Spring 1 Term-Topic Brainstorm-What your child will be learning!
Our Spring Term Newsletter
This Half term we have been......
.....having lots of fun and continuing with our learning journey! As you can imagine Paris Class continues to develop in all areas of the Early Learning Goals; whatever else has been going on in the world outside, Paris Class has enjoyed calm and business as normal! We have concentrated on understanding what it means to be Happy, Healthy and Safe in line with the Five Jubilee Keys for Life; which we have definitely achieved!! As you may know, our seven areas for development are as follows: Maths, Literacy, Communication and Language ( we have been taking a particular look at vocabulary throughout the school and we have a word of the week designed to extend their subject related vocabulary as far as possible,) Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Understanding of the World, Physical Development and Expressive Arts. We have explored many magical texts on the theme of Shooting Stars ( reinforcing that this has a dual meaning of what is above them in the sky and beyond, as well as aspiring to reach for the stars, achieving all the targets they may set for themselves,) which has led us nicely up to following the Christmas star, exploring what Christians believe. We have ensured that the children have had multiple opportunities to explore these goals through many different practical mediums, from delighting in all the messy play resources to developing their ICT skills, using the I-pads to explore educational programs. It is said that anyone needs to repeat something many times before they have confidently consigned it to their long-term memory. All of these areas are incredibly important for a child's development, and it is said that this is the time that most development happens compared to all the stages they will go through during their childhood. As you know it is as important, if not more so to encourage the development of a well-rounded, empathetic, tolerant, compassionate individual as much as it is to be able to engage in maths. Please use this as a time to fuel and feed their eager brains as far as you can. Obviously, we are incredibly proud of how much your children have developed since the beginning of their nursery experience in September. Their language skills and confidence in speaking in front of others has improved massively, though we still ask for you to constantly engage your child in meaningful, conversations at home, using the correct vocabulary as far as possible to talk about things. The new Topic Brainstorm sheet will be going up on here shortly, but could we give you a gentle reminder to continue working on key skills like putting on clothes ( including shoes and wellies,) including coats and zipping up, as independently as possible. Also it is essential to continue encouraging your child to use the toilet and wash their hands as independently as possible. It is always tempting to help your child as much as possible but it is important to talk them through whatever you are teaching them to do, while they're doing it. Can we take this opportunity to thank you for all your support in your child's learning journey and to remind you that class and homework is set on Google Classrooms every week. Please check this as we have posted links to our Read, Write, Inc Phonics. We hope you have a happy, healthy, safe Christmas and New Year and look forward to seeing your amazing children back in 2021!
The End of an Amazing Autumn Term!
The past half term we have been busy learning! We have been making sure we keep ourselves safe by washing our hands frequently throughout the day, we ensure the children wash their hands each time they enter the classroom from the outside area and before eating as well as toileting. The children have been learning how to count and recognise the numbers and correct amount for each, we have been doing this through carpet time, games and games on the computer. We have been practising our phonic sounds and so far have learnt the sounds for M, S, A, D, F and L. Each week we have a new story book that we read to the children, we then ask them questions about the story and relate our work to that book. We ask them to predict what may happen and ask relevant questions to help develop their understanding and memory of the story. We have been making the most of the dry weather and using our outside space helping develop our physical skills, the children have been learning how to ride a bike or scooter and taking turns on the slide. We have also been doing some dancing and using dance ribbon wands, we have also been practising our throwing and catching using bean bags with targets and large balls outside. If your child does not have wellies or waterproof clothing can you please ensure they have them for this term as the grass will become muddy and the children enjoy jumping in puddles.
We have been so impressed with how the children have settled into nursery life, learning how to take turns, share and use their manners. Their vocabulary and conversation skills have grown lots, please continue to read with your child and help develop these skills at home.
Please remember to check google classroom weekly to see what the children will be learning in nursery
Welcome to our Paris Nursery Class and Parents!
It has been our pleasure to welcome our lovely, new children into Paris Class this September. We are exceptionally proud of how well all of you are settling in to Jubilee Primary School and of course we look forward to sharing in your amazing learning journey. These past few weeks have really flown by but you have already managed to begin your English and Maths Curriculum, starting to count on and back in steps of 1 from 0, as well as immersing yourselves into our texts, 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear,' and this week 'Polar Bear, Polar Bear.' You will all receive a letter to inform you of our Read, Write Inc Phonics programme which we have embarked upon. Any extra encouragement you can give your wonderful children in learning their numbers and letter sounds will be much appreciated. Everyone has had great fun experiencing messy play using play dough, food products and water. As you can imagine the children have loved our nursery garden. All of these fun activities are enabling the children to develop their fine and gross motor skills; along with this they are also developing their speech and language skills. Please work with your child to enhance their vocabulary. This will be so important for all aspects of learning. If you have any concerns or need to speak to us please let us know. We look forward to working alongside you, with your wonderful children over this year!
Thank you for your support,
Mrs Tikare and Miss Dishart.