Our Class Governor:
Staff in Our Class:
How can you support at home?
The literacy shed has many videos which are great talking points for the children.
PBS Kids - Fun, safe, educational games, videos and activities with all your favorite characters.
Sesame Street - fun, safe, educational videos and games
Our Class Animal:
Each class has been given a different animal (from a bumblebee all the way to a panther) to represent their class. You're probably wondering why? As a school, we wanted to be able to identify each class by a different animal, increasing in size through the different year groups.
Did you know?
There are 275 different species of bumblebee in the world.
Bumblebees feed from the nectar and pollen, which can be found inside flowers.
Do you know any more facts about bumblebees? Maybe you could write them down and give them to your class teacher?
All About Me:
I started working at Smawthorne Henry Moore in September 2015. This will be my third year working in Nursery and I really enjoy seeing the progress the children make in their first years in school. As well as being Nursery teacher, I am also subject leader for Geography, overseeing the teaching of the subject across school.
Autumn 2 2017:
Our topic in Nursery for Autumn 2 is Colour and Light. We will be begin the topic by looking at both Halloween and Bonfire Night. From this, we will be creating our own firework pictures. We will use the story of the ‘Owl Babies’ to introduce light and dark and as the weeks go on we will be looking for signs of winter and investigating the change in seasons. The last couple of weeks will be very busy as we celebrate Christmas in Nursery with card making, baking and Christmas parties!
Early Years Information
The EYFS Curriculum:
Literacy Reading: children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read. Writing: children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.
Understanding the world People and communities: children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions. The world: children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes. Technology: children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.
The EYFS Curriculum:
Mathematics Numbers: children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing. Shape, space and measures: children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore 12 characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.
Expressive arts and design Exploring and using media and materials: children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. Being imaginative: children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.
Autumn 2 2017 Term:
In this first half term I am looking forward to getting to know the new children and settling them into Nursery. As a nursery team we also like to build relationships with parents and carers as this has a positive impact on the children’s learning.
Autumn 2 2017 Term Educational Visits:
No visits planned for this current term
What do the children in our class have to say?