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20 Oct Well done yellow group super write dance session yesterday! https://t.co/bkkQgeVX1k
20 Oct Fantastic movement yesterday yellow group working on our large arm movements during our write dance activity! https://t.co/kbNpPG3YUp
19 Oct We took turns to pass beat baby around the circle as we said the beat baby rhyme. https://t.co/pgx0ufrYHn
19 Oct We really enjoyed meeting beat baby ,a small, cuddly toy. We said the beat baby rhyme together and beat baby uncurl… https://t.co/oL6byimjfA
19 Oct This afternoon Red Group enjoyed joining in with a music activity. We tried hard to clap and tap a steady beat usin… https://t.co/3XUWoWnHj1
Our Learning This Week
This week we will begin to learn about the story 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' by Judith Kerr.
In phonics we are going to listen to and make sounds using instruments and body percussion..
In mathematics we will count out loud forward and back and sing a range of counting songs.
We will take part in a PE sessions to develop spatial awareness.
We will also use pencils and pens to make marks and draw shapes to represent ourselves.
Staffing & General Information
Welcome to the Nursery class homepage.
We cannot wait for all of the adventures that are waiting for us in this year, we have had a super start already.
Our class twitter page will soon show what we have been doing in class and celebrating our achievements.
Also Included on our class page is the Medium Term Plan to let you know what we will be learning about this half term.
The Nursery team are :
Miss Alford - Blue Group Key Worker
Mrs. Mather - Yellow Group Key Worker.
Mrs. Edgerley - Red Group Key Worker
Miss Waters joins us each lunchtime
Coach Vicky and Coach Kim will join us on Tuesday for our PE sessions.
Mr Taylor will also be joining the team on Tuesdays
Miss Samson is our EYFS Leader
Medium Term Planner
Autumn Term 1 - What would you choose? Settling into Nursery.
Reading – please share a bedtime story with your child for at least 10 minutes each night.
After the October break, homework will be given out each Wednesday and should be returned the following Monday.
Pick and Mix
Learning You Can Do At Home To Support Your Child
1. Look at the faces below - help your child to name the feelings and discuss which one shows how they feel. Encourage your child to talk about why they feel this way.
2. Play 'Finish my line' Ask your child to finish your sentences. Use popular children’s songs, poems, or everyday phrases, e.g., “Twinkle, twinkle little… or don't forget to wash your....”
3. Play games like musical statues where your child has to skip, hop, stand on one leg and hold a pose for a few seconds. Debbie Doo and the Learning station might help with this.
4. Draw, paint and chalk patterns and pictures.
5. Practice listening to and making sounds and letters. Phonics play might help with this.
6. Recite numbers to 3 then 5 and 10.. Count anything and everything.
7. Collect items when you are out and about and make a collection of ... e.g. different pieces of bark, different types of leaves, different shaped seeds, different types of rocks, different shells and pebbles from the beach etc.
8. Use small world equipment like animals, dolls, creatures to tell stories.
All about Learning in our Nursery
Nursery sessions are planned with a balance of child initiated and adult led activities (including carpet times) which will build up over the year. Resources are introduced throughout the year to support children in the seven areas of learning both through self directed play, and with adults supporting and extend their play.
Each day your child will have access to the indoor and outdoor areas in nursery. During group carpet times red, blue and yellow groups listen to stories, learn to sing songs, take part in phonics and mathematics activities. They have the opportunity to listen to adults and to each other as information and ideas are shared.
During Morning snack time children have toast with water and during afternoon snack time a fruit or vegetable snack and milk or water. At lunchtime children are encouraged to eat using knives forks and spoons. Social eating and drinking are an important part of personal, social and emotional development.
Each area in Nursery is carefully laid out to allow children to access the resources they need to play linking both their own learning needs and interests to the current Nursery theme.
Areas inside Broadoak Nursery
Our sand area contains various resources such as spades, buckets, sticks and small world toys, which allow children to build and imaginatively play.
Our water area contains various resources such as pipes, funnels, containers and small world toys, which allow children to pour, fill and empty containers and play imaginatively.
A number area, with resources linked to counting and numbers.
A shape, space and measures area, with resources linked to 2d and 3d shapes, sizes and measuring time.
A phonics area, with phonics resources currently linked to one of the 7 aspects from phase 1.
A mark making area, with resources for drawing, writing and mark making.
Role play areas include a domestic home and a cafe linked to our current topic, allowing children to develop their ability to take on a role, tell a story and other personal and social skills such as turn taking, putting dressing up clothes on and working together.
A cutting area for children to cut with scissors.
A workshop area for children to access a range of tools such as scissors, glue, hole punches and sellotape, for creating their own collages, models and designs. T
A book corner, contains books related to our current focus, as well as a wide range of information, fiction and poetry books to choose from.
In our music area children can listen to and make their own music with a range of instruments. there are also mirrors, scarves and ribbons to allow them to enjoy moving to music.
Construction areas include wooden blocks and smaller construction toys such as mobilo and magnetics. In these areas children can join pieces together and build models using their imagination and fine motor skills.
Our science area allows children to test out ideas and make observations about the world around them.
Paint and painting areas contain a range of tools and materials for painting and other art work so that children can produce their own multi-media artwork.
Areas outside Broadoak Nursery
Bikes, trikes and scooters allow children the opportunity to learn and practise their riding skills on a roadway which incorporates a slight hill and several twists and turns.
The number and shape area, includes large numicon pieces and colourful shapes to build pictures.
Our role play area petrol station.
An active and adventure area allows children to climb, move along and balance. It incorporates steps up to a 'den' and tyres.
Our large sand pit contains various resources such as spades, buckets and moulds which allow children to build and imaginatively play on a large scale with their wellies on.
Our large water area contains various resources such as pipes, funnels, containers and dolls, which allow children to pour, fill and empty containers and play imaginatively on a large scale.
A digging area currently contains plant pots trowels and small forks for children to dig.
A bug hotel, with magnifying glasses, bug pots and identification charts allows children to find, collect and identify mini-beast areas.
A construction area with large wooden bricks, material and builders tools allow children to work alone or with others to make large scale models, using their imagination.
An investigations area currently has colourful discovery bottles and a bid table.
Golden Rules & Rewards
In Nursery we begin to learn about Broadoak's Golden Rules. Talking about why rules are important, alongside circle time activities covering; what we are good at; why we are special; what makes a good friends helps children to learn the rules and to understand why it is important to follow them .
Good behaviour (eg. kindness, sharing and being helpful) is rewarded with positive words and stickers.
Alongside the Golden Rules we use a rainbow, sunshine and cloud system – each child starts each day with their name on the sunshine and if a Golden Rule is broken their name will go onto a cloud and the child will have some time to think and talk about what has happened and apologise if appropriate. If another rule is broken during the session then the child’s name will go onto a thunder cloud. In both of these instances we will speak to the adult who picks the child up at home time and put their name back on the sunshine ready for the next day.
Each day children have the opportunity to reach the 'Rainbow' for work or behaviour which is excellent. Any child that has been on the rainbow has the chance to be star of the week and on each Friday, these children will be able to choose out of our Rainbow Nursery Treat Box!
Key Dates & Reminders
Individual school photographs - Tuesday 6th October 2020
World Mental Health Day - Friday 10th October 2020 (wear something yellow in exchange for a £1 contribution which will be donated to the Young Minds charity)
Half Term - Monday 26th - Friday 30th October 2020
PE takes place every Tuesday- please ensure children come into school in their full PE kit each week.
'Waiting for parental permissions'
Nursery curriculum meeting presentation
The children have settled in well and they all worked so hard to make a yellow and red flag to celebrate international languages day.
If you should need to speak to a member of staff about an of the events that are coming up or indeed anything else, please do not hesitate to mention it on the Nursery door or make an appointment that is convenient for all involved.