Cycle 3

Cycle 3

Teacher: Miss Wills

Teaching Assistant: Mrs. Singh

The children will be continuing to take part in short focused sessions on the carpet. These sessions are: Phonics, Maths and Communication and Language. George the bear helps the children to remember the listening rules during these sessions

 

 

 

 

Phonics: We have now started the Read Write Inc programme and have learnt lots of sounds already. (See ‘Rhymes for letter formation document’)

Communication and Language: During this cycle the children will be listening to and joining in with the stories ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and ‘The Gruffalo’. We will be having a fun Teddy Bear’s picnic.

We have a very exciting visit planned for this term. We will be hatching chicks in our classroom!! The children will experience life cycles and growth and development. The experience encourages social interaction and promotes caring and nurturing skills.

We will also be learning about Easter in our sessions.

Maths: We are continuing to practise recognising numbers up to 10. We are also learning to count objects by placing them in a line and touching each object. We will continue to sing number songs and rhymes.

Reading

I hope you are all enjoying sharing books at home with your child, talking to them about the pictures and asking questions.

Please remember to fill in their reading record book so that we know the children are sharing their book with you at home. Some children will start to bring home ‘pink’ books which have words in them.

Fine motor skills:

Fine motor skills is the coordination of small muscle movements – usually involving small, precise thumb, finger, hand, and wrist movements. In the Early Years we provide opportunities that are fun and interactive for the children. Developing fine motor skills in early childhood education helps build the foundation for important future skills like writing and self-care.

Examples of activities that can be provided at home or school are:

  • Threading beads, pasta etc
  • Playing with playdough
  • Cutting/snipping paper
  • Building with lego and blocks
  • Dressing dolls
  • Puzzles
  • Sorting pom poms/objects with play tweezers

Things to remember:

Spare Clothes

Please ensure your child has a bag of spare clothes with them in school at all times, including underwear and socks. It is very important that we are able to change your child and make them comfortable if any toileting accidents occur or if they get wet from water play. We explore the outdoors in all weathers so children need to be dressed appropriately.

All children require a pair of wellies in school.  The children really enjoy outdoor water play and accessing the sandpit.

Snack Money

We ask that the children bring in a voluntary contribution of 50p every week, on a Monday, to contribute towards the cost of providing the children with a range of healthy snacks.

Uniform

Children must be in correct school uniform at all times. This includes appropriate footwear. Please ensure your child’s uniform is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Focus child

We have three focus children per week. We record additional information on paper to be kept in the child’s folder in the classroom. Parents can contribute to this by bringing in or emailing photos to the Early Years email address. Examples of photos might be: A trip to the park, visiting familyswimming lessonsThe photos may be used as prompts for your child to share news with the class or to write about. You will receive a letter when your child is selected as the focus child.

 

 

Cycle 2

Cycle 2

Teacher: Miss Wills

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Singh

We have had a wonderful time getting to know each other during Cycle 1. The children have settled into school well and become familiar with all of the rules and routines of the day.  

The children have been taking part in short focused sessions on the carpet and will continue this now throughout the year. These sessions are: Phonics, Maths and Communication and Language. Our bear called George helps the children to remember the listening rules during these sessions.

Phonics: The childrenwill beexperiencing and learning to appreciate rhythm and rhyme and developing awareness of rhythm and rhyme in speech. They will also be learning to develop their understanding of alliteration.

Communication and Language: During these sessions the children will be reading and exploring the books Tanka Tanka Skunk and The Naughty Bus during this cycle.

Maths: The children have been learning to recognise numbers up to ten and will continue to practise this. They are also learning to count objects by placing them in a line and touching each object. We will continue to sing number songs and rhymes.

The children have enjoyed learning and practising lots of songs and rhymes, such as Incy Wincey Spider, The Wheels on the Bus and Five Currant Buns. We will continue to sings songs and rhymes during the year as they are soimportant in developing your child’s language and communication skills. Introducing children to a variety of nursery rhymes can help them understand and learn about different sounds. This is an important part of developing those early literacy skills.

Reading

Thank you to all of you who came to the Reading Meetingthat we held in October. We had some good feedback and we hope we were able to answer your questions. The children have now started to bring home the lilac coloured reading books. We hope you have been sharing these with your child on a regular basis and asking them lots of simple questions about the pictures.

Please remember to fill in their reading record book so that we know the children are sharing the book with you at home.

Christmas

We have started to learn the songs for our Christmas performance of ‘Snowman at Sunset’. We look forward to seeing lots of you there to support the children when we perform it in December.

Things to remember:

Spare Clothes

Please ensure your child has a bag of spare clothes with them in school at all times, including underwear and socks. It is very important that we are able to change your child and make them comfortable if any toileting accidents occur or if they get wet from water play. We explore the outdoors in all weathers so children need to be dressed appropriately.

All children require a pair of wellies in school.  The children will really enjoy outdoor water play and accessing the newly replenished sandpit.

Snack Money

We ask that the children bring in a voluntary contribution of 50p every week, on a Monday, to contribute towards the cost of providing the children with a range of healthy snacks.

Uniform
Children must be in correct school uniform at all times. This includes appropriate footwear. Please ensure your child’s uniform is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Focus child

We have three focus children per class, per week. We record additional information on paper to be kept in the child’s folder in the classroom. Parents can contribute to this by bringing in or emailing photos to the Early Years email address. Examples of photos might be: A trip to the park, visiting family, swimming lessonsThe photos may be used as prompts for your child to share news with the class or to write about. You will receive a letter when your child is selected as the focus child.

 

 

Welcome to Nursery

Diamond Class (Nursery) 2018-19

Cycle 1

Teacher: Miss Wills

Teaching assistant: Mrs Singh

Welcome to Nursery and to Brentnall Primary School. We are really looking forward to the new school year, getting to know you and working closely with you to ensure the best outcomes for your child.

During this cycle the children will be settling into school and learning the routines of the day and the class rules. We will be having lots of fun getting to know each other over the days and weeks ahead.

Each day we will be singing lots of nursery rhymes and listening to stories on the carpet. The children will also spend lots of time learning in the different areas of the classroom, for example the home corner, playdough area and outside.

Once the children have settled in we will be starting some short focused sessions on the carpet. These will be: phonics, maths and communication and language.

Phonics: In our phonics sessions the children will be tuning into sounds, listening and remembering sounds and talking about sounds. The sessions are designed to help the children: listen attentively; enlarge their vocabulary; speak confidently to adults and other children; say the sounds they hear, in order, all through the word and use sound-talk to split words into sounds.

Communication and Language: During these sessions the children will be developing their listening and attention skills and enlarging their vocabulary. We will start by learning and singing nursery rhymes. Later on in the cycle we will read the book ‘Animal Boogie’. In this book the children and animals are learning about actions like leaping, stomping, shaking and flapping while meeting different jungle creatures.

Maths: During these sessions the children will learn about number and other aspects of Maths through number songs, rhymes and stories.

Things to remember:

Spare Clothes

Please ensure your child has a bag of spare clothes with them in school at all times, including underwear and socks. It is very important that we are able to change your child and make them comfortable if any toileting accidents occur or if they get wet from water play. We explore the outdoors in all weathers so children need to be dressed appropriately.

All children require a pair of wellies in school.  The children will really enjoy outdoor water play and accessing the newly replenished sandpit.

Snack Money

We ask that the children bring in a voluntary contribution of 50p every week, on a Monday, to contribute towards the cost of providing the children with a range of healthy snacks.

Uniform
Children must be in correct school uniform at all times. This includes appropriate footwear. Please ensure your child’s uniform is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Focus child

We have three focus children per class, per week. We record additional information on paper to be kept in the child’s folder in the classroom. Parents can contribute to this by bringing in or emailing photos to the Early Years email address. Examples of photos might be: A trip to the park, visiting family, swimming lessonsThe photos may be used as prompts for your child to share news with the class or to write about. You will receive a letter when your child is selected as the focus child.

Class Dojo

This year we have a new online reward system called Class Dojo. Teachers and other adults around school will be encouraging positive behaviours by giving whole class and individual points. Each child will have their own colourful and exciting character which should encourage them to collect points on a weekly basis.