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Fairchildes Academy Community Trust

Fairchildes Academy Community Trust


Nursery Teacher Mrs Aves
Teaching Assistants  
  Natalie Judd (am)
  Wendy Mead


At Rowdown Nursery we aim to tailor our topics to suit the children's needs. There will be many varied and exciting activities on offer each day.

Both inside the classroom and in our huge outdoor learning environment, children will be able to explore and experiment through water play using a variety of equipment including funnels and tubes, water mills, mini nets, bubbles and much more. They will investigate sand; building sand castles and using little diggers in role play activities.

Mark-making is an integral part of Nursery life and children will be provided with opportunities to draw and write throughout the Nursery environment as well as in a dedicated mark-making area, with mini books, stencils, whiteboards and pens and a range of varied mark-making tools. This year we have introduced “Big Writing” to Nursery where the children are given the chance to put the letters sounds that they’ve learnt to good use and are encouraged begin to write words.

There is also a large creative focus with endless model making possibilities using recycled materials, lots of decorative elements and of course glitter!

Construction is very important in Nursery and children have access to a wide range of construction toys and equipment such as Lego, Duplo, train sets, cars, Tap Tap, 2D and 3D shapes and lots more!

Mathematics is also key and will be provided through a wide range of exciting counting games, resources and activities.

ICT features throughout the Nursery setting and is used on an individual basis through educational games and programs on i pads as well as the use of the Interactive Whiteboard for whole class ICT activities.

Nursery Newsletter Summer 1

Welcome back and what an exciting term ahead.

This term we will be looking at dinosaurs and minibeasts. As dinosaurs are very popular, the first two weeks will be dinosaur themed. Counting dino footprints, making or own dino eggs and pretending to be paleontologists!! After that it will be all things creepy crawly- bugs,  beetles, slugs, snails and spiders. There may be worms and wigglies of all kinds to find out about.

We will be continuing to learn our sounds and how to write letters and of course making sure we can confidently write our name.

We will also be practicing our counting and writing numbers.

Please continue to read books at home with your child as often as possible and help them with their scissor and pencil grips.

Don’t forget we are here to talk to at any time if you have any questions or are worried about anything.  Do let us know of any achievements your child makes at home as we love to celebrate those too.

We will continue to add in cooking and your weekly £1 donations are gratefully  received.

Let’s hope we have a bit more sun and a bit less rain this half term and to that end, as it warms up and the sun gets stronger, please make sure your child has sun block on when appropriate.

Here’s looking forward to a fun filled term

Mrs Aves    Miss Judd     Mrs Meader     Miss Cootes

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Session time: 8.45am - 11.45am