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 Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes. The tiger group will be looking at stories such as Jack and the Bean Stalk and we will be growing our own beans stalks! We will be making our own puppets such as 3 Little Pigs and the Owl and the Pussy Cat. We will be making our own 3 Little Ducks out of pebbles. During our PE sessions we will try out RJ Bears yoga poses. We will be enjoying artwork for the seasons and making tractor pictures and collages as well as apple and conker printing. We will be making our own conker boules game and helicopter (sycamore) seed game.
The tiger group will be working on recognising their names and trying to formulate some of the letters in their names. We will be playing lots of board games, using a dice and learning to take turns and share resources.
We are also planning parent consultations now that the COVID lockdown restrictions are easing.
The term culminates on 10th December at 10.30am with out Christmas show. We finish at 12.00pm on this day.