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Welcome to Nursery

In Nursery there are two members of staff. Mrs C Gibson is the class teacher and Mrs Tracey Last is the teaching assistant. We have split the children into key worker groups but the teacher has the overall responsibilty for assessments and reporting to parents. In Nursery we follow the Foundation Stage curriculum, which is made up of seven areas of learning. These are Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Making Relationships, Self-confidence and Self-awareness and Managing Feelings and Behaviour); Communication and Language (Listening and Attention, Understanding and Speaking); Physical Development (Moving and Handling and Health and Self-care); Literacy (Reading and Writing); Maths (Number and Shape, Space and Measure); Understanding the World (People and Communities, The World and Thechnology) and Expressive Arts and Design (Being Imaginative and Exploring using media and materials). 

All aspects of teaching and learning cover the seven areas of the Early Years curriculum. We teach through stories, topics and other subject areas such as speech and language groups, listeningand attention groups and phase 1 phonics. Phase 1 phonics concentrates on environmental sounds, musical instruments and their different sounds, syllables in words and robot talk. Activities to support this include listening walks, sound lotto games, investigatimg musical instruments, clapping syllables in words and talking like a robot. 

PARENTS' INFORMATION

  • Our nursery sessions are Monday to Friday from 08:55 to 11:55. 
  • Snack is 25p per day or £1.25 for the full week. Please send exact money in an envelope with your child's name on.
  • PE sessions are on a Wednesday. The children only need black pumps, which can be left in school.
  • The children will be given a library book and a nursery rhyme to share with you at home. Please find the time to read the book and practice the nursery rhyme with your child. Encourage your child to talk about what is happening in the pictures in their book. Books will be changed in nursery on  Monday. If your child does not have a school book bag, they can be purchased from the school office.  
  • Please make sure all of your child's clothes and belongings are named.
  • Please, please, please do not allow your child to bring toys into nursery. They can get very upset when they get broken or lost.​ Toys are still making their way into class and the children are getting upset when told they are not allowed them. Please support us in this matter. 
  • Please send your child into school with a water bottle filled only with plain water please. 

NURSERY CLASS 2020-2021

TEACHING AND LEARNING IN NURSERY

Since we returned after the October half term, the children have settled really well and are ready to learn again. We have lots of things planned so it's going to be another busy half term. We have started reading 'We're going on a bear hunt' so we will be doing lots of activities based on this story. We learnt about Bonfire safety and have also learnt abit about Diwali- the Jewish festival of light. We watched a video on Poppy Day and we made our own poppies using our hand prints. We enjoyed a walk through the woodland walk, but we didn't find a bear!! We did, however, see lots of trees, leaves, sticks, twigs, bird boxes and even a bug hotel.  We heard lot of different sounds in the environment., such as the wind, birds tweeting, children talking, leaves rustling and sticks snapping as we walked acrosss them. We are currently busy practising for our school Christmas play. The nursery children are going to be singing 'When Santa got stuck up the chimney' so please practise at home with your child.  

NURSERY PHOTO GALLERY

Letters AND CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

dATES FOR THE DIARY

Thursday 17th December - Nursery Christmas Party (please come in party clothes)

Friday 18th December 2020 - Finish for Christmas

PE AND OUTDOOR PLAY

We have started PE now and have enjoyed singing and dancing to sticky kids. We have also enjoyed using the small apparatus. 

Please make sure your child has a named pair of black PE pumps in school if you haven't done so already.  We will let you know when these are too small fro your child. 

Playing outdoors is great fun, especially climbing, playing with the musical instruments, pushing prams and riding bikes.

                    

PE and Outdoor Play - PHOTO GALLERY