Welcome to Nursery!
Meet the Staff
Teacher: Miss Cullen (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday) Mrs Ibbotson (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday)
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Gill, Miss Taylor and Miss Francis
PPA Cover Teacher: Mrs Flemming
What You Need to Know
In the mornings, classroom doors will open at 8.30am for children to arrive, and then close at 8.45am.In the afternoons, doors will open at 3.15pm for home time.
We ask that you provide your child with a water bottle and make sure they bring it into school everyday. As we are a healthy school, only water is allowed.
Please provide your child with a change of clothes that they can bring into school and leave on their peg. These don’t have to be school uniform.Please also make sure that your child’s name is on all items of clothing so they don’t get lost!
Please have a look at the documents below to find out what we will be learning in Nursery this term.
You are precious to me.
I love you.
I know you.
I know your name.
I call you by your name.
You are my child.
(Isaiah 43 1:2)
In Religion, we will be learning that we are all part of God's big family! We will find out just how special we are to God and that he loves us very much. We will begin to learn our prayers and how to make the sign of the cross. You can help at home by helping your child practice their prayers.
In Maths, we will be learning to count aloud carefully with 1:1 correspondence and develop our awareness of number. We will be counting how many people are in our families and using our fingers to help us represent numbers. We will also be singing number rhymes and learning to recognise and name common 2D shapes.
Useful Maths Websites:
Communication, Language and Literacy
In Communication, Language and Literacy, we will be developing our speaking and listening skills. We will be reading the story 'From Head to Toe' by Eric Carle. This story will support our topic 'All About Me' and allow the children to explore all the wonderful things we can do with our bodies! We will be learning lots of exciting new vocabulary in the story; helping the children to develop their speaking and listening skills. The children will be working hard to use the new vocabulary independently to describe the different things they can do with their bodies. Below are some of the books we will be reading.
In Phonics, the children will be developing their listening skills. They will be learning to tune in and become more aware of environmental sounds around them. We will be playing a range of games to help the children develop these skills.
Useful Literacy & Communication Websites:
It is important that the children have the opportunity to share books at home and are read to daily. Below are some ideas to help your child with reading!
Fine Motor Skills
The children will also be developing fine motor skills with mark-making activities to build muscles and control when using a pencil. We will work on these skills through dough disco, paint brushes, chalk, tweezers, and a variety of pencil control activities. It is really important that your child has the correct pencil grip for writing. Share this short video with your child to practise holding a pencil correctly. Encourage them to use their pinchy parrot fingers!
At Christ the King, we want to promote the importance of good oral hygiene. This term, we will be having a visit from the Dental Nurse who will teach us how to take care of our teeth. In Nursery, we brush our teeth daily after lunch using the 'Brush Bus' and regularly talk about the importance of taking care of our teeth.
We would appreciate it if you could share this video with your child and talk about the importance of brushing your teeth in the morning and at night. You can also discuss how different foods and drinks can be good or bad for your teeth. With this in mind, please ensure your child only brings water and healthy snacks to school.
Here is a presentation of Top Toothbrushing Tips:
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