Mrs Gallagher – Class teacher Mrs Tomlinson
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If you are interested in a place at our Nursery please contact the school on 01274 410349 and ask for Leanne, or Allison Gallagher.
Welcome Summer Term 1
This half term our topic is Traditional Tales
Welcome back to Summer Term 1
This half term we are going to be exploring Traditional stories, reading lots of old favourites and looking at the meaning behind some of the stories.
We will be welcoming some new children into our nursery this half term, the children who we are welcoming back will be able to help them settle in to our nursery routines.
We are going to be learning new songs about our topic, and reading lots of stories. Here are some of the books we will be reading. We will also be doing some cooking, making porridge and gingerbread.
This time of year we will be spending more time outside as the weather warms up. We have new planters in the garden to fill with new plants so we will be spending time gardening and looking after the plants.
We will be spending time working on our phonics for the older children in nursery, the children will be learning letter sounds, we will be starting with m,a,s,t,d and learning how to write and form the letters correctly.
The children will be spending time recognising numbers to 10 and some beyond 10. The older children are spending time on their name writing. These are all very important for the children who move up to Reception in the Autumn.
Outdoor Area Of Provision
We use out outdoor areas in all weathers so please ensure your child is dressed appropriately. We go outside even in the cold and rain as the outdoor area is an extension of our classroom, and invaluable to our learning.
During the warmer weather please provide a sun hat, and put on sun cream before nursery.
The children will been using the bikes and scooters to continue their gross motor development and climbing and balancing on the Nursery equipment, writing with chalks outside and drawing on the large boards. The children particularly like den building and have made some very interesting structures.
Using the mud kitchen to dig, pour and mix and this can get very messy at times. As the weather is getting warmer please ensure the children are appropriately dressed for the weather, ensuring names are in hats.
We will be working on all of the children becoming independent learners, they need to practice putting on and fastening their own coats, taking shoes and wellies on and off. Hanging up coats and bags on their pegs. You can encourage your child to do this at home.
The areas of provision change each half term to support the learning taking place. We follow the children’s interests to make sure they are engaged in the activities and encourage the children to use the areas and equipment independently, supporting when needed learning opportunities.
The older children will be beginning to focus more on pencil control and writing their names, forming the letters in their names correctly, and with more independence. We will be working on our Phonics learning to recognise letter sounds, and forming letters correctly when writing.
We count every day and are counting up to 15 and beyond, recognizing numbers up to 10 and above and also shape recognition. This can also be reinforced at home by counting with your child regularly and helping them to hold a pencil with the correct grip and encouraging them to form the letters in their names correctly, and pointing out shapes in the environment.
You can also see some of the things the children are doing and keep in touch with me through class dojo.
We also have Facebook page which also has lots of information about the school with all the information what is happening from day to day. Heres to a great but very busy Summer term with lots of fun learning.