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Nursery

If you would like to email Miss Hodgkin (Nursery Group Leader) please use the form below:

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Meet the team:

 

Miss Hodgkin- Year Group Leader/ Golapi Class teacher

Mrs Georgiou- Rausva- Class Teacher

Miss Hardy

Miss Holroyd 

Miss Hoad

Mrs Gammon

Welcome to the Nursery Page. This page will be updated fortnightly with information and pictures of our learning.

 

 

We very much hope that your child has a happy time here. The following are some of the ways in which you can help us:

 - Always tell a member of staff if your child is worried about anything that happened either at school or at home.

  - Make sure that we always have an up to date telephone number so that we are able to contact you if your child is ill or has an accident.

-  If your child is absent please ring the school office on each day of the absence. 

  -  Please do not let your child bring toys to school as they may become upset if the toys are mislaid or broken.

  -  Encourage your child to be independent so that they can put their own coat on and off, and go to the toilet unaided washing their hands afterwards.

- Please bring your child to nursery every day and on time!

- Please label all of your children's clothing. 

Always tell us who will be picking up your child if it someone other than you.


 

Christmas 

Nursery Christmas performances will take place on Tuesday 18th December. Please remember to bring your child's coloured top into Nursery by Friday 7th December. We need to decorate them next week to ensure that they are all ready for the Christmas performance.

Bluebells- Plain white top

Daisy- Plain green top

Fuchsia- Plain red top

Poppy- Plain yellow top. 

 

Children's last day at nursery before the Christmas Break will be Wednesday 19th December.   Nursery is closed from Thursday 20th December- Wednesday 2nd January. Children will return to nursery on Thursday 3rd January. 

Autumn 2

 

This term the children will be looking at the topic 'People who help us'. We will be talking about how our families, friends and people in the community help us. We will be looking at the Emergency Services.  We will be looking at three texts this term: Owl Babies, People who help us and The Gingerbread Man. 

 

People Who Help Us

Over the past month we have been learning about different occupations. We have had some special visits from some special visitors.

 

Fire Fighters 

We have been learning about Fire Fighters. We have had a visit from the local fire station. All the children enjoyed learning about the special equipment that fire fighters use and got to sit on the fire engine. 

 

Doctors/Nurses

We have been learning about doctors and how they help us. We have enjoyed our outdoor role play hospital and have been writing prescriptions for each other. 

 

Police

We had a special visit from Police Officer John. He told us all about his job and we even got to try on some of his special uniform. 

 

Dentist

We have been learning about dentists. We have sorting healthy and unhealthy food. We have been making healthy posters to help our friends and family to keep their teeth healthy. 

 

Owl Babies

Over the last two weeks we have been looking at the story Owl Babies. We have been helping Percy, Sarah and Bill look for their mummy owl. We have made missing owl posters and helped the baby owls to hunt for food.  Here are some pictures of our learning. 

 

Fireworks/Diwali 

 

We have been learning about fireworks and Diwali. We have all had the opportunity to explore our special paint room. We have been exploring making marks with different tools such as paintbrushes and spray bottles. We have had lots of fun in the paint room. 

 

We have also been learning about Diwali. We have enjoyed using the clay to make and decorate our own diva lamps.   

 

Here are some pictures of our learning. 

 

Eylog

This term your child's Eylog learning journey will begin. You should have all received a log in, if you have not please speak to a member of the team so that we can sort this for you. Your child will have a focus week, During your child's focus week you will receive pictures and videos of your child at nursery.  We encourage you to comment on these posts and to upload your own pictures and videos of your children learning at home. 

 

Together Tuesday

 

Together Tuesday will take place every other Tuesday (Fortnightly). You will be invited to join your child for a stay and play session on their focus week.  You will also have a short time to speak to your child's teachers about their learning and interests. You may attend other stay and play sessions but please be aware that staff will only be able to discuss your child on their focus week.  We hope to see you there! 

 

Autumn Festival


It was lovely to see so many parents come to our Autumn Festival. The children enjoyed performing all the songs and exploring and discovering in the nursery with their families. Please see below pictures and videos from the event. 

 

We really appreciate the parent feedback too.  Here a small selection of some of your lovely comments!

 

"So proud of all the children singing. Lexi enjoyed herself.  She sings all the songs that she has learnt here at home. So proud of her well done. " (Lexi's mum)

 

"I am happy to see Gabriel sing and make all this in such a short time. Thank you for all your support" (Christina- Gabriel mum)

 

"It has been very nice to see how much my daughter has learnt at the nursery. There is a number of activities that she enjoys and I am sure she is going to grow and blossom with the continued guidance from the teachers. " (Tehillah's mum)

 

"The show was excellent! They were very well prepared and the idea for the Autumn Festival was excellent. Thank you so much for inviting us. Highly appreciated and I hope you keep on bringing excellent stuff like this in the future!  (Anum Kashif- Minnah and Khadija mum)

 

"The Autumn Festival was awesome! I really enjoyed the kids performance. They have done a really good job, I cant believe they have only been here for just one month. Zaasheer is really enjoying the nursery, she loves to talk about her nursery, her teachers and her friends. Hopefully she will learn even more things from nursery. Thank you so very much for all your efforts that you do for our children. " (Zasheer's mum)

 

"I felt today was really good. The children seemed to enjoy themselves . It was nice to see him with his friends." (Charlie's mum)

 

"It was very nice. The Autumn Festival was more than what I had expected for my child. Thank you so much." 

(Riana's mum)

 

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Over the last two weeks we have been looking at the book The Little Red Hen.

We have enjoyed learning about how bread is made and we have been making our own bread. We have also made our own hen pictures.

 

The children have also been learning about Autumn and we have been on an Autumn Walk. We have explored mixing Autumn colours and learning about conkers, twigs, leaves and pine cones.  The children have been working hard to learn our Autumn Festival songs and they cannot wait to share them with you on Friday. 

Autumn 1

This term we will be focusing on separating from our parents, settling into nursery and making new friends. We will be learning how to discover in all the different areas in the nursery.  

 Every week we will be learning a new song. This week we are learning the song 'Dingle, Dangle Scarecrow.'

Here is a link to practise with your child at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtRgy-8Q0SE

 

Literacy

In reading we will be focusing on listening to and enjoying stories. We will also be focusing on joining in with repetitive parts of the text. We will learn how to listen to a story, discuss what is happening in the story and answer simple questions about the story.  This term we will be looking at the texts 'I went Walking' 'Polar Bear, Polar Bear what do you see?' and 'The Little Red Hen'.

 

In writing we will be focusing on giving meanings to our marks. We will be exploring using different writing tools and talking about our pictures.

 

 

Maths

 

In Maths we will be focusing on counting objects and sorting objects by colours, size and shapes. We will also be exploring 2D shapes and exploring shapes in our environment.

 

Understanding the World

 

We will be looking at the changes in the weather during Autumn and how these changes affect the natural world around us. There will be binoculars and magnifying glasses available to help us explore these changes. We will also be learning about Harvest. We will be having a Harvest Celebration on Friday 19th October. We will also be exploring using Bee-bots and cameras.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be focussing on separating from our parents and making new friends. We will be learning how to share and take turns with our peers.

 

Physical Development

we will be learning how to hold a pencil correctly and how to use scissors safely. We will also be learning how to climb safely on the large climbing frame.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

We will be developing our imaginations in our role play areas. This term will have a home corner set up inside and a hospital outside. We will be able to explore and act out experiences that are familiar to us. We will be singing every day, and exploring a range of musical instruments.

For more information on the key areas of learning please see the Autumn 1 newsletter below.

Nursery Autumn 1 Newsletter

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