Nursery 2021 - 2022
WELCOME TO 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.
Welcome back after the half term holiday, we hope that you all had a restful break!
Our new topic this term is called 'Superheroes’. The first book that we will be looking at is ‘The Flying Bath’ by Julia Donaldson. This is about an amazing bath that can actually fly and helps people in need. In this story we will be looking at what speech bubbles are and we will also be writing our own speech bubbles. We will also be making our own books about the characters.
In RE we are starting the topic ‘How God Created the World”, we will be thinking about how God created all the wonderful things, including us! We will be retelling the story using musical instruments. We will also be thinking about our families and the different people we know and how they help us.
Throughout the term we will be listening to stories, singing nursery rhymes, learning to recognise numbers, counting a number of objects, counting forwards and backwards. We will also be listening to the sounds we can hear at the beginning of words and learning how to write them. These are all things that children should also be practising at home.
We will continue to send your children home with a weekly home learning challenge, please complete the tasks in this book each week. This will help to improve the children’s learning further.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to any of the Nursery staff. Thank you, as always, for your continued support.
Nursery: Gallery items
Celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Nursery, by Mrs Andrews
Life Cycle of a Butterfly in Nursery, by Mrs Andrews
Planting in Nursery, by Mrs Andrews