A very warm welcome to the twelve new children who joined our Nursery this term. Please make sure your child is wearing sun lotion and has fresh water every day in this hot weather.
Class Teachers: Mrs Piotrowska and Mrs Pechnig
Teaching Assistants: Ms Ewelina and Ms Deans
Lunchtime cover: Mrs Mendelssohn and Mrs Cooling
Educational programme for Summer1 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: 'Good News','Friends' and 'Our World' - The role of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Father Richard came to visit us
Communication and Language
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 comfortable tripod grip. They will continue to learn how to trace and write their names. Older children should start copying familiar words soon.
Children will learn to recognise and write numbers 0-10. Activities will include matching, sorting, sequencing and pattern making. We will teach the children to count to 20 and match objects to numerals, using one to one correspondence.
Children will revise the 2D shapes they have learnt so far and we will also introduce some 3D shapes.
Understanding the World
Our topic for this half term is 'Animals' and 'Water'. Children will learn about farm animals, pets, animals in the wild, sea life and minibeasts.
We are continuing to learn about life cycles of beans, hens and butterflies. Children will watch life caterpillars grow and change into butterflies.
We will also look animal patterns, their habitats and mothers and babies.
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.
We would ask your help in sending some cereal packets, egg boxes, yogurt pots or other suitable materials for modelling.
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 9th May- Fancy Dress Day- (own costumes allowed)
Wednesday 16th May- Teddy Bears' Picnic- please bring your favourite soft toy to school to join us for a picnic
Friday 18th May- Horniman Museum and Gardens trip
Wednesday 13th June - Blue Day
Wednesday 20th June - Beach Day
Wednesday 4th July - Pirate Day
Wednesday 18th July - End of Year Party