Nursery Diary

Friday 4th – Friday 11th November

In Literacy, both classes will be focusing on Rhyme for World Nursery Rhyme Week this week. We will be reading rhyming stories, poems and songs as well as looking at traditional nursery rhymes.

In SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) we will be focusing on counting within 10, forwards and backwards,starting and stopping at different points.

Both classes will be continuing to look at time in maths, linking daily events in our lives and seasonal changes to the changing of the clocks. Some children in the North Nursery have been interested in weighing, so they will continue to have opportunities to investigate this through play.

Our Health and Wellbeing focus across the nursery will be on understanding positive aspects of friendship, and knowing who they can go to for help or support. We will be starting a talking and thinking floorbook for this to encourage children to share their thoughts and ideas.

Our Science focus is on exploring the sky, identifying the sun, moon and stars and linking this to our time focus in maths. We will be exploring non-fiction texts and discussing our findings.

Nursery Diary

Friday 28th October – Friday 4th November

In Literacy, both classes will be focusing on Rhyme, leading up to World Nursery Rhyme Week from 7th-11th November. We will be reading rhyming stories, poems and songs as well as looking at traditional nursery rhymes.

In SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) we will be focusing on counting within 10, starting and stopping at different points.
Both classes will be beginning to look at time in maths, linking daily events in our lives and seasonal changes to the changing of the clocks. Some children in the North Nursery have been interested in weighing, so they will have opportunities to investigate this through play.

Our Health and Wellbeing focus across the nursery will be on understanding positive aspects of friendship, and knowing who they can go to for help or support. We will look at this through a Circle Time meeting with our key group.

On Tuesday, Neil from Rugby Tots is coming to give us a taster session in the gym hall. Look out for more about this in your child’s Learning Journal.

Our Science focus is on exploring the sky, identofying the sun, moon and starts and linking this to our time focus in maths.

* Our first Parents’ Group meeting will take place this Friday morning in the Parents’ Room at 9am. All welcome!

Nursery Diary

Friday 23rd – Friday 30th September

In Literacy, both classes will be continuing to look at non-fiction texts and media clips, using them to learn about Harvest. They will be encouraged to share what they have learned with others.

In SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) we will be focusing on representing numbers up to 5 with our fingers.
The North class will be beginning to look at shape in maths, naming 2D and 3D shapes and using them in play opportunities.
In the South class, we will be exploring measurement using scales, rules and metre sticks. We will link this to preparation of snack and harvest.

Our Health and Wellbeing focus across the nursery will be on learning where food comes from as we talk and learn about Harvest Time. On Friday, we will join the whole school Harvest Assembly and sing our Harvest song ‘Big Red Combine Harvester’.

Our Social Studies focus is using different types of evidence (media, books, discussion, small wordl play) to find out about the world around us.

* We are accepting donations for the North West Edinburgh Food Bank. Please leave these in the box at the front entrance. Thank you!
*Our MacMillan Coffee morning is on FRIDAY MORNING!

Nursery Diary

Friday 16th – Thursday 22nd September

In Literacy, both classes will be looking at non-fiction texts and media clips, using them to learn about Harvest. They will be encouraged to share what they have learned with others.

In SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) we will be focusing on counting backwards, starting at different points.
The North class will be continuing to focus on pattern by encouraging the children to complete patterns or make their own, beginning to look at the shapes within patterns.
In the South class, the children have enjoyed exploring 2D and 3D shapes and will continue with this in the coming week.

We are delighted to see our new children now nicely settled in to nursery life. To support with rules and routines, we will be encouraging our older children to act as role models, demonstrating routines for snack, handwashing, changing to go outside etc.

*Remember: Monday is a school holiday
*You are invited to stay and play on THURSDAY for any hour of the day.

Nursery Diary

Friday 9th September – Thursday 15th September

Following on from our focus on role play and familiar stories, we will now be encouraging the children to create their own stories through discussion, drama, role play and writing experiences.

In SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) we will be continuing to explore counting forwards and backwards and recognising some numbers.
The North class will be extending their focus on pattern by encouraging the children to complete patterns or make their own.
In the South class, there has been a lot of sorting and matching of shapes, and we will now investigate the names of some 2D and 3D shapes through play.

As our new families continue to settle in, our Health and Wellbeing/RME focus will be on building positive relationships, knowing what is fair/unfair and enjoying being part of the nursery community.

*Can you help to remove our sandpit before the playground is resurfaced? Can you lend us a wheelbarrow? Please let us know!

Nursery Diary

Friday 2nd September – Thursday 8th September

We have spent the first week or so in nursery allowing the children to settle in and explore. We have been closely observing their play and their interests. We have used our observations to inform where will take the learning next.

In Literacy this week, we will be continuing to explore familiar stories and retelling them using drama/role play and puppets/small world settings.

In SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) we will be continuing to explore counting forwards and backwards and recognising some numbers.
In response to the interests of the children, the North class will explore the concept of pattern, and the South will continue to look at sorting and matching objects and shapes.

As our new families settle in, our Health and Wellbeing/RME focus will be on building positive relationships, knowing what is fair/unfair and enjoying being part of the nursery community.

*Look out for our letter about the MacMillan Coffee Morning letter in you child’s letter pocket
*Remember: Tempest will be taking individual/sibling photos on WEDNESDAY

Welcome Back!

Friday 26th August – Thursday 1st September

We have spent the first week or so in nursery allowing the children to settle in and explore. We have been closely observing their play and their interests. We have used our observations to inform where will take the learning next.

In Literacy this week, we will be exploring familiar stories and retelling them using drama/role play and puppets/small world settings.

In SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) we will be exploring counting forwards and backwards and recognising some numbers.
In response to the interests of the children, the North class will explore the concept of measurement, and the South will look at sorting and matching objects and shapes.

As our new families settle in, our Health and Wellbeing Focus will be on building positive relationships and enjoying being part of the nursery community.

Following our visit to Hopetoun, there has been a lot of interest in bugs and beasties! We will be continuing to explore these in the garden and the playroom, as well as investigating parts of plants and their features.