Nursery

Welcome to Nursery

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We have the following staff who work with the children: 

 

Miss Martin, Mrs Faulkner, Mrs Davies, Mrs D’Eath, and Mrs Begum.

 

Take a look at some of our fantastic play and exploring this term!

Look at our lovely Castles from Jack and the Beanstalks

Look at our fantastic learning this week; We are Awesome!

KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts) are designed to support the development of the mental skills that underpin much of the maths work in school.  Instant recall facts help enormously with mental agility within maths lessons. When children move onto written calculations, knowing these facts can be very beneficial.

 

Each child will have a termly handout which sets out their KIRF and other facts which can be practiced at home.  This means that the work at school can be supported at home.  In Nursery there is not the requirement for these facts to be instantly recalled but they provide a focus for learning at home and in school. 

Recommended Reading

We encourage children to read everything and anything, including books, comics, magazines, poetry, road signs, cereal boxes, recipes, newspapers, websites and even books they write themselves. 

 

Below is a link of recommended books for your child’s age group. Some of these books are ideal for adults to read to your children and others would be great for children to read themselves: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/100-best-picture-books-to-read-before-you-are-5-years-old/

 

Everyone can access free e-books and audio books from Northamptonshire library service. If families are not already members, they can join using this link:  https://northamptonshire-self.achieveservice.com/service/Joining_form_for_Virtual_Membership_of_Northamptonshire_Libraries_and_Information_Service#_ga=2.178860833.401750347.1611565081-1930029811.1611565081

 

The Book Trust have lots of fun reading activities https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/

 

We regularly read a variety of books from Pie Corbett's Reading Spine as either part of our daily whole class read or for children to dip in to when they choose from bookshelves in our classes. Here, you can see the books your child might experience in other year groups too.

Other information to help you:

Our Classroom Library is available for children to change their library book throughout the week. Children will visit the main school library once a week to enjoy a story. 

 

Please remember to upload to Tapestry any occasions, play and anything about your child's learning you want to share. Your weekly Tapestry challenge will be uploaded on a Friday morning and we LOVE to see all of your home learning. 

 

PE is on a Monday, please make sure your child comes to school in their appropriate clothing on this day. 

 

Every term we will go on a seasonal walk to our local park. Look out for our photos on twitter! We also spend time with our local community singing, dancing and story telling with the elderly residents at Argyle House. Throughout the year we explore our community with visits to the shops, post office and other areas of interest. We also invite our local community in, with visits from the fire brigade and our local PCSO. 

 

Keep your eye out for dates of other trips and visits.