Welcome to Nursery
Teachers in Nursery are:
Mrs Sanaa Mahmood
Mrs Tracey Franek
At St Michael and St. Martin we want your child's first experience of school to be happy and exciting where they discover and learn through play in a stimulating environment.
To enable young children to make good progress in their learning we build upon the skills they have when they join the school in Nursery. The children have opportunities to develop emotional security, their self-belief and social skills. Our aim is to assist all the children to develop a love of learning and an excitement about coming to school each day.
The Early Years Foundation Stage overview:
In Nursery and Reception classes we support children in three primeareas:
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Physical development
- Communication and language
These three prime areas are strengthened and applied through the followingspecificareas:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
Each prime and specific area is further divided into related aspects.
Our learning programmes involve the following activities and experience:
Personal, Social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
PSEDis made up of these aspects:
Self-confidence and self-awareness
Managing feelings and behaviour
Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
PDis made up of these aspects:
Moving and handling
Health and self-care
Communication and Language developmentinvolves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
CLis made up of these aspects:
Listening and attention
Literacy developmentinvolves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
LDis made up of these aspects:
Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces and measures.
MDis made up of these aspects:
Shapes, space and measures
Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
UWis made of these aspects:
People and communities
Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play and design and technology.
EADis made of these aspects:
Exploring and using media and materials
Our topic this half term is called, ‘In the Beginning.’ We will read creation stories and think about plants and animals and be thankful about God’s world. The children will learn about themselves, their families and their new school within the context of the wider parish and Church.
In the second half term, we will start our new unit called ‘From Advent to Christmas.’
Our Topics for the autumn term are: