All about your class teacher
Hello, my name is Miss Jeffery.
- I love cooking and baking and at school my favourite lesson was Food Technology. My favourite thing to make is a Victoria Sponge. It is just so yummy!
- I like travelling on holiday to different places so I can learn more about the world around me.
- I enjoy watching football and my favourite team is Liverpool FC.
At Nursery we will provide children with a learning environment where children learn through play. A lot of the time, this is where children are able to experience things for the first time and also are able to apply what they have learnt to new situations. We encourage children to take part in Messy Play which allows for curiosity, imagination and exploration to develop. At Nursery we also always have a home corner so children are able to take from their experiences, feel settled and then develop their play. All of the areas at Nursery provide children with experiences which allows them to develop their communication skills.
During Autumn one, our focus is ‘All about me.’ The children are enjoying activities where they are able to pictures of their faces using playdough, and draw pictures of themselves and their families. Lots of children are enjoying exploring the home corner as it is a place they are familiar with at home and they can bring their learning to school. We are talking lots about the things that we enjoy doing at Nursery as this is special and allows children to see themselves and also that their peers will enjoy playing in other areas. As lots of new children have started this September, we are doing lots of learning around our daily routine, getting used the rules and boundaries we have in place.
Our Phonics focus during Autumn term is all about tuning into different sounds we might hear around us. We make lots of music supporting ourselves in being able to move to some sounds, and also keep a steady beat. As a Phonics input we also look at Floppy’s Phonics books where we have different pages we can look at to talk about what we can see or hear.
During Autumn term, our Maths focus is around learning our numbers and being able to notice similarities and differences in objects and colours. In our Key Worker Groups, we do activities around sorting and categorising objects by type or by colour. We encourage the children to be able to talk and reason.
What to bring to Nursery?
As we do lots of Messy Play at Nursery it is important to have some spare clothes. You can bring a bag for your child and put inside some spare named clothes so we can change if needed. As we play outside a lot of the time, it is important to bring a water bottle and it also supports them in being independent with their self-care needs, knowing that they need a drink.
We use Tapestry to keep our parents up to date on their child’s progress and we encourage all parents to add any achievements and activities they may do at home.