Welcome to the Nursery Class page.....
We would like to say a big 'Welcome' to all of our new Nursery children and their families and Happy New Year to everyone!
Mrs Lucas is the class teacher
Mrs Rowlands and Mrs Wright are teaching assistants in the morning class session.
Mrs McLoughlin and Mrs James are teaching assistants in the afternoon class session.
Mrs Mohammedi also teaches in the nursery class on a Tuesday.
We are very fortunate to have Mr Murphy working with us every Tuesday and Thursday morning.......
He is working alongside the staff to deliver P.E and movement sessions with the children focusing on fundamental physical skills.
Our Summer Term topic is 'Traditional Tales'.
We will be starting off with 'The Gingerbread Man' and this topic involves storytelling, baking, maths, creative activities, language, literacy and role play.......look out for 'Birkdale Bakery' and 'The Gingerbread Cafe' opening soon in the classroom!
We will then move on to the topic of 'The Three Little Pigs' and this topic includes construction activities, science, shape, space and measures and....storytelling of course!
After half-term we will share 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' story and we will be very excited by the arrival of some baby caterpillars which we will watch closely as they continue with their life cycle!
There is also another very 'eggciting' arrival due in June....watch this space!!
We have already had a very busy Nursery year.......This is what we did last term.........
The topic for the Spring Term was 'Big, Wide World' and we explored this topic by talking about vehicles, travelling and transport.
This topic had a high focus on sharing stories and songs/rhymes as well as number, shape, space and measures.
We also concentrated on speaking and listening activities, creative work, imaginative/role play, science and technology activities and a range of other curriculum areas!
We also found out about 'Chinese New Year' last term.
We tasted Chinese Food, did dragon dancing, made masks and wrote Chinese symbols using paintbrushes. We also decorated our home corner using traditional Chinese New Year decorations and we made lucky red envelopes....which contained chocolate coins!
Another topic was 'Animals' and we started this topic with the story of 'Noah's Ark'.
This topic involved counting, making pairs and sets of animals and comparing sizes and measures.
We found out and talked about animals and their habitats and features.
We explored different creative techniques as we drew and painted animals and we discussed our own pets and other favourite animals.
We celebrated 'World Book Day' on Wednesday 28th February by sharing books whilst wearing our pyjamas, eating cookies and drinking hot chocolate....a bedtime story treat!
We use the snack money to purchase baking items and equipment, snack foods, tissues and gardening resources. It is a voluntary contribution (£2.00 per month is suggested for part-time children and £4.00 for the full time children) but you can be assured that all of the snack money is used to benefit all of the children in the class.
Please can you make sure that your child has a change of clothes in their Nursery bag. It is inevitable that they will need the occasional change of clothing when they are involved with water, paint, glue, soil and mud! We use aprons and cover ups but changes are needed sometimes!!
Please can you also ensure that all clothing is clearly named.....particularly school sweatshirts and cardigans as these are taken off regularly by the children.
The Nursery library is available for you to borrow books as often as you wish......please ask a member of staff if you need any help with the library system.
We also have a range of games and puzzles for you to borrow....simply write your child's name on the appropriate numbered card in the games library box. Each game/puzzle has a number on the bag which corresponds to the numbered card.