Teachers: Mrs Kempe
Teaching Assistants: Miss Gregson, Mrs Trevitt, Miss Somerset and Miss White
It is already the spring term...what a quick year this is proving to be at Leigham!
It has been lovely to welcome the January intake into Nursery this term. Already they appear to be settling in well, exploring the resources and building new relationships. It has been a delight observing the older children support their new friends by modelling good behaviours and learning habits.
To begin the term, we are blasting off into outer space! The children will start to consider the idea that we live on a planet that we must take care of collectively. We will support the children to make connections between themselves and the outside world by exploring the roles that different people take on in our community. It will open up opportunities to consider the types of people that help in emergency situations, for example, firefighters, police officers, doctors and nurses, but also those that help to keep us safe and healthy, like dentists and opticians.
Does your child recognise these uniform items?
This term we will have ample of opportunities to discuss signs of spring as we think about Easter. This special occasion will be marked with an Easter Service. There will be the chance for you to watch your child take part in the key stage one service where our class will sing a rehearsed song!
Please note:PE will take place on Monday and Friday. It is essential that children with earring have them removed before the session.
Staff are always willing to discuss ways in which you can help your child at home. Feel free to ask if you are in need of some inspiration or ideas about a certain area of learning!
Key statements being focussed on this term:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
Confident to talk to other children when playing, and will communicate freely about own home and community.
Communication and Language (CL)
Uses talk to connect ideas, explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next, recall and relive past experiences.
Physical Development (PD)
Holds pencil between thumb and two fingers, no longer using whole-hand grasp.
Describes main story settings, events and principal characters.
Know that numbers identify how many objects are in a set.
Understanding the World (UW)
Shows interest in different occupations and ways of life.
Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)
Engages in imaginative role-play based on own first-hand experiences.
Please read with your child at least three times a week. Don’t forget to return the 'book experience' text on a WEDNESDAY.