Welcome to Nursery!
Welcome to Nursery at St Anne’s. The children have settled into the Nursery class really well and they are getting used to their new environment. The adults in Nursery are Mr Harwood (Class Teacher) and Mrs Raggett, Mrs Bieganska and Mrs McManus (Teaching Assistants).
What we do.
We instil a sense of independence in the children. We want them to have the confidence to make their own choices and find their own ways of doing things. We follow the EYFS curriculum and we teach phonics with the aim of all children knowing all the initial sounds by the end of Nursery and we teach maths with the aim that children have an understanding of number and quantities. Most importantly, we have fun!
What you can do.
You can also have lots of fun with your children. I think that activities like cooking can be lots of fun and very valuable in terms of education. It gives the children the chance to experience different smells and textures. If you are mixing dough this is a great way to strengthen small fingers and get them ready to write. Shopping is a great opportunity to have the children counting in a real context and the park helps the children develop muscles and the ability to share and compromise. Most important of all is talk. Talking to your child while doing this broadens their vocabulary and understanding and helps them learn.
As independence of the children is so importance they often take off their own jumpers and coats but sometimes put them on a hook that is not theirs. To helps us avoid lost coats please can you write your child's name in all of their clothes
If you have any questions of would like to talk about any of this please come and see me. I'm always happy to have a chat!
Our favourite story so far is 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' Can you join in withe the actions?