Sherington Primary School
At Sherington, we believe that children in the Foundation Stage learn best by being proactive in helping to shape their own curriculum. Learning is made more engaging by following the needs and interests of the children.
In the Early Years Curriculum, there are 7 areas of learning, and planning ensures that children can progress in all of these areas, with activities appropriate to their developmental stage. These areas are: Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language; Physical Development; Literacy; Maths; Understanding the World; and Expressive Arts and Design.
There are two classes that make up our Nursery – Kingfishers and Elephants
We have five regular members of staff in Nursery:
Ellen, Class Teacher
Philippa, Class Teacher
Gurjit, Early Years Practitioner
Lorraine and Marie, Teaching Assistants
We also have Claire and Emma with us on Thursdays
Morning sessions start at 8.45am and finish at 11.45am.
Afternoon sessions start at 12:30pm and finish at 3:30pm.
Summer Term Topic:
The children will be exploring ‘Water’ this term. We will be looking at a variety of themes including growing things, farm animals, traditional nursery rhymes and fairytales, under the sea, and states of water.
We will explore Number in depth, looking at and becoming familiar with numbers up to 20 and beyond!The children will be singing number songs, using number in their role play and learning through the setting. We will also be exploring pattern, positional language, ordering and measuring.
Basic phonics will be introduced, focusing on the sounds s, a, t, p, i, and n. We will practise recognising these sounds in words and in writing. The children will continue to hone their name writing skills as well. We are going to continue focusing on fine motor control, including holding a pencil with the correct pen grip. Children will be working on these skills through production of arts and crafts, including use of scissors, using tweezers, threading, and building with small blocks such as Lego.
This term we will focus on becoming ‘Reception Ready’ by reinforcing routines and expectations of behaviour for learning, encouraging them all to become confident, independent learners in our setting and beyond.
This year we will be adding pictures and observations to children’s individual learning journals. The Nursery team will be writing observations, as well as taking photographs and keeping examples of the children’s own work. We would also like to include ‘Wow Cards’, written by parents and carers to record children’s achievements outside of the Nursery setting.