Welcome to Nursery
Welcome back to Nursery, we hope you had a lovely half term holiday. This half term we will become explorers in Nursery and undertake our own Dinosaur dig by looking for fossils!
Please continue to use Tapestry to follow your child's progress at Nursery. We love to see your photos from home, thank you to those parent's that continue to share learning and experiences.
Please see the school newsletter for upcoming events and key dates.
This half term our topic is Explorers
In communication and language we will be encouraging the children to continue to develop their listening and attention skills by listening to longer stories and contributing to class discussions. The children will continue to develop their speaking and vocabulary through hands on exploration activities and engaging texts. We will also be encouraging the children to develop their understanding of a question or instruction. In phonics we will be encouraging the children to develop their understanding of words with the same initial sound such as 'sock' and 'slipper.' Please practice letter names and sounds from the alphabet with your child. If you are unsure about this please speak to the class teacher.
In personal, social and emotional development we will be encouraging the children to increasingly follow rules at Nursery. We will also be encouraging the children to be more independent when solving conflicts and rivalries with others. Through circle time activities we will learn about different feelings and think about how others may be feeling.
In physical development we will continue to encourage 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 children will then begin to develop their letter formations and writing their name more independently.
The stories we will be exploring this half term include; Mr Wolf's pancakes, Ten little Dinosaurs, Super swooper and many other dinosaur stories and non-fiction texts about dinosaurs. A range of books and comics linked to the children's interests will also be available for the children to explore too.
We will also learn about a range of stories in relation to our RE topic Good Friends. We will also be celebrating Mother's day, Easter and Eid with the children.
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.
Hungry Little Minds The Home Learning Environment 100 things to do indoors
https://www.primaryessence.co.uk/stanthonys 20 things to do at home Topmarks
www.purplemash.com www.educationcity.com 50 things to do before you're 5
White Rose - Maths activities Cosmic kids yoga https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Lalor, Mrs Jawnyj, Mrs Petrie and Miss Spencer