Welcome to Nursery!

Tour of Nursery

This half term our teaching and learning will focus on themes around identity and belonging.  This will be supported by our text- Blue Penguin. In this book, Blue Penguin is not accepted by his community because he looks different from them. In his lonely dreams he envisions a white whale which moves him to make up a song. Its spiritual quality leads Blue Penguin to friendship and the inspiration to create a new song that everyone can share. The textured illustrations with a colour palette focused on blue and white perfectly evoke the mysticism of the snowy landscape. Through this book we will explore winter seasons, plants that still grow and explore what happens to ice when it melts? We will compare sea and land animals and habitats. We will find Antartica on the map and learn about continents. We will talk about if anyone lives on Antartica and discuss who has visited.

Here is the Knowledge Organiser support this learning. Please play games or make quizzes about the content to help your child learn this information. 

 

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Here is the link to our newsletter which explains our learning for this half term in greater detail. 

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In R.E. we follow the SACRE scheme. This half term our learning will focus on 'Which stories are special and why?' Please see the attached Knowledge Organiser to support your child's learning in this area. 

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As  healthy school and one that loves books, we ask that parents choose a book for their child's class to present on their birthday which will have a special named book plate inside.  Books can be chosen from our Amazon wishlist, which is also linked to our easy fundraising page, so double win for school! https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/1VYNGU40QPP4X?ref_=wl_share

 

Newsletter

Here is this half term's newsletter that explains all the information about the things we will be learning this half term. 

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Nursery Times and Organisation

At Bradley Green we have Morning and Afternoon Nursery sessions and we now offer 30 hour funded places.

Morning Nursery starts at 8.30am and ends at 11.30am. Afternoon Nursery starts at 12.15pm and the session ends at 3.15pm. 

Our 30 hour places are from 8.30am until 3.15pm. You can purchase a school dinner or provide a packed lunch. 

Mrs Turner is the teacher in Nursery and Mrs Depledge is the teaching assistant.  If you are interested in enrolling your child in Bradley Green Nursery please contact Mrs. Wood on 0161 368 2166.

At Bradley Green Primary Academy we believe that every child matters and that every day in school matters. Therefore, we strive hard to make sure that the experiences and opportunities we provide for our youngest children are exciting and interesting so that they become curious and develop a love of learning.  We want the children at Bradley Green to feel like every day at school is the best day in their life.

The children in Nursery have the opportunity to develop and learn in indoor and outdoor environments that ignite interest and a love of learning. 

Forest School

This video takes a look at some brilliant adult-led learning experiences in the forest school in nursery.

There are many imaginative activities that the children engage in using natural resources, and that develop skills across the whole curriculum. There are some amazing activities, including:

-Finding sticks and measuring with them

-Using sticks in open-ended ways, and imagining them in different roles, such as a unicorn horn or a sword

-Using natural sticks as rhythm sticks and claves, and using them to make music and keep the beat to songs.

-Using sticks to explore the outdoor area, hitting different objects such as the fence and discriminating the sounds that objects make

-Using sticks for simple phonic exploration

There is a great use of singing and music in this setting, even in the forest school, which really brings learning to life.

In this next video, the children engaged in all sorts of free choice activities in their forest setting. They used dangerous tools, such as potato peelers for whittling bark off sticks. They climbed up pallets and experienced the thrill and danger of height.

Useful Websites

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-1-games.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles 

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/2015/03/what-to-expect-when-a-parents-guide/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/