Welcome to Nursery
I am Mrs Hewitt and I am in charge of Early Years for Dove Bank. The Early Years Team at Dove Bank are really looking forward to getting to know you.
In Nursery, we will be doing lots of fun activities both indoors and outdoors and learning lots of new skills as well as making new friends. We will also be doing lots of work around encouraging your child to be independent – Here is our guide to ‘Promoting Independence‘.
Below is some information about what kind of learning your child will be doing in Nursery.
We look forward to seeing you soon,
Mrs Hewitt and Team
Who is your favourite Author?
During Nursery, we will learn about a range of different authors including:
- Author Eric Hill and his series ‘Spot the Dog’
- Author David McKee and his series ‘Elmer‘ – Click here to meet Elmer and his friends
- Author Lynley Dodd and her series ‘Hairy Maclary‘
*In Nursery, we love reading! Click below to find out the 100 picture books to read before you are five
Click below to find out about the featured books for 3+
Phonics is a way of teaching children how to read and write.
In Nursery, we will be focusing on Letters & Sounds Phase 1 this includes:
■ General sound discrimination – environmental and instrumental sounds
■ General sound discrimination – body percussion
■ Rhythm and rhyme
■ Voice sounds
■ Oral blending and segmenting
When we are ready we will be moving on to join the rest of the school with our phonics scheme ‘Read Write Inc. Phonics‘.
Don’t worry you will further receive information about this but if you want to find out more please click here.
In Maths, we will be learning about counting, sorting, shapes and using this knowledge in our play. We also begin to recognise numerals and talk about numbers.
We will be meeting the Numberblocks – Have you met the Numberblocks?
If not, click here to meet them
*BBC Bitesize have published some suitable links for EYFS – click here to browse
*Numberblocks episodes – All series are available to watch here.
*Audible stories – Click here to browse the selection – Look at the littlest learner section.
*Oxford Owl also offers a range of eBooks and activities – Click here to browse.
*ASM sports activities – click here to browse.
*The Book Trust website has a range of interactive books to read online or watch with signing. These are available here.
*The ‘list of online education resources for home education’ is now available online but covers all the way to secondary education. To simplify this I have made a list of all the EYFS relevant sites which is available here.
*The Government Home Learning support information for children aged 2-4 years old is now available – click here.
**Please remember to support and supervise your child when using technology**
For Nursery Long Term Plan please click here