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Welcome back to our last half-term together...we will be updating the page weekly, so please keep popping back to keep up-to-date...

A reminder...
PE will continue to be on a Wednesday morning, and, 
Library will be on a Friday.
Welcome back - summer term 2021 - Marple Hall School     Summer Term - part 2 - 2024    Welcome back - summer term 2021 - Marple Hall School
 
Welcome back to the final part of our year together. We hope you have all had a good half-term Break, and are ready for more fun learning in Nursery!
 

Welcome to the Cranborne Nursery Class Webpage. This is where we will be sharing useful information and reminders, alongside, updates on the children's upcoming and previous learning experiences with us.

 

We know that starting school can be a stressful experience for some, which is why we are always here to help everyone settle into our routines. We also understand that you may have lots of questions during the first few weeks (and across the year), so please ask one of us if there is anything you don't understand or just need a bit more information about. 

Our Routines:

  • We open our doors at 8.45am and encourage you to leave your child at the door, so they can independently put their coats and bags away before settling themselves at a busy fingers activity that will be set out.
  • We go to the library on a Friday morning - please send them in with a book bag to take their library book home.
  • Our PE day is Wednesday morning - your child does not need a school PE kit, however you can send them in wearing trainers (velcro please) and joggers/leggings that day.
  • Also a reminder that toys from home should not be sent into school.

A few other reminders:

*Please send in a named water bottle daily for your child too.

*Please make sure your child is in labelled school uniform.

*Please send your child in with a named book bag - especially on a Thursday for library.

Meet the Nursery Team

Mrs Mottram (Class Teacher): smottram@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Mrs White (EYP): cwhite@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Miss Jennings (TA): ljennings@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Mrs Connell (LSA)

We are here to help you all. If you need anything or have any questions - no matter how trivial they may seem to you - we are always available to talk.

Our Learning

Each week we will be posting a summary of and pictures to show the children engaged in the learning from that week.

Below you can see our half-term Overview, but please bear in mind this can change as we follow the children's interests and current events that may occur.

Nursery Curriculum Overview Summer Term 2024, Part 2

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This Term our main focus is on Transport, Travelling and Moving on to our new classes.

We are starting the term off with a trip to the moon! We will be looking at rockets, planets, and reading one of our favourite stories as a starting point, "Whatever Next."

The Learning Environment in Cranborne Early Years Foundation Stage

In the Early Years at Cranborne we strive to create an environment that promotes a sense of curiosity, awe and wonder in the children.

An environment that also enables plenty of opportunities for them to self-select and demonstrate the characteristics of effective learning, and where the children can practise, consolidate and rehearse taught skills. 

We aim to provide the children with areas that are accessible to them and are organised in a way to promote independence and purposeful play.

The seven areas of learning are as follows:

 

Communication and Language* 

Physical Development*

Personal, Social and Emotional Development*

Literacy

Maths 

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Expressive Arts and Design

 

*Prime Areas of Learning

 

Below you can see some pictures of the Nursery class and outside learning area, and watch a video tour of the classroom.

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TAKE A VIDEO TOUR OF OUR CLASSROOM

Key Dates for Summer Term 2024 

  • Monday 3rd June - Children back in school

     

  • Thursday 6th June - New Reception Parent's Meeting 9.15am
  • Thursday 6th June - New Nursery Parent's Meeting 10.15am
  • Tuesday 18th June - Sports Day

     

  • Monday 24th June - INSET (no children in school)

     

  • Tuesday 25th June - Exhibition Evening (5-7pm)

     

  • Thursday 27th June - Nursery Trip to Aldenham Country Park and Farm
  • Thursday 11th July - Transition Day

     

  • Sunday 14th July - FoC Summer Fayre

     

  • Tuesday 23rd July - Last day of term (1:15pm finish) 

 

Do you need weekend inspiration?

Hertfordshire are partners in a great tool for parents. A list of 50 fun things to do with your child before they turn 5. There are lots of great ideas to do as a family or with friends. Maybe you can try some over the half-term? If you do, don't forget to take photos and upload them to Evidence Me. That way we can ask your childrne to tell us all about the fun they have had.

You can download it as an app, or use the web based version, either way it is a great resource for ideas of fun activities to do together.

Please see the link here:  https://hertfordshire.50thingstodo.org/app/os#!/welcome  for the web based version, or the document below for the app information.

Have fun!

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Supporting Maths at home.

Below are some ideas for how you can support the different areas of the EYFS maths curriculum at home, and when out and about with your child.

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PARENT'S INFORMATION MEETING

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Thank you to all the parents that made it to our New Parents Meeting on 23rd May.

Below is a copy of the slides that we talked through. 

Thank you to everyone who made it to our information evening.

If you were unable to attend, the slides that I talked about are below. Please take a moment to read through them, and if you have any questions please ask.

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Snow Day Ideas...

There are lots of different things you can do on a snow day. Below is a list of just a few.

1 Build a snowman - Don't forget they will need eys, nose, mouth, arms...what will you use?

Make patterns in the snow - this will help with mark making and writing skills.

Make a snow castle (just like a sand castle but colder!) and decorate it.

Make footprints with family and compare the sizes of your shoes and boots. Who has the smallest? The biggest? The middle sized? (can you find any footprints from birds or animals?)

Investigate melting! Find some containers to put snow in and put them in different places, inside, outside, wrapped up outside. Which melts the fastest? slowest? What happens when snow melts? 

Find some snowflakes - can you find 2 the same? 

Make some snowflakes - here is a simple tutorial How to make a simple snowflake

Describe the snow - What does it feel like?

Make some hot chocolate with a grown-up - What do you have to do? Can you describe the steps to someone so they could do the same?

10 HAVE FUN!

Whatever you do in the snow today, we would love to see pictures! Please upload any to Evidence Me and we can look at them together when we are back in class.