Welcome to the Nursery Class Page
What have we been learning?
Our topic this term is "Autumn at school." We have been busy learning Nursery routines this half term. Everyone has settled in really well and we all come into class with smiles on our faces! We are also learning about the St Michael's code, our snack time code and our Core Values.
We are getting used to the different activities on offer in Nursery including Funky Fingers, Squiggle while you Wiggle, visits to Wildwood, PE in the hall, carpet activities, focus group sessions and free play in our continuous provision.
Our topic this term is "Amazing Animals." We will be investigating pets, farm animals, wild animals, dinosaurs, underwater creatures and minibeasts. We will use stories to introduce each part of the topic such as "Dear Zoo," "The mixed up chameleon," "The animal train" and "The very hungry caterpillar."
We will be welcoming some new children to join us in Nursery. The older children will be helping them to learn our routines.
Woodpeckers will continue with the activities from Autumn term plus a few new sessions. Early phonic skills to introduce "Read Write Inc" will start with the children meeting Fred the frog. Fred says each individual sound in words. We use Fred in short games everyday so that the children can hear how words are made of sounds that are blended together. After the half term break we will have Read Write Inc sessions through the week to help prepare our older children for Reception.
Since the half term holiday in February Woodpeckers have been very busy! We have enjoyed our RWInc sessions which we refer to as "Super Sounds work." The children have learnt lots of sounds. In every session we go through all the sounds we have done so far. I am really encouraged by the phonic knowledge of the children. Fred frog makes an appearance after our new sound work. He likes to play games using his chopped up words allowing the children to hear segmented words and to blend them. This is great preparation for Reception year. We have thoroughly enjoyed our Amazing Animals topic. We finished with a week of Dinosaur investigation- counting, describing and involving our small world dinosaurs in outdoor adventures.
Our Summer term topic is Woodpeckers Amazing Adventures which is all about journeys. We will hopefully have fantastic weather so that we can get out and about exploring our surroundings and making our own journeys. We will use texts such as "The magic bed," "Where the wild things are" and "Whatever Next?" to ignite our imaginations!
Morning - Friday