Acorn - Nursery
Teacher: Mrs Wright
Nursery Nurse: Mrs Heald
Teaching Assistant: Miss Rusch (Tuesday PM)
Our topic this half term is 'It Sounds a Lot Like a Bear!' We returned from the Summer to lots of Goldilocks and the Three Bears themed activities and will be exploring where bears live, what they might feel, look, smell, sound like and we will be finishing the topic with a Teddy Bears Picnic and a bear hunt!
Everybody settled back to Nursery so well especially with lots of our children returning to full time places. We are so proud of how each child sat at the table and ate their lunch, we are extremely proud of them already.
Below are a few photographs of our learning so far...
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.