Nursery Autumn Term Classroom Close Up
In Nursery all the children have made a fantastic start at St Mary’s and settled in really well. We have seen great progress as the classes have become increasingly independent and are enjoying school more and more. We have investigated the topics of ‘All About Me’ and ‘Let’s Pretend!’ As the children settled in, they learnt lots about themselves and made paper plate self-portraits. This half term we have read and retold many different traditional tales. We have acted as our favourite characters, from the Three Billy Goats Gruff to Red Riding Hood, and made our own Chicken Licken hand puppets.
The children love their weekly cooking sessions! It was fantastic to see the children so proud of what they had made, including sandwiches, gingerbread men, cheese straws and Rudolph cupcakes!
We have had a real focus on listening this term. Together we have taken part in different games and songs to work on sound differentiation so that we are ready to hear and read different letter sounds. We went on a listening walk around school and heard different quiet sounds all around us! This half term we have learnt our first few letter sounds. The children are getting really excited spotting the sounds we have learnt in the text they see around the classroom, and singing the Jolly Phonics songs together.
We also learnt about Remembrance Day and marked it by moulding our own salt dough poppies and painting them. Of course we have also been eagerly preparing for Christmas in Nursery, learning songs, printing stars, making Nativity handprint animals, making Christmas decorations and Rudolph cupcakes! Above all we have been learning the “reason for the season” and understanding some of the details of the Christmas story.
All in all a fantastic first term for Nursery!