As we begin an exciting new school year, our learning in Nursery will be based around ‘Identity and Diversity’. During the first half term we will be reading the core text ‘My World, Your World’ by Melanie Walsh. We will be exploring our similarities and differences, and what makes us special. During the second half term, we will continue our theme of ‘Identity’ through the core text ‘The Family Book’ by Todd Parr. We will build on the children’s knowledge of themselves and look in more detail at their families, and introduce the children to the fact that there are some families who have nothing. The children will be involved in fundraising and producing Christmas hampers for families in need.
In Literacy we will be starting to develop our phonic knowledge for reading and writing, and through our speech. We will be applying our phonic knowledge in Autumn One by describing what makes us special. We will begin to develop our mark making skills by giving meaning to the marks we record. We will be focusing on recognising our names and beginning to record the letters we see in our names. In Autumn Two we will practice our story-telling skills, and begin to apply our phonic knowledge to write letters to families in need.
In Mathematics, we will be introducing Numicon while learning our numbers to 5. We will be recognising numerals and quantity by practicing our one-to-one correspondence. We will be exploring shape and pattern through the environment, for example going on shape hunts. We will also be reviewing 2D shapes and using everyday language to comment on capacity, length and weight.
During the Autumn Term, the pupils will learn about a Growth Mindset and how they can become fantastic learners.
Parents can support their child's learning through reading with them every day and discussing the stories that they have read, and by taking children to the local library to read about our topics. Practicing counting and number skills when out and about will support children’s development and understanding in Maths. In line with the termly theme based on ‘Identity and Diversity’, reading your child a story or your favourite story focusing on what makes us special will help them to develop their ideas. If you would like to discuss more about how you can help your child at home please see your child's class teacher.
We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school and are actively seeking parent volunteers for our class trips and classroom support. Please speak to your child’s teacher if you are able to help.