Nursery - David Attenborough Class
We are David Attenborough Class! Sir David Attenborough is famous for his work on animals and plant life and he has made many award winning documentaries about nature. He is regarded as a ‘national treasure’ in Britain and continues to make amazing TV series even though he is now 90 years old!
Mrs Baker wrote to Sir David Attenborough in the summer holidays to let him know he had a class named after him. Just two days later, he sent a signed photograph back and a personal, hand written letter! He said he was very flattered that we would be learning about his work and hoped his photograph would fit on our display!
We are busy settling in and getting to know each other this half term so will start learning about our class name next half term. This learning will include some exciting hands-on experiences with animals and some growing and planting of our own in nursery!
Our topic this half term is Water. We will learn about different types of water sources, and water creatures through stories and science activities. During Literacy sessions we are sharing the stories ‘The Pig In The Pond’, ‘Shark In The Park’, ‘The Snail And The Whale’, ‘Rainbow Fish’ and ‘The Train Ride’. Share these stories at home with your child and talk about the water themes and sequence events. Our topic also links our school trip to the seaside on 14th July 2017.
In science will be experimenting and observing the way water changes when we freeze it when making ice lollies and when we warm water to make jelly. We will also be doing a range of cooking activities each week.
In maths, we will continue with learning to count and recognise numbers. Our topic will also give us plenty of opportunities to explore capacity and weight in water and sand play.
Please continue to work together on letter recognition, writing names and simple words in readiness for Reception in September. We hope your child has an enjoyable time in the summer term and a smooth transition into Reception.
Read Every Day, Talk Every Day
To encourage a greater focus on reading at home, the Early Years at Holy Trinity is introducing what we hope will prove to be a highly motivational scheme called RED TED.
RED TED is an acronym for children Reading Every Day with their parent or carer and then Talking Every Day about what they have read.
Please click on the Red Ted for more information
We do not give formal homework in Nursery class. However, we will write a question or two on the whiteboard in the cloakroom that you can discuss with your child at home. We call this ‘Talk Homework’ and it is a good way to explore the theme of the week at home with your child.
Please find below the resources that were used and handed out in our recent Phonic Workshop for parents. We hope that you find them useful.
Here are some helpful websites to help your child with Phonics at home.
- Youtube – Jolly phonics. Songs and actions for each sound.
- http://www.mrthorne.com/ - Mr Thorne does phonics – some nice videos/apps
Here is a useful website to help your child continue their learning at home. Have you tried 'Count with Lecky', 'Dressing Lecky' and 'Lecky's Friends'?