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Nursery 2019/2020

Welcome to Nursery!

We are the Robins class

In our class we work with Mrs Eastwood and Miss Dolan

Mrs Naughton works with us on a Monday

Welcome to Summer term 2. 
We hope you are all keeping safe at home and having lots of fun in the sunshine. 
We all miss seeing you at school and look forward to your return. We are continuing with our learning at home and there are suggested activities and resources on the website in the ‘Learning Packs’ section.  
There are lots of great home learning resources online. Twinkl is one of them and many of our learning resources came from there. EYFS Home (linked below) has lots of fun ideas too, as well as advice on working with Early Years children at home. To find ideas for new things you can try visit Hungry Little Minds.
Our Learning Challenge this half term is - What can I do with water? We will be investigating water and finding out lots about it, including where it comes from, where do puddles go, how it can change and the animals that live in water.
Our key texts are The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. We will be looking at other fiction and non-fiction texts too, to explore water. We will be doing lots of communication and language by talking and listening to one another and our phonics will be to say, read and write pure sounds as well as singing lots of rhymes and songs.
In Maths we will be looking at Shape, Space and Measures, talking about the shape of everyday objects, using the language of size, exploring length, height, distance and capacity. We will continue with our daily counting, looking at numbers in the environment and begin to realise that not only objects but anything can be counted.
In Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design and Physical Development we will be trying out lots of investigations, creating pictures and artwork and developing our fine and gross motor skills through a range of activities. For Personal, Social and Emotional Development we will be doing lots of thinking about developing our self confidence and how we build and make relationships with others. 


Remember – the most important thing is make sure children are happy and safe. Have fun reading a story, painting a picture, making a den, baking or joining in with their play.


We look forward to seeing you all when school re-opens.

Our Curriculum

In the Nursery our curriculum is based on ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage’ (EYFS).


There are 7 areas of learning – 3 prime areas (Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development) and 4 specific areas (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design).


At Moorhouse, the 4 themes of the EYFS underpin all our planning, practice and provision - A Unique Child, Positive Relationships and Enabling Environments, which together equal Learning and Development.


We also plan for, observe and assess the way in which your child approaches learning. This is done through the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’ and we report on this at the end of the Reception year.         


The 3 characteristics are Playing and Exploring, Active Learning and Creating and Thinking Critically.

Children participate in daily Literacy, Maths and Phonics sessions. These sessions are interactive, multi-sensory and adapted to different learning styles.


Our Literacy sessions are based around a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Shared reading and writing is modelled and children also have the opportunity to compare texts/videos/web-based writing.


Our Maths sessions are often energetic and collaborative. We sing lots of songs and use lots of different resources to aid learning. The majority of our work is practical with photographic evidence of the activities in the children’s Learning Journeys.


For our Phonics sessions we use a scheme called 'Letters and Sounds'. Nursery cover phases 1 and 2 of a 6 phase scheme of work.


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