Our main focus will be the part of our curriculum that covers Understanding the World, in particular showing care and concern for living things and the environment. We will also be thinking about how our behaviour can have an impact on the world around us.

At home maybe you could talk about the wildlife that you see in your garden or out of your windows. We enjoy watching the birds and squirrels visit our feeder at nursery and the children will soon be making a bird feeder to bring home. We hope you get some birds visit the feeders when they come home. Feeding the birds in winter in so important when there is very little else for them to eat, and don’t forget to put some water out for them too.

News and Updates.

School Readiness Event – Tuesday 28th March 7 to 8pm at Courthill School

We are holding a School Readiness Event on Tuesday 28th March from 7 to 8pm at Courthill School, which is being run in conjunction in several other local nurseries and schools. All parents are invited no matter which school you hope your child will attend.

The evening will contain a presentation by several of the local Reception class teachers, followed by some workshop ideas presented by local schools and nurseries. Please do come along to help your child have a smooth transition into school.

Emergency Home Action Plan(HEAP)

Dorset Police have shared the Home Emergency Action Plan.It has been written to help families stay safe should there be an emergency.

Here is the link below.

PLANNING  –  for Week Commencing 6th February/20th February 2023

Theme  –  Winter Wildlife

Small World Corner & ’Belly Play’ Carpet Imaginative play Understanding the world Communication & language Peppa Pig World, Boats & Sea Life Vehicle Table Fine motor skills Communication & language Co-operative play Castle & Railway, Bob’s Building Yard Home Corner Using imaginative language Collaborative interactions with peers Imitating everyday actions in role-play scenarios Cafe, Petting Zoo
Construction Tray  Fine motor skills Using imagination Exploring shape, counting, pattern, spatial awareness Wooden Blocks, MobiloPuzzles Exploring shape & patterns Fine motor skills & manipulation Using critical thinking Inset puzzles Variety of 4-16pc puzzlesUnderstanding the World Exploring textures & materials Use of descriptive language Finding out about the animals, plants & technology of the world around us Penguins & Polar Bears, Elephant House
Literacy Table Creative mark-making & early writing Pencil grip & control Opportunities for early writing – Letters in our name Free mark-makingCraft Activity Creating with materials Fine motor skills Making binoculars Hearts craftMathematics Tray Exploring numbers, counting & comparisons Understanding shape, pattern & measures (SL-2023) Understand position through words alone (with no pointing) (SL-2024) Use spatial words (eg, on top of, up, down, through)
Painting Area Free-painting & mark-making Brush control Colour mixing Free PaintingMalleable Materials Table Manipulating materials Use of hands, tools & equipment Creative model-making Playdough with rollers & cuttersBook Corner Exploring & handling variety of books Listening to, understanding & interacting with stories Developing awareness of rhyme & initial sounds Variety of Picture Books, Wildlife Magazines

Our PSED  –  Managing emotions and self-regulation  :  Talking about and managing emotions – sharing & cooperative play

Small Group Time  –  Talking about the wildlife we can see in our gardens and through the windows at nursery

Understanding the World/Science  –  Making bird feeders – liquid/solid fats, feeding wildlife in winter