Nursery

Welcome to Nursery

Class teacher: Mrs Plimmer

Hello and welcome to nursery! In nursery, my aim is to ensure your little ones start their learning journey in the best possible way. I aim to develop a love of learning through play and taught, child centred sessions. I want your early learner to develop confidence, resilience and feel safe in my class and I will work alongside you to help achieve this goal. Together, we can nurture your littles ones future learning success!


Maths

In nursery, we have a short, daily taught maths session. We focus on numbers 0-5, to make sure children have a secure understanding of number. We do this through hands on, interactive sessions, where children participate and enjoy learning about maths. In our nursery environment, we have a dedicated maths area, where children can explore number independently and we make use of our online maths programme, Ten Town, to further embed mathematical learning and development.

 

Phonics

Phonics lessons are delivered each day to our nursery children. We primarily focus on Phase 1, which is centred on general sound discrimination (including environmental sounds, instrumental sounds and body percussion), rhythm and rhyme, alliteration, voice sounds and oral segmenting and blending. During our summer term, we then progress, if children are ready, to Phase 2 and the introduction of first sounds. Our sessions are always lots of fun and we aim to really develop children’s listening skills so they have the best opportunity to become fluent, capable young readers.

 

Reading

We encourage children to read every day at home. We expect the children to read at least 3 times a week at home and they must bring their reading book and diary in to school every day! They receive reading miles for doing so and could win the reading miles prize at the end of the year. We introduce a small, guided reading session in nursery, where we read a different book each week and discuss all of the things we have read about and seen in the pictures. We really want children to develop a love of reading and so we also have a story session at the beginning and end of each nursery session.


Throughout the year we will be covering many fun and exciting topics following the new curriculum.

Autumn 1

  • Nursery rhyme topic. Each week, we look at a different rhyme and base all of work around it.
  • Harvest
  • Halloween

Autumn 2

  • Traditional Tales
  • Bonfire Night and Safety
  • Christmas
  • Remembrance Day
  • Diwali

Spring 1

  • Our 5 Senses
  • Pancake Day
  • Chinese New Year
  • Valentines Day

Spring 2

  • People Who Help Us
  • Mothers Day
  • Easter

Summer 1

  • The Farm and Animals and their Babies
  • Ramadam

Summer 2

  • The Seaside
  • Father Day
  • Sports Day
  • International Music Day

Texts being covered

Autumn

  • Nursery rhyme books
  • Incy Wincy Spider
  • I Forgot to Say I Love You
  • How to Catch a Star
  • Usborne Farmyard Tales
  • The Toy Soldier
  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • Christmas Stories

Spring

  • Peace at Last
  • Lucy’s Picture
  • Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose
  • The Smelly Book
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
  • Our Senses Non Fiction books.
  • People Who Help Us Stories (Vets, Doctors, Fire Fighters, Police Officers)

Summer

  • Farmer Duck
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • Silly Moo Moo
  • Maisy Goes to the Beach
  • Sharing a Shell
  • The Singing Mermaid

We also include, within our everyday continuous provision, links to National Curriculum subjects, such as celebrations and discussions around different religions, festivals, and music day celebrations.

 

Things To Remember

PE – sessions take place every Tuesday. Children are asked to come in dressed in kits.

Reading – Reading books and diaries must be in every Friday.