about. Numbers are everywhere.

AUTUMN 2 - Week 1  - 30 October 2017

 

Welcome back to the new half term.

 

Date for your diary:

Phonics Workshop - Wednesday 8th November 2017 at 9:00 am

Come and learn how we teach your child to read and write in the Early Years Foundation Stage and how you can support them at home.

 

Our Topic this term is ' Let's go celebrate'.

 

 

Our story this week is ' Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

 

"How the cat purred and how the witch grinned,
As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind."

The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before. . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal friends better think fast.

 

 

Letter of the Week

This week we will be reviewing the letters that we learned last term : m, a and s. Please help your child to practise recognising these letters by saying both the name and sound of the letter.

 

                  

 

                


               

 

Please help your child by pointing out the letters m, a and s as you go out and about. Letters are everywhere. 

In Maths we will be focusing on estimating, counting and using the words 'more' and 'altogether'. How many blue spiders can you see, make a guess? How can we check? How many green spiders are there? How many yellow spiders can you see? Are there more blue spiders or green spiders? How do you know? How many spiders are there altogether? 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

Please support  your child at home by count at every opportunity. For example you can help them to count actual objects around the house or when you go shopping or number of steps walked. To extend their counting you could say " I can see a red car and a blue car." and then ask the "How many cars can we see altogether?"

Number of the Week

The number of the week is 3. Please use this rhyme to help your child to practise recognising and write this number at home. This week we will also be reviewing the numbers we learned last term 0, 1 and 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please help your child by pointing out numbers as you go out and about. Numbers are everywhere.

For Understanding of the world this week we will be looking at Bonfire Night and how it is celebrated and firework safety.  ave a look at the pictures with your child and see what you can find that is the same or different to the way you celebrate with your family and friends. Look at who is celebrating, what they wear and what they eat.

 

    

Fireworks.

 

 

       

  

A Bonfire and fireworks.                                  A family celebrating Bonfire Night with fireworks.

 

    

 

Traditional Bonfire Night food, baked potatoes, sausages and toffee apples.

 

 

For Expressive Art and Design this week our focus will be printing fireworks. Have a go at home and let your child bring their picture in to show to their friends.

 

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTUMN 1 - Week 7  - 16 October 2017

 

What a busy week we have ahead, please look at the information below:

 

A reminder : The Half Term holiday begins on Friday 20th October 2017 (school is closed on Friday for a Teacher Training day). Children will return to school on Monday 30th October 2017.

 

 

Parent's Day Meetings 

The parent meetings for the Nursery will be on Tuesday 17th October 2017. Come and meet your child's teachers to discuss their progress. Please choose a time slot from the list on the Nursery Class front door.

 

 

Family Picnic

We are all looking forward to seeing you at the family picnic lunch on Wednesday 18th October 2017.

 

 

 

Please make sure that your picnic lunch does not contain any nuts, this includes Nutella as we have children in school with severe nut allergies.

 

 

We will be  continuing our topic on Africa during the earlier part of this week and will be looking at life in an African village through the stories of Handa and her friend Akeyo. Later in the week we will learn about the celebration of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light which begins on 19th October this year.

 

Have a look at these pictures with your child. Discuss with them what is the same and what is different to the way we live here. 

 

Do you have any pictures of another country that you could share with us?

 

 

This week we will be reading the counting story 'Handa's Hen' by Eileen Browne. This is another story about the little girl called Handa who lives in a village in Africa.

 

     

 

Every morning, Handa feeds breakfast to Mondi, her grandmother's black hen. This morning, however, Mondi is nowhere to be seen. So Handa and her friend Akeyo set off on a hunt, coming upon two fluttery butterflies, three stripy mice and many more interesting creatures. But where could Mondi be? 

Letter of the Week

We will be introducing the letter s this week. Please help your child to practise recognising this letter by saying both the name and sound of the letter.


               

 

Please help your child by pointing out the letter s as you go out and about. Letters are everywhere. 

For Understanding of the World this week we will be learning about Diwali the Hindu Festival of Light. Have a look at the pictures with your child and see what you can find that is the same or different to the way you celebrate with your family and friends. Look at who is celebrating, what they wear and what they eat. There are two interesting videos for children about Diwali on Cbeebies - Let's Celebrate Programme , click below for the link:

 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-diwali?collection=lets-celebrate-celebrations

 

 

 

  

Celebrating Diwali                                                                 Divas 

 

          

A family dressed in traditional clothes celebrating Diwali       A traditional Rangoli pattern.

 

      

 

Diwali food and sweets.

 

Diwali fireworks.

 

 

    

Fireworks.

 

 

       

  

 

    

We will be making traditional sweets for Diwali called Coconut Laddoo. Do you have any recipes that you make for your family celebrations that could be made with the children? Please let us know as the children really like cooking activities and we would enjoy you coming and sharing your traditions with the children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Maths this week we will focus on shape recognition and patterns. Please help your child by pointing out shapes as you go out and about. Talk about the properties of shapes for example the number of sides and corners or is the shape flat or curved?

 

 

 

We will be making African style bead bracelets, look at these pictures of the  people of the Maasai Tribe of Kenya. Their bead work is amazing. 

 

 

 


We will be making something much simpler!

   

 

We will also be looking at Rangoli patterns for inspiration and will make our own simpler versions to celebrate Diwali. 

 

      

Number of the Week

The number of the week is 2. Please use this rhyme to help your child to practise recognising and write this number at home. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please help your child by pointing out numbers as you go out and about. Numbers are everywhere.

Parent's Day Meetings 

The parent meetings for the Nursery will be on Tuesday 17th October 2017. Come and meet your child's teachers to discuss their progress. Please choose a time slot from the list on the Nursery Class front door.

AUTUMN 1 - Week 6  - 9 October 2017

 

A reminder: The Harvest Assembly is this week on Wednesday 11th October 2017 - Please read the school newsletter for details of what can be donated.

 

A reminder : The Half Term holiday begins on Friday 20th October 2017 (school is closed on Friday for a Teacher Training day). Children will return to school on Monday 30th October 2017.

 

We would like to invite parents and carers to a Nursery Parent/ Carers picnic next week on Wednesday 18th October 2017 from 11:30 to 12:45 - come along to  meet other parents. Bring a picnic for you and your child or a dish to share. You are welcome to bring younger brothers and sisters. It is a great opportunity to meet other parents. Please come even if it's raining as we will have our picnic indoors. Children will be attending nursery as usual. The children will be writing their invitations and  bringing them home this week, so look out for it in their book bags.

At home you can help your child to understand that writing has a purpose by letting them write/ mark make alongside you for example when you are writing a shopping list.

 

 

 

We will be reading the story 'This is the bear and the picnic lunch.' by Sarah Craig and Helen Hayes. What happens when a boy leaves his bear to guard the picnic lunch from the hungry dog?

 

You can listen to the story together.

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October is 'Black History' month. This week we will be looking at life in an African village.

 

In Literacy this week we will  be reading and role playing the story 'Handa's Surprise' by Eileen Browne. The story is about a little girl called Handa who lives in a village in Africa.

 

Handa carries seven different delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend Akeo as a surprise. But thanks to a variety of animals, it's Handa who gets the surprise.

 

 

 

We will also continue to practice the poem 'The Owl' that we started to learn last week, could you please help your child to practise this at home.

 

Letter of the Week

We will be introducing the letter a this week. Please help your child to practise recognising this letter by saying both the name and sound of the letter.


              

 

Please help your child by pointing out the letter a as you go out and about. Letters are everywhere. 


 

Encourage them to have a go at mark making/writing this letter at home.

Please support your child at home by helping them to hold their pencil or pen correctly.

 

 

 

 

This week we will again be focusing on Personal, Social and Emotional Development as part of the children's transition into nursery. The children are settling in and becoming more confident in the nursery, they are beginning to follow the routines. They are making friends and with support are learning to take turns and share. They are exploring the resources and becoming more independent in their choices. Please support the children at home by asking about their new friends and what they like to do. When they take out their toys at home encourage them to look after their things by helping to put them away when they have finished and praise them for their efforts.

For Understanding of the World this week we will be using our senses of sight, smell, taste and touch to explore and taste some of the different fruits that Handa and her friend Akeyo eat in their home in Africa. We will be using words to describe the fruit such as smooth, rough, spiky, prickly, delicious, sweet etc.

 

 

Which fruits will Handa's friend Akeyo like the best? Was it the soft yellow banana or the sweet smelling guava? Will she like the round juicy orange or the ripe red mango? Will she like the spiky-leaved pineapple, the creamy green avocado or the tangy purple passion fruit? What fruits do you like?

   

In Maths we will be counting fruit. Please help your child to count actual objects when you go shopping. For example ask them to get you 3 oranges and support them by counting each one with your child as they put them in the bag for you. To extend their counting you could ask them to get you 1 apple and 2 bananas and then ask the "How many have we got altogether?"

 

                                                                                     

 

 

 

Number of the Week

The number of the week is 1. Please use this rhyme to help your child to practise recognising and write this number at home. 

 

 

 

 

 

Please help your child by pointing out numbers as you go out and about. Numbers are everywhere.

In Expressive Arts and Design we will be printing patterns with fruit. You can try this at home and your child can bring it in to school to show their friends.

AUTUMN 1 - Week 5  - 2 October 2017

 

Once again we will focusing on Personal, Social and Emotional Development. The children are beginning to settle in, getting to know their teachers and gaining confidence in their new surroundings. They are starting to make new friends as they become more familiar with the nursery resources and routines.

 

This week we will be reading the story 'Owl Babies' by Martin Waddell. In the story three baby owls wake up in their hole in a tree to find that their mother has gone. As it gets dark they start to worry and wonder what has happened to her. Mother owl finally returns and wonders why they were worried about her.  She reassures them that mummy will always come back and they realise that they don't need to be frightened. 

 

 

 

 

Every week we have story time with books linking to a particular topic or theme. We will also be encouraging children to choose books to read together. The children will be choosing a book to take home each week. Please find time at home to look at books with your children and encourage them to hold the books the right way up and turn pages one at a time. Talk to your children about the books you share with them, comment on what you see and ask your child about the characters and settings in the stories and what they think might happen next. 

 

If your child has a favourite book at home and would like to share the story with their friends, please bring it in and we will read it to the class at story time.

 

This week will also be learning a poem about an owl. Please help your child to practise it at home.

The Owl

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For Understanding of the World this week we will be exploring Autumn trees and leaves. Why not take your child to the park this week-end and help them to collect leaves, acorns and conkers to bring to school. What will you find?

 

 

 

In Literacy this week we will continue to support children to recognise their names on the name cards at registration. We will also be supporting the children to mark make/ write their names using name cards to label their work. There are various stages that children go through in the writing process. it is important to help children to develop an understanding that the marks they make can have meaning and serve a purpose whether it is drawing a representation of people or things or using letters to convey meaning.

 

 

What can you do to encourage writing?

  • Keep pens, crayons, chalks, pencils and paper handy for your child.
  • Make letters of the alphabet out of objects e.g. stones, blocks, buttons, shells, playdough.
  • Display your child’s work. Share it with friends and family.
  • If you have access to an outside area you could draw and write with chalk on concrete, use a stick to write in mud or use a paint brush with water is a lot of fun too.
  • Cover your refrigerator in magnetic letters.
  • Put labels on important things like the door to their room and their toy box. 
  • Go on a word hunt. Show your child how to form the first letter of a word they are interested in, then go hunting in your house for other words that start with that letter or sound, or see if they can find them in a book.
  • Say the letters in their name aloud as you point to them.
  • Get them to ‘read’ their early writing to you.
  • Write the story they tell you under their drawing.
  • Write a letter together to someone you love.
  • Let them see you writing – talk about what you are writing about (a grocery list or writing a card).
  • Look together for letters and words everywhere – street names, shop names, writing on cars and trucks.

 

This week we will start to introduce Read Write Inc. phonics.

 

Letter of the Week

We will be introducing the letter m this week. Please help your child to practise recognising this letter by saying both the name and sound of the letter. Encourage them to have a go at mark making/writing this letter at home. 


              

 

Please help your child by pointing out the letter m as you go out and about. Letters are everywhere. 

 

             

 

 

 

 

For Maths this week we will begin to focus on number recognition and formation. 

 

Number of the Week

The number of the week is 0. Please use this rhyme to help your child to practise recognising and write this number at home. 

 

 

 

 

 

Please help your child by pointing out numbers as you go out and about. Numbers are everywhere.

 

       

 

     

 

 

AUTUMN 1 - Week 3  - 18 September 2017 and Week 4 - 25th September 2017 

 

The nursery team have been busy these past two weeks, visiting the new nursery children and their families. Meanwhile back in the nursery there have been lots of changes and the builders have been hard at work installing new heating, lighting and toilets. 

 

These next few weeks will be a settling in period as children start the staggered entry into the nursery. We will be welcoming the children and their parents/ carers from Monday 18th September. The morning session starts at 9:00 a.m  and finishes at 11:30 a.m. and the afternoon session is from 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. It is important to be on time so that the children will settle into their new routines.

 

Our main focus during these two weeks will be on the three Prime areas of learning as the children begin to settle into their new environment and make new friends. We will be getting to know the children and help them to settle in and learn our nursery routines. We will be encouraging the children to become more confident and independent in their learning to do things like select resources, follow instructions, take turns and share with their new friends, hang up their coats, take care of their personal needs and to become confident to ask for help from their teachers.

 

 

 

Our topic this term is 'All About Me'.

Welcome to the Nursery Class page!

 

 

Hello and welcome from the Nursery team.

                                     

                 Mrs El Masry                                                  Ms Dawkins                                               Ms Baker    

                 Nursery Teacher                                            Nursery Nurse                                           Nursery Nurse

 

 

On our class page you will find information about what we will be learning in class in the week ahead, examples of learning that has taken place, links to useful websites and resources for home learning, photos of activities and events and much more! Be sure to check our class page every week, you could even set it as your homepage!

 

We offer both 15 hour and 30 hour places in our Nursery. For further details please contact the school office or a member of the Nursery team.

 

Our Nursery team have many years of experience in welcoming children and their families to our school. Our aim is to get to know each child to help them settle into the Nursery environment. To facilitate this we visit each child at home. We also have a staggered entry system so that during the first weeks of the term only a few new children start each day. We want the children to be happy in the Nursery so that they will enjoy participating in a wide range of learning experiences.

 

Nursery is all about developing the friendships, skills, behaviour and attitudes they will use for the rest of their lives to make them lifelong learners. 

 

The children will enjoy a creative curriculum that encompasses the Prime and Specific areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are: 

 

PRIME AREAS: Personal, Social and Emotional development, Language & Communication, and Physical Development.

SPECIFIC AREAS: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Art & Design.

 

We use these 7 areas to plan your child’s learning and activities suited to their interests and needs. Children learn through play and exploration, being active, and through creative and critical thinking. This learning takes place both indoors and outdoors as we use a free-flow system and children can choose whether they want to be indoors or outdoors.   

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