Hello and Welcome to Nursery Class!
What a wonderful start to the Spring Term we have had, from exploring the ice and the snow, starting YogaBugs, to making and selling Valentine's Day decorations where we managed to raise over £50 for some new musical instruments. A very big thank you from all of the Nursery Team for your continued support!
After Half Term our focus before the Easter break will be on raising attainment in Phonics through group work, games and activities. The expectation for Nursery students is to work through Phase One of Letters and Sounds, before formal phonics training begins in Reception Class. If you would like to read more on your child's expectation for phonics, copy and paste the link below, (pg. 8 - 47), or come and ask Miss Khan any questions you may have.
This year we will be visiting the Library on a Wednesday. Children take home a library book every week. Please bring book bags at least every Wednesday so that we can give your child a new book. We will also be giving you the work the children have completed that week via their book bags.
This year we will be doing PE on a Monday and YOGA on a Friday. Whilst Nursery students so not require a separate PE kit, please consider what the children are wearing as we will be playing games and learning skills that will require the children to move freely and comfortably.
In Nursery Class we sing frequently, both familiar Nursery Rhymes, and learning new songs! We encourage you to sing with your child at home, as singing is important in helping children develop their language and communication. It will also develop their listening skills and get them ready for Phonics.
Many thanks from the Nursery Team,
Class Teacher: Sophie Khan
Nursery Nurse: Dilek Bulbul
Teaching Assistant: Shanika Gordon
Talk4Writing is a scheme pioneered by Pie Corbett to help raise attainment in Primary and Secondary students with regards to their story telling, and laterally their creative writing.
In EYFS, children begin to learn the actions to stories that they listen to. They are encouraged to follow a story map of the story we're looking at, and will quite often begin to attempt their own story maps.
This Half Term (Jan-February 2019) we chose Dear Zoo as our Talk4Writing text. The children have been busy learning the story, using their Story Maps as prompts to retell the story independently, and learning the actions based on Makaton to help give the children a deeper, longer lasting impression of how to tell the story! See some of the hard working we have been up to in the photos below.
If you would like to find out more about Talk4Writing, please see the link below: