Welcome to Nursery
Welcome to new school children and parents
Click on the link below to download our Nursery Admission forms. Please email completed forms or any questions you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Creative Curriculum topics in Nursery.
Snow and Ice
Spring is in the Air
Buckets and Spades
Miss Jackson-Lea - Nursery Teacher Mrs Evans - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Snoddy - Teaching Assistant
Welcome to Nursery!
We shall continue our winter topic by learning about animals and their habitats who live in icy poles. Our story focus is The Runaway Iceberg and we shall be discussing many personal, social and emotional aspects of the story such as how can we be a good friend? How could you help someone? What are you good at? and have you ever had to be brave?
Our half term topic will be Snow and Ice, where we shall be learning about aspects of winter, animals and their habitats together with learning about Icy Poles.
We shall also be continuing our Wild Wednesday learning. We shall be investigating Winter first hand by looking at aspects of Winter on our Walk, looking for signs of animals, gathering treasures and making our own natural Winter ice catchers. We shall be learning how to look after the animals in our outdoor area, such as squirrels and birds by making feeders and taking part in the RSPB Birdwatch. We shall also be keeping a keen eye on the hedgehog house we built last term to see if we have any residents. Your child needs a warm coat, hat and gloves and please send in a pair of Wellies, in a named bag, to be kept in Nursery.
All children have been given their Spring Targets. Please continue to support your child’s learning at home as it is proven this has a huge impact upon your child’s development and progress, so together we can give your child the best possible start to their education.
We encourage the children to be as independent as possible during their time with us and ask parents to continue this at home. There are lots of ways to help your child get ready for Nursery. Click on the link below for some key skills you can practise together.
There is also a useful link for parents regarding What to Expect in the Early Years as your child continues their journey with us.
Please email Miss Jackson-Lea at email@example.com or telephone 01922 682380 should you have any questions.
Reading with your child
It is wonderful to see so many of our parents reading in Nursery with their child. We shall briefly be covering some of the aspects of early reading with you for you to support your child.
Your child is bringing home a reading book to share with you. Remember to write down a 'new' or 'tricky' word from each book to add to your word bank and keep re-visiting. Just think how many new words you are learning!
Oxford Owl e-books
Click on the link below for the Oxford Owl website. Log in at the top of the page using the ‘My Class Log in’ password: pvsnursery username: Nursery
Choose 'my bookshelf' to view e-books.
How to pronounce the letter sounds. Click on the link below:-
Learn the letter sounds of the alphabet
Watch Alphablocks A to Z to help pronounce the letter sounds, click on the below link:-
Mark Making and Writing
Practise name writing, using your child’s name card, starting each letter ‘On the red dot’. Use the letter formation sheet for guidance or click on the links below. Focus on your child writing their first name using the correct letter formation then their full name which is on the reverse of the card. You can also use paper and a pencil, a whiteboard or chalk board.
Below are links to help you with upper and lower case letter formation:-
Can your child mark make/write?
Use a baking tray/large plate etc. Put on some sugar/salt/flour/shaving foam/sand or similar. Please supervise your child, especially if the substance is not edible.
Look at the three pictures below:-
Practise counting out loud.
Pat your head and say “1, 1, 1”
Then, pat your shoulders, saying “2, 2, 2”
Next, pat your stomach, saying “3, 3, 3”
Knees “4, 4, 4”
Finally, toes “5, 5, 5”
Keep practising the above body percussion counting. When you are ready to move on, practise counting aloud to 10.
We practise counting how many children are in our class daily so the children count over 20 regularly. Encourage your child to count as high as they can.
Use the number formation sheet in the pack or use paper, a white board or chalk board and follow the link below to practise number formation 1 to 10.
Please encourage your child to complete these challenges independently:-
To stand momentarily on one leg.
To eat using a knife, fork and spoon.
To tidy up their things.
To use a tissue to blow their nose and dispose in a waste bin.
To attempt to get dressed without assistance.
To put their arms in jackets and cardigans.
To zip up their coat after assistance fastening at the bottom.
To wash and dry their hands.
To use the toilet during the day.
To drink from a small cup with a handle without spilling
To drink from a suitable small plastic cup (no handle) without spilling.
Cosmic Yoga Kids
A mix of Yoga, stories and mindfulness.
Below is a useful home activity booklet and reading links for parents:-