Welcome to the Nursery
The Staff in the Nursery class this year are Miss Priestman, Mrs Bissell, Mrs Peart and Mrs Edwards
Welcome to St Mary’s Catholic academy. We hope you all had a well-rested summer break and enjoyed the sunshine and showers. Our main focus for this half term is “Brown bear brown bear” However we will use the children's interests as the starting point for our planning and activities so we would also like to welcome any ideas from you as parents of your child's interests, places they have visited, activities they have enjoyed to build on this within our planning. Please send ideas via email, on a ‘magic moment’, or pass any ideas to a member of staff. My email address is email@example.com
You can add to your child’s profile by sending in family observations, photographs of activities or places visited to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our class Saint is St George. The children will be asking St George to pray for them.
This day of celebration is Friday 23rd April 2021
Our class texts
Autumn 1 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.
18th September – Topic Day
22nd September – Parent Teacher Target meetings 3.30 – 6pm
23rd September – Parent Teacher Target Meetings 5.30 – 8pm
w/b 5th October - Anti-bullying & disability awareness week
23/10/20 – Break up for ½ term
Please see the school website / calendar for further information.
Creation: we will read the story of creation from the Bible and discuss the things God made on each day. We will give thanks and praise to God for making our wonderful world.
We will name and talk about the things we see around us which God has made.
God our Father cares for us- we will talk about our family and the people who care for us.
Painting, printing and mixing colours
Singing and dancing
Imaginative role play
We consider all children’s interest within the Foundation Stage and adapt our teaching and learning to these interests.
Understanding the World
In Autumn 1 term Nursery class will look at...
The season of Autumn – recognising signs of autumn and..
My Family- naming and talking about families and other people who are special to them.
Reciting numbers in order
Using language of quantity, such as “more” and “a lot”
Recognise and name colours, shapes and different sizes
Story Focus –Brown Bear brown bear what do you see?
· Phase 1 phonics- listening games, recognising and naming different sounds and percussion instruments, environmental sounds, rhyming words, voice sounds
· Nursery Rhyme of the week – favourite nursery rhymes.
Show & Tell
Please put your child’s name on the back of the photograph
Please listen to your child read at least 3 times a week (school policy) Please record this in the reading diary. Please return books on Mondays and Thursdays by placing in the box by the gate. We will change books when they been returned.
READING EVERY DAY WILL HAVE MOST IMPACT
PE– day & kit required
We will be having a PE session with Port Vale on a Tuesday.
The children will come to school in their PE kit on Tuesday and Friday
Please make sure all clothes are clearly labelled
(no uniform required on these days but could we please ask that the PE kit is washed in between sessions)
Our class target this ½ term is…
“I can recognise my name”
Please encourage this at home
First Week at School
Topic Day, Friday 20th September 2020
On this day the children in Nursery class came to school dressed as 'when I grow up'
Library Van - Thursday 10th October
The nursery children were visited today by Emma and the Library Van. The children were very excited, they got to meet Reggie the Dragon and share a magical story! The children sang familiar rhymes and used different props from the Library Van!
We had a lovely time.
Chinese New Year
We celebrated Chinese new year by coming into school dressed in red clothes or Chinese themed clothes. We had lots of fun learning a dragon dance and enjoyed tasting different Chinese foods.
Nursery have been learning about Pentecost.
The children had great fun feeling the wind, playing with kites.
Then we made some Holy Spirit head bands