Summer Term 1
Today we celebrated St. George's Day. In nursery we created a small world scene containing a castle, a dragon, a maiden and St George. (A story dating back to the 6th century tells that St George rescued a maiden by slaying a fearsome fire-breathing dragon!) The children had fun playing with this and came to school dressed in National colours of the United Kingdom - RED, WHITE & BLUE. We also made flags with the St. George cross and focused on the mathematical language of 'horizontal' and 'vertical'.
To finish our lovely celebration we had an 'Afternoon Tea Party' (in the morning!!) with tea cakes, milk and juice. We had this on the boat in the BIG playground and had great fun exploring this new area.
I am Miss Greene and I am delighted to be teaching Nursery this year.
In our class we are supported by Miss Wray and Miss Santos.
We work as a team and we would like to welcome you Parents/Carers to join us,
to work in partnership, to ensure your child reaches their full potential.
As we are now in Summer Term please remember to protect your child
from the various weather conditions we may experience!
Sun protection is essential, so please provide a sun-hat and apply sun-cream before school.
Also children will need a light jacket or fleece, just in case!
This term we will be focusing on the topic ‘ROAR! Dinosaur Adventure'
We will explore learning through a balance of [well-planned] adult directed activities and
child initiated play, covering the seven areas of learning.
In order to support your child at home, with their learning and development, please encourage:
Please check our website and Tapestry regularly as we will be updating it with all of
the wonderful learning that has been taking place.
You can also browse through the photos below by clicking on the Nursery Photo Gallery
where you will see a sample of some of the exciting activities covered so far.
Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for all types of weather,
as outdoor play is part of our daily learning routine.
(A full change of clothes should be left on your child's coat peg.)
If you would like to speak to me I am available before or after
school most mornings. Please contact the office to make an appointment.
Spring Term 2
Welcome back and what a lovely Spring term it has been. The children have settled back in very quickly and it was nice to welcome some new children too. Please enjoy the following photos of some of the fun activities we have been doing...
HAPPY NEW YEAR
HOME LEARNING 2021
Good Morning Nursery Children & Families,
I hope you had a lovely Christmas break. I have missed you all and am looking forward to being with you as soon as possible. In the meantime we will have to do our learning at home, with our families.
Parents you are, and always have been, your child's primary educator and I know you will make the right decisions in choosing activities to engage in, to enable your child to reach their full potential. I will work in partnership with you, through the provision of daily activities and links to support learning.
Young children learn best through their play so do let them play as much as possible and scaffold (assist and enhance) their learning through interaction, i.e. communication, questioning and suggestions - to stretch the imagination and move learning to the next level.
Please look at Tapestry daily, where you will find lots of 'fun' learning ideas to engage in, and you will also see me! Remember to upload photos and videos so I can see how much your child has grown over the holiday, and all the interesting learning you are doing through play. You can send me messages through the comment box (in Tapestry) and I will reply every day. I will also telephone you weekly.
Points to assist with learning and development...
Most importantly - Stay healthy and safe. Remember - HANDS - FACE - SPACE
Take care and keep in touch.
Learning Through Play
I am excited to share a series of short educational films ‘Learning Through Play’ that showcase 20 activities that parents can do cheaply and easily at home with their early years children. The films are translated into Sylheti, Urdu, Polish and Somali and are part of our Schools with Roots project.