Welcome to Nursery!
Your teachers are:
Mrs Roberts (Class Teacher)
9.00 am - 11.30 am
12.45 pm - 3.15 pm
(Your children will still come to school wearing their school uniform on Fridays and do not need a P.E. kit. We will be practising taking off our socks and shoes independently for our P.E. sessions!)
Please send a piece of fruit in your child's bag each day for snack time. During this time we will be practising our Welsh, using good manners and promoting healthy eating. Milk will be provided for your child.
Outdoor learning is very important to a child's development and helps develop physical skills, creativity, problem-solving and promotes positive wellbeing. Being outdoors supports the holistic development of children and allows them to work collaboratively, appreciate nature and the world around them and builds their confidence and self-esteem through risk taking and exploring. We enjoy outdoor learning whatever the weather so please ensure your child is dressed appropriately, for example on hot days please send a sunhat and apply sun cream before your child comes to school, and if it is raining please ensure they have a raincoat.
Please follow our instagram page @springwood_prm to see what wonderful learning we have been doing each week.
Our central idea this term is 'Autumn Wonders'. During this project, we will be showing appreciation for the world around us with a focus on the changes that happen during Autumn, starting our journey to become 'Ethical, informed citizens who are knowledgeable about our world'. We will be promoting curiosity, awe and wonder and using our senses to discover what we can see, hear, feel, smell and taste during the Autumn. We will be collecting and exploring different natural materials and using them to support our learning across the curriculum. We will also learn about nocturnal and woodland animals, and will start to consider their similarities and differences.
Languages, Literacy and Communication
Some of the stories we will be focusing on this term include:
We will practise holding books the correct way up, turning pages individually and recognising the title, author, picture, blurb and spine of a book. We will also be discussing the characters, the main events and the sequence of the stories and talking about our favourite part of the story and why. As we will hear these stories lots of times, we will start to join in with retelling the story and will use some Talk 4 Writing activities to begin to develop our story skills.
Some of the Autumn nursery rhymes we will be singing include:
Autumn Leaves (To the tune of London Bridge is falling down)
Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down
Autumn leaves are falling down, It is Autumn.
Watch the leaves twist and turn, twist and turn, twist and turn,
Watch the leaves twist and turn, it is Autumn.
Crunch the leaves beneath your feet, beneath your feet, beneath your feet,
Crunch the leaves beneath your feet, it is Autumn.
Rake the leaves and pile them high, pile them high, pile them high,
Rake the leaves and pile them high, it is Autumn.
I'm a little pumpkin, orange and round,
here's my stem, I grow from the ground.
When I am cut open hear me shout,
See my seeds and scoop me out.
Maths and Numeracy
Maths is everywhere and our Nursery environment provides children with many rich opportunities for applying mathematical skills in everything they do, for example building, counting, number recognition, shape, problem solving, capacity and the list goes on!
This term we will begin to count using simple number songs, including:
Why not have a listen to the songs and see if you can sing them at home?
Click on the song name to sing along! Can you show the number on your fingers?
We will also be developing an awareness of shape and pattern in our environment, looking closely at natural objects and sorting them in different ways. We will begin to use appropriate language to describe the different shapes that we find, for example 'round', 'long', 'straight'.