At St Albans, our aim is to make your first experience of school a memorable one. Each day will be filled with fun and engaging learning opportunities. You will have the opportunity to explore and learn through play indoors and out and have plenty of opportunities to follow your own interests and lead your own learning. Teachers and support staff provide learning opportunities through play-based activities with meaningful interactions with key adults whilst sharing books, singing songs and rhymes, and exploring the world around us. Every Friday we go down to our fantastic forest school area, where we explore the environment, identify local wildlife and their habitats, build houses for the Three Little Pigs and even go on bug hunts! Don’t forget your wellies and waterproofs!
During the start of their school journey, children will have the opportunity to understand how they are becoming part of a larger family and begin to learn about respecting and looking after other people. They will learn to become aware of their own feelings and begin to learn about the changes within days and seasons.
During the spring term, children will begin with exploring traditional tales through stories, rhymes and role play. They will begin to identify and make links with their own experiences and feelings and move on to learning about life on a farm. This will include the role of a farmer, links with seasons and the animals that are born and what happens on a farm.
The summer term is a very exciting one in Nursery as children have the opportunity to explore a wide range of authors and their super stories through role play, reading, number work and songs
Why not take a look at some of these useful websites to use at home:
Starting School - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhtcvk7/articles/znc9vk7
Maths games - https://www.education.com/games/preschool/
A parent’s guide to EYFS - https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/03/4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_WEB.pdf
Phonics - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Early Years games - http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html