Welcome to Nursery!

Tour of Nursery

This half term our teaching and learning will focus on developing routines, making friends, the season Autumn and some ways we can look after our world through our text “Errol’s Garden”. In this book Errol tells us of his desire for a real garden. He is good at growing things but is running out of space in his tower block flat. Then, one day, he realises that the block has a roof which would make the perfect place for a garden. He involves his neighbours who bring their range of skills to creating it. This picture book has minimal text and illustrations which depict a diverse community.  All our learning will stem from this book. We are looking forward to another exciting half term of learning. 

 

Knowledge Organiser 

Here is the Knowledge Organiser to support this learning. Please play games or make quizzes about the content to help your child learn this information. 

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In R.E. we follow the SACRE scheme. This half term our learning will focus on 'Which stories are special and why?' Please see the attached Knowledge Organiser to support your child's learning in this area. 

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As  healthy school and one that loves books, we ask that parents choose a book for their child's class to present on their birthday which will have a special named book plate inside.  Books can be chosen from our Amazon wishlist, which is also linked to our easy fundraising page, so double win for school! https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/1VYNGU40QPP4X?ref_=wl_share

 

Newsletter

Here is this half term's newsletter that explains all the information about the things we will be learning this half term. 

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Nursery Times and Organisation

At Bradley Green we have Morning and Afternoon Nursery sessions and we now offer 30 hour funded places.

Morning Nursery starts at 8.30am and ends at 11.30am. Afternoon Nursery starts at 12.15pm and the session ends at 3.15pm. 

Our 30 hour places are from 8.30am until 3.15pm. You can purchase a school dinner or provide a packed lunch. 

Mrs Turner is the teacher in Nursery and Mrs Depledge is the teaching assistant.  If you are interested in enrolling your child in Bradley Green Nursery please contact Mrs. Wood on 0161 368 2166.

At Bradley Green Primary Academy we believe that every child matters and that every day in school matters. Therefore, we strive hard to make sure that the experiences and opportunities we provide for our youngest children are exciting and interesting so that they become curious and develop a love of learning.  We want the children at Bradley Green to feel like every day at school is the best day in their life.

The children in Nursery have the opportunity to develop and learn in indoor and outdoor environments that ignite interest and a love of learning. 

Forest School

This video takes a look at some brilliant adult-led learning experiences in the forest school in nursery.

There are many imaginative activities that the children engage in using natural resources, and that develop skills across the whole curriculum. There are some amazing activities, including:

-Finding sticks and measuring with them

-Using sticks in open-ended ways, and imagining them in different roles, such as a unicorn horn or a sword

-Using natural sticks as rhythm sticks and claves, and using them to make music and keep the beat to songs.

-Using sticks to explore the outdoor area, hitting different objects such as the fence and discriminating the sounds that objects make

-Using sticks for simple phonic exploration

There is a great use of singing and music in this setting, even in the forest school, which really brings learning to life.

In this next video, the children engaged in all sorts of free choice activities in their forest setting. They used dangerous tools, such as potato peelers for whittling bark off sticks. They climbed up pallets and experienced the thrill and danger of height.

Useful Websites

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-1-games.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles 

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/2015/03/what-to-expect-when-a-parents-guide/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/