Welcome to the Nursery
Nursery staff members:
Teachers: Mrs Piotrowska (who works on Mondays and Tuesdays) and Mrs Pechnig (Tuesdays to Fridays)
Teaching assistants: Ms Deans and Miss Tirah.
The lunchtime cover is provided by Mrs Mendelssohn and
Please check this page regularly for important dates, resources and pictures of children learning and playing in the Nursery.
Educational Programme for this term
We will be teaching the children 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 like to ask for your help in sending some photographs of your children, families and pets to encourage children to talk about themselves. We would also appreciate photographs from their Baptism to aid their understanding of our Welcome topic.
UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
Our topics this term are: OURSELVES, AUTUMN, HARVEST, PEOPLE WHO HELP US
We will talk about physical characteristics of the children, their families, friends and pets. Children will observe the weather and how it changes. We will learn about Autumn and Harvest and go on exploratory walks around the school. If you have any photographs or resources relating to these topics we would be very grateful for your help.
After the half-term, we will invite various professionals to come and talk to the children about their work and demonstrate it if possible.
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE
We will be encouraging the children to listen to others and providing for them opportunities to talk individually, in small groups and whole class situations. We will encourage them to use language to recreate roles and experiences in our role play areas. Children will be read a wide variety of traditional stories, poems and nursery rhymes. They have weekly drama/yoga lessons to help them express themselves in various ways.
Children take library books home on Mondays and Thursdays. Please read and discuss these books with your children.
Sidney Bear visits children's homes.
A child will be chosen every day to take our mascot - Sidney Bear home for one night. Can you please use a page in the accompanying book to tell us what the bear did at your home (for example: a drawing, photograph)
Children will be shown how to use their pencil in a tripod grip. They are starting to learn how to trace and write their names. Please encourage mark making at home, encouraging children to hold their pencil in a proper grip.
Children will have a weekly PE lesson with focus on movement in a range of ways. They will also take part in a number of activities to improve their fine motor skills including cutting, threading, kneading and using large and small tools.
Children will have a weekly music session with the school's specialist music teacher. They will also participate in hymn practices and liturgies.
Children will be learning numbers to 5 and counting to 10. They will be learning the basic 2D shapes: circle, triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon and star. Children will measure length and weight using standard and non-standard measures. They will also be introduced to money to enable them to do some pretend shopping.
Tuesday Tuesday 24th September - Welcome party
DDaA Donations of party food and drinks welcome.
Tuesday Tuesday 8th October – Orange Day
Special a Activities will reinforce the colour orange
Tuesday Tuesday 15th October – Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Children Children will need to bring their favourite soft toy to join them for a picnic.
Tuesday Tuesday 12th November – Fancy Dress Day
Children Children will be able to wear a costume of their own choice on that special day.
Tuesday Tuesday 26th November – Cinema Day
Children Children will be able to watch the DVD ‘The Snowman’.
Special a Special attractions will include ‘cinema atmosphere’, tickets and popcorn.
Wednea Weddnesday 11th December – FS Nativity play
We wi Some more information to follow.
Tuesday Tuesday 17th December – Christmas Party (own clothes day)
We will We will be grateful for donations of party food and drinks.