Our Nursery cares about the all-round development of your child. We provide opportunities which allow your child to; express ideas, reflect on experiences and information, share ideas, make choices and discoveries and explore and engage in first hand experiences.
In Nursery we cover the 7 areas of learning from the Early Years Foundation Stage. These are Personal, Social & Emotional Development, Communication & Language, Physical Development, Mathematics, Literacy, Understanding The World and Expressive Arts & Design.
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As we settle into nursery, we spend the first half of the Autumn term learning about ourselves and our families through our topic, Home Sweet Home.
As we progress into the term children will become more confident and we will learn about what interests them such as babies and growing, doctors or dinosaurs.
During our continuous provision, when a new interest is observed through the children’s play, we can plan a range of experiences based on that interest. For example, if lots of children are observed role-playing dinosaurs or using small dinosaurs in the water tray, then the teachers can look at the needs of the children and use the different areas to provide the right tools for the children’s interests. For example: dinosaurs – drawing around dinosaur stencils (physical); researching dinosaurs (Literacy and Understanding of the World); using dinosaur figures to count and add (Mathematical Development); sorting dinosaurs and discussing similarities and differences (Communication and Language and Understanding of the World) and creating our own dinosaur using paints or ‘junk’ modelling (Expressive Arts and Design). As you can see. to enhance their interest in learning helps the children learn through all areas of development.
It makes learning fun and enjoyable for children.
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The children will be developing their listening skills to support later teaching of phonemes and graphemes by going on listening walks and by playing a range of listening games.
The children are learning how to count accurately. So as they count they move or touch one object at a time. they are also learning what each number looks like so they can match the correct amount of objects to the correct number.
How you can help at home
Count everything! Steps you walk up, haw many steps do you take when walking to car, how many plates you need at dinner time etc. Point to different numbers when out and and about- on the bus, signs, car registration plates, door numbers etc.
To support your child's phonic development sing the alphabet and other nursery rhymes, read a story before bed every night (even if it the same stories over and over!) Play I- spy but change by saying I spy with my little eye something that is red or something that moves.