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World Nursery Rhyme Week

A huge thank you to all the parents and carers who were able to support us for our performance to celebrate World Nursery Rhyme Week. The children spent a long time practising the rhymes and were very brave to perform in front of lots of grown ups! We are still adding up the total raised, but the money will be put to good use providing resources for children to use in our outdoor provision.heart

 

If you missed it, you will have an opportunity to see your child perform in the EYFS Nativity production which will be on Monday 11th December at 10.15am and 2pm. We hope to see you there!

A message to Reception Parents

Reading Books

 

Over these next few weeks we should be ensuring that you child has a reading book. Books that are handed out may not have words in it. This is to get the children to familiarise themselves with sharing a book and discussing ideas and what they can see. From here, we will ensure that they have books with words, both tricky words that cannot be sounded out, but also with words that match their phonic knowledge (words that they can sound out.)

Please do not worry if your child has not yet got a book. This is because we want to ensure that the children are ready for reading books having a basic understanding of some letters and sounds and at this age, children develop at different stages.

 

Should you wish to discuss this, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Dates for this half term

 

17th November - Anti-Bullying Assembly at 2.30

21st November - Nursery Rhyme Performance at 2pm

29th November - Christingle Service at Church 2pm

8th December - Panto trip in afternoon

11th December - Foundation Stage Nativity at 10am and 2.15pm

20th December - Christmas Meal at lunch time (if requested)

21st December - Christmas parties during afternoon

22nd December - Christmas Church Service at 2pm

 

BACK TO SCHOOL ON THE 8th JANUARY

22nd December - Christmas Church Service at 2pm

 

BACK TO SCHOOL ON THE 8th JANUARY

Autumn Two

Topic: Autumn/Light and Dark

 

This half term in Nursery we have been learning about Autumn and light/dark through fact and fiction books such as Owl babies by Martin Waddell and The Very Helpful Hedgehog by Rosie Wellesley. The children have been listening to and joining in with stories and poems, one-to-one and also in small groups. We have also been enjoying rhyming and rhythmic activities such as learning Nursery Rhymes for Nursery Rhyme Week. Nursery children will also begin to be aware of the way stories are structured through learning the Nativity Story ready for our performance and through our role play area. This will see the first introduction of Talk 4 Writing; a whole school strategy that sees the children internalising texts confidently in order to tell or retell a story. We have begun daily phonics sessions where children practise a few sounds and letter formations each week. In Maths we will be concentrating on reciting numbers to 10, touch counting accurately using 1:1 correspondence and number recognition. 

 

In Nursery, the children have been involved in a range of activities to enhance their learning in the 7 areas of the EYFS curriculum: Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language; Physical Development; Literacy; Maths; Understanding the World; Expressive Arts and Design. The provision in each area of the classroom ties into each one of these areas, supporting your child's holistic development. 

A Change to the People you will see in your classroom

 

Mrs Wortley - Reception & Nursery Teacher

Mrs Bevington - Nursery Nurse

Mrs Chapman - Support Assistant

Mrs Kabesh -  Reception & Y1 Teacher (SENCo)

Mrs Powell -  Reception & Y1 Teaching Assistant

Welcome back everyone!

 

I hope that you have had a lovely holiday and are well rested and ready to start the new school year. I am raring to go so I hope you are too!

 

How this works...

 

I will update this page as we go along to bring you information, dates and photographs of the children's learning. I update by putting the most recent at the top BUT always scroll down in case I have added new information or changed the page over.

 

Happy reading and happy learning!

People you will see in your classroom

 

Mrs Kabesh -  Reception & Y1 Teacher (SENCo)

Mrs Powell -  Reception & Y1 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Renshaw -  Reception & Nursery Teacher

Mrs Bevington -  Reception & Nursery Nurse

 

Autumn Term One

 

RECEPTION & NURSERY

Our topic is called 'Animals and Me!' We will be looking at the animals around us and the patterns that they have. We will be having daily phonics lessons in order to build up a bank of letters and sounds which we can then practice writing out own names and the names of animals. In Maths we will concentrate on counting up to 5 and beyond as well as forming the numbers correctly.

 

Being the first term, we will get to know the children through play and circle times, allowing their confidence and trust in themselves and others grow. Nursery children will develop an understanding of themselves and others, concentrating on discovering the 5 senses.

MUDDY MONDAY!

 

We will be taking our learning outside on Monday afternoons (come rain or come shine!) so please can you ensure you bring wellies on this day. You can leave them at school should you wish, but please ensure that they are labelled.

 

FITNESS FRIDAY

 

PE kits will be needed for Reception children. Our PE lessons will take place on a Friday afternoon during 'Fitness Friday'. PE kits can be left at school for each half term and then taken home to be washed during the holidays! Please ensure all kits are labelled clearly with names (shorts included please.)