Welcome to the Nursery class page!
At Holy Cross Primary we run a nursery session from 8:45 - 12:00 Monday to Friday. The class teacher is Miss Walton and our nursery nurses are Miss Mattock and Mrs Hewitt.
Autumn: First Half-Term
Welcome to the Nursery Class page!
The children have made a wonderful start to the new school year in Nursery. We have all enjoyed exploring our brand new classroom and playing alongside each other. The children are growing in confidence each day as they become more independent in accessing the activities and resources in the classroom.
So far this term we have also been busy exploring the outside area, going up to the woods and feeding the birds. We have also baked cookies and had a barefoot sensory walk – our toes got very messy but we had a wonderful time.
We have been learning and singing a variety of nursery rhymes throughout this term as well as enjoying many books. This will continue throughout the year as singing will help develop our language and communication skills! This half of the term we will be learning the story ‘Pete the Cat: I love my white shoes’.
In R.E, our topic is ‘myself’ and so we have been discussing our families, our names and how we are all special to God.
Please also keep revisiting our class page for further information of important dates that will be coming up. It has been great getting to know all of the children over the last few weeks and we are excited for the year ahead!
Dates for your diary:
Wednesday 2nd October – Visit from a story teller
Autumn: Second Half-Term
Wow! What a busy and exciting term we have had!
The children have made wonderful progress in their self-confidence, their communication and their listening skills. This was definitely evident during our joint Nativity with Reception. All of the children did brilliantly, and we felt very proud of nursery memorising their opening speech and all of the songs and actions. We hope you all enjoyed watching it as much as we enjoyed performing it!
Thank you to everybody who came to join us for our Christmas craft morning – it was a huge success and he children really enjoyed sharing that time with their loved ones.
We were very excited to find snowy footprints in our classroom this term – we had a lot of fun working out who they could have been from. We were very surprised when Santa Claus came to visit us later in the afternoon.
In nursery we are predominantly teaching pre-reading and writing skills so this term we have been sharing lots of stories, singing lots of songs and enjoying a lot of mark making to help us build up the muscle in our hands ready for writing.
This term we also began our phonics lessons and the children are responding really well. In nursery we teach phase one phonics which focuses on developing children’s listening skills through encouraging them to tune into and recognise sounds around them, hear the differences between sounds and to also be able to talk about sounds. Look out for the phase one information sheet that will be coming home!
In R.E we have been learning about Baptism and how people are welcomed into the church and we have also been exploring ‘birthdays’ and discussing how we celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day.
Spring: First Half-Term
We hope you all had a lovely break over the Christmas holiday!
This term the children are really progressing with their physical development – nearly all of our class are now independently climbing up and down the climbing frame and using the fireman’s pole which is great to see! We are so pleased with the progress in drawing and mark-making too. Learning to write is not an easy process and what can often look like scribbles is actually a very important part of their learning!
In math we are continuing to focus on one number each week and using ‘Cbeebies Numberblocks’ to help us develop our number knowledge and recognition. We will be recapping numbers 1,2,3 and starting to look at 4 and 5. We are also enjoying singing lots of number songs, such as five little ducks, 12345 once I caught a fish alive and 5 little monkeys swinging in a tree, and using our fingers to represent the numbers.