Nursery 2022 - 2023
WELCOME TO OUR NURSERY!
At St Peter's, our Nursery department prides itself on exceptional pastoral care and guidance. Our trained Nursery staff ensure a carefully monitored programme of activities that are focused around improving your child’s learning and development. The early years of a child’s life are crucial. At our Nursery we work hard to make every day special for our young children in preparation for the transition into the main school.
St Peter's Nursery staff monitor the progress of their children through the Early Years Foundation stages (EYFS).
As part of the Early Years Foundation Stage, we complete work within 7 areas of learning and development. These are divided into prime areas (Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language) and specific areas (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.)
With access to dedicated facilities both indoor and outdoors, staff create a learning bond that allows children to grow and develop safely, reassuring parents that their child is in a safe learning environment and will be academically confident as they transition into mainstream education.
I would like to start by wishing all our families a very Happy New Year. It has been wonderful listening to all the lovely things the children have been doing over the Christmas holidays. They have all returned with a very positive learning attitude and ready for the busy term ahead.
Our topic this half term is 'Journeys'. Our first story will be ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, followed by ‘The Train Ride’ by June Crebbin. Children will be encouraged to talk about journeys that they have taken and name some of the things that they have seen on the way. They will also learn about positional language using words like under, over, up and on top. Throughout this term we will continue to listen to stories, singing nursery rhymes, learning to recognise numbers 1-10, counting a number of objects, counting forwards and backwards, recognising and copying our names. These are all things that children should be practising at home.
In RE we will be listening to stories that Jesus heard and also listening to stories that Jesus told others, for example ‘The creation story’. Children will learn how God created the world in 6 days and what he created on each day. Children will be asked to bring in their own favourite stories to share with their friends in Nursery.
We will continue to send a ‘home learning challenge’ each week and this term we will also be sending home a weekly library book for the children to share with their family. Reading with your children in very important as they learn new words and improve their literacy skills.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to any of the Nursery team.
Thank you, as always, for your continued support.