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
This term, our Learning Challenge is What Makes a Sound?
We will be learning about the sounds around us, the different sounds instrument’s make and listening to a range of music.
Our key text this term is Farmyard Hullaballoo by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz which is all about poems. We will be using these poems as well as The Sound Collector poem and other sources to help us develop our listening and attention and understanding skills. We will use these texts to help us with our drawings and writing too.
In Phonics we will be starting Phase 2. The children will learn to say, read and write pure sounds and in Letters and Sounds we are looking at rhyming words and Alliteration, using lots of games and activities.
In Book-share the children take home a library book of their own choosing. Please read these books with your child at home and sign their Reading Record book. Remember these must be signed before a book is changed.
In Maths we will be looking at 2D shapes, shapes in the environment and how we can use shapes in our pictures to represent objects, items or people. We will continue with our daily counting and look at patterns and how to recreate them and make our own.
We will be having fun through our learning in lots of different ways this term, exploring sounds around us and making instruments. Other activities and celebrations include Science, Design and Technology, Gymnastics in P.E and Chinese New Year. We continue to build up our finger strength by having daily Dough Disco sessions and we are learning all about our health and self-care brushing our teeth every day!
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!
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.
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.
- www.youtube/com - search tricky word songs, Geraldine the giraffe, Alphablocks