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Nursery

Class Teacher:

Morning Nursery: Mrs H Bird

Afternoon Nursery:  Mrs M Foster and Mrs C Quinlen-Evans

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs M Foster and Miss T Lodwig

Welcome to our class information page!

We hope you find the information here useful.

Home Learning – Week beginning February 8th 2021

Below is today’s letter sound video:

Information for Nursery

Reading

In Nursery, the children develop their ability to read through a phonics-based approach called ‘Read Write Inc’.

Read Write Inc., a literacy programme developed by Ruth Miskin, is taught in over 5000 schools in the UK. The phonics programme teaches children all of the common sounds in the English language, helping them to recognise the sounds and then to ‘sound-blend’ them into words for reading. Children become fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.

When your child is learning to read using phonics, there are two crucial things that they will be taught:

  • The sounds represented by written letters.
  • And then when they are older/ready…
  • How to blend the sounds together to make words.

Supporting your child as they learn to read using phonics is the most important thing you can do to help them at school. On this page, you’ll find some videos to explain phonics and how you can support your child at home, along with a helpful audio guide to help you learn how to say the 44 phonics sounds correctly.

For more information on the Read Write Inc programme visit:  https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

In the autumn and spring term in Nursery,  the children are immersed in a wide range of familiar and unfamiliar stories that are read to them on a daily basis. During these two terms, the children are also shown our Read Write Inc letter/sound flashcards, whereby they become familiar with each letter shape and the character that accompanies that letter.

In the summer term, the children take part in daily Read Write Inc sessions. These sessions involve the children being introduced to 1 letter sound each day. The children learn to sound out each letter and begin to write them (with the help of a familiar illustration) as seen below.

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Daily snack time

In Nursery we have a dedicated time for fruit and milk.  We ask you for a contribution of £1 a week to cover the cost of the fruit.  This can be paid in advance at the beginning of the term for either the whole term or half term.  If you prefer then it can also be paid weekly.  Please send the money in to school in an envelope labelled with your child’s name.

Outdoor learning

Using the outside areas is an essential part of the curriculum. Every day we go outside for outdoor activities, whatever the weather. Please ensure your child at least has a warm, waterproof coat with a hood and sensible footwear.

Messy play

In Nursery, we absolutely love getting messy with paint, pens, glue, sand, chalk and mud. This helps us to develop lots of skills, so our uniform might get a little bit dirty. Please feel free to provide your child with a change of clothes, this is very helpful for particularly messy days, or in case of little accidents!

Class Dojo:

The best way to contact class teachers is through Class Dojo. Please could you download the Class Dojo app onto your phone/tablet and enter the code provided to you by your child’s class teacher.  If you have not got a code to set this app up please contact the school.

Click on the icon to follow the link to the Class Dojo website:

Everyday information

  • School starts at 8:50 am. Please bring your child to the nursery door for and collect them from the same doors at 11.00 am.
  • Any pupils needing to be collected early for medical or dental appointments need to be signed out on the pupil signing out register before leaving the premises. This is to ensure safety of all our pupils.
  • Where possible, could you please ensure that staff are informed in advance if anyone else will be collecting your child.
  • If your child is late or has a medical appointment, please press the buzzer at the main entrance and a member of staff will escort your child safely to class.
  • If your child is ill or unable to attend school for any other reason, please could you inform the office.
  • If your child is displaying signs of Covid-19 then please do not send them to school!  Keep them home and notify the school so we can record this on the register using the appropriate code and follow the necessary measures.  

As always, we believe it is very important to involve you in your child’s learning and look forward to continue working with you to help your child enjoy their learning experience this year. If you have any questions or concerns, or if there is anything we can help you with, please don’t hesitate to ask.