Together we nurture the genius in everyone
|Maria Da Silva||Nursery Nurse (Wed, Thur, Fri)|
|Danielle Waites||Nursery Nurse|
|Nana Chubb||Teaching Assistant (Mon, Tue, Wed)|
|Sandra Horner||Teaching Assistant|
|Isabel Aparicio Gonzalez||Teaching Assistant|
Week beginning: 19th October 2020
This week in teaching time we have :
Continued practising counting at snack time, making sure the number of cups matches the number of children!
Learnt about ‘whole body listening’ and what that looks like- we have our eyes facing forwards, our ears and brains working, our mouth quiet and our feet and hands still. The children are doing it so well!
Learnt the words ‘wool’ and ‘full’ as part of ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’. We learnt the Makaton signs for these two words.
Read books with rhyming words in such as ‘Monsters love Colours’.
Continued to practise putting our own coats on using the ‘flip’ method.
Next week we will:
Continue to Investigate number 3 in many different ways
Sing Hickory Dickory Dock and learn the concepts ‘up’ and ‘down’
Continue to listen carefully to sounds that are familiar to us and differentiate between the sounds of different instruments. This is an essential pre reading skill
Other nursery learning as part of our continuous provision :
We have, amongst other things…..
Made collages with different textures, explored using paintbrushes with chalks, been creative on the touch board, had fun doing Cosmic Yoga, worked as a team to sweep up leaves outside, caught the rain drops from the shelter in different sized containers, made creative pictures with placement and arrangement objects, washed babies in the water tray, made pizzas in the mud kitchen, and parked toy cars in numbered parking bays. We have 3 new balance bikes to play with which is very exciting for the children
Dates for your diary:
Continuous Provision- what your children do at nursery each day!
In the nursery the children have access to the same play and learning experiences every day, with slight adaptations based on their interests and next steps.
Each day the children can, if they choose:
Cut with scissors
Draw with pencils, chalk, crayons or felt pens
Stick with solid glue, runny glue or tape
Do junk modelling
Practise their fine motor skills in our funky fingers area
Count and see numbers
Use a till and calculators
Explore maths shapes
Play with ‘loose parts’- such as wooden beads, lollisticks, cotton reels, pipe cleaners, glass beads etc to make pictures and patterns or use them in pretend play
Play with and shape playdough
Build with Duplo and Lego
Build with Mobilo and wooden blocks
Play in the role play house inside or out
Read books and have stories read to them
Play musical instruments
Play with sand
Play with mud
Play with water
Build using large scale construction such as blocks and crates
Roll and play with hula hoops
Explore the bug area
Climb and slide
See saw with a friend
Throw balls and score goals
Enjoy milk, water and fruit with their friends
Below is a copy of the letter formation style the school has adopted.