Welcome to Nursery
Welcome to all our new families and children. We look forward to meeting you all in the next coming weeks! Also welcome back to our existing children, we hope you had a lovely summer break.
This year we will be using Tapestry, a secure online learning journal that parents/carers will have access to. Once all of our new children have started Nursery we will begin to start the process of providing username and passwords.
We hope your child has a fun and enjoyable first half term at Little Ants Nursery. If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to speak to a member of Nursery staff.
This half term our topic is 'My Family and I'
In communication and language the children will be learning to start a conversation with an adult/peer and continue it for many turns. We will encourage the children to join in singing a repertoire of songs, learn some rhymes and recognise familiar stories. We will also encourage the children to listen to longer stories, remembering what happens whilst widening their vocabulary. In phonics we will be encouraging the children to develop their listening skills by identifying everyday sounds and talking about them.
In personal, social and emotional development we will be encouraging the children to settle into new routines. We will also be encouraging the children to select and use resources, with help if needed.
In physical development we will be encouraging the children to develop their gross motor skills through outdoor play, painting and making marks etc. We will also be encouraging the children to develop their fine motor skills through sensory activities.
The stories we will be exploring this half term include; My first day at Nursery, Dear Zoo, The very hungry caterpillar, Alfie, Dogger, Colin and Lee, Percy park keeper, and a range of non-fiction texts relating to our topic. A range of books and comics linked to the children's interests will be available for the children to explore too.
We will also be exploring a range of stories in relation to our RE topic God's Family.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child please speak to a member of the Early Years team.
Please find our class newsletter for this half term below
Please find annual planning below
Please find some helpful website links below in regards to learning at home. There are lots of great ideas to keep you and your family busy. Please also find the link to primary essence below. We would continue to encourage parents to log onto primary essence and add their own observations of what the children have been learning about at home. Thank you.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Lalor, Mrs McDermott, Mrs Petrie and Miss Spencer