Welcome to Nursery!
Welcome to Nursery at St Anne’s. The adults in Nursery are Mr Harwood (Class Teacher) Mrs Raggett and Mrs Bieganska. (Teaching Assistants).
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!
We have been exploring with food in Nursery. Food is a great way to get your child talking about textures, smells and tastes. Studies also show that fussy eaters are more likely to try foods that they have helped to prepare.
The children have been developing lots of key skills through carving a pumpkin. They have explored, and talked about, textures and smells and developed fine motor control and concentration by hammering in pegs for hair! They designed the face and created their own pumpkins with paper plates.
This half term we are learning about celebrations. Below are some pictures of us celebrating Guy Fawkes night. We made a bonfire and toasted marshmallows and had lots of fun!
As we get closer to Easter we have been thinking and learning about Jesus. We talked about who he was and how he is important and we made crosses to help us remember him.
We have been learning about our community. To help us understand how our community works we set up a snack shop and a bank in Nursery and we withdrew cash and used it to pay for snacks. It supported ou number, speaking and understanding the world skills.
Please click the links to see an overview of what your child will be learning.
2020 - 2021 curriculum click here.