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Nursery

Teachers: Miss Newman
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Morris and Miss Hodgkinson

Come and join the celebration

Celebrations

The focus this term is getting the children to talk about celebrations they enjoy at home with their family. They will also find out about celebrations in different cultures.

They will be telling Sam, (the puppet,) all about the celebrations they enjoy. Together the will find out about Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Birthdays, Christingle and Christmas. 

PERSONAL SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL 

We will be:

  · Beginning to understand that some words and actions can upset our friends.
· Enjoying carrying out jobs.  


You can help at home by.... 
Explaining when their words/actions have upset friends/siblings; giving your child  responsibilities at home e.g. put away their own toys, help to clear the table.      

additional

We will be:

Using sentences with ‘and’ and ‘because’.
Talking about celebrations they have joined in with.
Asking ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘when’ and ‘how’ questions.

You can help at home by....
Encouraging your child to speak in longer sentences, including ‘and’ or ‘because’; talking to your child about parties they have been to. 

physical development

We will be:

· Practising using scissors and knowing they need to be used safely. 
 · Standing on one foot.


You can help at home by.... 
 Encouraging your child to balance on one foot; allowing them to practise cutting with scissors.      

literacy

We will be:

   · Making sure we hold books the right way up when we look at them and turn the  pages carefully.
· Suggesting how stories might end.
· Looking at the words and pictures in books and around our classroom.


You can help at home by....
Encouraging your child to pick up books and turn the pages; ask them how they think stories are going to end; point out words around you.    

maths

We will be:

  · Comparing  two groups of objects and   saying when they are the same
· Talking about shapes they can see around them. 
 · Using shapes to make pictures.


You can help at home by.... 
 Giving your child a few spoons and forks and asking them if they have the same amount; look for shapes in books and point out ones you see on the television.

Teachers: Miss Newman and Mrs Driver 
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Forrest and Miss Hodgkinson

learning beyond school

Websites and Apps

  Gingerbread Man Maker 
 Vemolo Shapes   
Mandala Colouring Pages      

dates to remember

reminders:

Thursday 30th November
Nursery INSPIRE Workshop
Friday 15th December
Nursery Christmas Performance
Friday 22nd December
School closes
Monday 8th January
School re-opens 

Tapestry

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