Welcome to Nursery!
Hello we are delighted that you have come to visit our webpage where we hope to give you an insight into the fantastic range of learning that takes place each day through pictures of your children involved in their learning.
This new spring term our first theme is going to be Space and we look forward to exploring lots of books with a space theme including books set on our planet.
Welcome back to all our children and a warm welcome to all the new children who will be joining us this term.
A Visit To The Local Church
Today we went to visit Saint Nicolas Church in Old Harwich Town, the children sang Christmas carols around the tall Christmas tree and we retold the story of the Nativity at the crib. Each child placed a character from the Christmas story in the crib when we came to their part in the story. The tall bell tower also created lots of discussion as did the arch door.
We had a fantastic class party thank you all for the donations of food the children really enjoyed it and had lots of fun. We also had a very special visitor and every child at the party received a gift.
We will be posting who is our star of the (previous) week here please check to see if it is your child.
Lexie S (For being kind and helpful to the new children) 12.1.18
We are so proud of our Nursery Class performance today what amazing stars.
Owl Bark Rubbings
Getting Ready to Read and Write
Alongside all of our fabulous play opportunities, children access daily letters and sounds groups. These include playful activities to support and promote early phonetic development. This means that children begin to identify the similarities and differences in the sounds and words they hear. They are encouraged to listen out for different environmental sounds such as the birds 'tweeting' and planes flying in the sky. As their phonetic knowledge develops, children are exposed to a world of rhyming and alliteration. We share lots of rhyming stories and have so much fun singing rhyming songs. When children are ready, they then begin to listen out for the individual sounds that make up words and begin to learn how to represent these sounds through writing.
Children have access to a rich and varied provision to support and promote mark making and fine motor development.
We Love Maths Too!
We love to explore the mathematical concepts of shape, space and measures through lots of exciting real life experiences such as baking, water and sand play. Children are encouraged to explore the similarities and differences in the shapes and amounts that they see and find in the world around them. We have so much fun doing lots of active maths activities such as counting as we jump, hop or clap and enjoy lots of engaging small group activities to promote mathematical development as we play. We love to give children maths challenges!
Below is an external link to some Christmas Games