4 Curriculum for Excellence Confident IndividualsSuccessful LearnersResponsible CitizensEffective Contributors
5 Numeracy & Mathematics MeasuringBee BotIn Nursery cover numeracy and maths in many and varied situations.. In measure we use the vocabulary of big, wide, long, short, tall etc It is not just about rulers and tape measures. we use arbitrary measurements e.g hands.cubes ,feet. How wide is the box ? How many hands high is the house etc. What would be a good thing to use to measure the car?Beebot –in using the Beebots we introduce the children to directional language-forward , backwards,left, right and turnShapes –examine the different properties ,flat ,curved 2D/3D squares, cubes Does that shape fit into that hole?Puzzles are used to discuss whether shapes will fit together.Comparing- smaller, bigger, more. less Sort by colour, shape , size, typePuzzlesShapeComparing
6 Numeracy & Mathematics Number lineIdentifying NumberIdentify the number- recognition of the digits- point to the 6, show me the number correspondence e.g. 2 is 2 however it is arrangedCounting – a part of nursery life . Forwards, e.g in Nursery rhymes Backwards in counting down.When we line up –how many children? How many boys/ girls? Are there more boys than girls? How many do we have if someone went away? Use of thumbs to make choices. How many children want a …. Which is more? Which number is bigger/smaller?Number lines are used to explore sequencing, whish number comes next, what is the missing number?Computer games are used to reinforce the processes.CountingComputernumber games
7 Numeracy & Mathematics Focus Numeracy group timeNumbers all around us in and out of doors and exploring number sequences and quantitiesThrough daily routines e.g. snack, line upExploring time and seasonsUnder Curriculum for Excellence, Nursery is now part of Early Level with Primary 1. We follow the Heinemann Active Maths. Programme Resources to tie in with school. We liaise with P1 to ensure the coverage of the Outcomes for Early Level. Numeracy group time takes place once a week the same adult delivers it to each group to ensure ths children have a parity of experience.Numbers are all around us, registrations on bikes, door numbers, bus numbers, fire hydrants. When we line up –how many children? How many boys/ girls? Are there more boys than girls? How many do we have if someone went away? Use of thumbs to make choices. How many children want a …. Which is more? Which number is bigger/smaller? Line up who is in front / behind?Times of day ,morning, afternoon,Assembly time ,story time. The use of a visual timetable to order the day. Days of the week,birthdays, seasons,Baking-how many cupfuls , how many spoonfuls. Chairs set out for snack. How many can sit here?
8 Number is fun! Numbers all around – be a number spotter Writing numbersUsing numbersMoney, money, moneyDon’t forget zeroHelpful fingersHelp us. Make number learning fun. Numbers are everywhere. Mrs Palmers story. Birthday cards. Buses, door numbers car registrationsForm correctly. Write them in sand , use a brush to write them with water on the tarmac. Draw a number on my back.Set the table. Count how many seats are needed? How many apples do we need to buy?Involve the children to use money, plays shops , discuss change. Use real money recognise that two coins can equal one -Allan’s storyZero is a number too. (use of fingers to show nothing) Count in games from zeroFingers are fab. Encourage children to use them. Counting examples 4 in head then 5,6,7,8 or 2 and 3
9 Listening & Talking Role Play Whole class discussion Problem Solving Listening to and following instructions
10 Reading and Writing Identifying letters and sounds Mark Making ScribingIndependent writing
11 Literacy Focus Literacy Group time Wow word of the week Book of the weekSound of the weekRhyme in all context
12 Reading is fun! Sharing books Don’t forget Nursery Rhymes Letters and soundsNot just books – print all around us
13 Writing is fun! All sorts of writing materials Drawing Be a good model – let them share our writingWhat is writing? Handwriting plus being able to put ideas and information on paperWhat about spelling?
14 Personal Learning Portfolio PLPPersonal Learning PortfolioA home / school partnershipAn ongoing record of your child’s learning and developmentPlanning of Next StepsNot a photo albumRecord of your child’s significant progress in each area of CfEA recognition of the interests and wider achievements of the childA transition document for P1 reflecting the Early Level of CfERecognise that learning occurs everywhere and that we are partners in your child’s learning. You know them best .they learn at all times. We want to work together to ensure the best learning for them.PLP gives a record of your child’s learning and should inform readers of the next steps in their learning.
15 Personal Learning Portfolios Information we will giveFront coverMyselfEarly Level-Curriculum for Excellence outcomesSignificant learning“Cuppa” chat sheetsWhat are Personal Learning Portfolios?Refer to as PLPs. Show pagesMyself –drawing by child twice a year to show progressCfE – Literacy Numeracy, HWB and other areasSingle stage planners – do not become anxious if your child has not achieved all the outcomes on the sheets…this is to cover ante pre, pre and P1Staff will complete these at least twice a term for each curricular area and identify next steps for your childThe outcome codes will be put in so parents can see what is being referred toPart of your child’s report. Meet key workers twice a session year.
16 Personal Learning Portfolios Information parents will complete with childAll About MeStar MomentsParental feedbackStar moments – anything important in child’s life e.g birth of baby. Riding a bike. Anything they are proud of!Myself –drawing by child twice a year to show progress
17 Children sharing their learning and experiences PLPs are about the children and we want them to have ownership of them. The PLPs are available in the Nursery and children will often take them out to share their learning with staff or visitors. Each session we plan times where parents are invited to come to the school and share their PLPs with parents/carersPLP Sessions for parents and children
18 Communication Sharing Planning Homelink The Staff Sharing information Open Door PolicyDaily -Notice Board, Pigeon Holes, Children Feedback Board, Curriculum DisplaySet times- PLPs, Cuppa ChatsDaily in Nursery cloakroom or room .Daily info in Nursery and cloakroom.Staff –point of contact. Share info which can be affecting your child. Vital partnership[.No silly questions
19 Nursery Day AM session 8.20 -11.30 Soft start 8.20-9.00 Core Learning timePM sessionCore Learning timeSoft finish
20 Drop off and Collection times Current issuesSecurityDisruptionFlow of playHappy children
21 Partnerships Involvement of parents is vital Woodland Learning Reading RotaLibrary booksMaths SacksSharing talent or timeNursery Representative
22 Please now join us over in nursery Big Thank YouPlease now join us over in nurseryPost its are available for you to give us your feedback on tonight and note any talents and time you are able to share with us!