Acorn - Nursery
Teacher: Mrs Wright
Nursery Practitioners: Miss Begum and Mrs Heald
Teaching Assistant: Miss Rusch (Tuesday PM)
Our topic this half term is 'Rhyme and Rhythm' and we are focusing on learning new Nursery Rhymes and listening to the sounds within words that make them rhyme. We will be reading books by Julia Donaldson and singing lots of different Nursery Rhymes. In the last week of the half term we will be inviting families to stay and play and watch children take part in our own Nursery Rhyme challenge.
Please find home learning packs in the cloakroom to consolidate our learning at home and encourage your child to share what we are learning. In maths we are reciting numbers in order to 10 and recognising that number represents quantity. We are using the number line to do this and some children are beginning to look at numbers that are one more and one fewer using the number line. There are lots of ways to encourage this at home, please see ideas in the cloakroom or feel free to ask any member of the Nursery staff.
Below are a few photographs of our learning so far this year...
The children in Nursery are working hard to develop their independence skills; such as putting on and taking off their own coats and shoes. We hope parents and carers will continue to help by giving children lots of opportunities to practise at home and encourage children to tidy away their things when they have finished playing with them. We use the phrase "choose, play, tidy away!"
To support name writing we are encouraging children to use a tripod grip. We use our thumb and forefinger to hold the pencil like a crocodiles mouth, the crocodile doesn't like the taste of the pencil so he scrunches up his face, when we bend our fingers the pencil will be in the correct position for writing, leaning on the middle finger for support.
Children in Nursery practise mark making and writing their names daily in preparation for Reception. It is important that your child has support at home to make marks so that they gain muscle control and develop their pencil grasp. We begin to do this by encouraging mark making on a large and small scale. We then look at and talking about the shapes in our letters, feeling the movements that are made when writing.