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Welcome to Nursery

This half term we are learning all about Nursery rhymes. We will spend two weeks looking at each of the following Nursery rhymes. Please can you practise these at home with your child.

Humpty Dumpty

I'm a little tea pot

Hickory Dickory Dock

 

 

Our Staff

Teacher

Mrs Brockbank & Mrs Sykes

Teaching Assistants

Mrs. McGhee

Miss Leighton

Miss Oliver (part time)

Mrs. Allan (lunch time)

Miss Etherington ( lunch time)

A day in the life of Nursery

Phonics

Pentland Primary follows the Ruth Miskin programme Read, Write, Inc. 

It is a fun and interactive way to support children in learning how to read and write. Once children begin learning sounds, they are used quickly to read and spell words. Children can then see the purpose of learning sounds. For this reason, the first six letters that are taught are   ‘m’, ‘a’, ‘s’, ‘d’, ‘t’. These can immediately be used to make a number of words such as ‘sat’, ‘mat’, ‘dad’, ‘sad’, ‘mad’. We use our Fred Fingers to help us sound out and blend words. 

Reading

Reading with your child is very important. Encouraging your child to share books and making this a positive experience will help on their journey to becoming competent readers. 

  • Rhyme of the Week- Each week we will be focusing on a rhyme. The rhyme will be explored, recited and sang in school over the week period and we ask you to enhance this experience by helping your child do the same at home. Please see the notice board for rhyme of the week, some rhymes may be explored in different ways for 
  • Story time - We believe it is important for children to enjoy listening to and reading a variety of stories. Each story will be explored in a variety of ways within school through reading, role-play, puppets, and singing over a two week period and we ask you to enhance this experience by regularly reading with your child at home. 
  • colour of the week -We will be having a colour of the week. Please feel free to bring items of the colour of the week into school to put on the colour table. Please see notice board for the colour of the week.

Maths

In problem solving, reasoning and numeracy the children will be given a wide range of experiences both indoor and outdoor to develop their skills and knowledge in counting, number recognition, shape, space, measures and pattern. We will provide the children with opportunities to create their own patterns and continue a repeat pattern. At home please practise number formation, simple addition, subtraction, counting, time, money etc. and relate these to everyday life.

 

Useful Links

Supporting your child at home is of paramount importance. We regularly send out activities for you to share with your child. Links below may also give you some valuable ideas.

www.teachyourmonstertoread.com 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.twinkl.co.uk

http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage

A Special Folder

We value your child's work and like to keep work samples to make up a learning journey. Each child has  a  file which is kept in nursery and available for you to look at and share with your child at the start of each session. If your child has done something special at home, please bring it in so that we can share it and add to their journey. Thank you.

WOW Moments

Here in Nursery we get as excited as you do watching your child grow and develop, and would like to celebrate all their achievements - whether they happen at school or at home with you. We would love to hear from you abuot the things your child enjoys or achieves. It helps us to create a 'well-rounded' picture of who your child really is. 

These 'WOW Moments' can tell us anything of interest that you'd like to share with us. FOr example, your child talked about the characters in their bedtime story, a trip to the park offarm, how thye built a tall lego tower and counted how many blocks they used, and many more besides!

 

We are here to help and support.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

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Dates for your diary

Half term: Friday 20th October

PD Day: Monday 30th October 

Back to School: Tuesday 31th October

Open Day: Wednesday 1st November

Parents Evening: Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th November.

EY Nativity: Wednesday 13th December

Christmas Party: Wednesday 20th December

Christmas Holidays: Friday 22nd December at 3:15

Back to school for Spring term: Monday 8th January 2018 

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