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St. Nicholas

Welcome to St. Nicholas class

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania st nicholas

 

Nursery team

 

Ms Daria

Ms Mary

This half term topic will be "Treasure"

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania treasure picture

Our new theme for this term will be ‘Treasure’. This unit is part of the Early Years programme of the International Primary Curriculum.

 

The children will have opportunities during this theme to work and play alone and alongside others. They will need to co-operate in order to find the treasure and will take on other roles when taking part in pirate play.

 

We will listen to stories about pirates and use words and pictures to write our own pirate storybook. The children will use numbers to count coins and develop an enjoyment of numbers when estimating how many coins are in the treasure chest. They will be involved in making a pirate ship and develop skills of designing, cutting, sticking and painting.

 

The children will be encouraged to be curious and to make their own decisions when burying and finding the treasure. Many of the pirate activities will involve them in symbolic and dramatic play. They will classify objects by observable features such as ‘shiny’ and ‘dull’. In order to find the treasure, they will need to learn about maps and this knowledge will be developed when they look for islands on the globe.

 

The children will need to pay attention and make choices during the treasure hunt. They will also have the opportunity to talk about their emotions when they discuss their own personal treasure.

 

We will begin this theme on Friday 9th November  by having a pirate dressing-up day. Please send your children to school as normal and we will transform them into a band of pirates by the end of the day! As always, I welcome any support or suggestions which you may have. Watch the class bulletin board for more details as the theme progresses.

 

Pirate dress up day! Thursday 15th November please dress up as a pirate - you can wear something red, white and blue or something with stripes. Also bring your special treasure from home, so you can put it in your treasure chest.

Homework

Please talk to your child about what you do during the holiday and how you spend the school break. Your child can bring in a photo or a picture from the holiday.

 

This half term we have learnt following sounds: m, a, s, d. Please reinforce them with your child. Ask your child to give any examples of words beginning with the sounds we know so far.

 

 

Checklist - things to bring to the Nursery:

  • practical clothes;
  • voluntary contribution of £5 per half term for class fund -this money pays for cooking ingredients, malleable materials, bird food, film development and all the other little extras we need which help to make your child's time with us that little bit more special;
  • hat for outdoor play in summer and hat and gloves or mittens for outdoor play in winter;
  • 2 boxes of tissues per term;
  • a baby photo of your child;
  • family photo (we will photocopy it and return it to you.
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