Sun Class – Nursery
My name is Ms Younas and Mrs Dornellas is our class Nursery Nurse. Over this first half term, we will be supporting your child to settle into their new nursery class environment.
Children will learn through a mix of independent exploration of the classroom environment, short carpet sessions led by adults and through adults supporting children in their play. Through our short carpet sessions we will focus on key subject areas like English, Maths, Phonics, RE, PSHE and Understanding the World.
Our learning environment is the indoor classroom and our outside area and children will explore both areas throughout the day. Please ensure children are dressed appropriately for the weather (we will be outside in the winter months) and are provided with a spare change of clothes.
We will be starting your child’s learning journey with our first class topic, ‘All about me’. We will be learning about how to be a good friend and starting to build new friendships with one another. In Autumn term 2, we will be engaging in our topic ‘Celebrations’, learning all about different important celebrations that are celebrated around the world, such as Hanukkah, Diwali and Christmas.
Religious Education is at the heart of our learning. We say a morning, lunchtime and end of day prayer which you can practise at home with your child. We also have daily collective acts of worship where we listen to important stories about Jesus and think about what they mean to us with drawing and singing and dancing.
Click here for our school prayer booklet to help learn the school prayers and songs
We will be learning a new rhyme every week and we read a new ‘core’ book each week. Please click on the link to see the books and poems we will be learning this term: Nursery books and Poems
A few helpful reminders:
Children need to have spare clothes that are labelled in school.
Water bottles can be purchased at the school office. These must be clear and should be taken home to be cleaned every evening.
Fruit is provided every day in the classroom.
Nursery children eat their lunch in the classroom and are closely monitored, please speak to me if you have any concerns about what your child is eating.
Children must read with an adult every evening and have their reading record signed every night. This is important as it will help them start developing language rich conversations with their peers and adults in the class. I will be checking daily if a child has read their book and what comments have been made, as this will help me to further develop your child’s interests in class.
Please collect your child from the Sun class playground at the end of the day (3:15pm) and remember to let the office know if someone different will be collecting your child.
Thank you for your support.