Nursery – Gold

Our class teacher for the 2019-20 academic year is Mrs Angela Mitchell.

Our teaching assistant is Mrs Deborah Russell.

Spring Term

We will be starting this term with a Winter week. The children will be investigating the changes in weather and talking about what we can see around us that tells us it is Winter. We will be trying to recall the names of the four seasons.

The children will then begin our topic of ‘People Who Help Us’. We will be finding out about the people who help in our everyday lives (family, friend, teachers) and about people who can help in an emergency (police, firefighters etc.). We will be having lots of visitors and will be thinking of questions to ask them. We will end the first half term with a trip to the library in Royton.

During the second half term, we will be learning about animals. Our topic will be called ‘Fur, Feathers and Fins’ and will start with a visitor who will be bringing in owls and other birds for us to see. The children will be talking about their own pets, farm animals and wild animals. We will be reading the story ‘Dear Zoo’ and writing letters to the zoo. We will finish this half term with a trip to Pets At Home.

Mr Morris, a Sports Development leader from Oldham council, will be coming in every Monday morning to deliver SPLAY (Sport through Play) sessions with the children. These will be in the school hall and children will need pumps.

Mrs Emmott, a specialist music teacher, will be coming in to deliver music sessions on a Wednesday morning. The children will sing lots of songs based on our current topic, clap and sing to a beat, play with sounds and words and have an opportunity to play lots of musical instruments.

Outdoor learning is a huge part of the Early Years curriculum and the children will have plenty of opportunities to work in our outdoor area. Children will need to have a pair of wellies in school and wear a good, waterproof coat.