Nursery’s Class Page.
Nicky Clements (EYFS Leader) – Class Teacher
Summer Term (2)
Welcome back to the last half-term of this school year!
Dates for your diary
2nd July EYFS Sports Day 9.15am
12th July Summer Fayre
19th July Nursery Graduation 2pm (older children)
20th July Zone Assembly Last
Transition arrangements to Reception
You will be given a consultation date to make an appointment with both Mrs Clements and Mrs Lord together.
Children will ‘meet the teacher’ on 16th July for the day.
We hope you have all enjoyed the warm and sunny half term. On which note I would firstly like to ask parents to please send children adequately equipped for hot weather. Not many children are bringing caps, spare clothes and sun cream and our outdoor area is exposed to sun ALL DAY.
WALT stands for ‘we are learning to’.
This half term we continue our Learning Challenge.
How can we help People Who Help Us the Most?
We will be continuing this half term looking at people who help us. We have set up a farm shop in Nursery and the children have been very active buying food and learning about where it comes from. We have also started learning about farming. We have focussed on wheat and bread this week, using The Little Red Hen as a focus, and baking our own bread .
This half term we will continue the challenge by looking at people who help others around the world in developing countries such as charities. The children will be running a café at the summer fair to raise funds for people who help others in the world. We will also be collecting food tins and dried food for the local food bank. This fits well with our values FIDES— Do Good As You Go.
Summer Term (1)
Dates for your diary:
Tuesday 3rd July – Parent consultations with Reception teacher
WALT stands for ‘we are learning to’. This half term we start our new Learning Challenge
How can we help people who help us the most?
We will be spending this half term looking at people who help us. We have set up a doctor’s surgery and a police station in nursery and the children have been very active looking after lots of poorly children!
We will be having visits from lots of different people this half term, including a lollipop lady, a midwife, and a kind visit with lots of exciting things to do from a police officer. We will also visit a supermarket and post office.
If the children have any related things at home they would like to bring in for show and tell please encourage them to do so.
Next half term we will continue the challenge by looking at people who help around the world in developing countries such as charities. The children will be running a café to raise funds for people who help others in the world.
Helpful Information this term
The weather has started to improve enough again for us to start using the water outside, which the children love! But obviously they may get wet. Please make sure your child has a spare top, trousers or leggings, socks and pants in their bag!
SLIPPERS! If your child would like to bring in a pair of slippers to wear in Nursery, please send them in a bag with name on!
Our class story this half term is Giraffes can’t Dance
Encouraging regular attendance is one of the most powerful ways to support children; for both their happiness and wellbeing, as well as improving their learning in school. In the spring term our class attendance was 91.2% with our school target being 96.1%. With your continued support, we hope to achieve our school target attendance in the summer term.
Activities during Spring term
This term Nursery has a special challenge around the theme of ‘Me and My School’, which follows on from our earlier topics of ‘Me and You’ and ‘Me and My Friends’. Our challenge outcome is to ‘Create a Parade for our families’, and the children are very excited!
They have been learning all about parades in the first half of the term – from Disney to Rio. There were several good books to help us, including ‘Elmer’s Parade’ and ‘The Night Parade’. The children loved the Disney parades and used construction resources to build their own Disney parade floats. They also turned the role-play area into Sleeping Beauty’s castle! They have explored lots of costumes and music, but in particular marching and keeping a beat. To help with this, an arts group called Art-Brazil visited us for the ‘hook’. They brought with them lots of drums, and the musicians taught us music and dance from Brazil, and even taught the children a simple song in Portuguese! All children then had a go at drumming. Following on from this the children looked at Brazil as a country, and the animals of the rainforest.
After half term they started to look more closely at our school and what makes it special. They learned about our school badge and went around big school searching for the school badge in different places and met lots of new people.
Up until Parade Day the children will now be practicing their dances, songs and making street food ready for their performance.