Nursery

Summer Term 2021 Topic

Nursery staff hope you all had an ‘Egg-cellent’ Easter, filled with lots of chocolate and precious family time.

Well, we are here, the final chapter of Nursery, I’ve blinked and the end is in sight, what a different year we have all had due to Covid. Reflecting back on our children, I am so proud of how well all the children have adapted and coped during this time. They have been so accepting and flexible to the forever changing scenarios. All children have acted with such positivity and strength enabling themselves to continue their learning journey with such excitement and love for school.

It is the final term of the year which means a new stimulating topic. This term the children will be submerged in a learning environment in the high seas of ‘Land Ahoy’, which will be taught through the seven areas of learning: communication, language and literacy, personal social and emotional development, physical development, literacy, math's, knowledge of the world and expressive arts and design.

The first half term will be focusing on the theme ‘Pirates’ and the second half term will be splashing into the ocean as we learn all about the different ‘Sea Creatures’.

If you have any question or queries don’t hesitate to contact me through the school office email: sgsmcp@sgsmnewman.co.uk

May this term be blessed with no more home learning and a term of fun and laughter scaffolding our children so they are ready to fly into Reception.

We are always here for you,

Thank you

Miss Arnold & the Nursery staff.

Nursery Summer 2021 Newsletter

Week commencing 7th June - here's what Nursery class have been doing this week ...

Welcome back after our little break, The children have splashed back into school life this week by learning all about 'Eco-systems' for 'World Environment Day.' Nursery learnt about the ocean eco-system.  We shared the story 'Commotion in the Ocean' to explore which sea creatures live in the oceans eco-system. We then learnt about how we are damaging our eco-system and how we can look after it.

The children also transformed our role play area into a 'Yellow Submarine' and learnt about sharks and dolphins.

Week commencing 24th May - here's what Nursery class have been doing this week ...

This week we continue to use Peter Pan as a stimulus and focused on 'Tiger Lily as part of an Indian Tribe. We learnt about tribes, how they survive by hunting and making their own clothes and belongings, as shops aren't easily accessible.

In the middle of the week, we had a visit from Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, who had dropped off some locked treasure chests, to which we needed to crack the code to open them using our amazing literacy skills.

To end the week, the sun finally decided to show face, so we raced out to use our shadow puppets and played shadow tag.

We also went outside to role play our current RE 'Pentecost' unit- the children loved putting the flames on their heads and exploring the wind in their sails outside.

What a wonderful week to end our half term with.

Week commencing 17th May - here's what Nursery class have been doing this week ...

This was a week of two halves, at the beginning of the week the children went on treasure hunt, in a similar style to 'Going on Bear Hunt'. However, unfortunately the children didn't find any treasure, just a big scary green crocodile. The children loved joining in with the repeated reframes and retelling the story through pictures and actions.

To end the week, I had the harrowing job of introducing:  the mean, the nasty, the avenger : Captain Hook, from the story Peter Pan. The children have loved listening to the story and booing at Captain Hook's presence in the story script.

The children have also learnt about shadows, as at the beginning of the story Wendy found Peter Pans shadow, we talked about how we get a shadow from the sun, and they used their fabulous cutting skills to all make their own shadow puppet....we are just awaiting the return of the sunshine to test them on the playground.

Week commencing 10th May - here's what Nursery class have been doing this week ...

This week the children have listened to the story 'Jake's First Day.' Throughout the week we have completed Jake's first day at school - we found and wrote our own messages in a bottle, we followed a treasure map, we completed an obstacle course in the hall -avoiding the sharks and crocodile infested waters! We all had a pirate lunch before tidying up the ship listening to the captain orders.

The children learnt all about the different parts of a pirate ship and made predictions to what would sink and float. The children loved finding which objects within the classroom that would sink or float.

Week commencing 3rd May - here's what Nursery class have been doing this week ...

This week Nursery have been learning all about famous pirates, we used the book YO-HO-HO Pirates as a stimulus.

The children have learnt all about Captain Black Beard, what he ate and what jobs he told other pirates to do while on board his ship.

Nursery even learnt that pirates can be girls, we spoke about 'Look Out Lil' and made telescopes so we could use them to look for enemy pirate ships.

We ended the week with 'Sea Shanty Sam' who had invited us to his party, the children have to write a shopping list and invitation in preparation.

Week commencing 26th April - here's what Nursery class have been doing this week ...

This week was our Topic Launch week, we all came dressed as a pirate for the day. We found a letter from Captain Barnacle whom had lost his treasure. The children had to help him by following the clues and completing each task to find the treasure.

All week the children have enjoy lots of pirate songs, dances, crafts and exploring treasure maps.

What a busy and action packed week so far.....

Week commencing 19th April - here's what Nursery class have been doing this week ...

Nursery have hopped back after the Easter Holidays full of life and readiness to learn all about our new topic 'Land Ahoy.'

They have all thoroughly embraced the new classroom environment, getting involved in the action pack week of pirate adventures, songs, dance and games.

What a super first week to the new summer term.

 

Spring Term 2021 Topic

Nursery staff hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and would like to wish you all a very happy New Year. What a start to 2021 we have had, a very different start for us all but I am so proud of our children and you, their parents, at how well you have all adapted to learning from home again.

The families that have been in contact with myself, have shown such passion and concern for their child’s learning, making sure they are doing the right things or asking for guidance. I can assure you all, that you are all doing a fantastic job of home schooling, don’t put added pressure on yourselves, a little and often is the key.

I have altered the class newsletter this term by adding extra areas of support, to help you with replicating Nursery life at home. Have fun learning, keep practicing the things that you find hard and be good for your parents just like you are for me in school.

For those children, who are still in school with my-self and the Nursery staff, we would like to say a big thank you, for your maturity and understanding of the importance of the keeping ourselves safe by the additional handwashing and hand gel products. You have all come back rested and ready to submerge yourselves into our new term. Well done!

It is a new year and a new term and we have already leaped into our new topic of: ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ which will be taught through the seven areas of learning: communication, language and literacy, personal social and emotional development, physical development, literacy, math's, knowledge of the world and expressive arts and design.

If you have any question or queries don’t hesitate to contact me through the school office email: sgsmcp@sgsmnewman.co.uk

We all want the children to be happy and to still have a very productive and enjoyable year.

We are always here for you.

Thanks, Miss Arnold & the Nursery staff.

Nursery Spring 2021 Newsletter

Autumn Term 2020 Topic

Welcome to the new 2020-2021 Nursery class at St George and St Martin, I hope you are all excited and are looking forward to learning lots of new things in a fun and active way.  The staff and I cannot wait to share your first year at St George and St Martin with you.

Already the children have shown us how much they enjoy coming to school and how keen they are to learn new things. Once in and their coats are on their pegs, the children settle in on the carpet ready for the register and the first teaching input of the day. They all follow the classroom carpet rules so well, sitting beautifully and showing good listening skills. Parents, you should be so proud of how well they play, learn and interact with each other. All the children are doing their best to learn all the new prayers, their friend’s names and the classroom routine.

The topic this term is ‘Me and My World’ we have started off learning all about our families and friends, continuing in the following weeks to learn about: where they live, different emotions and all about the body.

Well done to Miss Arnold’s Nursery class, we have had a fabulous start to the year, may this continue.

Autumn Newsletter 2020 Nursery

Week commencing 16th November - here's what Nursery class have been doing this week ...

Here is Nursery's world Nursery rhyme week in pictures. The children learnt all about: Incy wincy Spider, London bridge is falling down, Dingle Dangle Scarecrow and Ba Ba Black Sheep. The children have learnt through song, drama, crafts and much more.

Week commencing 9th November - here's what Nursery class have been doing this week ...

We started learning all about 'people who help us'. The children had a week all about different Jobs: Fireman, Policeman, Electrician, Hairdresser, Gardener, construction worker and an Artist. 

To celebrate this the children had a dress up day to come as what they wanted to be when they were older. 

Week commencing 2nd November - here's what Nursery class have been doing this week ...

It was the first week back after half term, where we shared our 'what did you do at home' news to our friends, we learnt; all about creation, what God created in those 7 days, we made lots of crafts and pictures for our display in the classroom. It was Bonfire night this week too, so we learnt about all the history behind bonfire night and how to keep safe during firework night. To end the week, we had a beautiful collective worship to reflect upon all the soldiers who had died for us in the war, and we learnt all about Remembrance Day. 

Week commencing 12th October - here's what Nursery class have been doing this week ...

We went on a local walk looking at all the different types of houses as we learnt about where we live, who we live with and how to describe our homes.

We have had little chicks as we learnt about Old McDonalds farm shop - we learnt where different farm produce comes from (sausage = pig, eggs = hens, Milk = cows, Ketchup = tomatoes, Chips = potato). The children have also collected some fabulous Autumn items on their Family Autumn Scavenger Hunts over the weekend.