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Mrs North

Nursery Teacher

Hi, my name is Mrs North and I am the nursery teacher.  I am also the music co-ordinator for the whole school. In my spare time, I enjoy singing, walking and reading a variety of books.  One of my favourite authors is CS Lewis,   I particularly like the Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, because for me it has so many hidden messages that are relevant for both children and adults alike.  I am a member of the Jericho house within school.

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Nursery Curriculum Details

Nursery is a time for the children to explore, discover and learn through play.

In nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which involves planning and teaching activities and experiences for children to learn across seven main areas of learning. These are as follows: –

3 Prime areas of learning

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional development

4 Specific areas of learning

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

We make sure the children have a broad opportunity to explore and discover things for themselves, because we want them to become independent, excited learners.

In our nursery class, children will experience a combination of whole class teaching sessions, small group adult-led learning and well planned purposeful child initiated activities. Children move freely between the indoor and outdoor areas and are continually supported and challenged in their learning by all of our staff in the Foundation Stage Team. As the children progress through the year the amount of structure during the sessions is gradually increased to ensure that all of our children are confident, independent learners ready to enter their next phase of education in reception.

Nursery Maths

There are many ways you can help your child in maths. We all use maths at home in everyday activities such as cooking, shopping and doing DIY. You can talk to your child about which coins to use, how many items you need to buy or how much taller they are than their cousin.

In the Foundation Stage, the focus is on a deep understanding of number to 10, including the composition of each number. We will work on subitising (recognising quantities without counting) up to 5 and automatically recalling number bonds to 5 and some number bonds to 10 including doubling facts.

We will recognise the pattern of the counting system and compare sets of objects up to 10 in different contexts considering size and difference. We will explore and represent patterns within numbers up to 10 including evens and odds, doubles facts and distributing quantities equally.

Maths also includes pattern, measuring, and shape and space.
We will ask children, “Why?” and “How do you know?” so that they can share their thinking, work together to solve problems and listen to each other.

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