Welcome to Nursery and Preschool
Spring 1 2018
Welcome back to a new school term! We hope you enjoyed a restful Christmas break. Mrs Leyland is very excited to have joined the Nursery team along with Mrs Abdullah, who has joined the team as an additional key worker. We are really looking forward to working with you and your children.
Our topic this half term is colour. Children will be completing a range of activities where they can explore colour in different ways, learn colour names and investigate what happens if they mix colours together. To help with our learning, we will also be looking at 3 key books;
Elmer in weeks 1 and 2.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear in weeks 3 and 4.
The Rainbow Fish 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. It is really beneficial when stories are shared and talked about at home.
We are excited to be welcoming some new Nursery children to our class. We will be helping them to settle in by supporting them with the routines and activities in the classroom. They will have a lot of opportunities to explore colour and learn the colour names. The Nursery children will be encouraged to do good sitting, looking and listening for our daily stories, as well as getting lots of opportunities to learn and sing Nursery and Number Rhymes.
Our preschool children will continue learning phase 1 phonics, developing the skills of counting syllables and identifying rhyme and alliteration in words. When ready, they will begin to learn some of the letter sounds, listening for them in words and beginning to identify them. The children going to school in September will also start learning to write their names this term, trying to form letters correctly. They will complete lots of 'funky fingers' activities to help them develop strong hands for writing.
We will continue to focus on number in a range of ways including opportunities to count and recognise numbers. We will also be learning about shapes, learning the shape names and their properties.
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
Click here for more information.