Mrs Turner, Miss Johnson and Mrs West are delighted to welcome you to the Nursery page. We are pleased to say that we have welcomed 52 children into Gilmour Nursery and are thrilled with how well the children have settled. We have been getting to know each other and the children are becoming familiar with the Nursery classroom, outdoor classroom and routines.
We are looking forward to sharing our exciting learning adventures with you and showing you some of the things we do throughout the year.
THINGS TO BRING TO NURSERY
Waterproof trousers and coat (to stay in school)
Wellington Boots (to stay in school)
Book Bag (Monday and Thursday only please)
PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL ITEMS ARE CLEARLY LABELLED
During the first half term in Nursery, we spend our time exploring our new environment and learning our rules to keep us safe and happy in Nursery. The children know the Nursery rules are
As well as learning about and exploring all the areas inside our classroom, we also go outside and learn in our outdoor classroom. The children have been busy climbing, sliding and crawling as well as digging, reading and chatting.
Autumn Term 2
This half term we have enjoyed celebrating different events and festivals. We made some fantastic firework pictures for Bonfire Night and we learned how to keep ourselves safe. We learned about Remembrance Sunday and painted some lovely poppy pictures. We also found out about the festival of Diwali and made our own Rangoli patterns.
We are also learning about animals this term. We talked about our favourite animal and thought about where different animals live. We looked at the patterns on animals' fur or skin. We noticed that a zebra and a tiger have a striped pattern and that a ladybird is spotty. We enjoyed painting these different patterns. We moved in different ways pretending to be animals. We particularly enjoyed being elephants!
Each week we have a PSHE lesson and, this term, we are thinking about how we can be the same as our friends, but also how we are different from them. We've enjoyed discussing and celebrating our differences.
We are having fun investigating numbers and shapes as well as rhyming words and the sounds all around us.
Please come back again soon to find out more about our learning journey!
We would like to share with you some ideas that could be used to support learning at home.
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Keep talking! Encourage your child to talk about what s/he has been doing. Also encourage them to listen carefully to what others are saying and to ask questions.
We want to encourage reading for pleasure so please encourage your child to look at a range of books, both fiction and non fiction. It would be great if the children could talk about the pictures.
Phase One Phonics is fun! Listen to the sounds all around and use words to describe what you can hear. Make sounds using your voice, your hands, your feet. Play games with rhyming words, identifying which words rhyme or which words are the odd ones out. Listen to the sound at the beginning of a word - what sound can you hear? Make up silly sentences where all the words start with the same sound.
e.g. Laura licks a lemon lolly!
Encourage your child to write, draw and make marks. It is important that they are able to tell you what it is they have written or drawn.
We want to encourage the children to be curious about and interested in numbers. Encourage them to count objects but also other things like claps, jumps and steps that they take. Look at numbers and try and match the correct number of objects to the numeral. Make groups of objects - are they the same or does one group have more?
Look for shapes around the house. What shapes can you see?
Spring is a lovely time to be explorers. Find out about the season of Spring. Talk about the changes that happen in Spring and think about the plants and the animals. Talk about Easter. Maybe do some craft activities making Spring flowers or Easter pictures.
Have a look at the link below for more ideas and suggestions.