Welcome to the Rainbow Nursery!
We are very excited to meet all the pupils starting in Rainbow Nursery this year. We are very much looking forward to a fabulous year of learning ahead.
Nursery’s main focus for the start of this half term will be settling the pupils into a regular routines and encouraging them to become independent learners and individuals.
This will be introduced through a look at our Power of Reading book for this half term, ‘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.
Nursery 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 English, for the Autumn 1 term, pupils will be introduced to the phonics scheme ‘Read Write Inc.’ Pupils will learn the sounds associated with each letter of the alphabet and will begin to recognise these letters around them within the classroom environment.
Nursery pupils will also begin to give meaning to print in their environment and recognise familiar words and logos. Pupils will be learning to recognise their own name. They will also be encouraged to mark make using a variety of media such as pencils, paint, sand and begin to represent letters.
In Maths, Nursery will become familiar with numbers and counting. Pupils will practise these skills through every day experiences, such as counting toys or blocks. They will use number rhymes and songs to support their learning and pupils will work with various types of practical resources to help embed these skills.
The role play area in Nursery will be a ‘Veterinary Surgery’ where 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 this theme will be continued with animal housing for the sick animals. Pupils will have the opportunity to mark make in the role play area through forms and will have opportunities for counting.
Most of all, we will ensure that all pupils enjoy a stimulating learning environment that fosters a love of learning.
We Love School!