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

Autumn 1

Welcome to Nursery! We hope everyone is settling in well. We are excited to be working with you and your child.

This term, our Learning Challenge is 'Who Lives in my House?' We will be finding out all about ourselves, our families and our daily lives. We will learn about how we are similar and different to each other.

Our key text this term is Do You Want to be my Friend? by Eric Carle. We will be using this text and other stories to help us explore our Learning Challenge.

We will be listening and to and enjoying lots of stories about ourselves, beginning our phonics with phase 1 and enjoying maths with singing and counting games.

We will also be learning the rules and routines of our classroom, starting our PE lessons, creating self portraits and will have lots of fun exploring the outside area.

 

Things to remember

  • Please remember to bring in a pair of inside shoes for your child to use (pumps).
  • Please name all your child's clothing. We are having a few mixups trying to identify jumpers and cardigans.
  • If you would like, please bring in a named pair of wellington boots for your child to use in school.
  • Any donations of spare clothes and underwear will be greatefully received!

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 guided work is practical and there is lots of photographic evidence of the activities in the children’s books.

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

 

  Useful Websites:

General

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/what-to-expect-when-1.pdf  - Here you can download a parent friendly version of the aims and objectives that we assess the children against in the foundation stage. 

 

Maths

English/Phonics