Nursery 2017 - 2018

Mrs Paice


Welcome to Nursery’s Class Page

2017 - 2018
Class Teacher: Mrs Paice
Teaching Assistants: Miss Burrows and Miss Lord 
Cover Assistants: Mrs Winterbottom and Mrs Drench.

Hello and welcome back to Nursery’s Class page. I hope you have had a lovely Half Term break and are raring to go for another exciting Half Term in Nursery!
We have lots going on this Summer Term. Please take a look below at the important dates for your diary.

Our topic this half term is 'Old Mc Donald had a Farm'! We are super excited to be learning about lots of different animals that we find at the farm as well as nursery rhymes linked with our topic. I would love to see any pictures of the children at home looking after any pets they have or visits to farms you may have as a family. We are going to be getting very creative making different animals for our display in class as well as investigating where our animals live and how their homes are different. As part of our personal, social and emotional curriculum we will talk about what we need to do to look after pets and write about it with our awesome magic writing. 

We will continue to work on phase 1 within our letters and sounds sessions and begin to look at phase 2 initial sounds which include the following letters s - a - t - p - i - n - m - d. We look at how these letters sound in words when we speak them - for e.g. sssssnake ssssssausages - not S pronounced as an 'ESS' or a 'SUH'. It would be helpful if you could continue to look at the Jolly Phonics Phase 2 Songs (available on our Learning Zone) to hear how to pronounce them correctly to support your child. We are going to be focusing on phase 2 sounds a little more this term with lots of fun games both in and outside the classroom. 

*If you would like to come in and participate in a phonics session with your child please let me know and we can arrange this.

Phase 1 Phonics concentrates on developing children's speaking and listening skills and lays the foundations for the phonic work which starts in
Phase 2. The emphasis during Phase 1 is to help children become attuned to the sounds around them and ready to begin developing oral blending and segmenting skills. You can find out more information on the letters and sounds website

As soon as each set of letters is introduced, children will be encouraged to use their knowledge of the letter sounds to blend and sound out words. For example, they will learn to blend the sounds s-a-t to make the word sat. They will also start learning to segment words. For example, they might be asked to find the letter sounds that make the word tap from a small selection of magnetic letters. Segmenting and Blending is a very tricky skill for young children to learn, so any support at home would help your child.
Blending is when children hear the segmented sounds in words and 'stick them back together'. There will be lots of occasions when children will segment words such as c - a - t and then say 'Dinosaur' - which is fine! (and always makes us giggle...)
We begin blending and segmenting practice by using simple CVC words such as mop, tap, pin, cat etc... Our sessions are fun and practical, we may use magic wands to 'chop' up the words, robot arms and silly voices. I am really excited to start working with the children on these skills and teach them lots of fun games they could also use at home. 
Please also check our Nursery blog and our Learning Journey wall outside of Nursery class for lots of information on what we will be doing in Nursery this half term!! Keep a look out for more information being updated - I look forward to working with you and your little ones this term!

Mrs Paice



Files to Download

Nursery: Blog items

Hailstone! , by Miss Kelbie

Nursery Nativity Pictures , by Miss Kelbie

Nursery are healthy... , by Miss Kelbie

Nursery: Gallery items

Our first weeks in Nursery!, by Miss Kelbie

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