Our class is called Skippers. Skippers are taught by Miss Banes (class teacher) and supported by Miss Claridge (teaching assistant).
Wednesdays - Physical Development Sessions
7th December - Forest School
8th December - New Children Visiting
15th December - Pantomime
18th December - Foundation Stage Christmas Show
We have a 30 place Nursery that runs for five mornings a week in a large, bright room. The children have free flow access to the Reception class and to the garden each day.
We regularly take advantage of all the school grounds have to offer and visit Forest School every half term. Parents are invited into the class to share in their child’s nursery experience and we ask for regular contributions to the Learning Journals. We have ‘Share and Learn’ sessions every term and meetings to discuss how to help the children at home. We also have close links to the St Albans Children's Centre, where there are classes for parents and activities for children.
We have a balance between independent learning, where the children choose their own activities, and adult focused opportunities. The activities cover the seven areas of learning, as required by the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
The Skippers love to learn!
The Skippers are settling in well and I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our new families and children. This week we have started to learn how to use the Nursery resources carefully and safely. The children have been brilliant and they are already starting to show pride in their new classroom. I am particularly pleased with how friendly everyone has been.
Keep it up!
This week the Skippers have been very busy in the garden. They are developing their physical skills by using small apparatus and painting with water and large brushes. They are also learning about the natural world and have spotted many insects.
This week the Skippers have been developing their fine motor skills in the dry messy play. They have been scooping, stirring and making patterns in the flour. Some children were very proud to show the initial letter from their names.
We are learning to join different materials. We have been using glue, sticky tape and masking tape. It is not always easy. Sometimes we have to wait for the glue to dry and sometimes we need to ask for help from our friends.
If you have some interesting recycled materials at home,please send them in for our model making area.
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