Welcome to our Nursery, the first steps of your child's learning journey at Goldthorn Park Primary School.
Welcome back to those children continuing their Nursery journey and welcome to the children who are just beginning theirs! We hope you have had a safe and enjoyable holiday.
In Nursery, we are active learners and over the autumn term we support your child to settle into their new environment and routine, as well as introduce them to their learning. Your child will have many opportunities to develop their critical thinking, explore their own skills and actively learn. This will continue throughout their time in Nursery.
We have some fantastic topics planned for Nursery this year based around a theme titled ‘I Wonder … This term will focus on ‘getting to know each other’ for the children, parents and teachers. The theme this autumn term is
‘I wonder what makes me special!’
This includes aspects of learning based upon what we look like, our families, when we were babies, feelings and senses. Followed by a theme of ‘I Wonder … what we celebrate!’ during Autumn Term 2.
Outdoor learning remains a high priority for us in Early Years. Please ensure that your child has a warm coat and labelled wellington boots in school as outdoor learning takes place in all weathers. This will give pupils opportunities to explore the outdoors and learn about different aspects of our environment including life cycles, plants and seasons. They will also develop their physical skills, good health and well-being all year round.
We will invite you to continue your child’s learning at home in different ways. In Nursery, we love to sing rhymes and read a wide range of stories and books. We understand its importance to children’s progress. With this in mind, pupils will have an opportunity to borrow a library book weekly from our own library in Nursery. A reminder that children have a log in to Purple mash and Oxford Owl where you have access to more books and reading activities.
A reminder that if your child is asthmatic, please ensure an in date inhaler and spacer is in school at all times. Please ensure you inform the office of any updates on medical information throughout the year.
If you do have any questions, queries or concerns regarding your child, please do not hesitate to speak to us. We look forward to a fun-filled year of learning with you and your child. Nursery is a very important year and we look forward to one that is full of learning and progress.
Many Thanks from the Nursery team
EYFS Leader and Nursery Teacher - Mrs Sahni
Support Staff - Mrs Bahra and Mrs Sami
Click on the links below to extend your child's learning at home.
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All the rhymes and books can be find by clicking the links below.
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We at Goldthorn want all our children to be independent learners, not reliant on everything being done for them.
We appreciate that they are young, but that does not stop them from doing and achieving successfully things in their own time.
Please help your child to develop the ability to make-marks and write by taking part in Dough Disco at home every day.
Make the dough, watch the video and copy the exercises. Have fun!
CLICK HERE for all you need to know about Dough Disco!
Click on the icon below for a video showing you the disco moves!
‘Bonfire Day’ Friday 8th November 2019
Today Nursery enjoyed a bonfire day. We celebrated by drinking yummy hot chocolate, eating delicious marshmallows and singing campfire songs!
Nursery ‘Diwali Party Day’ 25/10/19
We had an amazing week in Nursery learning about the story of Rama and Sita. The children enjoyed making Diva lamps and having their own Diwali party at the end of the week. The children dressed in celebration clothes, ate traditional food, played party games and danced away!
Thank you to all the children and parents for coming to our ‘share a story workshop’ in Nursery. We had such a fantastic time sharing one of our favourite stories ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.
A massive thank you to all the dads who participated in the FRED programme. Goldthorn Park is officially the best FRED school in the country! We have been recognised as having the most committed dads, children and staff out of 99 schools who also took part in the programme.
What a wonderful achievement!
Thank to all Nursery parents for your continued support this term and for helping your child to make Christmas calendars, cards and Christingles during Family Learning sessions.
We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to working with you in the new year.
Autumn Term 2018
Here are a selection of web links that we will be using in class for the rhyme of the week and the book of the week:
Please use the Dough Disco Video to help your child do exercises needed to get ready for mark-making, correct pencil grip and writing. Using this video for a short time everyday will help develop the physical skills needed as well as listening, understanding and speaking skills. CLICK HERE for the link to the video.
Nursery parents, children and teachers enjoyed getting together to learn about and taste different types of bread from all over the world. Everyone tasted the bread and voted for their favourite.
Just like the Little Red Hen Mrs Sahni asked 'Who will help me?'.
A big thank you to all the parents who said 'I will help!'.
Generously they supplied all the bread and accompaniments.
Thank you from Mrs Sahni, Mrs Chana and Mrs Baker
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Royal Wedding Celebrations
In afternoon Nursery children dressed in red, white and blue and enjoyed learning about the Royal wedding. We saw photographs of the Royal couple and explored real wedding objects to learn new words. We made flags, bunting, red, white and blue chains to decorate the nursery. On the dough table and in the mud kitchen they made wedding food fit for royalty. In the flower shop we arranged and sold wedding bouquets. We also made confetti and wedding cards and danced to wedding music and sang a wedding rhyme.
In the week beginning 7th May 2018, Reception and Nursery came together to launch the reading for pleasure programme called FRED – Fathers Reading Every Day. The children enjoyed the opportunity to have a healthy breakfast with their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and cousins and mothers. For four weeks, fathers and father figures will spend 15 minutes a day for two weeks, reading with their children – then 30 minutes a day for a second two weeks. Each father will record the amount of time spent reading to their children and the number of books read. Thank you to Mrs Sahni, Jeszemma Garratt (Head of FRED training) and Mrs Harrison for their excellent speeches about the importance of FRED at Goldthorn!
The morning nursery children visited Spring Vale library on Thursday 15th March. They learned about how the library works and had the opportunity to make masks related to stories.
Elizabeth (the community librarian) shared some of her favourite books with us.
The children then chose books to read alone, or to share with their family and friends. They enjoyed looking at a range of fiction and non-fiction books, and all left with their own library card and first set of book loans!