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Meet the Team:
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Learning Support Assistant
Nursery Curriculum Map
If you would like to know a little more about what the children in Nursery will be learning about this half term, please refer to our curriculum map document below. Alternatively, click here.
Our Learning Journey
Below you will find out about our learning journey over the last term.
Welcome to Nursery
The children in the Nursery at Meadow-view school have have made a very promising start to their education. They have been enjoying their learning environment and our wonderful outdoor play area, to make their learning a lovely experience.
The children will begin their phonics journey by developing the ability to attend to and distinguish between both environmental and speech sounds. This provides the basis for the development of spoken language and early literacy.
The children will be focusing on listening and hearing sounds in the environment.
The aim of this aspect is to raise children's awareness of the sounds around them and to develop their listening skills.
Phonics develops your child's ability to listen to, make, explore and talk about sounds. Throughout their learning, the children will develop their speaking and listening skills and these will be explored and developed through fun games, songs and activities.
In Nursery, the children have been taking part in an Early Writing Program created called Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle which uses dance and large movements to help children develop the fine muscle control they need for writing. They learn a new gross motor movement to a piece of music. They dance with ribbons using this movement and use it to make marks, this could be in foam, on paper, in sand. They will then use this action to think of letters they can form that use this shape. These sessions are great fun but most importantly help your child to be confident mark makers.
It is all about mark making and how to develop children's writing in a fun and exciting and extremely active way. It always makes us giggle with your child and want to make marks immediately.
In Maths this half term, the children will be learning about colours and have been taking part in a range of colour sorting activities. We will also been exploring 'matching' by providing children with opportunities to see if objects are the same. they will be working hard to find identical pairs and solve problems. We will explore the story of Noah's Ark, where the same animals march in twos.
We enjoy singing a range of number songs to support the teaching of counting, addition and subtraction. Number songs teach many elements of maths and also develop language and concentration. We incorporate number songs into your daily routines and they provide an ideal way to help our children develop numeracy skills from a young age. We encourage them to perform actions to accompany the songs using their fingers, teddies or even finger puppets. Number songs are easy for children to remember and can be an excellent starting point for counting and mathematical work.
Early talk boost
Early Talk Boost is a programmed aimed at 3-4 year old children, which is delivered to help boost their language skills. It aims to accelerate children’s progress in language and communication after a nine week intervention.
The sessions include activities that cover the foundation skills in speech, language and communication that children need for learning and understanding new words, as well as having conversations.
To find out more about how you can support your child click on the link below:
How to support your children with the Early Talk Boost Programme
As the year progresses, the children have been learning about the different seasons.
They have explored the changing seasons in the natural world and are beginning to understand how the seasons change, how time passes, how it affects the world around us and how we can make the most of it.
The children have been learning all about Autumn this half term. They will be exploring the season by going on an Autumn walk and getting creative with lots of fun art and crafts, using a range of tools and techniques. They will be creating autumn trees, conker rolling pictures and explored using our senses.
Mental well being
To support and promote the mental health of children in Early Years, the nursery children have been introduced to yoga sessions, through playful activities. Is a great way to boost healthy living, helping them to become calmer and better able to concentrate and focus. Introducing yoga to young children at an early age is a great way to boost healthy living and the children have loved creating different poses and stretches with their bodies.
All about me
As part of the 'All about me' topic, the children in Nursery will be creating self portraits and paintings of their families. We have discussed the features on our face and the colours of our hair, eyes and skin. We have been very impressed with the wonderful art work they have created.