Dear Nursery families,
Below are documents with ideas for activities you can do at home with your children whilst schools are closed. These will be reviewed and updated every fortnight. You can also revisit earlier activities to promote independence, or deepen thinking, so we will leave all documents up on the website. We hope you find them useful.
Email to parents - Friday 22nd May
Dear Nursery families,
We hope this email finds you safe and well. As you know, schools are busy preparing for a possible reopening on 1st June to selected year groups including Nursery. Part of our work behind the scenes includes preparing the attached social story which will allow our youngest children to understand their return to school.
Thank you to parents who have already replied about whether you intend for your child to return to nursery. If you have let us know that your child will return when schools reopen, please look at the instructions on the first page and begin to share the attached social story together.
It is a personal decision that some families have found it difficult to make. You are welcome to read the attached document if this helps you make your decision about a future return to nursery. If you have not yet responded, please read Mr Pearse's email which is available on the school website. We will only expect the children who have contacted school to indicate that they wish for their child to return. https://www.churchendacademy.com/news/detail/limited-year-group-return-010620/
With best wishes,
Welcome to Nursery
We have lots of fun in our room and work very hard learning and experiencing new things.
This term our topic is animal stories , linking in with world book day. Our cooking will be based around our topic e.g. making delicious vegetable soup as part of 'duck in the truck', Hairy Maclary's biscuits in the shape of his bone . We regularly use the musical instruments to make sounds and copy those we hear around us , we also do write dance . We will be using the computer to create colourful pictures and we will be learning our numbers and how to begin making number sentences by adding two or three groups of objects together, we will probably use fruits and vegetables to do this practically so that it is easier to understand at first. As we have been working so very hard in our Read, Write, Inc sessions we will now be beginning to sound out simple CVC words and begin to use these to write some simple sentences, by just listening to the sounds in the words that we can hear. During our craft sessions, we will be learning to use scissors to cut along a straight line and round a curve.. We will be busy counting and practicing writing our names and continue learning the sounds we have not yet met.
Some children will begin our new BLAST scheme to encourage turn taking, interaction, concentration and sentence formation , all of the children will get the opportunity to complete this by the end of the year. This term we will work hard to share and make friends with the new children who have joined our nursery.
This term we will behaving our photo taken as a class so please remember to look for the photo on the wall so that you can decide whether to order a copy or not(it's such a lovely reminder of your child's first class)
We have a lovely outside area with a climbing wall, water tray, stage, cave and a wiggly bridge we also have fun on our bikes, trikes and scooters, we will be using the outside area more and more as the weather improves as the children just love being outside in the warm sunshine.
We do PE on a Monday and go to join the rest of the school on a Friday for Golden Assembly in the hall, where we receive Head Teacher Awards if we have been really good or worked particularly hard, just like the older children in school.
On Monday we ask the children to bring in a piece of fruit and on a Tuesday and Thursday we change our reading books.
Our nursery leader is called Mrs Phillips. We are very lucky to have lots of adults who work in our room including , Miss Crowshaw,Miss Danton and Mrs Siddiq.
The nursery runs two sessions per day. One class begins at 9.00 am until 12 am and the second begins at 12 pm until 3 pm it is really important to arrive on time so that the children do not miss anything and can keep to their routine.
The children attend the nursery either a.m. or p.m. or 30 hours five days per week from 9 until 3. They have access to a wide range of resources both indoors and out. Their learning is carefully planned and monitored to ensure that they learn in a safe, stimulating and caring environment. They can attend from as young as three years of age but attendance at playgroup prior to Nursery is advised.