Welcome to our Nursery page!
Teachers in the Nursery...
It is important that over the summer you continue to practice the skills your child has learnt and to help them prepare for starting the next chapter of their learning journey. Below you will find lots of things to practice with your child and a checklist of things that will help your child's readiness for starting school and joining reception.
Most importantly it is essential to enjoy the summer and to share lots experiences, have fun and create lots of talking opportunities and memories with your child!
Nursery is all about learning through play!
In nursery we provide experiences for children to explore. Through exploration children develop their understanding of the world, develop critical thinking and prepare themselves for a lifetime of learning.
We explore 7 areas of learning as outlined in Development Matters. You can learn more about these objectives by clicking on the link below.
The most important part of the Early Years curriculum is for children to have fun playing and exploring the world around them!
What you need to bring:
- Change of clothes: we make lots of mess in the nursery and spare clothes are really important! Please include, top, trousers, socks and underwear all must be named.
- Named water bottle
- Coats appropriate for cold and wet weather. The children are outside everyday in all weathers!
- Sensible shoes to enable your child to run and climb safely.
Messy play is a key part of the Early Years Curriculum. Children are encouraged to engage with messy play such as mud, paint, gloop and shaving foam. The children are able to and are expected to access sand and water everyday for their development. Adults will support your child to wear aprons, have fun and clean up afterwards.
The children enjoy physical activity everyday both inside and out. Children develop their gross motor skills by running, climbing and balancing. They also use bikes, bats and balls, climbing equipment and enjoy games and P.E. based activities everyday.
We also have numerous daily activities to support fine motor skills at our funky fingers station.
In nursery the children enjoy daily phonics activities to begin their journey of learning to read and write. The children enjoy lots of listening and rhyming games. We have a letter of the week every week that the children are supported in learning the sounds of using the RWI alphabet. The children are also taught to recognise and begin to write their own name.
Every Friday your child will come home with a plastic wallet with an activity for them to do at home with you. This could be pencil control, cutting, name writing, number activities, colouring or cutting. These should be returned to nursery by Wednesday. This is just one of many ways for you to support your child's learning and development.
Things to do at home.
There are many ways to support your child's development. Reading everyday is particularly important for many areas of development. It is also important that you talk to your child and join in with their play, modelling good use of language. Helping your child dress and undress themselves and to put on their own shoes and coat is a really great skill to support their growing independence.
Friday 11th June: World Ocean's Day: Sea Creature Dress Up
Friday 2nd July: Pirate Party Dress Up
End of term Celebration: Parents welcome to Join: Wednesday 14th July
Last Day of term: Wednesday 21st July 2021
If you would like to speak to a member of the nursery team please contact the school office.
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Term 6 Curriculum Overview
Jotter Learning Platform
At St Michael’s we subscribe to Jotter; the learning platform designed with primary schools in mind. Children are growing up in a fast-changing online world and we strive to ensure that they gain the essential skills both within and beyond school. Teachers will keep you up-to-date with your child’s learning. Your child will be able to download and upload work and complete tasks. There will be pages where much of what you see has been created by the children themselves. This is their chance to shine as they write content and collaborate on research.
Jotter gives children the opportunity to explore concepts such as wikis and blogs in a safe environment. We hope you enjoy using Jotter as much as we do. To log in please type in your child’s username and password. To obtain this information please speak to your class teacher.