This will be a busy year of fun and exploratory learning through play.
Each half-term’s learning follows a theme, which is adapted according to the needs and interests of the children.
In September we welcome lots of new children and our focus is 'All about me'. We will talk about what we like, our families, our healthy bodies and our senses. In the second half-term our topic is ‘Space and Planets’ and 'Celebrations'. We have lots of party play. We also learn about festivals, including 'firework night and 'Diwali'. At the end of term we have Christmas parties. We dress up and sing lots of Christmas songs and look forward to having Parents and Carers come into Nursery to join in with that celebration.
We have more new children arriving after Christmas. For the first half of this term our focus is 'Nursery Rhymes'. Then, our topic is 'Out and About' and we will be exploring lots of different types of materials and having fun with magnets, floating and sinking and seeing which materials are waterproof. We will enjoy doing lots of problem solving and constructing, for example, building houses for teddies or bridges across rivers.
The theme this term will be 'Animals'; from the farm, the jungle and the sea . We will also learn about dinosaurs. For the last part of the school year we will be exploring our 'Favourite Stories' alongside ‘Traditonal Tales’.
We will say 'Goodbye' to many of our children who will go on to Reception Classes and we will enjoy our Nursery Sports Day too.
We run workshops in the Spring and Summer term to help Parents and Carers understand more about their child's development in different areas. These are another great opportunity for Parents and Carers to meet each other and share ideas too.
All of our themes will be explored through activities indoors and outdoors. We recognise that all children learn differently and ensure we have a wide range of activities catering for children's different learning styles, abilities, needs and interests.