Nursery Sale - 15th & 16th March
I hope you have all had a happy and enjoyable holiday. The children seem happy to be back in school and have enjoyed sharing their experiences of the holidays.
As you will be aware we were awarded £2000 from the Tesco ‘bags of help’ scheme to spend on our Nursery garden. We are still waiting for this money to come through but hopefully we will be able to start making some changes this term. Initial we are keen to get a mud kitchen built, if anyone knows anyone who could help with this please speak to the Nursery staff. After this we are keen to develop a wild area with the children, any help with this would also be appreciated.
The staff structure has changed slightly in Nursery this term. Miss Horton will no longer be working with us and Miss Gurney and Miss Langley will be talking over running the lunch club. Also on a Friday Miss Langley will now be working in the main school and we will be joined by Mrs Pearmain instead. The children have meet Mrs Pearmain on number of occasions and she is familiar with the children as she has covered in Nursery on a number of occasions. We also have a student, Miss Lay working with us for the term on a Thursday and Friday.
This half term we are starting work on a new topic about ‘People Who Help Us’. The children will be focusing on the emergency services initially and then we will see where their interests are, people who help at home, in school etc. We have turned our outside role play area into a fire station. If you feel you can offer anything to support our topic please let us know, such as resources or chats/visits for the children.
Focused literacy activities will be around pre writing skills, with some children looking at name writing and letter formation. We will also be starting to talk about initial sounds of words and objects. Within mathematics we will look at the number system to 10, identifying and ordering numbers and accurate counting of amounts. We will talk about size and length of objects and encourage related language through play.
Cooking money for the half term will be £2.50 or 50p weekly.
Thank you for your help and support and we hope you can make it next Wednesday 10th January for our open morning 10.45 – 11.45.
The Nursery Team
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All the children have now completed their stay and play sessions and I am pleased to say are settling into Nursery well. We have had another positive start to the year and I thank all the parents for their support.
This half term our topic is ‘Ourselves’. The main focus this half term is around Personal, Social and Emotional development, settling the children into Nursery, developing their self esteem and independence. All areas of the curriculum will still be covered. In Literacy the children will be looking at recognising their names and developing their speaking and listening skills, in Mathematics the children will be sorting and recognising shapes in the environment around them. The children will also be naming parts of their bodies and looking at how we grow and what we can do when. There will be opportunities to learn a variety of songs and dance to music during our weekly PE sessions. Each week we will have a weekly focus under the main focus, these may include my pets, my home, my family, celebrations, my likes/dislikes, my body, my senses, growing up, my favourite toys, my favourite foods, my nursery/environment and my friends. Themes have been included due to details given during home visits and may change through observations, reflecting the interests of the children. To inspire the children I will plan for themes, however, these may change due to the children’s interests.
To help us when we look at our families and growing up if you can send in some pictures of your child’s immediate family and some pictures of your child as a baby and/or toddler this would really be appreciated and aid learning. Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee the return of photographs.
Nursery’s Tadpoles Summer Term 2017
Nursery class have been looking after some tadpoles this term. We had to look after them each day. We put them in our fish tank and made sure they had some clean water. We put some plants in to give them oxygen so they could breath. We also had to feed them fish food. WE watched them grow and change slowly over the term and they finally changed into frogs. We were all very excited. We kept them in the tank for a few days and then decided it would be kind to release them into our school pond so they can grow even more.
EYFS Nursery Lunch Club
At Priors Wood we offer a Lunch Club for the Nursery children.
Lunch club is from 11:45- 13:00 and costs £3.50. Lunch is provided by the parents/carers.
Lunch club is a special time where the children will have a familiar home experience sitting together with friends and Early Years practitioners, sharing lunch together and gaining skills to support school readiness and independence. After lunch the children will have the opportunity to engage in free play outside in the learning garden and use the wide variety of resources that are provided.
If you are interested in booking your child in for lunch club please complete a form at the school office or ask the morning Nursery class teacher. We do ask that you give 24 hours notice for any bookings please, to guarantee a space. You can also email bookings and changes to existing bookings to firstname.lastname@example.org .