The Tiger Group
Welcome to the Tiger Group. This group is made up of the older children in the Nursery the 4 + year olds and those going on to school. We have a slightly more structured approach to our day in preparation for the transition to school and a reception class. Our focus is for each child to become more independent in readiness for school. A typical day involves plenty of free play but interspersed with more structured learning. The children are involved in daily phonics sessions, using an interactive, multi-sensory approach with practical activities, games and outside learning. As each child progresses we begin to introduce the idea of oral blending and segmenting for reading.
Each week the Tiger group are invited into the library at Brightwalton Primary school to have story time read by the year 4,5 and 6 children. This is a lovely session benefiting both Preschool and Primary School children, giving the Tiger group a little insight into school life.
Once a week we have a more formal PE session, when the children change into PE kits; a helpful skill to learn. Our PE sessions are varied, from an obstacle course, bat and ball skills, jumping and running, climbing. Each child is encouraged to contribute their own ideas to each session.
This terms topic is summertime. The Tigers will be focusing on minibeasts, reading the story of the bug parade. Looking at big, bigger, biggest bugs and small, smaller and smallest. We will be reading stories such as 'Ants Marching' 'Super Worm' and Spinderella. On the art table we will be reproducing famous modern art paintings, using colour and shape and things from the natural world. On Monday afternoons we will be visited by the Reception teacher from Brightwalton Primary School who will be reading us a story each week.
As we are now in the final term for the school leavers, we will be setting up the new hall so that the tiger group can experience a 'Reception' type set up. We will be practising for our sports day on 21st June. We will be learning about money and making our piggy banks ready to save our pennies for our leavers' market. We will also be making lots of things for our leavers' market, with all proceeds going to Oxfam to sponsor a teacher.
We are also planning parent consultations now that the COVID lockdown restrictions are easing.
The term culminates on 14th July with our leavers' family picnic and celebrations.