Hello and a big welcome to Foundation Stage 1 from the Nursery team, Mrs Manning (teacher) Mrs Chevens (HLTA) and Miss Cousins (teaching assistant). Here in Nursery we aim to create a friendly atmosphere where children feel happy and secure and are excited to learn. We provide a stimulating learning environment both inside and outside which gives children the opportunities to be creative and imaginative. We encourage children to be independent learners, making their own decisions and developing their skills across all the seven areas of learning in the foundation stage curriculum.
At the start of the school year we focus particularly on the children’s personal and social skills, including developing confidence within the setting, making relationships with their peers and adults, becoming familiar with class routines, and learning how to get on with others in a large group.
Our topic for this half term is “Meet Me!” The children will be exploring what makes them special, looking at how they have grown and changed, and talking about similarities and differences between themselves and others.
The children will be developing mathematical vocabulary and knowledge through Number rhymes and games. We will be going on number and shape hunts, and learning how to count accurately. The children will all be taking part in the Daily “Maths Meetings.”
Our main stories will be Harry and his bucketful of Dinosaurs, You choose, Elmer, What I like about me, What are Friends for?, Little Red Hen. The children will be working on learning how to write their name. In phonics the children will work on differentiating between different sounds, rhythm and rhyme, alliteration and initial letter sounds.
Children will listen to stories daily and will be encouraged to join in with repeated refrains. They will be learning about how stories are structured and looking at print in the environment. School Library books will changed on Thursdays.
The children love to use the interactive whiteboard to learn. Some of their favourite games are:
Alpha blocks and Number blocks are fun programs that help children with their phonics and numbers. These can be found on the cbeebies channel and on the cbeebies website.