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Orchard Primary Academy

Nursery

Welcome to Nursery!

                                                   

                                        

Dream Big, Dare to Fail  

Welcome to the Orchard Primary Academy Nursery Class Page. We hope that you find the information on this page useful. If you have any further questions please speak to a member of Nursery Staff.

Our Class name is:

 'Blossom'

At Orchard Primary Academy Nursery, play is at the heart of everything we do.

Play comes instinctively to children. Play is fun, immersive and crucial to child development. Children challenge themselves through play, explore how the world works, work through emotions and learn that other people have thoughts and feelings too.

Through play, children develop the characteristics to be able to thrive and become life long learners.

Staff

 The Blossom class staff are:

 

 

Mrs Vokes

Nursery Room Leader 

The Nursery Room Leader is also supported by:

                                                                                                                                   

      Mrs Larter                                                                                         Mrs Broady

Early Years Teaching Assistant                                                                 Nursery Nurse

 

     

                                                               Mrs Ainsworth

                                                   Early Years Teaching Assistant

Important Information

At Orchard Primary Academy we value parental partnership. We understand that an effective partnership between school and home will have a positive impact on children’s learning.

We communicate with parents in various ways which include Parent Mail, Twitter, Facebook and Tapestry.

Parent Mail is an app which allows us to send text messages, and letters to share information. You can also use this to pay for milk, trips and dinners. We will use your email address to activate your account.

Twitter 

Our Academy twitter account is also used to share information. The Academy twitter handle is: @OrchardPrimaryA

The Nursery twitter handle is:

@NOrchardpa

The Academy Facebook page can be accessed by following the link below:

Tapestry 

At Orchard Primary Academy, we use an online journal provider called ‘Tapestry’ to collect and store your child’s electronic ‘Learning Journey’.

Tapestry allows you to login with a secure username and password so that you can view photographs, videos and observations of your child’s learning.

You can like and comment on observations that we add for your child. You can also add your own observations. Please click the image below to access Tapestry:

 

 

Key Dates

Monday 19th February - School re-opens for all children.

Tuesday 20th February - Maths Stay and Learning - All parents/carers welcome.

Thursday 7th March- World Book Day.

Friday 22nd March - School closes for all pupils for half term. 

Monday 8th April - School re-opens for all children.

Nursery Rhyme Time

At Orchard Primary Academy, we learn a range of Nursery Rhymes throughout our time in the Early Years. Nursery Rhymes are important as they help us to develop key skills. This includes:

  • Learning new words and extending our vocabulary
  • Learning early Maths skills such as counting aloud using finger movements and actions
  • Developing social skills such as turn taking
  • Learning different beats and rhythms
  • Develop positive relationships between children and adults.          

 

 

This half term we will be focusing upon learning these Nursery Rhymes linked to the World Nursery Rhyme Week:

'How much is that Doggy in the window'. 'Sleeping Bunnies'. 

'Bingo was his name'. 'Old McDonald'. '5 Little Chicks'. 'Baa Baa Black Sheep'. 'Busy Farmer Ben'. 'Down in the Jungle'. 'We went to the animal fair'.

'The animals went in 2 by 2'.

 

                                                            

                                                                           

           

 

                                                                                 

                                                                                    

This half term we will be learning ...

 Our topic is called  - A Walk on the Wild Side.....

 

                                              

                                                                                    

                                                                                  

   We will be reading and sharing the books - 'Oh No George' by Chris Haughton , 'Dora's Eggs & Dora's Chicks' by Julie Sykes and 'We're Going on a Lion Hunt' by David Axtell.

 We will be able to name, describe and compare domestic pets, farm and wild animals..

We will be able to develop our physical skills in order to use Mark-Making tools effectively.

We will be taking part in familiar and traditional celebrations including Easter. 

 

 

                                                                                             

We will be mark making in a variety of ways to draw lines, circles, zig zags and we will be focusing on recognising and writing our first names.

We will be working on our fine motor skills through cutting, drawing, balancing, sorting and dough disco!

Using these kind of skills are not only fun but help your child to strengthen their hand and finger muscles for not only writing/mark making but also important like skills such as zipping up their coat, fastening buttons and using a knife and fork to eat.  

Author Focus

 This half term we will be focusing on these books:               

  
                     
                                                                                 

Links to try at home

 Please click the images below to follow the link to the websites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                      

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