Autumn Term 1 2019

Nursery Staff: Jane Budden (Class Teacher)

Gill Andrews (Nursery Nurse) Carina Philpot (Teaching Assistant)

Rachel Case (PPA Cover)

Welcome to the Nursery! All the children are beginning to settle in well and are having lots of fun exploring, playing and making new friends. We hope your child will enjoy all the activities and experiences that we will be providing for them this half term.

Our topic this half term is All About Me.

 Over the first few weeks of term your children will be finding out about and settling into their new setting.

  • Discovering resources
  • Following class routines
  • Learning each other’s names
  • Making new friends
  • Creating a family photo wall
  • Making class books and displays ‘All about us!’.

We will  be using the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear what can you see? We will use this story as a starting point for lots of different activities across all the Prime and Specific Areas of Learning.

For example, children will be asked to bring into school, a favourite bear or soft toy from home. The children will use their toys to help them to talk to the other children about themselves e.g. what their bedroom looks like, if they have any brothers or sisters. We will also take the bears on a tour around the Early Year’s and greater school setting. We will make books about all ‘the things that we see’. The children will be given opportunities to bring these books home to share with you.

We will also introduce and name the new ‘class’ bears.

Children will begin to take turns taking the bears home. When they bring them back to school the bears can then help each child with a ‘show and tell’. This will be an opportunity for your child to show and tell their new friends about something they have brought in from home. E.g. a favourite toy, book, picture of a family member, food item, picture of a family pet or a holiday snap, anything really!

Class Trip

In Week 5, on Tuesday 1st October, we will be going on a walk to Manor House Gardens with the class bears. On the way there, we will encourage the children to spot lots of different features e.g. houses, post boxes, road signs, a railway bridge, shops etc. We will take pictures of the bears with these features for a class book. At the park, weather permitting, we will have a little picnic/snack time, we will play in the playground, visit the duck pond and share a story in the library.

Please volunteer for as many class trips as you can. Nursery trips require LOTS of adults so you will always be welcome!!