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
Our topics this term will be 'Celebrating', 'Gathering' and Growing'. We will also look at other cultures and learn how the Chinese people celebrate their New Year.
Our Foundation Stage Easter Bonnet Parade will take place on Thursday 23rd April. All parents are very welcome to attend.
PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELPMENT
Children will be encouraged to develop their social skills such as sharing, taking turns and listening to each other. They will learn about the importance of following class and school rules. We will talk about good manners and encourage children to make friends. We would be grateful if you would support us, by giving children opportunities to play with other children outside of school, as this will also help them develop these skills.
UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
Our topics this term are 'Food' and 'Growing and Life cycles'. Children will learn about a balanced diet and will have opportunities to make sandwiches, fruit salads and biscuits. All parents are invited to our Foundation Stage International Food Afternoon on Tuesday 25th February. Children will also grow plants and watch real caterpillars change into butterflies.
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE
The 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.
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 take home library books twice a week on Monday and Thursday. We would welcome your help in sharing those books with your children and sending them back regularly to be changed.
Our focus in writing for this term will be tracing and writing names. Please encourage your children to hold their pencils in a comfortable tripod grip.
Children will listen to various sounds in the environment and use their voices in a variety of ways. They will experiment with musical instruments and will be able to sing using a microphone. Children will have the opportunity to listen to pre-recorded stories and songs at the listening station. We will also introduce children to various sounds in the alphabet.
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, sticking, kneading, drawing and painting.
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 learn to recognise numbers 0 - 10. Activities will include matching, sorting, sequencing and pattern making. We will teach the children to count to 15 and match objects to numerals, using one to one correspondence. Children will revise the 2D shapes learnt so far and we will introduce the pentagon and hexagon shapes.
Expressive Art and Design
Children will be able to explore different art and materials. They will paint, print, use modelling material and make collage. Children will have opportunities to dress up and role play in our ever changing home corner. They will sing familiar and new songs and play musical instruments. Children have also weekly drama sessions with a specialist teacher.
We would ask your help in sending some egg boxes, yogurt pots, cardboard kitchen rolls or other small items suitable for box modelling.
Children learnt how Chinese people celebrate their New Year and how the years got their names from. The year 2020 is the Year of the Rat.
Children enjoyed taking part in the Dragon dance.
Tuesday Tuesday 28th January - Chinese Dragon Dance
Tuesday Tuesday 4th February – Pizza Express Visit
Special a Children will visit Pizza Express in Abberville Road and will be able to make their own pizzas.
Tuesday Thursday 13th February – St. Valentine's Disco
Children Own clothes will be allowed on this day.
Tuesday Tuesday 25th February – International Food Afternoon
Children More details will follow.
Tuesday Tuesday 10th March – Rainbow Day
Children Children will be able to wear colourful clothes on this occasion.
Wednea Thursday 23rd April (after Easter break) – FS Easter Bonnet Parade
More details will follow.