This week in Nursery we have continued to learn about more of the People Who Help us in our community. The children have loved dressing up as fire fighters, doctors and police men or women. We learnt about some interesting job roles such as doctors, solicitors and builders! We were lucky enough to have two parent visitors. Joshua's dad came in to tell us about his job as a solicitor and Uday's dad brought his builders tools to show us! We loved trying on some of the clothes they wear to work. You could try some of the People Who Help us activities linked below and bring them into school to show us. Next week we shall be learning about Jesus and how he helped people.
This week at Nursery we have started to learn about People Who Help Us inside Daylesford School. The children have enjoyed playing in the Office roleplay pretending to be a secretary or head teacher. On Wednesday the morning children had a surpise visitor. A parent who works as a policeman came to see us! The children enjoyed listening to the siren and learning how police men and women help us in our community. We even dressed up in the policeman's hat. Next week we will be learning about People Who Help us outside of school e.g. firefighters, dentist, doctors etc. If any parents or relatives have a helpful job and would like to talk to the children about what they do, please let a member of the Nursery staff know.
The children have had a fabulous start back to Nursery after the half term holiday. They have had fun learning about Traditional Tales such as The Ugly Duckling and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This week we have started to learn about Spring time and the changes we see outside during this season. The children are enjoying planting seeds and bulbs, predicting what will happen to them over the next few weeks. We have also been trying hard with our phonics learning, thinking about the initial letter sounds in words. The children love going outside for phonics activities and particularly enjoyed using picture cards to hear initial letters sounds and matching these to alphabet letters on the playground which they drew with chalk. Try it at home! Here at Daylesford we strive to pitch learning in an engaging and active way. The children respond really well to this!
This week we have been learning about Noah's Ark! The children have worked hard to create promise pictures, understanding that keeping a promise is important and can help people. We loved exploring water and cotton wool to make rainy day clouds. The children had fun blow painting with straws to create fabulous rainbow colours!
Thank you to all our parent visitors that came in and shared stories with the children as part of storytelling week at Daylesford. It was lovely to hear you reading and fantastic for the children to hear some stories in other languages. If any other parents or relatives would like to come and read a story with a group of children, please speak to the Nursery staff.
The children are responding really well to our Nursery Rhyme topics! This week we learnt about Incy Wincy Spider. The children have had fun counting spiders outside, recognising how many altogether and even trying to add one more! We are worked hard within our guided read groups to explore non fiction books about minibeasts. Some of us our practising to segment and blend sounds within 3 letter CVC words using games on the computer. Try this at home using the Phonics Play website.
We are becoming so independent when using the class computers in Nursery. The children are enjoying using different drawing and counting software. Can you see the spider webs we drew by clicking and dragging the mouse?
We are looking forward to celebrating Chinese New Year next week at nursery! Look out for some exciting pictures as we learn about the celebration and its different traditions!
The children have has fabulous first full week back in school! We have been learning about Humpty Dumpty and have created lots of different art work as well as trying our best with writing and number activities. The children tried writing a letter to the doctor to help Humpty Dumpty and counted how many horses and kings men they could see. For the next couple of weeks the children we learn about a range of Nursery rhymes. They are trying to identify simple rhyming pairs e.g. cat and hat, bee and tree, moon and spoon. See if you child can complete the rhyming activity sheet that is linked below and bring it in to Nursery when they've finished.
Miss Moore - Nursery Teacher
Mrs Howes - Teaching Assistant
Mr Hemphill - Teaching Assistant
We are asking parents to focus on teaching children a few key skills to help them become independent. Please try the following at home with your child:
- Putting my coat on and doing my zip up.
- Hold a pencil correctly (3 fingers pinching the bottom) to make some marks or write letters in my name.
- Holding a using scissors correctly to cut paper (thumb on the top, index finger on the bottom)
- Counting small groups of objects using some correct number names.
If you think your child is ready for some extra targets we are asking them to work on:
- Simple addition e.g. adding one more to a group of objects practically and recognising the new total. Children can work towards recording this in a number sentence e.g. 3+1=4
- Hearing and writing initial sounds in 3 letter words e.g. s for sun (children are encouraged to recognise letter sounds "s, a, t, p, i, n" to start)
Please feel free to look at or print off the Nursery Transition and Timetable books below to help your child understand aspects of the Nursery daily routine.
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