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Nursery

Welcome to Nursery

 

Class Teacher: Mr Cattermoul

 

This page will contain class newsletters, photos of interesting activities and useful links.

It will be updated every week of the school year to let you know what is happening in school.

Autumn Term Newsletter and Topic Map

 

Parent's guide to Phonics (Letters and Sounds)

Week beginning 4th November

Number of the week - 5

Shape of the week - triangle

Colour of the week - purple

Letter/sound of the week - Ff - fireworks, fire

Welcome back. Hope you enjoyed the half term break. The children have been telling us all about their holiday. About getting dressed up for Halloween and all the sweets they have been eating! Some have been to bonfires. We have learned a new firework rhyme this week and the children have been enthusiastically joining in. They have created some wonderful firework pictures and Harlow showed his in Well Done assembly. Alex-James was our 'always' person of the week. We have also been reading 'Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson and the children have enjoyed acting out the story.

Week beginning 21st October

Number of the week - 2

Shape of the week - rectangle

Colour of the week - brown

Letter/sound of the week - Hh - hedgehog

We have been continuing our Autumn theme this week and looking at hedgehogs and talking about how they will be getting ready to hibernate for the winter.The children have made some excellent play dough hedgehogs and we have had some fantastic work in their learning logs. Leo was in well done assembly for his super attitude this half term and he was also our 'always' person of the week.

Week beginning 14th October

Number of the week - 2

Shape of the week - rectangle

Colour of the week - yellow

Letter/sound of the week - Cc - conker

This week we have been learning about Autumn and how the world is changing. We have been on an Autumn walk around the school grounds collecting leaves. We picked some apples from our apple trees which were delicious. We enjoyed watching KS1 Harvest Festival. We made some pictures of hedgehogs and foxes using our leaves.We used some conkers and dipped them in paint to make some fantastic paintings.

Week beginning 7th October

Number of the week - 1

Shape of the week - rectangle

Colour of the week - brown

Letter/sound of the week - Ss

Our last week doing the Gingerbread man and the children have drawn some fantastic pictures retelling the story. We have been learning about more and less this week and building lego towers by putting one more brick on each time. We then found the towers that had more bricks and those that had less. We have been revisiting the letter S and remembering the animals that begin with that sound.

Week beginning 30th September

Number of the week - 4

Shape of the week - square

Colour of the week - brown

Letter/sound of the week - Rr - run

More Gingerbread man fun this week as the children have been using  puppets to retell the story. They have also done some super artwork for the class display. In PE we practising running as fast as we could like the Gingerbread man. We also found lots of other ways to move such as hopping, jumping and skipping. The children have been busy mark making this week with large paint brushes outside.

Next week it is parent evening and the BOOK BUS will be in school on Tuesday for you to buy books for your child.

Week beginning 23th September

Number of the week - 4

Shape of the week - square

Colour of the week - brown

Letter/sound of the week - Rr - run

"Run run as fast as you can.You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread man". The children have been very enthusiastically joining in with the Gingerbread man story this week. They are getting to know the story really well. We investigated what would happen to ginger biscuits when we put them in water and found out that they went soft and crumbled. We then made our own Gingerbread men which tasted delicious.

Week beginning 16th September

Number of the week - 3

Shape of the week - circle

Colour of the week - yellow

Letter/sound of the week - Aa, happy,sad,angry,scared

The children have been learning about feelings this week. We have been role playing different situations that might make them happy, sad, angry or scared and what to do if we have these feelings. We have been reading a book called 'When I'm Feeling Kind' and learning to be kind to each other by sharing and taking turns. The children have also done some super circle art work based on our class artist, Kandinsky, for a display in the classroom. We then had a lot of fun getting messy on our colour fun day on Friday. Lincoln was in Well Done assembly for being a super helper this week and Leo R was our 'Always' person of the week.

Week beginning 9th September

Number of the week - 3

Shape of the week - circle

Colour of the week - yellow

Letter/sound of the week - Ss for snake, squirrel and snail.

A warm welcome to our new starters this week who have settled in really well. They have been exploring their new environment and they are starting to get better at tidying up! The older children in Nursery have been helping them by showing them how we 'Show 5' and sit nicely on the carpet. We have been learning all about circles and we found lots of things that were circle shaped in Nursery. Take a look at the photos. We have read the book 'The Selfish Crocodile' and talked about how the animals were feeling when the crocodile was unkind.

 

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