Welcome to Nursery!
Welcome to Nursery at St Anne’s. The adults in Nursery are Mr Harwood (Class Teacher) and Miss Middleton (Teaching Assistant).
What we do
We instil a sense of independence in the children. We want them to have the confidence to make their own choices and find their own ways of doing things. We follow the EYFS curriculum and we teach phonics with the aim of all children knowing all the initial sounds by the end of Nursery and we teach maths with the aim that children have an understanding of number and quantities. Most importantly, we have fun!
What you can do
You can also have lots of fun with your children. I think that activities like cooking can be lots of fun and very valuable in terms of education. It gives the children the chance to experience different smells and textures. If you are mixing dough this is a great way to strengthen small fingers and get them ready to write. Shopping is a great opportunity to have the children counting in a real context and the park helps the children develop muscles and the ability to share and compromise. Most important of all is talk. Talking to your child while doing this broadens their vocabulary and understanding and helps them learn.
As independence of the children is so importance they often take off their own jumpers and coats but sometimes put them on a hook that is not theirs. To helps us avoid lost coats please can you write your child's name in all of their clothes
If you have any questions of would like to talk about any of this please come and see me. I'm always happy to have a chat!
After listening to the story 'Handa's Surprise' we had a whole set of activities to help us learn about the story. We balanced things on our heads, just like Handa. We counted fruit to make a surprise and we ordered the fruit based on its size.
We have been learning all about sounds and words. We have worked really hard to learn lots of different sounds and we have started to apply them by listening to the initial sounds in words and matching them to the grapheme and by beginning to segment and blend!
We have been learning about ourselves and our features. We used a mirror to look closely at our faces then we used our greater pencil control to draw ourselves.
We have been learning about the story, 'We Are Going On A Bear Hunt.' We developed our finger control and vocabulary by making bear sandwiches. We used bread, banana, raisins and chocolate spread. We made 1 shiny, wet nose, 2 big furry ears and 2 big goggle eyes. Then we ate them and they were yummy!
Please click the links to see an overview of what your child will be learning.