Welcome to our nursery page!

Adults in our nursery:

Miss Natalie Lewis                Dr Anna Sandfield                              Mrs Claire Lloyd                    Mrs Alison Butterfield            Miss Isabel Pile

Class Teacher                         Class Teacher (M-W)                          L.S.A.                                       L.S.A.                                         L.S.A.

Our learning: 

Here at Little Elvers, we have lots of fun following the children's interests to guide our learning. The children love learning through play in our engaging indoor and outdoor environments. We also use the Primary Knowledge Curriculum to enhance the children's learning. 

Spring Term 1 - Dinosaurs

Primary Knowledge Curriculum Unit

This half term, our Primary Knowledge Curriculum unit is called ‘Dinosaurs’. We will learn that dinosaurs lived a very long time ago. We will also learn that palaeontologists are people who study dinosaurs.  You can find a knowledge organiser here: Dinosaurs

Characteristics of Effective Learning

The children settled in beautifully last term. They will help the new children to settle into our class routines. They will be engaging and playing with the learning resources in our indoor and outdoor areas. We will be supporting the children to ‘have a go’ at new activities and persist with activities when challenges occur.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be learning how to share resources and find solutions to problems they may encounter during play. We will be using “please stop” with a raised hand to help the children communicate with others. We will be learning about the emotions of happy, sad and angry. We will also learn about our school rules of Safe, Ready and Respect.

Physical Development

We will be exploring gross motor skills including large-scale mark-making and fine-motor skills. A range of outdoor equipment is available to help the children develop their gross motor skills. Different fine motor skills activities are available for the children to try, as well as a large variety of other learning resources that use fine motor skills.

Communication and Language

We will be exploring how to talk to friends politely and how to manage play in a kind and considerate way. We will be learning the words ‘dinosaurs’, ‘fossils’ and ‘palaeontologists’ through our Primary Knowledge Curriculum Unit. 

Literacy

In Little Elvers, we have a lovely reading nook with a large variety of fiction and non-fiction books. We have a daily story time in which a book is shared with the children.  Mark making opportunities are always available for the children to explore.

Maths

We will practice reciting numbers to 5. We will make a start at delving deeper into each number to really understand what each number means and how you could represent it. Alongside this, we will start to build our understanding of 2D shape.

Understanding the World

We will be learning all about dinosaurs that lived a very long time ago. Fossils tell us what life was like a very long time ago. 

Expressive Arts and Design

The children always have access to a variety of craft materials in order to express themselves and have fun creating! We will be printing using toy dinosaurs and creating dinosaur sculptures using clay.

 

Weekly newsflash

W/C: 16.01.23

We have continued our new learning about dinosaurs this week. We have learned about different types of dinosaur and discussed how what they look like can give us clues as to how they travelled! At the end of last week, the children went to our school wildlife garden on a dinosaur hunt and we found some frozen dinosaur eggs! This prompted excellent discussion and investigations. We have also learned about our school rule of being 'Safe'! We had some brilliant discussions about how to stay safe in Little Elvers! In addition to this, we have recapped our learning of numbers 0, 1 and 2! What excellent learning Little Elvers! Have a lovely weekend! 

W/C: 09.01.23

What a lovely week it has been! The children have continued to become increasingly settled in their environment and with their friends. We started our new learning about dinosaurs this week. The children started to learn about the past and how dinosaurs lived a very, very long time ago. The children have been printing using toy dinosaurs and natural resources in play dough. We have also learned about feeling happy and what makes us feel happy! Well done Little Elvers for another brilliant week of learning!

W/C: 03.01.23

I am so proud of our Little Elvers! The children who started in September or prior have been such good friends to the children who were new this week! They have been kind and helped the new children understand where our toys are and how to make good choices. It has been a lovely first few days settling in. Well done Little Elvers!

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