Our class is called Skippers. Skippers are taught by Miss Banes (class teacher) and supported by Miss Claridge (teaching assistant).
Every Wednesday - Physical Development Sessions
12th January - Bring a bear into school
17th January - Library books home
26th January - Learning Packs home
1st February - Forest School
8th February - Share and Learn
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!
Autumn Term 2017
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.
Well done to all the Skippers for performing so well in our EYFS Christmas Show. We had lots of fun learning new songs and we enjoyed working with the Firetips. Thank you to all the parents who came to watch.
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year
Spring Term 2018
The Skippers have been working hard all week.
The children are showing good progress in their pencil control and they are confident to mark make using pens, pencils, paint, water, chalks and crayons. Reading in our comfortable book corner is a popular activity and these children were enjoying familiar stories together. In the garden there has been time to explore the environment and a spider was found in the sand tray.
The Skippers are learning to read and write.
We are enjoying Traditional Tales in class and the children are joining in with the different repeated refrains. We have also been thinking back to the different stories and writing our own stories in groups.
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