Welcome to Nursery...
Teachers: Miss Stewart
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Moulsdale and Miss Foster
Welcome to our Nursery class page!
We would like to welcome back our older nursery children and give a warm welcome to all our new starters. We have been very impressed by how well all our children have settled into nursery routines and how our older children have helped to support the younger ones too. We are very proud of each and every one of you and look forward to a fun and exciting year ahead!
Here is a snap-shot of some of the exciting and stimulating things we have been achieving with our youngest children at Willow Tree. As we develop our learning journey around the children's interests, we are constantly changing our themes and providing new challenges and stimulating experiences for our little ones. We start each week with a new Learning challenge question for their investigative minds to consider and explore. Please keep a close eye on our class page for the latest updates and information.
The topics we are currently following are:-
All about Me- Making new friends and learning their names, painting self-portraits, talking about ourselves, exploring the nursery environment and developing self-help skills and independence. We will also be noticing changes in the weather and thinking about the clothes we need to wear and why.
Nursery Rhymes- Learning a range of Nursery rhymes and songs, joining in with actions and taking part in fun activities linked to these rhymes, preparing for our 'showcase' performance for parents before half term.
The children have been very busy removing the weeds which have grown over the summer holidays in our Nursery garden and vegetable allotment. Through their interest in this, we have set up a new role-play 'Garden Centre' in our outside classroom area. We will be exploring compost and using the different range of gardening tools to help us to plant, weed and water.
Please remember to send your child each day with a water bottle with their name on. Also we would be grateful if you could provide a bag to leave on their peg with a complete change of clothes...just in case!
Nursery PE day is on Monday. We wear our own comfortable clothes and trainers for these sessions. We join in with ring games, parachute and dance using ‘Tumble Tots’ action songs. It’s great fun! Once our new children have settled, we will go over to school to use the hall space on a weekly basis.
Home task is sent home every Friday and is available on our weekly Nursery Newsletter. We also send home additional phonics work linked to our current ‘Read, Write Inc’ sound each week.
Please remember to return your child's book bag each Friday, so that they can choose a new book during our library session.