Early Years - News

Welcome to Early Years - we are Nursery and Reception and our teachers are:
Mr Allan
Mrs Philips
Miss Allan
Miss Brough
Mrs Bolton
Miss Kirk
Miss Z McCloskey
Miss Turnbull
Miss Johnston
Mrs Atkinson
Mrs Shennan
Mrs Buckle
Miss Lester
Each day we have a phonics session, story times, singing sessions, maths activities, snack time and lots of time to learn through play.  We have access to learning opportunities indoor and outside throughout the day.
Tapestry is used to share learning with families.
On Tuesday and Fridays reception children will need to come to school dressed in their PE kit. 
On Tuesdays we have dance and drama sessions with a specialist coach, Sophie.
 Children will go swimming on either a Wednesday or a Friday.
Forest school
On a Wednesday morning for Nursery and Friday afternoon for reception, children have the opportunity to take part 'Forest School' led by Mrs Atkinson.  We learn lots about the world and have great fun.
All Early years children will get a new reading book each Friday to share at home.
  • Children must read at least 4 times each week to be green.  Reading is to be recorded on 'boom read' using the codes sent home with the children so they can be monitored throughout the week. 
  • Reading books are to be brought back to school each Friday so they can be changed.

Spring Term (2nd half) 28th Feb - 31st March

                                                   Project -  Dangerous Dinosaurs

In the Dangerous Dinosaurs project, your child will find out about prehistoric animals that lived on Earth. They will learn facts about dinosaurs and discover how big some of these giant creatures were. They will learn about the difference between carnivores and herbivores. They will also find out about the animals that lived after the dinosaurs and which modern-day animals have prehistoric relatives.

Supporting your child at home

Go onto the Natural History Museum website and look at interesting facts about dinosaurs together. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/dinosaurs.html 

Go to the CBeebies Dinosaurs website and explore the games and videos together. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/dinosaurs 

Look up interesting dinosaur facts to share with the class. https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/dinosaurs-and-prehistoric-life/ 

Listen to the song and story https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-dinosaurs/z6snmfr  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/songs-dinosaurs/zbykcqt 

 Hungry little minds
Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five

Many little things light up hungry little minds. Kids take everything in, and even the smallest things you do with them can make a big difference. 

They love it when you chat, play and read with them, even when they’re too young to understand everything. Whatever the time and wherever you are, you can turn almost anything into a game.

 And every little thing you do together will help set them up nicely for the day they start school.


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