Nursery Teacher: Miss Egglestone
Teaching Assistants: Mr Hutton, Mrs Wilton and Mrs Morfoot
The children are at the centre of all learning in our Nursery at Red Hall Primary School. We follow their interests and fascinations, listening to any questions they have and encouraging exploration and wonder. We document this learning in our floor books, wall displays and in the children’s learning journeys. We begin each half term with a topic, how these topics develop is completely up to the children. We follow their interests and return to them repeatedly, building on their ideas and provoking deeper thinking. We value every child’s ideas and collaborate with them in the learning process.
Children love to ask questions, it is one way they make sense of the world. Children are able to pose questions to us and investigate the answers; we want to allow them to feel in charge of their own learning. We aim to use inquiry-based approaches to learning to promote investigation, in turn creating interesting, engaging and meaningful learning for the children.
Our learning environment has strong Reggio Emilia and Montessori influences. We use natural, recycled materials, which support open-ended play and encourage children to use their imagination. Every aspect of the environment is carefully thought out to encourage independence and to inspire the children. We do not just learn indoors, we take our learning outdoors as often as possible, in all weathers! We do various activities every day and send parents a message via Marvellousme to inform you of what your child is learning.
During periods of isolation due to COVID, the Early Years Team will provide learning packs which will be issued to children. We will also post daily on the Red Hall Early Years Facebook Group with activities and ideas for home learning, which will support their learning when back in school.
We would really like to see how the children are getting on so please do share photos and videos on the private Red Hall Early Years Facebook Group or you can email the School.
We follow a three-year plan in Nursery and Reception so your child will cover some topics in Nursery then different topics in Reception. We learn about dragons, dinosaurs, farms, the seaside, shadows, seasons, being healthy, space, mini-beasts, our senses, the wider world, plants, pets, food as well as choosing topics that the children are interested in.
Our last topic was ‘All about me!‘
The children absolutely loved learning more about themselves and their friends. We created a very special video to showcase our work.
Our new topic for Autumn 2 is ‘Read and Sing!‘
We would like to encourage the children to think about their favourite books, nursery rhymes and songs. Can the children re-tell a story they know and love? Can they share their favourite nursery rhyme or sing their favourite song? We will be celebrating World Nursery Rhyme Week on 16th November and we are really excited to see where this topic takes us!
- Each child must bring their book bag each day, along with their reading record and book.
- Please try to read three times a week with your child. We encourage you to re-read books with your child, this will help your child to remember repeated phrases and the more they see words the quicker they will become at reading them.
- Please label everything! Jumpers, cardigans and water bottles are essential.
- We do Outdoor Learning on a Monday but children have access to outside everyday, in all weathers.
- We use our outdoor provision daily so wellies are essential, please bring in a pair to leave in school.
- We encourage children to wear slippers when inside, so please bring in a pair to leave in school, that fit with our slipper policy.
Games and activities
Topmarks has a great range of subject related games and activites that can be accessed on a tablet or laptop – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
Jack Hartman – I love to rhyme – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVophT8naUM&t=53s
Cosmic Kids Yoga Safari and nursery rhymes- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4CaR0syf1g
Dance Freeze – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UcZWXvgMZE
Action song – I’m so happy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUXk8Nc5qQ8
Shake our sillies out – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03zqJQJRLN0
To be confirmed.
Our Photo Gallery will be updated in coming weeks.