Nursery 2017 - 2018

Mrs Barker

Mrs White

Welcome to our Nursery.

Mrs Nicola White will work with your children on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Catherine Barker on a Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Our team also includes Mrs Caryn Astbury and Mrs Christina Westwater.

On this page we will let you know what your child is learning at school and give you suggestions for activities to do at home. We continue to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and if you want to know more about what your child will be learning, click on this link

smiley    Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a lovely half-term and a welcome to two new families who have joined us.

We are continuing our theme of 'People who help us', now focusing on people who work for the emergency services. The children are enjoying acting out these roles and gaining more understanding during their role play both inside and out (weather permitting)

Number is a big focus this half-term and the children will be practising their counting skills in all areas of Nursery and developing their number recognition. You can encourage this at home with simple board games and talking about the numbers you see in the environment on signs and doors. Why not encourage your child to sing with you some of the number rhymes we do regularly in Nursery - '5 Little Speckled Frogs', '5 Currant Buns in a Baker's Shop', '5 Naughty Teddy Bears Jumping on the Bed' and 'There were 10 in the Bed'. There are also some good computer games on 'Top Marks Maths' which encourage counting skills and number recognition to either 5 or 10.

We are encouraging the children's mark making and fine motor skills. Look out for a 'Funky Fingers' display which will be appearing shortly near the coat pegs. These activities help the children to develop the skills they need to hold a pencil correctly and control it well. 

Our new books for this half-term are 'Mrs. Wishy Washy',. 'Over in the Meadow', 'Where's my Teddy' and 'The Train Ride'.  We are focusing on rhyme and alliteration in phonics.

We are hoping to set up an outdoor music station in the next few weeks so if anyone has any old pots, pans or spoons that we could have, we would be very grateful.

It would be really helpful if your child could bring a named bag to school so they can take home a book to share and also to put in any letters or pictures/models they have made. Some children are really struggling to carry everything on their way out. 

Some dates for your diary:-

  • Stay and play 'Funky Fingers' next week . Please join us and share a funky Fingers activity with your child on either Tuesday or Friday next week - the 13th or16th march
  • Learning Journeys - we will be sending these out by email on Friday 16th March
  • Parent's meetings. We will be available the week beginning the 19th March to discuss your child's progress. Look out for a timetable the week before to sign up for an appointment

Please feel free to ask if you have any more questions .

Thank you

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Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School

Walpole Street

Head teacher: Mr V O'Brien
SENCO: Mrs C Siddall

Main Contact: Please speak to Miss Lockley, Mrs Dowling or Mrs Schumacher in the School Office with any queries.

Tel: 01244 981098


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