Welcome to Nursery

Nursery Class Key Information

Teacher: Miss Hadfield   Email: rhadfield@victoriousacademies.org

Teaching Assistants: Miss Stallard & Miss Hindley

Who to follow on Twitter: @MissHadfield

PE days: Thursday pm & Friday am

Epic Reading code: xqq5530

What’s happening in Autumn term?

Autumn 1 

This half term, we will be focusing on settling the children into Nursery and familiarising them with our rules and routines. 

Our topic this half term is ‘All About Me’.  We will be learning all about ourselves and discussing how we are all special and unique. We will be talking about our families and who we live with. We will be looking at different types of homes and the kind of properties we live in. We will also be thinking about our different feelings and emotions. 

Some of our activities will include; 

  • Making a self-portrait on paper plates. 
  • Talking about what we can do now, that we couldn’t do as a baby 
  • Looking at different types of homes and making junk model houses. 
  • Looking at what makes us healthy. 
  • Exploring our senses. 
  • Thinking of actions for our emotions.

Children have opportunities to follow their own interests and learn from play in our indoor and outdoor learning areas.  

What’s happening in Spring term?

Our topic in Spring 1 is Transport. We are going to be learning all about  different modes of transport.  We will be talking about how we can travel from one place to another and  which mode of transport would be the best for that journey.

Some of our activities will include;

  • Making vehicles from junk modelling.
  • Making larger scale vehicles with our construction equipment.
  • Many activities linking to our topic books.
  • Talk for writing

In Maths, we will be focusing on  number problems and making arrangement s with shapes.

Phonics will take place everyday.

Our topic in Spring 2 term is ‘Keeping Healthy’.

We going to be looking at the different ways that we can stay fit and healthy. We will be looking at diet, exercise and health and well-being.

Some of our activities will include;

  • Food tasting
  • The similarities and differences between Ashton and Africa
  • African necklace making
  • Change4Life activities

In Maths, we will be focusing on the precise counting of objects, knowing that two groups of objects are the same and 2D shapes.

Phonics will take place everyday and we will be focusing on alliteration.

 

 

What’s happening in Summer term?

Our topic in Summer 1 is ‘Growth’. We are going to be focusing on plant growth. Our class story will be Jack and the Beanstalk.

Some of our activities will include;

  • Planting potatoes outside.
  • Planting sunflower seeds.
  • Junk modelling our very own castles.
  • Acting out the story
  • Learning about the life cycle of a sunflower.

In Maths, we will stretching our knowledge of 2D shapes and using mathematical vocabulary. We also be

comparing groups of numbers and understanding that the total is the same.

Phonics will take place everyday and we will be focusing on alliteration and voice sounds.

 

Our topic in Summer 2 is ‘The Seaside’ and ‘Moving On’. We are going to be looking at the features of the beach and a seaside resort. We will also look and compare the seaside in the past to how it is now.

We will be preparing your child for their transition from Nursery to Reception and looking at all the fun things that they can expect from their new class.

Some of our activities will include;

  • Our very own Ice Cream Parlour role play area.
  • A classroom beach!
  • Punch and Judy.
  • All about me booklets.

In Maths, we will be revisiting all of the amazing learning that we have done this year, counting to 10, 2D shapes and their properties, comparing groups, positional language and we will be learning all about representing numbers.

Phonics will take place everyday and we will be focusing on alliteration and voice sounds and initial sounds.

Class Reading Books

Important Dates

Important dates:  

23rd September – EYFS Meet the Teacher Meeting 9.15am-9.45am/ 4.30pm–5.00pm 

7th October – Open Evening 6.00pm  

13th October – Parents Evening  

3rd November – Forest School  

10th November – Forest School  

14th  and 15th December – EYFS