Nursery News Spring 1 week 2

It’s been another busy week in nursery! The children have been learning all about identifying rhyming words in the story of the ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson as part of their literacy learning and exploring seasonal change in their project learning time. Nursery have also started the ‘Brilliant Brushers’ programme this week to support them with brushing their teeth.

Next week, nursery will have a maths focus during their adult-directed learning using the story of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle.

Key vocabulary:

  • same
  • how many?
  • sort
  • total
  • number
  • amount
  • numeral
  • match
  • accurately
  • count

KEY INFORMATION

The ‘Favourite Five’ story for next week will be ‘There’s a Monster in Your Book’ by Tom Fletcher

Key Vocabulary to share with your child:

  • shake
  • tickle
  • blow
  • tilt
  • wiggle
  • spinning
  • dizzy
  • monster

Our focus song will be ‘Dr Foster’.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-doctor-foster-went-to-gloucester/zhkf6v4

 

 

SOS WINNERS

The Secrets of Success award this week for ‘Don’t Give Up’ and the winners have shown resilience and persistence to keep going when things get tricky. Well done to Hilton, Mandeeya, Logan and Thomas!

learning journey sharing

This week it was brown group’s turn to take their learning journeys home for sharing with their friends and family. Please remember to return on Monday.

key dates for spring term

  • Phonics ‘stay and learn’ sessions will run through the week beginning 22nd January – 26th January 2024
  • Term ends on Friday 9th February 2024

Reception News Spring 1, Week 2

It’s been another busy week in Reception. This week children have been enjoying learning about how people grow and change over time. Learners have been describing what they were like when they were younger and comparing themselves to older people to note the key differences. Thank you so much for your support in sending on your child’s baby photo! They were a lovely talking point for the children’s learning.

Next week, Reception will be focussing on human and physical features of the local environment and thinking about the community around their homes.

KEY INFORMATION

The ‘Favourite Five’ story for next week will be ‘There’s a Monster in Your Book’ by Tom Fletcher

Key Vocabulary to share with your child:

  • shake
  • tickle
  • blow
  • tilt
  • wiggle
  • spinning
  • dizzy
  • monster

Our focus song will be ‘Dr Foster’.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-doctor-foster-went-to-gloucester/zhkf6v4

SOS WINNERS

The Secrets of Success award this week for ‘Don’t Give Up’ and the winners this week have demonstrated how persistent they are in all that they do.

Well done to Elijah T, Brooke F, Samual A, Gigi A.

learning journey sharing

This week it was blue group’s turn to take their learning journeys home for sharing with their friends and family. Please remember to return on Monday.

key dates for spring term

  • Phonics ‘stay and learn’ sessions will run through the week beginning 22nd January – 26th January 2024
  • Term ends on Friday 9th February 2024

Spring1 Week 1

It’s been a great week back in nursery, the children have settled into the routines again brilliantly. Nursery learnt the story ‘Kind’ by Axel Scheffler with links to Personal, Social and Emotional Development as they represented their ideas about being kind through mark-making and role-play.

Next week, nursery will be exploring rhyming words in the story of the ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson as part of their literacy learning.

Vocabulary linked to adult-directed learning.

  • rhyming words/phrasing
  • stroll
  • terrible
  • frightfully
  • poisonous
  • feast
  • scrambled
  • scariest
  • astounding

KEY INFORMATION

The ‘Favourite Five’ story for next week will be ‘Oi Frog!’ by Kes Gray. 

 

Key Vocabulary to share with your child:

  • knobbly
  • uncomfortable
  • hare
  • mule
  • stool
  • gopher
  • iron
  • plough
  • stork
  • pillar
  • weasel
  • easel
  • newt
  • flute
  • gibbon

Our focus song will be ‘The Wheels on the Bus’.

SOS WINNERS

The Secrets of Success award this week for ‘Understand Others’ and the winners have shown that they can help others and understand when their friends are upset. Well done to Ivy-Leigh, Addison, Harry and Lottie-Rose!

learning journey sharing

This week it was blue group’s turn to take their learning journeys home for sharing with their friends and family. Please remember to return on Monday.

key dates for spring term

  • Phonics ‘stay and learn’ sessions will run through the week beginning 22nd January – 26th January 2024
  • Term ends on Friday 9th February 2024

Reception News, Autumn 2, Week 7

What a fabulous last week! Reception have enjoyed Christmas Crafting, making magic reindeer dust and designing Christmas cards to take home for Christmas.

KEY INFORMATION FOR the first week back

The ‘Favourite Five’ story for the fir4st week back will be ‘The Lion Inside’ by Rachel Bright and Jim Field. 

Key Vocabulary to share with your child:

  • shy
  • personality
  • misunderstood
  • anxious

Curriculum overview

Please click the link below to find next terms curriculum overview

Curiculum overview Reception Autumn 2 PDF

 

SOS WINNERS

The Secrets of Success award this week for ‘Improve’ and the winners have shown that they can use their imaginations. A huge well done to Natan, Prince, William & Lily-Mae.

key dates

  • Term Begins on Tuesday 9th January 2024
  • Phonics ‘stay and learn’ sessions will run through the week beginning 22nd January – 26th January 2024
  • Mathematics ‘stay and learn’ sessions will run on the week beginning 5th February- 9th February 2024
  • Term ends on Friday 9th February 2024

Nursery News Autumn 2 week 7

What a fabulous last week of the Autumn term! Nursery have enjoyed lot of Christmas Crafting; making magic reindeer dust and Christmas cards to take home for Christmas, they even had a visit from Father Christmas himself!

When they return after Christmas, Nursery will be learning the story ‘Kind’ by Axel Scheffler with links to Personal, Social and Emotional Development as the children will be thinking about acts of kindness.

Key vocabulary:

  • kind
  • happy
  • friend

KEY INFORMATION

The ‘Favourite Five’ story for the first week back will be ‘The Lion Inside’ by Rachel Bright and Jim Field. 

Key Vocabulary to share with your child:

  • lion
  • inside
  • sparkled
  • mighty
  • quietest
  • meekest
  • ignored
  • toothsome
  • impressed
  • cleverest
  • slumbering
  • forever

Our focus song will be ‘Miss Molly had a Dolly’.

SOS WINNERS

The Secrets of Success award this week for ‘Improve’ and the winners have shown that they can work hard to get better at their learning. Well done to Ivy and Charlie!

key dates for spring term

  • Term Begins on Tuesday 9th January 2024
  • Phonics ‘stay and learn’ sessions will run through the week beginning 22nd January – 26th January 2024
  • Term ends on Friday 9th February 2024

spring curriculum overview

Nursery News, Autumn 2 week 6

It’s been another busy week in nursery. The children worked really hard to learn the songs and dances for the nativity and were incredible as stars. Thank you to everyone who came and supported and for providing the costumes.

In their adult-directed time, nursery learnt the story ‘The Magic Sleigh’, thinking about ‘1 more’ and matching amounts of objects to numerals.

KEY INFORMATION FOR NEXT WEEK

The ‘Favourite Five’ story next week will be ‘The Christmas Pine’ by Julia Donaldson. 

Key Vocabulary to share with your child:

  • pine
  • cone
  • whispering
  • tall
  • high
  • distant
  • travelled
  • city
  • reindeer

SOS WINNERS

The Secrets of Success award this week for ‘Imagine’ and the winners have shown that they can use their imaginations. A huge well done to Alice, Angela,

LEARNING JOURNEY SHARING

This week, it was red group’s turn to take their learning journeys home to share all of their hard work with their families. Please remember to return on Monday.

key dates

20th December – Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper day

22nd December – LAST DAY and Christmas jumpers.

Reception News Autumn 2, Week 5

What a fantastic week! Children have been working so hard with practising for their Christmas performance. The EYFS team know that you will be feeling as excited as us to watch them in their performance next Thursday.

Reception children have been practising writing letters to Santa, using construction materials to build stables, sledges and sleighs, making their own Nativity stories following the structure of beginning, middle and end.

KEY INFORMATION FOR NEXT WEEK

The ‘Favourite Five’ story next week will be ‘The Christmas Story’ which will link to  adult-directed learning.

Key Vocabulary to share with your child:

  • carpenter
  • innkeeper
  • inn
  • stable
  • manger
  • shepherds
  • angel
  • star

Reception will continue to practice their Nativity songs next week ready for the performances on Thursday 14th December.

For their adult directed learning, nursery will be learning to find ‘how many?’ using the story The Magic Little Sleigh by Anna Claybourne. Below is some key vocabulary to support your child’s learning:

  • same
  • how many?
  • sort
  • number
  • amount
  • numeral
  • match
  • count
  • accurate

SOS WINNERS

The Secrets of Success award this week for ‘Push Yourself’ and the winners have shown that they are willing to keep going when things get hard. A huge well done to Karson, Alexis, Armani and Teja.

LEARNING JOURNEY SHARING

This week, it was purple group’s turn to take their learning journeys home to share all of their hard work with their families. Please remember to return on Monday.

key dates

14th December – EYFS Nativity

Nursery News Autumn 2 week 5

What a great week! The children have been busy learning all of the songs and practicing for their upcoming nativity performance. They have also been working on their physical development – practicing their balance and stretching during yoga. In their project learning time, they have been thinking about designing and creating their own Christmas images and writing letters to Santa.

KEY INFORMATION FOR NEXT WEEK

The ‘Favourite Five’ story next week will be ‘The Christmas Story’ which will link to  adult-directed learning.

Key Vocabulary to share with your child:

  • carpenter
  • innkeeper
  • inn
  • stable
  • manger
  • shepherds
  • angel
  • star

Nursery will continue to practice their Nativity songs next week ready for the performance on Thursday.

For their adult directed learning, nursery will be learning to find ‘how many?’ using the story The Magic Little Sleigh by Anna Claybourne. Below is some key vocabulary to support your child’s learning:

  • same
  • how many?
  • sort
  • number
  • amount
  • numeral
  • match
  • count
  • accurate

SOS WINNERS

The Secrets of Success award this week for ‘Push Yourself’ and the winners have shown that they are willing to keep going when things get hard. A huge well done to Kanmi, Caleb, Hilton and Hazel.

LEARNING JOURNEY SHARING

This week, it was purple group’s turn to take their learning journeys home to share all of their hard work with their families. Please remember to return on Monday.

key dates

14th December – EYFS Nativity

Nursery News Autumn 2 week 4

It’s been another busy week in nursery! The children have been busy learning all of the songs and practicing for their upcoming nativity performance. During their adult direction time, nursery have been learning the story ‘Dear Zoo’ and have been thinking about describing words for the characters in the story. They have also enjoyed exploring the frost in the natural environment and thinking about freezing and melting.

KEY INFORMATION FOR NEXT WEEK

The ‘Favourite Five’ story next week will be ‘Sharing a Shell’ by Julia Donaldson which links to Personal, Social and Emotional Development as the children think about sharing.

Key Vocabulary to share with your child:

  • shell
  • share
  • gull
  • empty
  • scuttle
  • safe
  • blob
  • anemone
  • tentacle
  • grown

Nursery will continue to practice their Nativity songs next week.

For their adult directed learning, nursery will be learning to find ‘how many?’ using the story The Magic Little Sleigh by Anna Claybourne. Below is some key vocabulary to support your child’s learning:

  • same
  • how many?
  • sort
  • number
  • amount
  • numeral
  • match
  • count
  • accurately.

SOS WINNERS

The Secrets of Success award this week was for Concentrate – well done to Fauja, Esme, Sophia and Chloe who have shown they can really focus on their learning.

LEARNING JOURNEY SHARING

This week, it was orange group’s turn to take their learning journeys home to share all of their hard work with their families. Please remember to return on Monday.

key dates

4th December – Bedtime Stories

14th December – EYFS Nativity

 

Reception News- Autumn 2, Week 4

It’s been another busy week in reception! The children have been busy learning all of the songs and practicing for their upcoming nativity performance. During reception project time, children have been thinking carefully about how we keep our brains and our bodies healthy. Learners have explored the effects that exercise has on our bodies and looked carefully at what makes a healthy plate of food.

KEY INFORMATION FOR NEXT WEEK

The ‘Favourite Five’ story next week will be ‘Sharing a Shell’ by Julia Donaldson which links to Personal, Social and Emotional Development as the children think about sharing.

Key Vocabulary to share with your child:

  • shell
  • share
  • gull
  • empty
  • scuttle
  • safe
  • blob
  • anemone
  • tentacle
  • grown

Reception will continue to practice their Nativity songs next week.

For next weeks reception project, children will be thinking about different organs in the body following on from our learning on leading a healthy lifestyle.

Key Vocabulary

  • heart
  • lungs
  • digestive system
  • brain
  • organs
  • anatomy
  • growth
  • healthy

SOS WINNERS

The Secrets of Success award this week was for Concentrate – well done to Freddie, Brodie, Albie & Margot! You have shown us how hard you are all working on your concentration skills!

LEARNING JOURNEY SHARING

This week, it was orange group’s turn to take their learning journeys home to share all of their hard work with their families. Please remember to return on Monday.