What We Are Learning – Nursery

 Beech Grove Primary School
Spring Term 2019

Head Teacher’s Message
Happy New Year everyone and welcome to spring term 2019. The time has flown since children started their new classes in September.
On behalf of the staff I would like to wish everyone a happy return after the Christmas break and hope that 2019 is a good one for our whole school community.

This term we hope to pick up where we left before Christmas with our children achieving great progress within their core subject areas, due to the tremendous hard working attitude of them and the dedicated staff team here at school.
Children’s classroom and corridor manners were amazing which created such a lovely atmosphere around school. I was immensely proud of all of the children. In fact I was bursting with pride!!

This term we will also be hoping for some lovely spring sunshine so that children can make full use of our Secret Garden in lesson time and maybe plant some wonderful spring flowers for us all to enjoy (even the ducks!!!)

Our teachers have lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hope that you will enjoy hearing what children have been working on at consultation meetings, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school.

We also hope that every effort is made by you for every child to attend school regularly. It is so important for your child’s development that we can’t stress that enough. (96% and above is GOOD attendance)

Here’s to a really positive spring term!

John Dixon

Our work for this term

(The EYFS Curriculum is made up of 7 areas of development)

1. English
The Nursery children will be focusing on communication and language during the Autumn term. We shall be learning lots of rhymes and sharing stories every session to build their vocabulary and familiarity with stories and their structures. Our ‘Terrific Twelve’ stories this term will be; Shark in the Park, Ouch I need a plaster, Little Rabbit Foo Foo, Ice Cream Bear, Hug, Mr Pod and Mr Piccalilli, This is the Bear, I want my dummy, Toddle Waddle, Meg and Mog, Dear Zoo and Barry the fish with fingers. We shall be focusing of the children’s names working towards everyone recognising their own name and the initial sound of their name.

2. Maths
The children are learning to count, recognise and order numbers to 10. They will be engaging in lots of counting and number work. We shall be exploring numbers to 10, counting out objects and becoming familiar with the number system.
We will also be learning about 2D shapes and using shapes and colours to recognise, describe and create patterns.

3. Topic
Our topic for Autumn 1 is ‘Why do you love me so much? – We will be talking about our families and friends and finding out about similarities and differences between ourselves and others. We will help the children to accept how special and unique they are and help them to respect and value others.

Our topic for Autumn 2 is “Why do leaves go crispy?” during this topic we shall be exploring the season of Autumn. We will be watching out for signs of the changing season and creating lots of Autumn colour art.

4. Safeguarding
The children will be learning about rules and routines in the classroom and the playground. We will focus on our FIVE GOLDEN RULES and ensure children understand what each rule means. We will talk about why we have rules to keep everybody safe and happy. We will also show children the correct way to use our climbing equipment in the outdoor area.

Dates for your Diary
Autumn Term:              Monday 7th January 2019 – Friday 5th April 2019
Half Term Holiday:      Monday 18th February 2019 – Friday 22nd February 2019
PD Days:                      Friday 25th January 2019, Friday 22nd March 2019
Safer Internet Day: Tuesday 5th February 2019
World Book Day:      
Thursday 7th March 2019