In Nursery the Class Teacher is Miss Erroi, joined by Mrs Mansfield on a Monday and Thursday. Mrs Forrest is the Learning Support Assistant.
Our Topic for Summer 2 is 'Are we nearly there yet?' which has a large focus on transport and places. We are really excited to get started with our learning! Please keep an eye out on this page for photos and updates of what we get up to!
RE in the Early Years
At St Patrick’s we teach RE using ‘Learning and Growing as the People of God’. This document is the curriculum strategy for Religious Education in Catholic Primary Schools in the Archdiocese of Birmingham. It lays out clearly the steps to be taken in RE at each stage of every term in the Nursery and Primary Years. It provides, therefore, the foundations for improved partnership between school, home and parish, a partnership that lies at the heart of Catholic Education.
Nursery follows the Early Years Framework which focuses on 3 Characteristics of Effective Learning:
- finding out and exploring
- playing with what they know
- being willing to 'have a go'
- being involved and concentrating
- keeping trying
- enjoying achieving what they set out to do
- having their own ideas
- making links
- choosing ways to do things
Each of these characteristics underpin everything we do, and are part of the 7 key areas of Learning and Development in the Early Years:
- making relationships
- self-confidence and self-awareness
- managing feelings and behaviour
- moving and handling
- health and self-care
- listening and attention
- shape, space and measure
- people and communities
- the world
- exploring and using media and materials
- being imaginative
Phonics is taught on a daily basis. During phonics sessions, the children explore sounds (instrumental and environmental). They play games to support sound discrimination, rhyme and alliteration and the blending and segmenting of letter sounds. These skills will support them in their development of reading and writing as they progress through the school.
PE takes place on Thursday morning with Mr Ireland Here the children develop their gross motor skills through climbing, running, balancing etc. The children enjoy sessions focusing on gymnastics including floor and apparatus work. They also have lots of fun responding to music through movement in dance sessions.
Our topics change regularly based on the children's interests, as well as environmental and cultural influences.
Click on the links below to see the different things we have been doing this year...
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