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Nursery & Reception

Welcome to Nursery and Reception

We are the Early Years unit that provides the foundations of all learning throughout school. My name is Mrs Ryan and I am the Class Teacher. I work closely with my Senior Teaching Assistant Miss Taylor who also supports the nursery children. New to the class this year are Mrs Harding and Mrs Thornton, who are also Senior Teaching Assistants, and provide additional support in the class. 

We hope to provide you with information about what we are currently learning, as well as the special events that we partake in. 

As part of our ‘All about Me’ topic, we skyped the reception children in an international school in Majorca. We shared our ‘all about me’ bags that we had made with them. We also talked about things that we like to eat and do. A German boy counted to 20 for us in German. We hope to do this again throughout the year and share our learning with them.

This half term we have really enjoyed the harvest celebrations. We have brought in conkers from home that we have found on our walks as well as beautiful autumn leaves. This has led to various areas of learning. We talked about the type of trees conkers come from and harvested the apples from our very own apple tree. In maths we have used the conkers and apples for counting and have sequenced the journey of an apple from the tree to apple crumble! In the harvest festival celebrations, in the church, we sang our conker song which was fabulous.

Another celebration in our class was Diwali. One of our reception children shared how he celebrated this festival with his family. As a class, we enjoyed learning about the story of Rama and Sita, making rangoli patterns, colouring Diva lamps and decorating Lotus flowers. We also lit candles as part of the celebration.