Welcome to Nursery ME2

This term we will be cover the following topics: Brilliant Blokes, Ramadan, Sports and Getting Bigger. These topics will be taught through a series of circle time sessions, role-play, adult-led activities and appropriate resources which are made accessible during the children’s Independent Learning Time sessions. These sessions are aimed to promote linking the children’s learning alongside a strong sense of independence and child initiated exploration. The children will also mirror their learning done inside, outside. With a garden used for free flow during Independent learning Time and access to an outside class and Wild Flower  Meadow, the children will have lots of opportunity to explore the outdoors, challenging their physical abilities and their engaging their minds and senses.

The children will be supported in class to develop in the key areas of learning from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): Communication and Language; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Physical Development; Understanding of the World; Expressive Arts and Design; Mathematics and Literacy. If you would like to find out more about the EYFS, the helpful information sheet, ‘Parent’s Guide to the Early Years Foundation Framework’ can be accessed in our Parent Partnership Folder available to view at any time above the telephone in the Nursery classroom. We are always happy to answer questions about your child’s learning you may have and you are free to look at their learning journeys at any point.

Nursery is all about having fun and learning vital skills to be a good learner. Therefore we work really hard with the children in developing their learning in all areas of the early year’s curriculum. Part of this learning is preparing them to move onto phase two of nursery. We therefore spend lots of time reading with the children as well as chatterbox sessions to help with communication and language every day. This is something you can do at home too to help your children in these areas. You are more than welcome to borrow books from us or even take a trip to the local library or children centre.

In our chatterbox sessions, the children will be enhancing their knowledge of environmental sounds, instrumental sounds, body percussion, rhythm and rhyme, alliteration and voice sounds. In these small group sessions, your child will be developing their pre-linguistic skills such as attention, listening, speech, sound awareness and story awareness in order for them to support their speech, language and social growth.

HOME WOWS : These slips will be handed out each term so you can share with us anything you have been up to at home; it might be a family day out, a new word, something you are proud of or just something you really enjoyed together. You cana also send HOME WOWS via email on nandr@ecs.plymouth.sch.uk.

 We are also pleased to tell you we are able to continue to offer free school educational visits for 2016-17.