Nursery - Shrimps 2018 - 2019

Mrs Nolan

 

Shrimps Nursery Class

Summer Term 1 2019

 

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to all of our new children starting in Nursery this term. And a warm welcome back to those children who are returning to our nursery following their Easter Break!

My name is Mrs Nolan and I am the Teacher in charge of Nursery. I am really looking forward to our Summer Term together, we have lots of exciting learning opportunities coming up. Our Topic this half term is Growing and New Life 'Frogs' followed by 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.
 

What do we have to explore in the nursery? 

We have a home corner role play area with some new kitchen furniture and dressing up clothes, where the children can imitate roles of their family members, cooking breakfast, caring for babies, etc. This will aslo be transformed into a castle role play area this term linked to the 'Frog Prince' story. And we will also be building our own castle like the giant's castle in the story 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. 

Our maths area has lots of opportunities for counting and sorting and playing with and exploring shapes. There are number frogs and 5 little speckled frogs to play with and sing the number songs in this area.

The children will continue to enjoy the book corner where the children will be encouraged to talk about what they see in the books, use puppets and props to retell familiar stories. There are also musical instruments to explore sounds and some sensory sticks to explore... these look magical! We will be adding 'Jack and the Beanstalk' puppets and books into the book area and frog stories and puppets.

In the small world area the children have a new castle to play with and the Frog Prince characters with a well and a golden ball to retell the story with. The children can continue to select their own small world baskets to play with; these include doll's house, cars and garage, trains and traintrack, farm and animals, dinosaurs, zoo and jungle animals, Paw Patrol figures, etc.

Play dough, with the use of a variety of resources and tools is available every day! What colour will it be each week? What does it smell like? The children will continue to enjoy exploring the smells and different textured play dough.

Our writing area has a variety of mark making tools and lots of opportunities to practise forming letters in theur name. There are chalk boards, sand and glitter trays, gel pouches for making marks in.

There are lots of other fun areas to explore, such as; the large and small construction area, ICT area and our new sensory tray, which has lentils and dried pasta and pom pom and pipecleaners in it at the moment.

Outdoor area also has sand play area and a large water play area to explore what we can do with water and sand, and how we can make bubbles, and sometimes we will be bathing bathing, washing and pegging out clothes etc.

There is also other small world tuff spots, or exploring trays. The children can choose large construction outside and build with planks, crates, poles and materials for den building etc. We have a range of balls and throwing and catching equipment. And a role play shed where the children can find dressing up clothes, prams etc.

The children also have access to lots of tools for digging and can also choose to play in the digging area or mud kitchen. 

 

Forest School

We will begin Forest School Sessions on Tuesday mornings within the next few weeks, once all our new children are settled. We go out in all weathers, except very high winds. Please ensure your child has lots of warm clothing, wellies and waterproofs for each Tuesday morning in cooler weather and sun screen and a sun hat in warmer weather. The children will need long sleeved tops and long trousers (not shorts) even in warm weather to prevent scratches from the trees. A letter will be sent home soon about this.

 

 

Water bottles and changes of clothes

Please remember your child will a need a named water bottle for each day at Nursery and a change of clothes in a bag with their name on the outside please. Thank you for your co-operation.

Please could you return any clothes you have had to borrow from Nursery promptly. Thank you.

 

Early Years Breakfast Club and Sandcastles

Early Years Breakfast Club (8-9am) and Sandcastles (3-6pm) will run in Nursery for Nursery and Reception age children to offer you wrap around care.

Please see Mrs Nolan for more details.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Nolan (Teacher)

Mrs Bridgwater (TA)

Mrs Hulme (TA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christian Theme of the Month

The Christian theme for this half term is 'Thankfulness'.

"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will." I Thessalonians 5:18

In school we will be:

Exploring the concept of thankfulness and how this relates to our school value of Community.

Encouraging pupils to further develop a thankful attitude.

Exploring how we can show thanks.

Parents and carers, please help us at home to support your child in their understanding of the above concepts.