Adswood Primary School

Enjoy, Believe, Achieve

Foundation Stage 1

Welcome to Nursery!

We are looking forward to the year ahead. This year we will be learning about lots of fun things and necessary skills needed for your child to progress in later life. This is just a quick letter to inform you of some of the things that go on in nursery.

If your child is in nappies please ensure you provide both nappies and wipes for us to be able to change your child as we do not provide them. For those still potty training or may still have accidents, a spare change of clothes in their book bags, your child will receive, would be helpful. Also any dummies need to be left at home as they are a choking hazard. We recommend you take all toys off your child before they come into school so they do not get lost. Please remember if you are paying for any extra sessions it must be a week in advance and it is on a first come first serve basis so the spaces may not always be available.

Every child will receive a book bag for them to bring their pictures home in. It will also contain key words for them to learn with you and letters so please check it often. Do not forget that you need to provide lunch for your child, no fizzy drinks are allowed.

Every day your child will receive snack during their session; either toast or fruit; milk or water. Your child will have allocated hours as discussed on the home visits; morning session are 9.00 (doors open at 8.50) until 12; afternoon sessions are 12 until 3; if your child is doing any full days they are to be dropped off at 9.00 (doors open at 8.50) and picked up at 3. Please ensure you are on time for the safety of the children.

The nursery team this year is; Miss Booth (teacher), Mrs Gregory (teaching assistant), Mrs Holland (teaching assistant) Danielle Esplin (play worker) and Bev Hancock (play worker). If you have any questions at any time please do not hesitate to speak to any member of staff and they will offer their help.

Throughout the year you will get regular letters updating you on what your child has been learning during their nursery sessions. We look forward to beginning the school journey with your children and getting to know them.

Thanks,

The Nursery Team

Pupil Voice

Celebration of Work

Red Nose Day!

Nursery loved dressing in their pyjamas for Red Nose Day! They all brought a pound in and we talked about why we were in our Pyjamas. Hayden said "It's to help the poorly children" Daisy said, "It's to give them nice things!" Taylor joined in and said, "It's for them to have water"

The children loved playing outdoor games and having their snack outside as a special treat because it was pyjama day in school.

World Book Day

Nursery took part in World Book Day, we celebrated with a range of activities such as, pin the tail on the Cheshire Cat and What's in the Mad Hatters Hat? In keeping with the whole school theme of Alice in Wonderland. We enjoyed an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party outside and had the film on in the background whilst we were enjoying the festivities, we even read about how Alice fell down the rabbit hole and  made Mad Hatter hats!

We had such a fun day!

Maths Week

Math's week was filled with lots of number and shape fun. We went on shape hunts, played counting games, guess the shape/number and played number games outside such as what time is it Mr Wolf, hopscotch, counting skipping games and many more. We learnt lots to do with maths this week!

Stockport Academy Christmas Party

Nursery were invited to a Christmas Party at Stockport Academy. We were very grateful that some parents and careers came to support the trip! We had lots of fun meeting Father Christmas, a Minion and Pikachu. Whilst we were there we got to make gingerbread Christmas biscuits, dance, play pass the parcel and even had a picnic in their hall.

Mini Professor's Week

Nursery had lots of fun during Mini Professors week we learnt about mixing colours, magnets, healthy eating and about small chemical reactions! The children loved using bicarbonate of soda and coloured vinegar to make bubbles and mix colours. They also learnt that salt melts ice quicker than when you leave it on it's own, we also had lots of fun finding out what floats or sinks in our water tray using lots of things from our classroom! The children's favourite part of Science week was getting to work with Abeer, the scientist, she showed then how to make fossils and how volcanoes worked!

Animal Magic

The children loved the visit from Animal Magic and got to stroke and hold some unusual animals. This was an invaluable experience for some of our Nursery children as they had never seen or heard of some of these creatures before.

Anti-Bullying Week

This week we focused on what it means to be friends and how to share toys. We did the paper-chain challenge; where we had to be attached to someone else in our class then work together to decide where we want to play. We also played team building games outside. The children enjoyed working and playing together and some even made new friends with children they hadn't played with before.

Best of British Week

This week we learnt about all things British. We learnt about Queen Elizabeth 2nd, the artist Andy Goldsworthy and made pictures out of Natural objects just like him, we learnt the song 'Lego House' by Ed Sheeran, then learnt a poem called Funny Faces by James Carter and baked rice crispy cakes for the Great Adswood Bake Off competition. The best part was we had a visit from Queen Elizabeth 2nd herself and got to ask her lots of questions. We learnt so much this week!

Nursery Timetable

Curriculum Overview

Newsletters!

  Early Years Foundation Stage Newsletter                            March 2017                                                                                                                                                               

This half-term in Nursery and Reception our topic is ‘Can I switch it on?’ Children are learning all about technology, including different types of technology, where they can find it, how they can use it and how to use it safely. At home you could talk about different technology that you use and speaking to older family members about how technology has changed.

 

Thank you so much to all parents and carers for taking part in World Book Day 2017. We were overwhelmed by the effort that all of the children had made. Thank you so much for getting involved. It was a great day in school which aimed to promote a love of reading by all children and staff getting involved in a whole-school theme of Alice in Wonderland.

 

Across the Early Years Foundation Stage children are now being taught phonics through letters and sounds. This begins in Nursery with children tuning in to and exploring sounds and progresses in to learning sounds for individual letters. More information can be found at www.letters-and-sounds.com or please ask a member of the team. To support your child’s reading in Nursery, we encourage parents and carers to share stories at home and in Reception a reading book is sent home each Friday. Please sign your child’s reading record to let us know that your child has read the book so that we know to change it.

 

We love sharing what we are doing in school with parents and we are very excited for our first ever Nursery and Reception class assemblies! We hope that you can all make it.

Reception is on Wednesday 22nd March at 9.10am

Nursery is on Thursday 30th March at 9.10am

 

We have some new friends in Nursery and Reception...friends that want to go home with you! Keep an eye out for your child bringing home ‘Adventure Dog’ from Reception or ‘Winnie’ from Nursery and please tell us about what they get up to on their stay! Thank you to parents who have already had our little friends to stay with them and have told us all about their exciting adventures including walks to Edgeley, macaroni cheese and playing on the swings!

 

We really enjoy hearing about the amazing things that your children get up to at home so make sure that you tell us about it! We will be putting WOW notes in to children’s book bags on a Friday so if there is anything that has WOWed you at home, please fill it in and send it back. If you would like more WOW notes please let us know!

 

Thank you so much for your continued support and if you have any questions please do ask a member of the team.

 

Susie Rippon

EYFS Leader

 

Spring 1- Activity Bag

This half term we are answering the question,

‘Did Dragons Exist?’

We have been learning all about Dragons, what they looked like, where they lives, what they ate and how big they might have been. As well as much more.

For your activity bag we would like you to make your very own Dragon!

Try to think about:

What colour it might be, does it have wings, spikes? How many legs/arms it has? Also could you give your dragon a name?

We have provided some materials for you to use, but feel free to be as imaginative as you like (you do not have to use the template if you have other ideas!) If you need anything to help you with your model, please come and ask us.

Activity Bags are due in Wednesday 15th February.

 We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thank you for your continued support,

The NurseryTeam

Early Years Foundation Stage Newsletter                              February 2017

 

A warm welcome to all of our new starters in Nursery and their parents/carers. The children all look so smart in their school uniforms and are settling in well and making lots of new friends. We also have a new member of staff, Bethan Rowe, who joins the team as a Teaching Assistant in Reception and Mrs Holland has also joined Nursery.

 

This half-term in Nursery the topic is ‘Did Dragons Exist?’ Children are learning about knights, princes and princesses, kings and queens and coins and treasure. At home you could talk about imaginative worlds and castles. In Reception the topic is ‘Do you want to be friends?’ Children are learning about being kind and helpful, similarities and differences and people who help us at home and at school. At home you could talk about how we make new friends and how to share.

 

In Reception, children are given a reading book each week and once their yellow reading record has been signed, the book will be changed. Thank you for sharing these books with children and letting us know how they get on. Please continue to send the reading record back in to school each day so that we can let you know about reading that is taking place in school.

 

We understand that some children have dummies/pacifiers at home but we are asking that they either be left at home or with parents at the school gate as they are not allowed at school. We would also like your support in children not bringing toys in to school as we do not want them upset if their belongings are lost or broken.

 

There have been several news articles recently warning of the dangers of children’s food and choking, in particular grapes. Children’s safety is our top priority at Adswood Primary School and to minimise any risk, guidance surrounding grapes and fruits of similar sizes e.g. cherry tomatoes is to cut in to 4 pieces. Please speak to a member of the team for more information.

 

As a school we are monitoring attendance and punctuality. Our target for attendance is 97% and for those children who achieve 100% attendance, their names will be placed in to a prize draw where they can win £50 high-street vouchers. You’ve got to be in it to win it! We open the gates to Reception and Nursery at 8.50am and close them at 9.00am. The gates will be opened at 3.00pm for children to be collected.

 

We absolutely love hearing about the amazing things that your children get up to at home so make sure that you tell us about it! We will be putting WOW notes in to children’s book bags on a Friday so if there is anything that has WOWed you at home, please fill it in and send it back. If you would like more WOW notes please let us know!

 

Thank you so much for your continued support and if you have any questions please do ask a member of the team. Here’s to a great term ahead!

 

Susie Rippon

EYFS Leader

 

Autumn 2- Activity Bag

This half term we are learning about,

‘Why do leaves go crispy?’

We have been talking about Autumn and what changes we can see. We have also been talking about different woodland creatures; where they may live, what they eat, what they look like etc.

For your activity bag we would like you to make a home for a woodland animal!

Try to think about:

Using natural things such as leaves and sticks to make your animal house. Also think about what animal might live in there.

We have provided some materials for you to use, but feel free to be as imaginative as you like. If you need anything to help you with your model, please come and ask us.

 We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thank you for your continued support,

The Foundation Stage Team

 

 Autumn 1-Activity Bag!

This half term we are learning about,

‘Who am I?’

We have been talking about what we and our friends look like, our likes and dislikes and why we think we are special.

For your activity bag we would like you to make a 3D model of yourself!

Try to think about:

The colour of your eyes and hair. What you like to wear. How many arms, legs, and ears you have etc.

You could even include a speech bubble explaining what makes you special!

We have provided some materials for you to use, but feel free to be as imaginative as you like. If you need anything to help you with your model, please come and ask us.

 We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thank you for your continued support,

The Foundation Stage Team