Nursery 2021 - 2022
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.
Welcome back, we hope you all had a very restful Easter holiday, the children all had lots to tell us when they returned to school. It was lovely to see the children all returning ready to start our very busy summer term.
Our topic this half term is called ‘In the Garden’. We start this topic off with ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ followed by ‘Jasper's Beanstalk’. During this topic we will be planting and growing potatoes, sunflowers and cress. We will also receive a special delivery of our very own caterpillars which we will need to look after and watch them change into beautiful butterflies. Throughout this term we will be learning how to hear and write the initial sounds in words, learning to recognise numbers 1-10, counting a number of objects, counting forwards and backwards and learning how to correctly form the letters in our names. These are all things that your children can be practising at home.
In RE we are starting the topic 'Special Places’. We will be thinking about places that are special to us and why they are special. During our ‘Faith Week’ we will be learning about the Buddhism faith. We will be learning about the main beliefs, the symbols and their meanings. There will also be another visit to our local church at the end of this half term.
We will continue to send a ‘Home Learning Challenge’ and a weekly library book for the children to share with their family. Reading with your children in very important as they learn new words and it improves their literacy skills.
Don’t forget to regularly check the school website for photos and videos of your child enjoying their learning at school. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to any of the Nursery team.
Thank you for continued your support.
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Planting in Nursery, by Mrs Andrews
EYFS and KS1 'Washing the Feet' Collective Worship Service, by Mrs Andrews
Stations of the Cross Service - April 2022, by Mrs Cavill
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