Nursery

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Welcome to our Nursery class page!

Throughout the nursery year, your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through the 7 areas of learning and development as outlined in EYFS statutory framework. Below is a broad overview of our EYFS Nursery curriculum.

Nursery-Curriculum-Overview-2021-2022.pdf

Nursery Curriculum Overview 2022 2023

For some helpful information, and some ideas for fun, free activities, please refer to the following website;

Activities for 3-4 year olds – BBC Tiny Happy People

Phonics

For further details on the teaching of phonics, please refer to the ‘English’ page of the ‘Curriculum Tab’

In nursery, children move through phase one of the KTC phonics programme. This involves learning how to discriminate between different sounds and identifying the initial sounds in words.

Alongside our discrete phonics teaching, we share books and rhymes regularly and encourage children to talk about what they can see in the illustrations. Throughout the year both fiction and non-fiction books will be placed around the classrooms to support different areas of learning and to encourage a love of reading.

For more information, and some helpful hints, please refer to the following websites and/or apps;

CBeebies Bedtime Stories – YouTube

BookTrust: Reading with your child aged 3-4 years | BookTrust

Best Books for Preschoolers | Ages 3-4 Recommended Reads| BooksForTopics

Maths

In nursery, children are taught their maths knowledge via discreet carpet sessions, during snack time, baking and within ‘choosing time’. It’s never too early to explore numbers with children. Real life often provides the best opportunities to develop early maths skills like counting and recognising numbers.

For more information, and some helpful hints, please refer to the following websites and/or apps;

Help your child be epic at maths – CBeebies – BBC

Helpful Hints for Parents:

  • Our nursery session runs from 8:45 – 12:00.
  • Children have access to fruit, water and milk throughout the morning.
  • Children will be able to access our ‘Toy Library’ once a week. This is where children can choose a toy to take home and enjoy with their families. We ask this is returned a week later and at this point your child will be able to choose a different toy to take home.

If you have any questions or queries, please message Mrs Dawson on the Class Dojo page.

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School - Leicester