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Nursery

Welcome to Rainbow Class

 

Our Staff:

Alex, Vanessa and Sue

   

About our class:

Alfred Salter Nursery is a warm and welcoming setting where children are given the opportunity to develop as autonomous learners. We plan for all seven areas of learning as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

Whilst following the curriculum, we also ensure that we plan according to the children’s individual needs and interests to deliver an all-encompassing learning experience.

Activities are available both inside the Nursery as well as in the outdoor area, which is open to access all year round. At Alfred Salter, we support outdoor play as a vital part of children’s overall development and, therefore, we encourage all children to access the outdoor area on a regular basis.

We welcome visits to our Nursery and are happy to provide any information that you might require

 

Week commencing 14th October 2019

 

Dear Parents and Carers

Please find below information regarding this week's learning in Rainbow class.

 

Literacy/Phonics

This week's phonics focus areas are the following: Tuning into sounds; Listening and remembering sounds; Talking about sounds. General sound discrimination - body percussion: to develop awareness of sounds and rhythms; to distinguish between sounds and to remember patterns of sound; to talk about sounds we make with our bodies and what the sounds mean. Example: When I laugh, I feel happy.

 

This week's focus text: 'Once There Were Giants' by Martin Waddell, as well as other story books about families: 'Sam Starts School', 'My Daddy is a Giant', 'Titch'

 

We continue to sing a variety of alphabet songs and nursery rhymes. We have recently begun to learn the following: 'A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea', 'I'm a Little Teapot', 'Round and Round the Garden', 'Miss Polly Had a Dolly'

 

Story books / traditional tales: 'Kipper', 'Each Peach Pear Plum', 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea', 'Monkey Puzzle', 'We Love You, Hugless Douglas'

 

Task: Can you create a pattern using body percussion? Example: Clap your hands twice, followed by stamp your foot once, then repeat.

 

Mathematics

This week we continue reciting number names from 0 to 10 and back, using our fingers for support, and join in with singing number songs. We practise counting objects, such as cubes, blocks and toy animals, with one-to-one correspondence and try to spot when the adult makes deliberate mistakes, then model how to do it correctly. We explore the idea that everything can be counted, not just objects, such as steps, claps and jumps (counting actions), and practise writing numerals in the air, using our index finger, as well as on the interactive whiteboard. We also practise matching numerals and quantities correctly. Example: Number 1, one cube; number 2, two cubes, etc.

 

Number songs/rhymes: 'Numbers Rumba', 'Five Currant Buns', 'Five Little Men', 'Five Little Ducks', 'Number One...'

 

Task: Can you make your own number line from 1 to 5 (or above if you can) using blocks/counters/any small objects/toys? Example: One counter, then two counters followed by three counters, etc.

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Week commencing 07th October 2019

 

Dear Parents and Carers

Please find below information regarding this week's learning in Rainbow class.

 

Literacy/Phonics

This week's phonics focus areas are the following: General sound discrimination - instrumental sounds: to experience and develop awareness of sounds made with instruments and noise makers; to listen to and appreciate the difference between sounds made with instruments.

 

This week's focus text: 'Once There Were Giants' by Martin Waddell, as well as other story books about families: 'Bad Baby, Good Baby', 'The Bumb', 'My Mum'.

 

We continue to sing a variety of alphabet songs and nursery rhymes.

 

Story books / traditional tales: 'Monkey Puzzle', 'Come On, Daisy!', 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea', 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar', 'Brown Bear Brown Bear', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'The Princess and the Frog', 'Hansel and Gretel', 'Chicken Licken', 'Cinderella'

 

Task: Can you tap out a steady rhythm using two sticks (e.g. wooden spoons, pencils, sticks you find in the park)?

 

Mathematics

This week we continue reciting number names from 0 to 10 and back, using our fingers for support, and join in with singing number songs. We practise counting objects, such as cubes, blocks and toy animals, with one-to-one correspondence and use number cards to recognise numerals 0 to 10. We also separate groups of three or four objects in different ways, then check the total by counting.

 

Number songs/rhymes: 'Three Blind Mice', 'Five Little Pussy Cats', 'One, Two, Buckle My Shoe', 'Five Currant Buns'

 

Task: Explore in how many ways you can separate a group of four (or more!) objects, e.g. pebbles, blocks, cars or toy animals. Example: 'Two blocks for me, and two blocks for mummy/daddy.' Now check the total by counting all.

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Week commencing 30th September 2019

 

Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you to all of you who have already brought in a baby photo of your child. If you have not done so already, we would be grateful if you could bring in a photo at your earliest convenience. The children enjoy looking at our display board and talking about it to their friends.

 

Literacy/Phonics

This week we begin to work on our early phonics skills. Our focus areas are the following: Tuning into sounds - develop children's listening skills and awareness of sounds in the environment; listening and remembering sounds - further development of vocabulary and children's identification and recollection of the difference between sounds (sound stories).

 

This week's focus text: 'Once There Were Giants' by Martin Waddell

 

We continue to sing a variety of alphabet songs and nursery rhymes.

 

Story books / traditional tales: Each Peach Pear Plum, Kipper, Owl Babies, Monkey Puzzle, We Love You Hugless Douglas, The Gingerbread Man, The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Elves and the Shoemaker

 

Task: What sounds can you hear on your way to school?

 

Mathematics

This week we continue reciting number names from 0 to 10 and back, using our fingers for support, and join in with singing number and shape songs. We learn about a variety of 2D shapes and their properties (e.g. a triangle has three sides and three corners) and explore where we can see shapes in our learning environment.

 

Shapes: circle, triangle, square, rectangle, hexagon

 

Number songs: Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer, Five Little Speckled Frogs, Five Currant Buns, Five Little Ducks, Numbers Rumba

 

Task: Can you find and name shapes in your home and on the way to school?

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Week commencing 23rd September 2019

 

Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you for supporting us in making your child's start in Nursery a positive one and enabling us to swiftly establish our daily routines.

 

Literacy/Phonics

This week we continue working on our listening and attention skills, singing nursery rhymes and joining in with a range of stories and songs.

 

Nursery rhymes: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Incy Wincy Spider, Humpty Dumpty, I Had a Little Nut Tree, The Grand Old Duke of York, Hot Cross Buns, Hickory Dickory Dock, Pussy Cat Pussy Cat, Jack and Jill

 

Story books: Brown Bear Brown Bear, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Kipper, Monkey Puzzle, Pants, The Elves and the Shoemaker

 

Task: Can you name some of the characters from this week's stories? Which ones are your favourites?

 

Mathematics

This week we continue reciting number names from 0 to 10 and back, using our fingers for support. We practise writing numerals in the air and using number cards to identify and name numerals 0 to 10. We also join in with singing number songs, read stories relating to numbers and counting, and explore counting with one-to-one correspondence.

 

Number songs: Number One..., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive, Five Little Ducks, Five Little Speckled Frogs

 

Number story books: Over in the Meadow

 

Task: Can you find and name numbers in your home and on the way to school?

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Week commencing 16th September 2019

 

Dear Parents and Carers

We like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your children to Alfred Salter Nursery. Our class name is 'Rainbow' class, and our focus for this week is to support all of our pupils in settling in and becoming familiar with our daily routine.

 

Literacy/Phonics

This week we are working on our listening and attention skills, singing nursery rhymes and joining in with a range of stories and songs.

 

Nursery rhymes: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Incy Wincy Spider, Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet, Old King Cole, Lavender's Blue, Hickory Dickory Dock, Pussy Cat Pussy Cat, Ring-a-Ring O' Roses

 

Story books: Owl Babies, Come on Daisy

 

Task: Can you draw a picture of the owl babies?

 

Mathematics

This week we are practising reciting number names from 0 to 10 and back, using our fingers for support. We also join in with singing number songs, read stories relating to numbers and counting, and explore counting with one-to-one correspondence.

 

Number songs: Five Little Speckled Frogs, Five Currant Buns, Five Little Ducks

 

Number story books: Ten in the Bed, Over in the Meadow

 

Task: Can you count to 10 and back, using your fingers for support?

 

Sweet Spinach Muffins Recipe

Nursery Curriculum Information

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