Welcome to Nursery!

Your teachers this year are Miss Frankland and Mrs Lydon and Miss Pappa   

 

                                      Dates for the Diary                                                                                       

     School closes Friday 25th May 2018

    Re-opens Monday 11th June 2018

Nursery Graduation Assembly

Thursday 19th July 9.30am and Friday 20th July 2.30pm

 

 Reminders

Childrens reading books are changed each Wednesday

 

Could you please ensure that your child has a labelled water bottle, labelled wellies and a waterproof coat available in school at all time.

Topic

 Over the past week the children have enjoyed learning aout animals that live on a farm! We have learned lots about mothers and their young, different foods that come from the animals and also enjoyed a visit from some farm animals!

 

       

 

     

 

Literacy

The children really enjoyed the story The Little Red Hen over the last week and have even made their own bread! We looked at different writing for purpose such as the recipe and the method and loved sharing the bread together with butter, marmalade and jam!

 

 

  

 

     

 

 Maths

In maths this week the children have been learning to recognise numerals and also explore what they mean for us in the world. We have been looking round our school and discovered that numbers are everywhere! It would be great if you could hunt for some numbers around your home too!

 

Welcome to the Nursery Hair Salon!

 

Over the past week we have noticed the children have taken a keen interest in hairdressing and so decided to create a hair salon role play area!  The children have been fascinated with this area and have loved exploring the different roles and occupations within the salon! They have been booking appointments, discussing hair trratments and cuts and of course have relaxed in the chairs to have their hair stylrd by their friends! This area has been great for building friendships and also exploring new vocabulary too! Take a look!

 

 

 

 

 Help at Home

 Reading books are changed once weekly.  Your child will be given a reading book to take home to share with you for the week. You can read it together, talk about the pictures and what is happening or what might happen next. As they become familiar with the story, you can ask them what they remember about the story and also encourage them to talk about ad sequence the story - the beggining, middle and end etc.

BookStart

Bookstart is a nationald programme designed to support parents reading with their children. Research shows that children who recieve bookstart packs are far more likely to regard reading as one of their favourite activities!

The packs are filled with free books and useful guidance materials which are available for different ages and stages of development!

For more information about Bookstart and the different packs available please visit the Bookstart website or alternatively click on the following link - https://www.booktrust.org.uk/supporting-you/families/our-programmes/bookstart/

You can also find usefull tips and activity ideas to help with your childs development on the 'Learn With Me' page by following this link  - https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/family-information-service/education-and-learning-advice-for-families/early-learning 

 

 Number and Shape  

You can practice counting with your child - anything can be counted! Stairs, cars, items of shopping etc! 

Encourage them to look out for shapes in their environment - road signs, windows, plates etc!

Talk to your child about the size of different things - encourage them to use words like tall, short, taller, shorter, big and small etc!

 

 Writing

 Your child is working hard at school to develop the muscles in their hands to enable them to learn to write - activities include using and manipulating playdough, learning to use scissors with one hand, using pencils, felt tips and other mark making materials.

You can support your child by encouraging these sorts of activities at home!

 Also by encouraging the children to talk about the marks they have made - even if it looks like nothing more than a squiggle - There may be a story behing these marks!

Look out for and encourage your child to recognise signs and print in the environment - they are learning that writing serves a purpose and carries meaning! (This could be anything! - shopping lists, food labels, road signs, et

Useful Websites to support your child's Learning

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.cbeebies.co.uk

www.bbccouncil.co.uk

 

Here are some links to some of the favourite learning songs the children love on youtube!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-IfzeG1aC4 - Dough disco

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jolly+songs - jolly phonics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RfIKqkvHTY - zero superhero

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjhSgMqsAfM - the ladybug song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e54m6XOpRgU - skeleton dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

The EYFS Curriculum

Our curriculum is unique. The 'Early Years Foundation Stage' curriculum enables children to develop the skills needed to become happy, successful and life-long learners. You can access more information within the document 'Early Years Development Matters'. https://foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters... 

 

 

The children access the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum through a mixture of adult directed and child initiated activities which are available both inside and outside the classroom so please ensure that child is equipped for the weather each day!

We plan for and adapt our teaching to meet the changing needs and interests of the children that we observe daily and welcome you to let us know if there is something at home that your child has expressed a particular interest in!

Please feel free to approach us with any ideas, expertise and/or resources you would like to share!       

 

Message from the Headteacher

Dear Friends

The prayer of which Bishop John has always asked us to say is

“Stay with us, Lord, On our Journey”

This is so appropriate for all of us here in St. Cuthbert’s School Community as we embark on our special journey of making the school Outstanding. The prayer is written throughout the school and is a constant reminder and prompt that all that we do in serving this community is done with the help of the Lord.

May we be generous in embracing change and always be sensitive to one another as we take the next step on our Journey together with the Lord.

God Bless,