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Nursery

EYFS Spring Term

 

Things to remember

  • School opens at 8:40am each day and all children are expected to be in class by 8:50am. Registers are completed at 8.50am
  • School finishes at 3:00pm
  • PE days are Monday (Reception) & Tuesday (Nursery)
  • Please provide a pair of inside shoes (Nursery) and a pair of wellies for your child (Nursery & Reception)
  • Please ensure PE kits are in every week – they can be kept in school until the next holiday.

 

For Parents / Carers – Supporting your child at home

Please continue to help your child by:

  • Ensuring all possessions, including uniform have names on
  • Encouraging your child to be as independent as possible
  • Sharing books together
  • Sharing in activities with your child

Key Dates

  • World Book Day – Thursday 5th March
  • Sport Relief Week – Beginning Monday 9th March
  • Whole class photos – Wednesday 18th March
  • Wear a hat day – Thursday 26th March (Raising funds for Brain Tumour Research)
  • Parent’s Evening  - 31st March
  • World Autism Awareness Day – Wear something blue - Thursday 2nd April
  • Reception Visit to ‘Dippy the Dinosaur’ – Friday 3rd April
  • Last day of term - Friday 3rd April

Reading

Nursery children will be continuing with their Book Share. Each week children will receive a book to take home to share with an adult. Please note in the diary when you share your reading.

Reception children should be reading daily at home. Please read with your child and sign their diary each time. Once a book has been read 3 times, it will be changed.

Reception are now also taking part in Book Share. These books are to be read together and shared. Please talk about the story with your child.

 

Curriculum – What will the children be learning about during this half term?

 

English – We will continue our learning by responding to a selection of different texts. Our key text this term is ‘Emma’s Lamb’ by Kim Lewis. We will also be exploring other texts and non-fiction. We will continue to practise our phonics for reading and writing as well as developing our communication and language through Talk Time, news sharing and Helicopter Stories.

 

Maths – We will continue to learn through a mastery approach by using Number Blocks to help us understand concepts of number. Nursery will be learning about positioning and size and will be developing their number skills through counting. Reception will deepen their understanding of number by counting to 20 as well as exploring 2D and 3D shapes, patterns and spatial awareness.

 

Topic - Our Learning Challenge for this half term is ‘What would you find on the farm?’ We will be finding out all about the farm and what we might find there. We will be having fun experimenting in some STEM activities as well as exploring science activities by finding out about wind. We will be painting pictures of farm animals and making pictures out of wool and will be exploring a range of materials. Reception will also be enjoying finding out about dinosaurs in preparation for our visit to see Dippy in Rochdale.

 

We are hoping to set a date for some Stay and Play sessions so that families can come and join us in our learning. Keep an eye out for more information.

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