Nursery - Diamonds

Welcome to Nursery!
 
Diamond Class

Nursery staff would like to welcome all new parents/carers and children.
 
Class Teacher: Mrs Troublé

                         Key Workers: Miss Stephen & Miss Holberry                                           

Nursery session times
  

Our doors usually open at 8.45am for all children. Please be aware that we currently have staggered entry times for all morning children: 8.40/8.50/9.00am. Please check your time with the school office.

 

Pick-up time for all morning children is 11.30am.

 

Lunch is 11.30-12.15. 

 

Afternoon sessions begin at 12.15pm

      Staggered pick-up times for afternoon session are 2.55/3.05 and 3.15pm 

Extra sessions are £12 per session.  

 

Our week at Nursery usually includes...

key groups and topic information to support and develop our understanding and learning

 

exploring our continuous provision both indoors and outdoors,

including a range of context-based, multisensory, vibrant, engaging activities 

 

PE sessions in the hall or outdoors using a range of equipment 

 

story, rhyme, music & movement sessions with Reception 

 

         Our Topic this half-term is
      'How does that building stay up?'
 

The wolf huffed, and he puffed, but he couldn’t blow the house down! How does that building stay up? How many windows does it have? It’s time to find out more about buildings and the materials from which they are made. This half term, we’ll walk around our school to look for different buildings and identify the materials used to build them. Back in the classroom, we’ll draw pictures of our houses and maps of our local community. We’ll retell the story of The Three Little Pigs, joining in the refrains in the story and thinking of alternative endings to the story. We will discuss and describe the textures and properties of straw, wood or bricks as we handle the different building materials, to help The Three Little Pigs build their houses. Using our maths skills, we’ll count houses and put them in the right order, and we’ll estimate how many cubes are in different towers. Who can build the tallest tower? Who can build be the longest bridge? We’ll also retell the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff remembering what happens next in the story.  Working together, we’ll build a shelter big enough for us all to sit in, a bridge we can use to cross a given space and a street of colourful houses made from different containers. We’ll also work outdoors on our own ‘construction site’, building imaginative structures out of a range of materials. We will also rebuild our bug hotel to attract wild life and watch them grow in their natural habitat. We will think of minibeasts that carry their home on their back and watch caterpillars make their own.

                               Power of Reading
 
Take a look at the books we will be reading this term to support our learning.
Nursery Gallery
 
Please look at our photos to see what our children have been learning, discovering, creating and developing during their time in Nursery.
WOW moments!
 
In  Nursery, every step is a special achievement. During Covid-19 restrictions, we will be celebrating these achievements with stickers and praise. Please remember to share any special activities you may do out of school, by e-mailing pictures to us to share with your child.