Are you fed up with asking the question 'How was school today?' and getting the response 'fine'?
Our new weekly blogs will give you more information about what your child is doing in school. This will mean that you can ask meaningful questions to find out about their learning.
Week Commencing Monday 11th November 2019
This week nursery will be having a 'Wild Rumpus' as part of our learning based on "Where the Wild Things are." We will be exploring positional vocabulary by thinking about where Max is hiding in the nursery. We will be following instructions and learning words like 'under, on top of, through, next to, beside'. We will be exploring the noises that we think the Wild Things might make and exploring how they might move to create our own "Wild Things Rumpus." This term we are focusing on developing our fine motor skills and this week we will be focusing on threading and squeezing movements to help strengthen our finger and hand muscles.
Week Commencing Monday 4th November 2019
This week we will be exploring our new basket activities to help us develop our fine motor skills. We will be talking about fireworks and the sounds and patterns they make. We will be exploring the shapes they make with our bodies and using musical instruments to make our own firework compositions. This week our key text is 'Room on a Broom'. We will be talking about the characters and joining in with the repetitive phrases. We will be playing with rhyming patterns and making magic potions by putting in pairs of rhyming words.
Week Commencing Monday 21st October 2019
This week nursery will be exploring pumpkins. We will be looking at them and touching them and thinking of interesting words to describe them. We are going to use our observational skills to create our own pumpkin pictures using our own choice of paint, crayons, pencils or collage. We will also be continuing to practise our counting skills and using body percussion to accompany nursery rhymes.
Week Commencing Monday 14th October 2019
This week we will be making jelly and tasting it. We will be focusing on shape this week, looking for shapes in the environment, using shapes in our creative work and beginning to name some 2d shapes.
Week Commencing Monday 7th October 2019
This week we will be reading the story of The Little Red Hen. We will be learning the repetitive phrases and trying to use them to retell the story. We will be thinking about the way in which the animals move and trying to move like the animals from the story. We will be making marks to show which part of the story we like best. In our number work this week we will be continuing to learn some number songs and reciting our number names in order.
Week Commencing Monday 30th September 2019
This week we will be reading the story The Stick Man. We will be collecting sticks from around the school and using these in our art work to create our own stick people. We will be looking at ourselves and thinking about what is the same and different about us. We will be talking about our families and thinking about the things we like to do with our families. In our phonics work we are developing our listening skills and listening to the different sounds in our environment.
Week Commencing Monday 23rd September 2019
This week we will be reading the story of ;Jack and the Beanstalk;. We will be listening carefully to sounds and trying to take the Giant's bells without him hearing. We will be making marks to show our favourite parts of the story. In our maths work we are going to be using our careful counting to count out how many coins Jack stole from the giant. We will be building beanstalks using large blocks and painting pictures to go with the story.
Week Commencing Monday 16th September 2019
This week we will be remembering how to join our small groups and using our good sitting, good listening and good closed lips skills. We are thinking about our feelings and making faces with playdough to show how we are feeling. We will also be counting this week and seeing how far we can recite our numbers in order. We will be doing some physical sessions and thinking about how our body changes when we are exercising. We will continue to explore both our indoor and outdoor environments.
Week Commencing Monday 9th September 2019
This week in nursery we will be beginning to learn the behaviours we need when we are learning in small groups. We will be learning about good sitting and good listening. We are going to be focusing on learning the names of our adults and our friends. We will be working together to learn about sharing and turn taking. We will continue to explore around the nursery and focus on handling our equipment gently and carefully.