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.
Where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them.
In Religion, we are learning that we are all part of God's big family! We will be learning that the Church's celebrations are community occasions. The children will be talking about their own experiences and feelings about celebrations they have been part of and how the celebration was shared. We have been working hard to make the sign of the cross in Nursery and learn our daily prayers. We will continue to practice these as we are getting better each day! You can help at home by helping your child practice their prayers daily.
In Maths, we will be learning to compare quantities using the vocabulary 'more' and ' fewer'. We will also be learning to 'subitise'. This means the children will be learning to recognise how many objects are in a small group without counting them. This is a really important skill and will really help the children with their Maths. We will be continuing to count aloud carefully with 1:1 correspondence, develop our awareness of number and using our fingers to help us represent numbers.
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 'Peek-a-boo Penguin' and working hard to retell the story using Talk for Writing. In the story we will meet lots of Arctic animals and will be learning about life in a polar land!
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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