Welcome to Nursery!
We are just coming to the end of our Summer 1 term. This term we have been focusing on our topic called 'Down at the Bottom of the Garden' and also the Queen's Jubilee. We have been learning all about the life cycle of a butterfly and planting our very own seeds and watching them grow in different conditions. We have some exciting visitors planned, so watch this space for photographs!
Last term we had lots of fun learning about 'Bears', especially Paddington. A very special moment for us was sending a letter and pictures to the Queen and receiving a reply!
We will carry on having a huge focus on listening to the children's interests, this has created some wonderful work so far, which we proudly display within our classroom.
The children thoroughly enjoy our role play area, this term we have created a kitchen, where children will be able to use their imagination and create story lines with their friends. The 'kitchen' is well stocked with food from all different nationalities. This enables fun and exciting opportunities and enhances language and communications skills.
Big Red Book- Each child receives a 'Big Red Book' which is shared between Nursery and home, it is a chance for children to share their work from Nursery with their parents/carers and also for the children to show their friends at Nursery what they have been doing at home. We celebrate all festivals that are acknowledged by our children and their families and love it when the children bring in photographs to share of their special memories.
A warm and welcoming atmosphere awaits your child. We have a range of excellent resources and activities to enable your child to grow, develop and engage in adventurous and imaginative play. We have access to an outdoor area including our wildlife garden, which children are encouraged to use ‘whatever the weather’!
Please ensure your child is suitably dressed for Nursery; clothes that you don't mind getting dirty! Open toe shoes/sandals are not allowed due to health and safety regulations. If you could please provide your child with a spare change of clothes and a water bottle, this would be most appreciated.
Children attend our Nursery for either five morning sessions per week or five afternoon sessions per week.
Morning sessions run from 8.45am - 11.45am.
Afternoon sessions run from 12.30pm - 3.30pm.
In Nursery we have two part time teachers; Mrs Bateson and Mrs Smith. We also have one full-time teaching assistant; Ms Duncan and Miss Rutlidge, who will be working with us part time.
We also mentor students who are on placement and volunteers.
We are always available to talk to you should you have any concerns about your child.
During snack time children are provided with milk and a piece of fruit. We encourage children to try each of the fruits that we have. Children are also taught about healthy practices, including washing their hands prior to eating. We also encourage our children to try a range of other healthy snacks such as toast, crumpets, cereals and even scrambled eggs! We are happy to celebrate children's birthdays and parents are welcome to bring cakes or a birthday cake into nursery. We will happily blow the candles out and sing Happy Birthday. We will slice the cake for the children to have at snack time!
Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum
We follow the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum which ensures that every child at Nursery age receives quality educational opportunities that support their development and learning.
Here are some useful links to fun and educational activities you can enjoy with your children at home.
Topic Webs- What our children are learning and when
Parents Information Board
Please regularly check the Parents Information Board (which is situated just outside the entrance to Nursery) for reminders, notices and diary date changes. The board also consists of useful websites, stories and new key language, this is changed on a weekly basis.
We have worksheets printed weekly, to help with your child's learning. If you would like more support and/or information, please do come and talk to us.
There is also a parent's suggestion box outside of nursery. We would love to hear from you. If you have any ideas, your child's current interests or general comments, please drop us a note and we will do our best to make things happen.
Contact Mrs Bateson
If you need to ask a non urgent question, please use this box to communicate with Nursery. Please be aware that messages can take up to 1 week for a reply.