This half term the children have been very busy learning now they are settled and are familiar with the Nursery environment.
The children have learnt about different events and celebrations that happen in the world as well as learning about themes related to their own interests. The children have learnt about Bonfire night, Anti-bullying, where food comes from, Hanukkah and Christmas.
Each week the children have learnt various facts and information relating to our word of the week so they can go home and discuss their learning with their family. The children have also been enjoying sign language with a new sign to focus on each week. In phonics the children have been looking at Phase 1 and have spent lots of time learning to listen and join in with different form of sounds such as environmental, instrumental and rhyming.
We are now also focusing on mark making in Nursery. This ranges from mopping the floor outside to writing our names on our pictures. Santa will be busy as the Nursery children all write him a letter every day and post it in his post box in our mark making area. The children still enjoy playing outside on the Astroturf and their favourite games to play are tig and hide and seek. Inside the Nursery the children are all confident in accessing the areas of provision and explore really well. They have also achieved a huge milestone as they sit down for the register every morning.
The children enjoyed their visit from Santa’s elf who delivered a Christmas tree and lots of fun activities for them to do in Nursery. We have also been singing lots in preparation for our Christmas sing along.
Well done to everyone in Nursery another amazing half term! The children have made huge progress in their confidence and independence.
I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a well-deserved rest and we look forward to welcoming eleven new children in the New Year.