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Hello and welcome to the Nursery class page – where our school journey begins! In Nursery, we have three groups: Ladybirds, Butterflies and Bumblebees. Each of these groups has a key worker to support us throughout the day and within our learning sessions.
Nursery is an exciting place where we begin our school journey! We make new friends, meet new teachers and learn lots of school routines and rules. Our learning environment is made up of different areas which all support our learning and development. We spend lots of time playing and exploring within our classroom environment alongside our teacher and key workers. Playing allows us to explore, problem solve, work with others and develop our language skills. The staff within Nursery provide us with a range of wonderful experiences and opportunities to help us to learn and embed key knowledge and skills. They help us to become more independent throughout the school day and within the learning environments.
We are a happy and kind class, and we love coming into school every day to see our friends and teachers. There are so many exciting things to learn in the Nursery including how to access the range of learning areas independently. We enjoy a challenge, and we are working hard throughout the year to become more independent as we get ready to start Reception.
Early reading and developing a love of reading is a priority in the Nursery and at the heart of everything we do – we love our phonics lessons, sharing and listening to stories, role playing different events and learning all about new characters in our English lessons. Each week, the children are able to select their own book to take home to share with their family. As the children progress with their phonic knowledge (usually in the summer term), they will also take home a phonics book for them to practise their phoneme/grapheme correspondence.
This year, we will be reading the following texts (and more) throughout the year:
– The Colour Monster
– Guess How Much I Love You
– The Gruffalo
– Room on the Broom
– Stick Man
– The Gruffalo’s Child
– Day Monkey, Night Monkey
– Little Red Riding Hood
– The Very Hungry Caterpillar
– Dear Zoo
Our exciting curriculum focuses on the following areas which motivate, inspire and challenge us and provides us with a range of skills and a vast knowledge:
- Me and my community
- Starry night
- Sunshine and rainbows
- On the beach
Across the Early Years Foundation Stage, we engage in Wonderful Wednesday afternoons which is a character development activity linked to our topic learning. Through our Wonderful Wednesday afternoons, we develop and learn new skills such as simple cooking, gardening, crafts and investigations.
We have a busy year ahead of us with lots to explore and learn. We aim to give the children the very best learning opportunities to ensure they are ready for Reception and hope that families will continue to support us on this journey.