Nursery

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Welcome to St Thomas CE (VC) Nursery's Learning Page. 

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Our Topic this half term is:

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HOW CAN YOU HELP?

TOPIC - In the Night Sky

In this topic we are covering Bonfire Night, Diwali, Space including Planets and Stars, Hanukkah, Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Christmas.

We will also be thinking about Remembrance Day and making poppies.

We will be looking at the work of artist Jackson Pollock and making some paintings in his style.

We will look forward to seeing your work supporting our topic on Seesaw and asking the children about the things they have been doing at home.

We will be using construction equipment to build bonfires and bridges as well as collage materials. We will be using the playdough to make Diwali lamps, stars and planets. 

We will be looking at and reading different books to support our understanding and knowledge.

MATHS

In Nursery the focus on maths begins with the early recognition of number, using numbers within play and focusing on numbers to 3. We explore lots of our maths through the numberblocks, numicon and different counting materials.

We will be looking at circles and triangles as well as sorting objects into sets by colour and type.

We will be using positional language such as under, on, next to, behind, in front of.

Here's a few things you could try at home:

 

  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

  • Make collections of 1,2 and 3 objects and matching them to the correct number.

  • Practise writing numbers 1,2 and 3.

  • Make some number cards – place them in order, find the missing number, what number comes next?

  • Find circles and triangles in your home and post some pictures on Seesaw.

  • Put a teddy in different places and describe where it is.

  • Sing some number songs - Google BBC schools radio/counting rhymes

WRITING

Learning to write may seem like a very daunting task but in Nursery it is so much more than the formation of letters and sentences. Our main focus is on developing fine and gross motor skills and equipping children with the tools to develop gradually. Our main focus is on making marks, drawing pictures and talking about what we have done. 

 

Here's a few other things you could have a go at home:

 

  • Practice writing your name, tracing over the letters or copying from a grown up. 

  • Drawing different lines in flour or sand, making lots of shapes. 

  • Send some post, draw a picture or write to a friend and pop it in the post. 

  • Make some letter cards – place them in order to read your name, have a go at mummy or daddy.

  • Using chalk to create letters and patterns.

 

Practise holding your pencil correctly.​

READING

 

Remember to read a story with your child daily, talk about the story and what is happening. What do they think is going to happen.

Sing Nursery Rhymes and add in actions.

Our Nursery library session will begin this half term too so come and choose a book with your child that you can share together.