Our Nursery Team are:
Miss Carter - Teacher
Miss Stott - Nursery Nurse
Mrs Patel - Teaching Assistant
Nursery Session Times
Phonics in Nursery
We teach Letters and Sounds (Phase 1) Phonics in Nursery, supported by Jolly Phonics.
Early phonics teaching in pre-school, nursery and at the start of Reception focuses on developing children’s listening skills. ‘Early years environments do a lot of oral work, training children in the awareness of sounds.’
In Phase 1 phonics, children are taught about:
- Environmental sounds
- Instrumental sounds
- Body percussion (e.g. clapping and stamping)
- Rhythm and rhyme
- Voice sounds
- Oral blending and segmenting (e.g. hearing that d-o-g makes ‘dog’)
Typical activities for teaching Phase 1 phonics include 'listening' walks, playing and identifying instruments, action songs, learning rhymes and playing games like I Spy.
This phase is intended to develop children’s listening, vocabulary and speaking skills.