Welcome to the Rainbow Nursery!
We are really excited about the amazing year of learning ahead.
Our main focus in Nursery for the start of this half term will be settling the pupils into a regular routine and encouraging them to become independent learners and individuals.
Our focus text this term will be the Power of Reading book, ‘Oh no, George!’. George is a dog who wants to be good but doesn’t always make the right choices. This story encourages prediction and invites participation from listeners. It provides a platform to discuss making the right choices.
The pupils will have the opportunity to talk about any pets they may have or would like to have and share their family lives with their peers. They will find out about similarities between themselves and others.
In Literacy we will begin with a focus on listening skills and sound-making. Pupils will begin to distinguish between sounds such as environmental, instrumental and vocal sounds. They will then progress onto oral blending and segmenting speech.
Pupils will begin to give meaning to print in their environment and recognise familiar words and logos. Pupils will also learn to recognise their own name. Pupils will be encouraged to mark make using a variety of media such as pencils, paint, and sand and begin to represent letters.
In Mathematics, the pupils will become familiar with numbers and counting. The pupils will practise these skills through every day experiences, such as counting toys or blocks. We will be using number rhymes and songs to support their learning and we will be providing pupils with a lot of practical opportunities to embed these skills.
In Art, pupils will have the opportunity to use a variety of media to create pieces of art based around pets, such as the use of clay or junk modelling to create a dog.
The role play area in Nursery will be a ‘Veterinary Surgery’ where the pupils will have the opportunity to act out a real life experience. They will take on the role of a veterinary surgeon or a veterinary nurse and treat sick animals. In the outdoor area the theme will be continued with the animal housing for the sick animals.
Most of all we will be ensuring that all pupils enjoy a stimulating learning environment that fosters a love of learning.
We love school!