Windrush Valley Prep School Oxfordshire – Nursery & Reception Activities

It has been a fun and exciting half term for the Nursery and Reception classes. The focus has been on fairy tales, particularly ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and ‘The Gingerbread Man.’ The children have enjoyed immersing themselves in these classic tales, through various activities such as role-playing, decorating gingerbread men, and recreating scenes in the construction area. The repetition of phrases has also been a key feature in the children’s learning, as they have been encouraged to retell the stories using small world characters.

In addition to fairy tales, Nursery has continued with Phase 2 of their Jolly Phonics program. The children have been learning the rhymes and actions for the letters ‘m,’ ‘d,’ ‘o,’ and ‘g.’ They have also been introduced to Numicon, focusing on counting, quantifying, and recognizing numbers. The children have been learning numbers 3 and 4, recognizing the numerals and using them in writing, helping them to improve their reading skills.

Reception has been focusing on phonics, particularly on the alternatives such as lowercase and capital letters, the ‘y’ sound as /ee/, and the short vowels in words. They have also been learning how to use short vowels with the ‘ck’ digraph. As a result, the children have been able to produce some wonderful sentences.

In Mathematics, Nursery and Reception have been learning about numbers 6, 7, and 8. Nursery has been focusing on pairs, addition of two numbers, and capacity. The Reception class has been learning about the same concepts, along with the introduction of number bonds to 10.

Overall, it has been an enriching half term for both the Nursery and Reception classes. The children have been exposed to a variety of learning experiences, which have helped to develop their literacy, numeracy, and creative skills. It is exciting to see how much they have learned and how much they have grown in such a short period of time. We look forward to what the next half term has in store for them.