Nursery Curriculum News Summer 2022
What to bring to nursery?
- Named coat
- Named wellies (which can be left at nursery)
- Named bag with spare clothes
- Named sunhat and named sun cream (weather depended)
- If your child is still in nappies then please bring a pack of nappies and wipes to be left at nursery. Alternatively, bring enough nappies and wipes in a named bag for that session.
- If your child is bringing in a packed lunch - named packed lunch box and named water bottle. (those having a school lunch do not need a water bottle.
If you have any questions then please email them to Nursery.Homework@pussbank.cheshire.sch.uk
The Nursery Team
Mrs Evans, Mrs Nash, Mrs Brookes, Mrs Beresford, Mrs Leah, Miss Webb, Mrs Chamilla
During the Autumn Term, our topic is titled
'Ourselves and Festivals'.
This half-term our learning will focus on:
Our Two year-old's classroom time will focus on the following stories:
Nursery Rhymes, Dear Zoo, Oh Dear, Peppa's Pumpkin
Our three and four year old's classroom time will focus on the following stories : Three Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Each Peach, Pear Plum. We will recognise and talk about familiar characters we see in books. We will join in with repeated refrains that we hear in stories.
During our weekly phonics sessions, we will sing nursery rhymes and play many games that will help your child to join in and remember rhymes and discriminate between different sounds that they hear (Environmental sounds, instrumental sounds and Body Percussion). It is important that your child has plenty of experience listening to and joining in with nursery rhymes, stories and poems.
During our weekly Number sessions, we will explore the world of Number Land. In Number Land, we explore numbers 1-6, one week at a time. We create a garden for each number, bringing each number alive and taking it from the abstract to something they can understand.
We start with number 1.
Number 1 has a circle garden because circles have one side. It has a house with one window, one tree in the garden, a tower made with one brick and a flag that says one. Number One, themselves, has one eye, one star and their name 'One' written.
A triangle could not go in Numberland 1's garden because 'it is not 1 it is 3'. A tower made with 5 bricks can not go in Numberland 1 because 'it has 5 bricks, it belongs in Numberland 5.'
We spend a week exploring each Numberland garden at a time 1-6.
Please visit Numberland.net to find out more.
Our weekly Problem solving sessions involve simple (but meaningful) number problems, explored through games and songs. These sessions involve rehearsing numbers 1-10 by singing Number rhymes. We count each object with 1:1 correspondence and explore the number order principle and cardinal principle (final number said for a set of objects). We add 1 more using familiar objects and songs. We will sing '1 potato, 2 potato', '10 marching teddies', '10 little fingers and 10 little toes', 5 Little Pumpkins'.
Please visit NCETM for more information on the different principles of counting.
Reading and sharing stories
We will share many stories with your child each week, reading one on one, in small groups and all together at home times.
Our home time stories will be - Toddle Waddle, Shark in the Park, Goat goes to playgroup, 10 Little Fingers and 10 Little Toes, Giraffes Can't Dance, Harvest Time, There's a Witch in my book.
In addition, we will of course be enjoying so much more learning through play!
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