Nursery 2019 - 2020
WELCOME TO NURSERY!
At St Peter's, our Nursery department prides itself on exceptional pastoral care and guidance. Our trained Nursery staff ensure a carefully monitored programme of activities that are focused around improving your child’s learning and development. The early years of a child’s life are crucial. At our Nursery we work hard to make every day special for our young children in preparation for the transition into the main school.
St Peter's Nursery staff monitor the progress of their children through the Early Years Foundation stages (EYFS).
As part of the Early Years Foundation Stage, we complete work within 7 areas of learning and development. These are divided into prime areas (Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language) and specific areas (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.)
With access to dedicated facilities both indoor and outdoors, staff create a learning bond that allows children to grow and develop safely, reassuring parents that their child is in a safe learning environment and will be academically confident as they transition into mainstream education.
I would like to start by wishing all our families a very Happy New Year. It has been lovely to hear what all the children have been doing over the Christmas holidays.
Our topic this half term is 'Bears'. We will be learning the traditional story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and reading ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. These would be lovely stories to share with your children at home. Children will have the opportunity to bring in their favourite teddy bear from home to show their Nursery friends. These books will introduce us to size and positional language, children will learn to use words like biggest, smallest, under, over and up. We will also be looking at what Goldilocks did wrong and what she should do to put it right. Throughout this term we will continue to listening to stories, singing nursery rhymes, learning to recognise numbers 1-10, counting a number of objects, counting forwards and backwards, recognising and copying our names. These are all things that children should be practising at home with parents and older sibling.
In RE we will be listening to stories that Jesus heard and also listening to stories that Jesus told others for example ‘The creation story’. Children will learn how God created the world in 7 days and what he created on each day. Children will be asked to bring in their own favourite stories to share with their friends in Nursery.
We will continue to send home a library book each week, please share this book with your child and return it to school every Thursday.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to any of the Nursery staff. Thank you for continued your support.
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