Welcome to Nursery and Preschool
Spring 2 2018
Welcome to the Nursery and Preschool class page!
Our topic this half term is farms. Children will be completing a range of activities linked to this topic. They will be learning about farm animals, retelling stories about the farm, making fantastic pictures and singing songs about animals that live on a farm such as "Old McDonald had a farm" and "5 little ducks went swimming one day."
As the weather is now hopefully improving, we will be involving the children in helping to develop our outdoor area, with a focus this half term on digging, planting, growing and caring for plants and animals.
The books we will be learning about this half term are;
Farmer Duck in weeks 1 and 2.
Rosie's Walk in weeks 3 and 4.
The Pig in the Pond in weeks 5 and 6.
If you would like to look at these books at home with your children, copies should be available at the local library or the stories can be found online. We will continue to send out the language and knowledge organisers before we start a new book so you can talk about the books with your child at home, which will support their learning in school.
The nursery children will learn about the farm through stories, songs, action rhymes and language games. They will develop key skills such as turn taking, sharing, listening and following instructions through time with their key workers. We will continue to develop their language skills by encouraging them to talk and providing lots of opportunties for them to share their learning.
This half term our preschool children are starting 'read, write inc' as an introduction to more formal phonics. Children will learn to recognise the letters, learn the corresponding sounds them move on to writing these sounds. We will send the sounds home once the children have learnt them so they can practice them at home.
We will continue to focus on number by providing opportunities for children to count and recognise numbers. We will also be learning about shapes, learning the shape names and their properties.
Our lending library starts this half term. Each week you are invited to spend some time with your child in the library at the start of the session, looking at books before choosing one to take home.
Miss Iqbal's group will visit the library on Tuesdays.
Mrs Maqsood's group will visit the library on Wednesdays.
Mrs Abdullah's group will visit the library on Thursdays.
Mrs Patel's group will visit the library on Fridays.
If this day is not convenient please speak to your child's key worker and we can rearrange.
Parents meeting will take place on the week beginning the 1st April 2019. We will send a letter out with more information nearer the time.
Thursday 7th March is World Book Day.
On Friday 29th March we will be raising money for the NSPCC. Children may come to school wearing green.
As always if you have any questions or concerns please speak to Mrs Leyland or your child's key person.
Mrs Leyland, Miss Iqbal, Mrs Maqsood, Mrs Patel, Mrs Abdullah
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