Sorry we couldn't play today! The snow didn't stop Mrs Kelshaw and Mrs Pett from having fun!! See you all tomorrow.
First we would like to say a big "Welcome back" to all our children and to our new starters! We are very excited to welcome you into our school family and are looking forward to sharing special times with you all.
This half term we shall be focusing on 'Growing.' The story of Jack and the Beanstalk shall help us to explore how a seed grows. We shall be planting and observing how things grow and will be making comparisons between plants and animals (ourselves!!).
We shall also be looking at mini-beast and being bug detectives. This focus will see us use information texts to find out about insects. The story 'What the Ladybird Heard' will lead us onto our 'Farmyard' topic.
Over the next few weeks we shall be looking at Farmyard Animals as part of our growing work. We shall be visiting Farmer Teds in Formby for our Summer trip on Thursday 3rd May. Letters shall follow. This experience shall allow the children the opportunity to meet and feed the animals and find out about life on the farmyard.
We are looking at the theme of 'Pentecost' in our 'Come and See' work. We shall be understanding the importance of 'Good News' and how Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to allow us to live on. Our own good news shall be a focus this term and parents shall be receiving something special in the post!!
This term phonic homework shall be sent home to encourage phonic development. There will be information to explain what to do. If in doubt please ask a member of staff.
These topics will act as vehicle to drive learning through the curriculum. In addition to this we will be ensuring that the children's own interest are followed and planned for in order to make learning purposeful and exciting for individuals.
The EYFS Curriculum is a play based curriculum which provides rich and creative learning opportunities for all children. Initially there is a focus on the 'Prime' areas of learning and development (Communication, and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development) to ensure that children are given a strong and sturdy starting point. This is followed by 'Specific' areas of learning and development (Literacy, mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and design).
Nursery children shall also be starting to learn phonics (sounds) as part of our focus on early reading. We will be experimenting with environmental sounds and singing lots of songs and rhymes.
We do hope that your child enjoys their experience with us, and are more than willing to listen to any suggestions or ideas that you have for promoting learning.
Thank you for your ongoing support
The Nursery Team