Welcome to the Rainbow Nursery!
Welcome to the Rainbow Nursery! We are very pleased that all pupils in Rainbow Nursery have settled in extremely well and we are now very excited about the year of learning ahead. This half term pupils will continue to develop their confidence and independence.
Our Power of Reading book for next half term is ‘No Dinner.’ The book is about a Grandma who walks through a forest and tricks the animals by hiding in a pumpkin to prevent them from eating her.
Through reading the book, pupils will share their own life experiences, focusing mainly on any experiences they may have visiting greengrocers and they will discuss different fruits and vegetables they have tasted. Nursery pupils will have the opportunity to experience tasting a few fruits and vegetables and find out who likes similar foods to themselves.
In Literacy, pupils will continue their phonics learning through ‘Letters and Sounds – Phase One’ which involves the opportunity to participate in singing. When they are ready to move on, Nursery pupils will be introduced to the phonics scheme ‘Read Write Inc’ where they will learn the sounds associated with each letter. Pupils will begin to give meaning to print in their environment and recognise familiar words and logos. They will learn to recognise their own name and begin to represent letters and sounds through mark making, using a range of media such as pencils, paint, crayons, felt pens and sand.
In Mathematics, pupils will become familiar with numbers and counting through teaching sessions which will be embedded when learning through play. They will learn to count one to one, recognise numbers to 10 and represent quantity. Pupils will learn number rhymes and songs to support their learning and they will work with various types of practical resources to help consolidate these skills.
The Nursery role-play area will be a greengrocer shop and, through participating in role play here, pupils will have the opportunity to act about real life experiences and learn through play. They will take on the role of a greengrocer, weighing fruits and vegetables and, in doing so, they will talk about the concept of weight. Pupils will also be using tills and real money to sell their produce.
The topic of ‘No Dinner’ will continue in the outdoor area with a forest theme where pupils will act out the story and have the opportunity to mark make, share books, and use numbers to consolidate their skills.
Most of all, we will ensure that all pupils are happy and enjoy a stimulating learning environment which fosters a love of learning.
As always, if you have any questions or queries regarding Nursery, please speak to a member of the Nursery team.
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