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Wb 15 10 18

Topic: AUTUMN

This week we will be learning about Autumn.

We will talk about changes that happen during Autumn: weather, colours, clothes we wear,etc.

We will go on our Autumn walk around school grounds to look for different signs of Autumn and to collect leaves and twigs for our display and creative area to make collages and pictures (Friday).

On Thursday is our Funky Fingers day. We will have lots of different activities to help us make our fingers stronger.

In our phonics lessons we will look at rhyming words in books and songs and make up different rhyming strings.

THIS WEEK WE WILL FOCUS ON NUMBER 3.

WB 08 10 18

TOPIC: OURSELVES

This week we will be learning about ourselves and talking about all different things we could do when we were babies and all the things we can do now, as children.

We will look at how different we are: skin colour, eyes, hair. We will talk about where and who we live with.

On Wednesday we will go to explore the woodlands and will look for changes that happen around us all the time.

On Thursday we will talk about 'Marvelous me', all the things we feel we are good at.

On Friday we will look at 2D shapes and different ways of using them to make our body. We will also use our bodies to make shapes.

In Phonics lesson we will listen to different sounds, make different sounds using our bodies, follow the sounds and recognise different sounds around us: water, waves, phones, car engine, helicopters.....

THIS WEEK WE WILL FOCUS ON NUMBER 2. Please help us to learn.

Our class display

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Making 2D shapes using our bodies

Wb 01/10/18

This week topic: Harvest/The Little Red Hen

We will listen to the story of The Little Red Hen, talk about the selfish characters and how we all should work together. We will tell the story using the actions.

On Wednesday half of the class will explore the woodlands.

We will make bread on Friday and talk about the changes that happen to the ingredients. 

OUR FOCUS NUMBER THIS WEEK IS NUMBER 1

In our Phonics lesson we focus on good sitting and listening skills. We will listen to the environmental sounds and copy different sounds.

Look at our ball skills: kicking

Exploring the woodlands

Bread making: Tilly 'It smells like Summer', Loui 'Smells like bread, looks like bread. It's bread. It's brilliant!' Daniel 'It sticks to my fingers like a slime. It is like play dough, soft.' Freddie 'It is like a slime and smells like bread.' Alfie 'Look! It stretches!'

Wb 24 09 18

This week is all about NUMBERS!

On Monday we will have our PE lesson. We will follow instructions and move in different ways.

From Tuesday we will look at counting different objects by touching and looking at numbers around us. 

The number we will focus on this week is number 0 (zero). 

Our week in Nursery class

Wb 17 09 18

TOPIC: OWL BABIES, OUR EMOTIONS/Settling in

This week we will read 'Owl babies' story and talk about our emotions at different situations.

We will join with reading and telling the story using the story sack.

We will talk about sizes of owls and different objects around us.

We will look at the months of the year and talk about a very important date in our lives- our BIRTHDAYS!

Every day we sing Nursery Rhymes, count different objects, fingers and anything that we can or can't move;we look at the numbers around and talk about them.  

WELCOME TO NURSERY CLASS 2018-2019

W/b 5.9.18

Nursery children will be focusing on settling into the school and their classroom.

We will explore different areas in the room and will be taught where all the resources are and how to tidy them away after use.

We will talk about expectations in our classroom and our school and how to be happy and stay safe. 

We will talk about our rights as children and together we will create our class charter.

The children will also get to know each other. Find out about each others likes and dislikes and make new friends. 

Beginning of our journey

Wb 25th June 2018 SPORTS WEEK

This week we will have lots of exciting activities in our school.

On Monday we will take part in the whole school assembly with Jordan Parkes who will talk to us about his life as the footballer and the coach. 

In the afternoon will be SPORTS DAY for our Afternoon Class with lots of fun (families are invited to watch us).

On Tuesday we will have the session with the football coaches from JP Pro.

On Wednesday we will join the rest of the school for the assembly with Saracens-our local rugby club (am only) then we will have fun with the parachute playing different games.

On Thursday morning it will be Foundation and KS1 SPORTS DAY, with morning Nursery class too having fun (please come and watch us).

 

SPORTS DAY for Nursery pm

Sessions with football coaches

Saracens - Our local rugby team members visited our school today. We were lucky to have our photo taken with their trophy

Saracens - Our local rugby team members visited our school today. We were lucky to have our photo taken with their trophy 1

Wb 18/06/18 TOPIC: Baby clinic

On Monday we will read the book 'Shh! Duck don't wake the baby'

On Tuesday we will practise different activities for our sports day.

On Wednesday we will have our lesson in the woodlands. We will make snails crafts using different resources.

We will also have a visitor, Mrs Harris will come with her baby to talk to the children about how to care for the babies and what the babies can/can't do.

We will go to the whole school assembly to talk about what we could do to keep the air clean and how we could stop pollution.

On Thursday in maths lesson we will talk about numbers around us; we will use number fans and talk about big numbers and small numbers. We will try to match the quantity to the  correct number.

21st June is the Clean Air Day. We will come to school wearing something green to promote the national event and to show that we care for the environment. We will make pictures/posters showing green trees, fields, flowers and the world we would like to live in.

Fridays are our FUN DAYS. This Friday we will play different musical games and move in different ways while listening to the music. 

Every day we will have our Phonics lesson. We play different games to help us remember the sounds different letters make; we use letters we learnt so far to write and make simple CVC words using magnetic letters: dog, leg, sun, pig; we write simple labels: a big dog, a red bus, a hot sun.

 

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Wb 11/06/18 TOPIC: People who help us-Vets/Veterinary nurses

On Monday we will look at different jobs the Vets do. We will look at the equipment they use and talk about how they help different animals.

On Tuesday we will have PE lesson in the field and we will practise different skills for our sports day.

On Wednesday we will have our lesson in the woodlands. We will make snails using different craft resources and we will talk about the environment they live in. 

On Thursday we will have the visitor coming to our school. Nicci, The Senior Veterinary Nurse form Barton Lodge will come with her pets to talk to the children about how to look after the animals, how to behave when near them and how to play with them.

Fridays are our FUN DAYS. This Friday we will play different racing games outside.

Every day we will have our Phonics lesson. We play different games to help us remember the sounds letters make, we use the letters we learnt so far to make simple CVC words using magnetic letters: dog, leg, sun, pig; we write simple labels: a big dog, a big bus, a hot sun.

 

Wb 04/06/18 TOPIC: People who help us-Doctors/Nurses

On Monday we will look at different jobs the doctors do. We will look at the equipment they use and talk about how they help people.

On Tuesday we will have the lesson in our computing suite. We will use the Simple City programme, the doctor's surgery to make the pictures of different scenes at the doctors surgery. We will click, drag and click on the pictures to place the plasters, give medication, etc. 

On Wednesday we will have our lesson in the woodlands. We will make food for birds- cheerios on the pipe cleaners.

On Thursday in maths lesson we will talk about numbers around us; we will use numicon tiles and talk about what numbers they represent. We will try to match the tiles to the correct number on the number fans and then order them correctly.

Fridays are our FUN DAYS. This Friday we will play different racing games outside.

Every day we will have our Phonics lesson. We play different games to help us remember the sounds letters make, we use the letters we learnt so far to make simple CVC words using magnetic letters: dog, leg, sun, pig; we write simple labels: a big dog, a red bus, a hot sun.

 

OUTDOOR LEARNING

 

This week we were learning about the road safety. We had Mrs Russell, our school crossing patrol lady visiting us and talking about the rules of keeping safe near the road. We then played, pretending we were near the road with the cars coming, the lights changing and us crossing the road after checking that it was safe to do it.

Our Nursery class pre-Royal Wedding picnic

Our Nursery pre-Royal wedding picnic

Wb 14/05/18 TOPIC: People who help us- BUilders

On Monday we will look at different jobs the builders do. We will look at the tools they use and talk about how they use them safely.

On Tuesday we will have the lesson in our computing suite. We will use the Simple City programme, the building site to make the pictures of houses. We will click, drag and click on the pictures to build a house with doors, windows and the roof at the top. On Wednesday we will have our lesson in the woodlands. We will make food for birds-food bombs.

On Thursday in maths lesson we will talk about sizes of different objects around us; we will search for three objects of different sizes, order them and talk about it.

Fridays are our FUN DAYS. This Friday we will make the crowns, the flags and the sandwiches for our pre-Royal wedding celebrations. We will have a picnic on the fields and different games after.

Every day we will have our Phonics lesson: we use the letters we learnt so far to make simple CVC words using magnetic letters: dog, leg, sun, pig; we write simple labels: a dog, a leg, a sun.

IT: building a house on the computer

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Wb 7/05/18 TOPIC: People who help us- Police

On Tuesday we will look at different jobs Police do. We will talk about the equipment and vehicles they use and how they use it.

On Wednesday we will have our lesson in the woodlands and we will make bird food.

On Thursday we will make our finger prints and talk about how they are different from other children prints. We will explore our role play area that was changed into a jail.  

 

Wb 30.04.18   Topic: People who help us- Firefighters

Firefighters visit

W/b: 23/04/18

Topic: St Georges Day and Everybody is different

 

This week we are learning:

On Monday we will learn about St George's Day celebrations. 

 

On Tuesday we will talk about ourselves, how different and similar we are. 

On Wednesday we will make our faces using creative resources. we will talk about colours, shapes and textures.

On Thursday during our PSED lesson we will look at what we created (our faces) and tell others why we think we are MARVELLOUS.

On Friday we will look at 2D shapes and use our bodies to make them as well as big shapes and small shapes.

We will have Phonics lessons every day. This week we will revise all the single sounds and will look for the words that start with the focus sounds. We will be practising forming letters correctly in the air, sand, paint and on the white boards. We will also use the letters learnt to write words and talk about rhyming string. 

Our song of the week

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W/b: 19/03/18

Topic-Dinosaurs

 

This week we are learning:

On Monday we will read 'Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs' and talk about the characters and the events in the story.

On Tuesday we will have our computing lesson. We will use ipads and explore how to navigate between different programmes

On Wednesday we will look at the sequencing the story. We will talk about the stories have their beginning, the middle part and the end. We will try to put the muddled up pictures in the correct order and tell the story.

On Thursday during our maths lesson we will use the dice and the dinosaurs to match the quantity to a number by counting one object at the time.

On Friday we will look at the numbers around us and talk about big and small numbers.  

We will have Phonics lessons every day. This week we will revise all the single sounds and will look for the words that start with the focus sounds. We will be practising forming letters correctly in the air, sand, paint and on the white boards.

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Our Science Day

W/b: 05/02/18

Topic: 'Mr Wolf's pancakes'

 

This week we are learning:

On Monday we will read the book and talk about the characters, how the characters behaved and what is right and wrong.

On Tuesday we will have our Computing lesson. We will talk about how to stay safe when using different technological devices.

On Wednesday we will talk about the sizes of different objects and use the laminated pictures of the characters from the story to order them from the smallest to the biggest.

On Thursday we will be making PANCAKES like Mr Wolf but we will work together. 

On Friday is the Science Day. We have lots of fun activities planned for the day and we are going to pretend to be the explorers/scientists.  

We will have Phonics lessons every day. This week we will revise: s,a,t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o and find the words with the focus sounds. We will be practising forming letters correctly in the air, sand, paint and on the white boards.

W/b: 29/01/18

Topic- 'The Smartest Giant in Town' by Julia Donaldson

 

This week we are learning:

On Monday we will read the book and talk about the characters and how the Giant was kind to others.

On Tuesday we will have our PE lesson. We will use the beanbags to balance them on different parts of our body and to throw and catch them with both hands.

On Wednesday we will look at the rhyming words in the book and we will think of the words that rhyme (sound the same at the end).

On Thursday we will learn about positional language and how/where to place the objects following the instructions given by others. 

On Friday we will look at sizes/lengths of different objects and use them in our play to order from smallest to biggest, longest to shortest. 

We will have Phonics lessons every day. This week we will revise: s,a,t, p, i, n, m and find the words with the focus sounds. We will be practising forming letters correctly in the air, sand, paint and on the white boards.

W/b: 22/01/18

Topic- 'Monkey puzzle' bu Julia Donaldson

 

This week we are learning:

On Monday we will read the book and talk about the characters and why the butterfly was puzzled.

On Tuesday we will have our computing lesson. We will use My World programme to make pictures of our mummies by clicking, dragging and clicking on the features of the faces and putting them in the correct place.

On Wednesday we will look at the pictures of adult animals and their babies. We will talk about how most of them are similar but there are animals that have babies looking different: butterflies and caterpillars, frogs and tadpoles.

On Thursday we will look at 2D shapes, talk about the sides and the corners and use them in our play.

On Friday we will use the lines and circles to draw pictures of our mums.

We will have Phonics lessons every day. This week we will revise: s,a,t, p and find the words with the focus sounds.  

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W/b: 15/01/18

Topic- 'Gruffalo's child'

 

This week we are learning:

On Monday we will read the book and talk about the characters and the events in the story.

On Tuesday we will have our computing lesson. We will learn how to click and drag while exploring different programmes on the computer.

On Wednesday we will look at 2D shapes and use them in our play.

On Thursday we will talk about rhyming words and the rhyming string and listen for different rhyming words while reading the story.

On Friday we will look at differences and changes while making jelly.

We will have Phonics lessons every day. This week we are learning: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss sounds and we will recognise the words with the focus sounds.  

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W/b: 08/01/18

Topic- 'The Gruffalo'

 

This week we are learning:

On Monday we will read the book and talk about the characters and the events in the story.

On Tuesday we will have our computing lesson. We will learn how to click and drag while exploring different programmes on the computer.

On Wednesday we will paint the Gruffalo pictures using circles and lines.

On Thursday we will talk about the sizes of different objects and order them. We will learn how to categorise objects according to their sizes.

On Friday we will learn how to use the scissors correctly when cutting and how to hold them safely.

We will have Phonics lessons every day. This week we are learning: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss sounds and we will recognise the words with the focus sounds.  

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OUR CHRISTMAS PLAY: 14th and 15th December 2017

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Topic- Christmas and Winter stories 04.12.17

 

This week we are learning about

Different Winter and Christmas stories.

How to sing and dance on the stage.

We will perform our play to our friends in Reception.

On Friday is Learn to Learn day. We will be making different Christmas decorations.

Phonics: we will revise the sounds learnt so far and use them to blend and segment the words. 

 

 

W/b: 27/11/17

Topic- 'A squash and a squeeze'

Practising songs for our Christmas play

This week we are learning

How to sing and dance on stage.

We will be practising our Christmas songs on the stage.

We will learn what capacity is and we will explore the containers that will hold more or less water. We will talk about full, empty and half-full/half-empty. 

We will have our willow workshop when we will weave the willow in and out to make our special tree.

On Thursday is non-uniform day. We can come to school in the clothes with a bit of sparkle ;-)

 

On Friday there is no school!

Phonics: we will look at the sounds in words and learn g,o,c,k sounds

Willow workshop

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Topic-Autumn and Fireworks 30.10.17

This week we are learning about:

Different seasons and the changes that happen outside.

We will go on our Autumn walk outside the school grounds. We will make different Autumn collages using our collection of leaves and conkers.

To listen to and to play Autumn music.

To learn why we should remember the 5th of November?

To make fireworks in our creative area.

To learn how to stay safe with fireworks.

 

To name numerals 0-10 and to match them to the quantity correctly.

In Phonics lesson we will look at differences in vocal sounds and we will talk about the sounds we can make with our voices.

Learning to learn week.   16th October 2017

This week we are learning

To develop our reasoning skills.

To learn how to ask questions so we can develop our learning.

To ask questions starting with what, when, where, who, how?

To learn how and why people all over the world celebrate Diwali.

To understand the Diwali story of Rama, Sita and the 10 headed Demon!

To pretend to be the characters and ask them questions. To act out the story using puppets.

To take part in a Diwali workshop on Thursday afternoon where we will learn about Diwali, try on traditional Indian clothes and to dance to traditional music.

To match the quantity to a number correctly.

To use 2D shapes to create pictures.

 

 

W/B 2.10 17

Harvest and Little Red Hen

This week we are learning about

What is a Harvest Festival, how do Christians celebrate Harvest? Learn Harvest Festival songs.

On Monday we will read and tell to each other the story of Little Red Hen. We will discuss who were the selfish characters in the story.

How to talk clearly to an audience, looking at them and keeping our hands away from our face.

How to talk to a talk partner whilst we are on the carpet for a lesson. To look at our partner and listen to what they are saying.

How to hold a pen correctly using froggy fingers.

On Tuesday we will have our Harvest assembly.

On Wednesday we will go to our woodlands area to explore and look at the changes that happen around.

On Thursday we will practice getting changed for our PE lesson and have different games moving in different ways.

On Friday we will have maths lesson. We will be looking at selecting different amounts of objects out of a bigger group.

We have phonics lesson every day. We will listen to different environmental sounds and create new sounds using the instruments and different body parts.

 

This week’s topic- 18th September

Our friends and pets. We will be reading 'Dear Zoo' by Rod Campbell

This week we are learning about

Our friends and our pets.

We will talk to a group or our class about our friends and pets.

What pets we have and how we look after them.

How to hold a pencil and draw lines and circles.

To revise the days of the week and months of the year.

We will look at Sitting and Listening skills and we are going to do sounds investigation.

If weather permits, we will have our first visit to woodland school.

This week’s topic- 11th September

Our Rights and Ourselves

This week we are learning about

Our rights as children and Golden Expectations.

Ourselves and the family we belong to, who we live with and how we are all different.

To talk to a group or our class about ourselves.

What our body looks like and how to draw a face.

We will draw our own self portrait.

We will look at the groups we belong to: our school, our class, the animal groups.

To learn the days of the week and months of the year.

 

Welcome to Nursery 2017-2018

This weeks topic- 4th September 2017

Topic- Settling in

This week we are learning

All about our new school, classrooms, learning environment, teachers and friends.

We will be taught how to use each area of the classroom and outdoor environment.

We will create class rules and a class charter to keep us all safe, happy and able to learn.We will tell each oth

 

It will be a very busy first week.

 

Our new playground.

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In our Foundation Unit we have Reception, and Nursery

 

All children have the use of a large well resourced setting which includes 2 outside areas, one of which is covered.

The times of the sessions are as follows-:

Reception 8.50 – 3.10 pm

Morning Nursery 8.30 – 11.30 pm

Afternoon Nursery 12.30 - 3.30 pm

Pupils in receipt of 30 hours funding 8.30am - 2.30pm

 

Nursery Staff

Ms S. Handel, Mrs H. Payne & Mrs H. Trueman

The Foundation Unit is staffed by Teachers, Early Years Practitioners and Teaching Assistants. All of our staff are happy to help parents at any time.

 

What is the Foundation Stage Unit?
The Foundation Stage Unit is a learning environment for children who are in the Foundation Stage phase of their education which is between the ages of 4 and 5 years.
The Foundation Stage is a distinct stage which is important in its own right and we believe it is crucial in preparing children for later schooling.
The Foundation Stage Unit includes children from their forth birthday until the end of their Reception Year. We recognise it as a crucial in education, both in its own right and in preparing children for learning in Key Stage one. We believe that all children should be given the best possible start to their education. Great value is placed on the quality of our provision in the Foundation Stage by providing all of the children with stimulating activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development. It is recognised that when children join us, they will already have had a range of experiences and they will also have a range of skills and interests; therefore the curriculum is carefully planned so that their learning is always moving forward.

 

Week 10th July: Planets 

Monday: We were reading the information books about the solar system and talk about different planets.

Tuesday: It was our Sports day. We had so much fun ;-) Please see our photos (later) 

Wednesday: We went to play in the Reception rooms and made our space rockets.

Thursday: We made our astronauts helmets because we will be taking off into Space.

Friday: We are off on the journey around the solar system, see you when we get back (we don't know when :-)  )

    

 

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