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Letters and Sounds! :) 

Watch Miss Colley's Phase 1 activity clips here:

Instrumental Sounds Lesson 1

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Instrumental Sounds Lesson 2

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Please ensure that your child has a water bottle and that they wear clean uniform everyday. 

Welcome to Nursery!! A presentation for our new families...

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.

 

 

Welcome to Nursery!

 

We can't wait to meet our new children and families! We are sorry we are not yet able to host a visit to nursery but please see below our virtual tour and the fabulous learning opportunities on offer!

 

Please note: Due to CV-19 we may not be able to offer all of these experiences straight away in the Autumn Term, but the staff will ensure they have fun and engaging activities available.  

 

Meet the Team:

 

Miss Colley - Year Group Leader and Nursery Teacher (Dragonfly Group)

Miss Hardy - Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Caterpillar Group)

Ms Gammon- Teaching Assistant (Bumblebee Group)

Miss Holroyd - Teaching Assistant (Ladybird Group)

 

Please note that children may change group throughout the years and that adults may rotate. This is due to the adults needing to get to know all of the children.

 

 

The Nursery Team

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

A Virtual Tour - Nursery

Admissions to Nursery

 

Applying for a Nursery place:

 

Step 1

Complete the form attached below and return via email to

office@w-bellamy.bardaglea.org.uk   OR   

Phone the main office (020 8270 6506 / 6596)

and give the following details:

  • Child's full name and date of birth
  • Parent's name, address and phone number 
  • State preference for morning, afternoon or full time nursery.
     
    Step 2
    Bring the following [original] documentation to the main office at an agreed time.
  • Child's full birth certificate 
  • Proof of address (e.g. utility bill or council tax letter)
  • Parent's photo ID (e.g. passport or driving licence
  • 30 hour code (for full time nursery children)
     
    Step 3
    Pick up an admissions pack from the main office at the agreed time, complete and return within two weeks.
     

    Admissions to Nursery

     

    Applying for a Nursery place:

     

    Step 1

    Complete the form attached below and return via email to

    office@w-bellamy.bardaglea.org.uk   OR   

    Phone the main office (020 8270 6506 / 6596)

    and give the following details:

  • Child's full name and date of birth
  • Parent's name, address and phone number 
  • State preference for morning, afternoon or full time nursery.
     
    Step 2
    Bring the following [original] documentation to the main office at an agreed time.
  • Child's full birth certificate 
  • Proof of address (e.g. utility bill or council tax letter)
  • Parent's photo ID (e.g. passport or driving licence
  • 30 hour code (for full time nursery children)
     
    Step 3
    Pick up an admissions pack from the main office at the agreed time, complete and return within two weeks.
     

See below application request for Nursery

Autumn 1

This term we will be learning all about ourselves. 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.  We will be looking at the key texts; I Went Walking and The Little Red Hen.

 

This half term has a focus on ensuring that children have feel safe in Nursery and that their well-being and involvement is high. In addition to this, there will be a focus on making relationships with key workers/staff, developing friendships and fitting into the routine of Nursery. The children will be sitting and having milk and snack. The children each have a name card which they use to register themselves into their key worker group. The children each have their own water bottle holder with their picture so that they can put their bottle in the holder. Take a look at what other learning the children will be completing by reading the Autumn 1 newsletter.

 

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. The children will be looking in the Curiosity Cube and looking at items that we find at the park e.g. conkers, pine cones and acorns. 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, doing large mark making and how to use scissors safely. The children will also have an opportunity to develop their fine motor skills by scooping rice and cutting spaghetti! 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 shop outside. We will be able to explore and act out experiences that are familiar to us. We will be singing every day (outside), and exploring a range of musical instruments.

 

For more information on the key areas of learning please see the Autumn 1 newsletter. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask an adult.

 

Our First Moments in Nursery

Here are some pictures from our first few weeks in Nursery. Look at all of the fantastic learning that we have done.

 

Mark Making

Child-initiated pieces of learning were gathered. Take a look at their fantastic learning!

All About Us

Special visitors Ronnie, Reggie and Dolly turned up to our Nursery with special objects for us. The children were able to look at these and answers questions such as;

What is your name?

What do you like to play with?

Where do you like to go?

What food do you like to eat?

Throughout the week, the children grew in confidence and were keen to answer questions. Each day Ronnie, Reggie and Dolly counted the children to see how many were in. They bought photographs and books with them!

 

 

Communication Friendly Spaces

In Nursery the staff are working hard to develop ‘Communication Friendly Spaces’.

The Communication Friendly Spaces approached are described by Elizabeth Jarman as ‘creating positive learning environments for children and adults’.

Here at William Bellamy Nursery, we have been working on this approach to ensure that learning environments remain calm.

We have implemented the following;

  • Neutral backing paper
  • Natural resources e.g. conkers/pine coners
  • Minimal furniture/ plastic

 

During the Autumn Term, we will be working on developing Communication Friendly Spaces inside and outdoor.

Take a look at our incredible learning environment so far!

Communication Friendly Spaces

In Nursery the staff are working hard to develop ‘Communication Friendly Spaces’.

The Communication Friendly Spaces approached are described by Elizabeth Jarman as ‘creating positive learning environments for children and adults’.

Here at William Bellamy Nursery, we have been working on this approach to ensure that learning environments remain calm.

We have implemented the following;

  • Neutral backing paper
  • Natural resources e.g. conkers/pine coners
  • Minimal furniture/ plastic

 

During the Autumn Term, we will be working on developing Communication Friendly Spaces inside and outdoor.

Take a look at our incredible learning environment so far!

Black History Month

This month Nursery have been celebrating Black History Month. The children have bought in photographs of their families and these have been displayed in the role play area. The children made a book all about them and talked about similarities and differences between themselves and others. They listened to a range of different music and were able to be an Olympic athlete for the day – just like Mo Farrah!

The Little Red Hen

On Monday, the children got a special delivery in their group bags! They received some flour, wheat, bread and pictures of a dog, cat, hen and cow. They made predications about what they thought it could be. The adults revealed it was a book called The Little Red Hen and all children were eager to read the story! The Hen wrote us a letter explaining that they had got all of the sequencing cards mixed up and needed our help. The children made a story map and retold the story! Take a look at their amazing ideas!

Autumn 2

Autumn 2

This term we will be learning about People who help us. We will be focusing on children settling well into Nursery and following the daily routine and adapting to change. We will be learning how to discover in all the different areas in the nursery.  We will be looking at the key texts; Owl Babies and different non-fiction texts about police officers, doctors and dentists. 

 

As the children have been here for a half term, they will be continuing to develop freindships with their peers and adults. Targetted support groups will happen to ensure that in physical development and personal, social and emotional development gaps are addressed to ensure that the gap can be narrowed. 

 

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 Owl Babies and other non-fiction texts about people who help us. During snack time, children are read a story to and at the end of the day so that they get the exposure of a range of different stories. 

 

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. The children will be focusing on drawing more detailed pictures and knowing the difference between pictures and writing. 

 

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. We will also be using the language more and alot as well as 

 

Understanding the World

 

We will be looking at the changes in the weather. There will be binoculars and magnifying glasses available to help us explore these changes. The curiosity cube is changed based on children's interests. We will also be exploring using Bee-bots and cameras and different types of technology within the environment. The technology room is set up and children use this to draw pictures on the interactive screen. 

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be focusing 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, doing large mark making and how to use scissors safely. The children will also have an opportunity to develop their fine motor skills by scooping rice and cutting spaghetti! 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 (outside), and exploring a range of musical instruments.

 

For more information on the key areas of learning please see the Autumn 2 newsletter. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask an adult.

 

 

 

Owl Babies

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On Monday some objects appeared in our story bags (a feather, stick and an owl) and the children had to predict what they thought had happened. Some children thought that the owl was hungry and that the feather had come off of the owl. The children made predictions about where they thought the Mummy owl had gone. Some children precited that Mum was stuck in the bushes and they were at Morrisons! 

 

The children will be following this up by making a lost poster to say where the owl has gone. 

 

Maths 

The children will be learning about 2D shapes (circle/triangle/square) and exploring 3D shapes that are linked to these. The children will be learning the names of these and using mathematical language to describe these e.g. round/pointy to describe them. Adults will model the correct mathematical terminology for these. 

 

 

People Who Help Us

Look below at the occupations that we will be learning about at this half term. 

 

The occupations above provided a lot of meaningful opportunities for the children to learn about the different occupations. They have been learning about why they are important to the community, what specialist equipment they use and how they keep safe during their jobs. The children were exposed to new vocabulary and used this to match it to the pictures.

Within the environment, the children were able to experience first-hand how to act as if they were that occupation. For example, they brushed teeth, put out fires (on the computer screen) and imagined that they were a doctor in the role play area.

Spring 1

Spring 1

This term we will be learning about People who help us and Bears. We will be focusing on children settling well into Nursery and following the daily routine and adapting to change. We will be learning how to discover in all the different areas in the Nursery.  We will be looking at the key texts; The Gingerbread Man, We’re going on a Bear Hunt and a non-fiction text on Bears.

This half term children will be focusing on different targeted support sessions. Some children will begin a Talk Boost intervention and home learning will be set accordingly. The children will continue to develop their relationships with their key worker, the Nursery staff and their peers.

Literacy

 In reading we will be exploring fiction and non-fiction texts about Bears. They will be making predictions using picture cues and joining in with

repetitive phrases. We will learn how to listen to a story, discuss what is happening in the story and answer simple questions, including how and why questions, about the story.  We will also  be exploring our favourite stories and exploring these during snack time.

Daily phonics sessions will be focusing on listening and attention as well as developing children's understanding of rhyme.

Children will be orally telling their helicopter stories and performing these in their group sessions.

 

Maths

This term we will be learning to count objects. We will be learning number rhymes and songs to support and to help develop our number language.  We will be focusing on the numbers 5-10. We will have one number a week to focus on.

The children will be exploring 2D shapes (circle/triangle/square and rectangle) and using mathematical language to describe these. The children will be making repeating patterns using these shapes.

 

Understanding the World

We will be looking at the changes in the weather during Winter. There will be binoculars and magnifying glasses available to help us explore these changes.  We will be learning about different types of bears and their habitat. The children will be comparing the different types of bears and identifying similarities and differences between these.

 

In the curiosity cube, different things will be displayed in there to trigger conversations with the children about the world around them. 

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be learning about our ‘Stay on Green’ behaviour policy and how to look after our Nursery environment. We will be discussing how we can make the right choices at Nursery and at home.

The children will be learning about turn taking and the environment will provide daily opportunities for this to be consoliated.

We will be focussing on developing our confidence to express our needs and opinions.

 

 

Physical Development

We will be exploring out Finger Gym and Write Dance. We will participate in lots of activities that develop the strength in our hand muscles. This will help us to be able to hold pencils correctly and with the correct grip.

We will be learning how to use scissors and other tools carefully and safely in everything we do.

We will be learning how to ride bikes and scooters.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

We will be exploring different ways to use paint, modelling and construction to draw, paint and build. We will be looking at tools and how these can be imaginatively used.

Daily playdough opportunities will allow the children opportunities to select different resources to make something of their interest.

We will be singing every day (outside) and exploring a range of musical instruments both inside and outside.

 

 

For more information on the key areas of learning please see the Spring 1  newsletter. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask an adult.

 

 

 

 

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