Welcome to Nursery - Acorn Class (Miss Polmounter)
The children have had a brilliant start to their second half term in Acorn Class! Thank you to all the parents for their continued support and contribution to home learning activities. This half term we have been learning all about special times and celebrations such as Bonfire Night and Diwali!
Here are some photos capturing our learning so far this half term...
We are Healthy Movers!
This half term the children in Acorn Class have loved taking part in our Healthy Movers activities! They have particularly enjoyed the movement to music activities which have focused on developing the children's coordination and object control skills.
Here are some snapshots of our movement to music sessions enhanced by scarfs...
Autumn has arrived...
The children in Acorn Class have loved learning all about Autumn this half term! We went on an Autumn Hunt in our Nursery garden to find a range of autumnal objects and tick them off our checklists! The children did a brilliant job at finding the different objects on their checklists and learnt how to describe the similarities and differences between the variety of natural objects.
It has been an absolute pleasure to welcome all of the new Nursery children to Sandy Hill Academy. Miss Polmounter has been really impressed with how well all of the children have settled into our class! Thank you to all the parents and carers who have supported us with transitioning children in to Nursery. It was clear to see that the children had watched the videos of Miss Polmounter on the website prior to starting Nursery and this has clearly had a positive impact on the success of the children's transition sessions. The children have taken the new routine, environment, mix of children and new adults in their stride.
This week the children in Acorn Class have been getting to know their new friends and their new classroom environment by exploring a range of activities that are related to our first topic 'Elmer'.
In the Autumn term our topic in Nursery will be 'We are Special'. When we all get to meet in September we will be learning all about each other and how we can make new friends! We will also find out what makes us all unique and special. Our focus story for the topic will be 'Elmer' by David McKee. A video of Miss Polmounter reading this lovely story can be found under the 'Parent' tab on our school website. We will then link our learning to the traditional story 'The Little Red Hen' who teaches us about the importance of kindness and helping others. We will then be exploring how we can keep healthy and care for our friends by finding out about people who help us.
The children's 'All About Me Boxes' will be a great way for us all to get to learn more about each other and find out what we enjoy! Miss Polmounter's video of her sharing her 'All About Me Box' can be found under the 'Parent' tab on our school website to help give you some ideas for what to include in your child's 'All About Me Box.'
Miss Polmounter has been really busy preparing your new classroom for September. She has made a video of your walk into school and a tour of the lovely classroom environment...