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 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 'I'm Special, I'm Me!'.
We will begin by talking in our groups about ourselves and our families.
We will then be talking about the different parts of our bodies, identifying and naming external parts, and finding out about some internal organs too! We will explore how we all have different shades of eye colour, skin and hair making us unique.
Following from this we will continue to discuss other things that make us special and unique. What is our favourite colour? What do we like to eat? What is our favourite toy or activity? What type of house do we live in?
Throughout this topic we are aiming to help the children understand that they are all different from each other, that we all have particular preferences and skills, but that we are all special. We also hope to promote a sense of belonging - even though we are all different, we all belong to Hetts Lane Nursery!!
Our Learning Journey
Please take time to look at our amazing learning journey so far this term, on display in Nursery. We add to this week by week, to share what we have been finding out about, and to celebrate all our different achievements.
This half-term, we are concentrating on self-help skills. Children will receive stickers for completing the following tasks.
'I can put on my coat.' 'I can fasten up my coat.' 'I can put on my shoes.'
Please help your child to practise these key skills at home, thankyou.
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:
'Families '- an information books that celebrates a diversity of different families from various cultures;
'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'- a traditional story;
Various Nursery Rhyme books;
'Only One You'- about a little fish venturing out into the world and the advice his parents give him;
'Think Big' - we meets lots of characters from nursery rhymes and traditional stories as Humpty Dumpty decides what he wants to be when he grows up!
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.