Welcome to FS1
Working Together To Be The Best We Can Be
The FS1 team would like to welcome you to our FS1 page.
Here you will find lots of information about all the fun things FS1 are learning about as well as homework and some useful information to support our learning.
Meet the teaching team.
Mrs. Baines, Mrs.Groves, Mrs.Marshall and Mrs.Edge are the members of staff working in Nursery this term.
We are really looking forward to an exciting term working with the FS1 children and parents/carers.
We held a welcome meeting at the beginning of the year, where we shared lots of useful information about the learning and end of year expectations for FS1. You can see a copy of the information below. Please ask in Nursery if you would like a paper copy.
Our learning this Term
This half-term we are learning about 'Colours'.
We started the half-term by talking about 'Winter'-different types of weather, how we keep ourselves warm, and about how animals and birds look after themselves through the cold weather. We had lots of fun exploring ice, talking about how it looked and felt, exploring what happened when we left it out in Nursery, and investigating ways to make it melt more quickly.
We are now exploring 'Colours' in lots of different ways. We have learned the Makaton signs for different colour words, and have spoken about our favourite colours and what they remind us of. We have been investigating what happens when we mix two different colours together, and using lots of different colours in our creative work. We will be using colours to explore lots of different shapes and patterns. We are also enjoying lots of activities linked to the stories of 'Elmer' and 'The Mixed-Up Chameleon.'
Our Learning Journey
Look at our amazing learning journey so far this term, on display in Nursery. We had lots of ideas about 'Winter', and enjoyed using different media to create Winter-themed art work. Our photographs show how much we enjoyed exploring ice, and we learned lots about how it is formed. Do you know the Makaton signs for different colour words? Ask your child to show you! Ask him/her to tell you all about their favourite colour and what it reminds them of.
We have completed lots of fantastic homework this half term which is on display for you to look at in Nursery.
We really appreciate the support parents/carers give to their children and this certainly has a positive impact on their learning.
All children regularly receive stickers for bringing in their homework to share.
As parent/carers you can support your child in developing a love of reading.
Learning to read is about listening and understanding as well as working out what’s printed on the page. Through hearing stories, children are exposed to a wide range of words. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding when they listen, which is vital as they start to read. It’s important for them to understand how stories work too. Even if your child doesn’t understand every word, they’ll hear new sounds, words and phrases which they can then try out, copying what they have heard.
You can play an important role in helping to keep them interested in books. Find out what interests them, help them to find books that will be engaging and fun, and spend time reading the books they bring home from school together.
The library is free to join and gives your child access to 100's of books to borrow.
Each half-term we choose five 'Core Stories' that are linked to our current learning; these are read every week so that the children become very familiar with them and can talk about the characters, different events and recall key phrases from the story.
Our current 'Core Stories' are:
Little Red Riding Hood - a traditional story
Lots of funny poems and rhymes written by Gervaise Phinn
Polar Bear, Polar Bear- a predictable and repetitive text about lots of zoo animals.
'Winter'- an information text
'The Crayon Box that Talked'- a story about different colours.
We do have a list of books/authors that we would recommend to you to share with your child available in Nursery-please ask for a copy if this would be helpful.
As they start Nursery each child is given a blue 'Diary' which is kept in their reading folder. We really like to hear about experiences and celebrations your children have enjoyed outside Nursery. Please use this diary to record these events- you can stick in photographs, leaflets, tickets, pictures your child has drawn etc. If your child can say anything about what they have enjoyed, please record this in their own words in the diary too! If your child does have any 'news' to share, please place their diary in the basket in Nursery so they can tell their friends all about what they have been doing!
Every Friday we complete lots of different activities that help to strengthen all the muscles in our bodies. We come across to the main school hall for a Movement session which the children always find lots of fun! To help your child move freely and fully enjoy this session, we ask please that they come to Nursery on Fridays in joggers/leggings and trainers/plimsolls - top half of uniform can stay the same, or they are welcome to wear a T-shirt or tracksuit top. Thankyou.