Hello nursery children.
We are now in Spring and if we were in school, we would be learning all about The Great Outdoors. One of the areas we would be looking at is Life Cycles. We would look closely at the life cycle of the butterfly and the chicken, with real eggs to watch hatch. There would have also been an amazing owl display from The Cheshire Falconry.
Just because we are not in school, it doesn’t mean we can’t learn about these wonderful things. We are able to go for a walk with our families. One park I know which is not busy is Boggart Hole Clough in Blackley. On the lake at present there are 4 sets of ducks with ducklings. There are herons to see and if you look closely enough there are terrapins on the logs near the island.
We can also watch information videos on Youtube and CBeebies on BBC Iplayer.
Meet The Team
Mrs Barlow – Owl Group
Mr Barlow – TA
Mrs Smith – Rabbit Group
Mrs Barker – TA
Mrs Cumberbatch – Squirrel Group
Miss Smith – Work Experience
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Over View of learning
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is from age 3 to 5.
It starts Nursery and ends Reception. During this stage children work towards meeting the Early Learning Goals.
At St Malachy’s we use the following framework:
Development Matters in the Foundation Stage
We believe that each child’s progress is individual to them and that different children develop at different rates. There are some important ‘steps’ for each child to take along their own developmental pathway, each step along their learning journey is supported and encouraged by our dedicated team. During their learning journey your child is now building a stronger sense of their own identity and their place in a wider world. They are learning to recognise the importance of social rules and customs, to show understanding and tolerance of others, and to learn how to be more controlled in their own behaviour. Learning and playing in small groups helps to foster the development of social skills. We encourage children to become better able to plan and undertake more challenging activities with a wider range of materials for making and doing. Your child will be encouraged to develop literacy and problem solving, reasoning and mathematics through stories and rhymes. We will introduce a wide variety of equipment, media and technologies.