Hurst Park Primary School

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Hurst Park Primary School

Hurst Park Primary School

Hurst Road, Molesey, West Molesey KT8 1QS

Nursery

We hope you had a restful half term break and it’s lovely to see you all back at Nursery.

This web page will be updated once every half term with the activities that your child will be participating in for those seven weeks. As always these topics are not set in stone as your children’s interests are always our priority, so the activities below may change due to us following your child’s interests.

 

Autumn Term 2

Topics

Fireworks and Poppy Day

  • Making firework pictures
  • Adding glitter to black playdough to make firework patterns
  • Observing what happens to chocolate when it is put over hot water – to make Breadstick sparklers
  • Practising our cutting – to make our own Poppies
  • Watching a video of why we wear Poppies

Also from the interests of your children our role play area is set up as a vets.

 

Colour

  • Learning about primary colours – red, yellow and blue
  • Experimenting what happens when we mix two primary colours together
  • Mixing primary colour playdough together
  • Decorating the covers of our Learning Journeys

 

Christmas

  • Joining in our Christmas concert
  • Making Christmas Cards
  • Listening to the Christmas Story
  • Christmas role play
  • Be invited to a Christmas party
  • Watch a Christmas panto

 

Your child/children will also take part in:

  • Anti- Bullying week – Where they will be read lots of stories about; being kind, having good manners and sharing. They will also learn new songs about being kind too.
  • Children in Need – Where your child/children will be participating in many teddy bear activities.

 

Phonics

Each week the children will split up into 3 groups and participate in various phonics activities, all three groups will take part in these activities over a three week cycle, so they get to do all 3 activities. Our focus this half term will be alliteration, environmental and instrumental sounds.

Finger gym

The children will participate in activities to prepare the muscles in their shoulders, arms, hands and fingers ready for writing.

Each week the children will split up into three groups and participate in one of the following activities.  All three groups will take part in these activities over a three week cycle, so they get to do all three activities.

  • Dough Disco – The children manipulate play dough to music.
  • Nuts and bolts – How many nuts the children can screw onto their bolt, by the time the music stops.
  • Pegs and peg boards – How many pegs the children put in their peg board, by the time the music stops.
  • Dough Disco – The children manipulate play dough to music.
  • Shape cutting – How many shapes the children can cut out, by the time the music stops.
  • Bead threading – How many beads the children can thread onto their lace, by the time the music stops.

Maths

Each week the children will split up into 3 groups and participate in various maths activities, all three groups will take part in these activities over a three week cycle, so they get to do all 3 activities. Our focus this half term will be shape.

Forest School

The children will participate in Forest School every Friday, where they will spend the entire session in our Forest School setting. Please ensure your child has their Forest School clothes on this day, these include; waterproof trousers, waterproof jacket and wellington boots. Please bring these in a separate bag to their spare clothes and ensure everything is named. School uniform is not worn on this day, so on warm days ensure you send your child to school wearing a light weight long sleeved top and long trousers, and on colder days many thin layers, a hat and gloves should be provided. Below is listed some of the activities that your child will participate in:

  • Getting changed into our Forest School clothes
  • Learning the Forest School rules and boundaries
  • Planting bulbs and meadow flower seeds for the Spring
  • Feeding the birds
  • Playing games
  • Climbing trees
  • Looking for mini beasts
  • Making natural art pictures
  • Digging
  • Watering the plants
  • Looking for wild life in our pool

Special Week

Each Friday we will choose a total of 6 children, they need to complete the poster of things they like to do, play with etc. They then can put up to 5 of their favourite things in the bag provided. They need to bring these back to Nursery on the Monday, where their posters will be displayed on the wall, sometime during that week your child will show their poster and special things at a carpet session. Their poster will then be stuck into their Learning Journey.

Activities that you can do  to support your child’s learning at home

  • Any of the activities mentioned above
  • Reading to your child and asking your child questions about the book/pictures e.g. can you find the ………..?
  • Playing board games with your child, especially those that have a dice, so your child can develop their counting skills.
  • Going for walks and talking about what you can see, hear etc
  • Encouraging your child to be more independent e,g, putting on their coat, shoes etc by themselves.
  • Talking with your child. to develop their language and communication skills and introducing new words.

What’s new this term?

  • Reading Library – Your child will start bringing home a story book for you to read to them each week.
  • Learning Journeys – Your child will bring home their Learning Journeys for you to look at and comment on your favourite page.
  • Secret reader – You can come in and read a story to the class – shhhh! Don’t tell your child when you are coming. There is a signing up sheet in the cloakroom.

A Few Gentle Reminders…

  • Please ensure your child brings a named water bottle to Nursery each day.
  • Please make sure that you are prompt at pick up and drop off times – this will allow our Nursery session times to work smoothly and also it is distressing for your child if you are late picking them up.
  • Can you bring in your child’s ‘All about me’ posters, if you haven’t done so already, as we will be looking at these at carpet times over the next few weeks.
  • Can you ensure that if your child has long hair, that it is tied back in a pony tail.

PowerPoint from Meet the Nursery Team evening can be found here.

Notes to go with the PowerPoint can be found here.