Special events this term:
Class Teachers: Mrs Piotrowska and Mrs Pechnig
Early Years Educator: Ms Ewelina
Lunchtime cover: Mrs Mendelssohn
Please send in pictures of your children being baptised to help them understand and talk about their own Baptism
Please remember our 'Tea with Teacher' drop in session on Wednesday 7th November between 2-3 pm.
Educational programme for Autumn based on the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum
Children will learn how to make the Sign of the Cross and prayers for the beginning and end of the day. Our topics for this term are: 'MYSELF', 'WELCOME'AND 'BIRTHDAYS'.
We would appreciate if you could send in pictures of your children being baptised.
Communication and Language
We will be encouraging the children to listen to others and providing opportunities for them to talk individually, in small groups and whole school situations. Children will read and discuss a wide variety of traditional and modern stories, nursery rhymes and poems.They will act out stories and play games during weekly drama sessions. Please continue to read the library books with your children at home. We will play various phonic games and learn more sounds.
Children will be shown how to use their pencil in a tripod grip. They will start to learn to recognise and copy their name.
Children will learn to recognise and write numbers 0-5. Activities will include matching, sorting, sequencing and pattern making. We will teach the children to count to 10 and match objects to numerals, using one to one correspondence.
Children will be introduced to some 2D shapes.
Understanding the World
Our topic for this half term is 'OURSELVES, PEOPLE WHO HELP US and AUTUMN'. We will talk about physical characteristics of the children and their bodies. Children will learn about their families friends and pets and they are also encouraged to learn about the weather and the Autumn season.
We will look at animal patterns, their habitats and life in cold places.
Expressive Arts and Design
Children will explore different art media and materials. They will paint, print, use modelling materials and make collage. Children will learn new songs and play musical instruments. They also have weekly drama sessions with a specialist teacher.
Children will continue to regularly use the outdoor play area to develop their gross motor skills.In PE we will concentrate on 'Movement and Games'. We will also provide a range of activities to improve their fine motor skills such as cutting, kneading, drawing and painting.
Nursery Special Events
Wednesday 26th September - Welcome Party
(Donation of party food and drinks welcome)
Wednesday 3rd October - Orange Day
(Special activities will reinforce the colour orange)
Wednesday 17th October - Teddy Bear's Picnic
(Children will need their favourite soft toy to join them for a picnic)
Wednesday 7th November - Tea with Your Teacher
(Drop in session between 2.00 - 3.00 pm in the nursery to talk to the teacher, look at children's books/work and discuss any other queries you may have.)
Wednesday 7th November - Fancy Dress Day
(Children will be able to wear a costume of their own choice on that special day)
Monday 12th November-Fire Brigade visiting St Mary's Primary School
(Children will get an opportunity to see a fire engine and talk to firefighters from the London Fire Brigade.)
Wednesday 21st November - Cinema Day
(Children will be able to watch the DVD 'The Snowman'. Special attractions will include 'cinema atmosphere', tickets and popcorn)
Wednesday 12th December - Foundation Stage Nativity play
more information to follow
Wednesday 18th December - Christmas Party (own clothes)
(We will be grateful for donations of party food and drinks)