Welcome to Nursery!

Nursery 2019

Mrs Linder and Mrs Winterbottom are the staff team in Nursery.
Welcome to the new school year! Please read on for a run through of what the Autumn term has in store.
This half term we will be listening carefully to sounds around us. We will be making different sounds, copying sounds, listening for rhyming words and identifying sounds. 
The children will be mark making in the different areas in nursery and having a go at writing letters in their names and giving meaning to their marks.
We will also be starting Finger gym and Write Dance in PE, which teaches pre-writing skills through music and movement.
We will be listening to lots of stories, answering questions and predicting what might happen!
We will also be learning lots of new songs and rhymes, as well as singing our favourites.
We will be using numbers in our play. We will be counting objects to 10 and beyond accurately by pointing to each one. We will be counting numbers in order to 10 and beyond. We will be introducing the Numicon resource and using this to recognise shapes in relation to numbers. We will be solving problems and recognising, colours and simple 2D and 3D shapes. 
Theme: Our Topics for this half term are: 
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
What do we want to be when we grow up? What can we do if we get stuck?
My very first Mother Goose by Iona Opie
Learning the words and actions to lots of new rhymes
So much by Trish Cooke
All about our friends and families, our feelings and being kind to each other. 
Happy Birthday Maisy by Lucy Collins 
When is your birthday? How old are you? What do we do to celebrate your birthday? What other occasions do we celebrate?

We have lots of exciting and creative activities for the children to take part in. We will be thinking about our bodies and how we use them and we will also be thinking about our families and making new friends to play with. We will be exploring the outdoors and learning about our environment too.
We will be developing our speaking and listening skills. 
We will also be thinking about how we can follow instructions and be kind to each other.

Nursery rhymes to sing and watch  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06kbsbz
Counting games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting
Listening to sounds https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-1
Letter formation http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/skyWriter/index.html
Shape recognition https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters
Stories to listen to https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories