Nursery Diary

Friday 12th – Thursday 18th January

In literacy this week we will be reading traditional and favourite tales. We have chosen this focus as we have noticed lots of children choosing to dress up in robes and make crowns, as well as showing an interest in reading traditional tales. The children will be encouraged to re-enact these stories in their play, using props and taking on the roles of the characters.
Our maths focus will be on sorting. We will be exploring a range of shapes and objects that we can collect, sort and be creative with. This is an important stage in understanding shape.
In Health and Wellbeing, we will be thinking about friendship, caring, sharing, fairness and equality as we welcome our new friends in to nursery. We will do this through discussion as we play.

Our Social Studies focus will be on making choices in our play. We will be supporting each other in choosing where we work, how we work and who we work with across the nursery. this is important for encouraging independent working and thinking, as well as developing social skills and enquiry learning.
*Maintenance work on our ceilings is ongoing for the time being. Thank you for your continued support and understanding and please continue to bear with us!

Nursery Diary

Friday 17th – Thursday 23rd November

In literacy this week we will be continuing to focus on mark-making opportunities across the nursery. We will be using a range of materials to make marks and talking about what our marks mean or represent.

Our Maths focus continues to be on exploring the routines and events in our world and exploring clocks and calendars, linking to seasonal change and darker nights.

In Health and Wellbeing, we will be continuing to focus on friendship, caring, sharing and showing respect for ourselves and others. We will be encouraging good manners and positive interactions. We will be talking about how to solve disagreements with our friends.

In Science we will be spending time exploring the sky and space. We will be looking at the sun, moon and stars and linking this to the seasons and darker nights.

 

Nursery Diary

Friday 3rd – Thursday 9th November

In literacy this week we will be continuing to familiarise ourselves with our new approach to ‘word of the week’ through stories. We will have activities throughout the nursery linked to our words ‘scrub’ and ‘squirt’. These are taken from ‘Tigers Love to Say Goodnight’. We will be exploring this story and the language used in it.

Our Maths focus will continue to be on the concept of number. We will be trying to recognise numbers and use them in conversation through play, as well as counting and ordering them.

In Health and Wellbeing, we will be continuing to focus on encouraging the children to make choices using our choice boards and throughout the different play spaces available to them.

The children have been very interested in fireworks – even more so now that most have them have seen/hear fireworks. We will continue to explore this theme, linking it to darker nights and seasonal change.

 

Nursery Diary

Friday 27th October – Thursday 2nd November

In literacy this week we will be starting our new approach to ‘word of the week’ through stories. We will have activities throughout the nursery linked to our words ‘swirl’ and ‘chatter’. These are taken from ‘Tigers Love to Say Goodnight’. We will be exploring this story and the language used in it.

Our Maths focus this week be on the concept of number. We will be trying to recognise numbers and use them in conversation through play, as well as counting and ordering them.

In Health and Wellbeing, we will be focusing on encouraging the children to make choices using our choice boards and throughout the different play spaces available to them.

With Halloween and Bonfire Night both coming up this week, there will be lots of different art and play experiences available linked to these festivals.

Our Parents’ Group Coffee Morning is this Friday at 10.30am. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Nursery Diary

Friday 6th – Thursday 12th October

In Literacy we will be continuing our focus on talking and listening. We will be supporting the children to know when to talk and when to listen, as well as paying attention to volume of voice. We will be encouraging the children to share news, thoughts and ideas. We will explore the importance of using words to communicate during our play.

Our Maths focus will continue to be on recognising and exploring domino patterns through our play and nursery routines. Dot patterns are present at tooth brushing, on snack chairs, on toilet doors and throughout the nursery spaces. Can you ‘spot’ them?

In Health and Wellbeing, have decided to spend another week looking at health and hygiene. This is particularly important as we approach winter with all of the bugs that it tends to bring. We will be talking about when and how to wash our hands, and we will also be brushing our teeth together in groups.

We have been exploring the weather by recording the weather each day and checking our rain gauge to see how much rain has been collected. We have been exploring seasonal change and will continue to do so this week.

Nursery Diary

Friday 29th September – Thursday 5th October

In Literacy we will be focusing on talking and listening. We will be supporting the children to know when to talk and when to listen, as well as paying attention to volume of voice. We will be encouraging the children to share news, thoughts and ideas. We will explore the importance of using words to communicate during our play.

Our Maths focus this week be on recognising and exploring domino patterns through our play and nursery routines. Recognising dot patterns is part of the SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) approach, and supports children in their early understanding of number.

In Health and Wellbeing, we will be continuing to look at health and hygiene. We will be talking about when and how to wash our hands, and we will also be brushing our teeth together in groups. If you do not wish your child to take part in tooth brushing, please let us know.

Our wider focus this week will be on weather. We will be discussing and recording the weather, looking at weather forecasts and linking this to the seasons.

 

Nursery Diary

Friday 22nd – Thursday 28th September

In Literacy we will be continuing our focus on vocabulary. Our Word of the Week is ‘clean’ and we will be using this word in all areas of the nursery. We are trying to establish good hygiene routines with the children. We will also be exploring specific words from the story book ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell. The words we will be exploring are ‘silent’ and ‘brave’.

Our Maths focus this week will continue to be on exploring the concepts of size and amount through our play experiences. We will explore capacity and measurement, as well as linking this to numbers.

In Health and Wellbeing, we will continuing to look at health and hygiene. We will be talking about when and how to wash our hands, and we will also be continuing our tooth brushing programme. If you do not wish your child to take part in tooth brushing, please let us know.

Our wider focus this week will be on Harvest, and we will be learning a harvest song to sing at the whole school assembly on Friday. We will be reading ‘The Little Red Hen’ and learning about the different evidence that can help us to learn about the world around us.
*Thank you for your logo competition entries. Mrs MacGregor is not in school this week but will be judging them on her return.

Nursery Diary

Friday 15th – Thursday 21st September

In Literacy we will be continuing our focus on vocabulary. Our Word of the Week is ‘friends’ and we will be using this word in all areas of the nursery. We will also be exploring specific words from the story book ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell. The words we will be exploring are ‘silent’ and ‘brave’.

Our Maths focus this week will continue to be on exploring the concepts of size and amount through our play experiences. We will explore capacity and measurement, as well as linking this to numbers.

In Health and Wellbeing, we will be looking at health and hygiene. We will be talking about when and how to wash our hands, and we will also be starting our tooth brushing programme. If you do not wish your child to take part in tooth brushing, please let us know.

Our wider focus this week will be on science and exploring forces. There will be lots of ramps and exploration of the forces of push and pull.

 

*We have had some fantastic entries to our logo competition – please keep them coming!