Welcome to Nursery!
We would like to give our new 'Rising 4' Children a very warm welcome to our Nursery. They have settled in really well and have loved joining in with the other children.
We have enjoyed our last topic-'Bears'. Our new topic this term is 'Down at the Bottom of the Garden'. We will be looking at different types of vegetables and reading amazing stories.
Due to lockdown and children missing part of the curriculum, we will be running 2 topics alongside each other to ensure children have not missed any objectives. The topic webs have been attached below for your information.
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.
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 Rheade and Mrs Bateson. We also have one full-time teaching assistant; Miss Duncan and one part time teaching assistant; Miss Slee .
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 practises, 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 at snack time!
Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 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.
Nursery Rhymes Topic Web
Parents Information Board
Please regularly check the Parents Information Board for reminders, notices and diary date changes.
The board is kept by the new entrance to nursery.
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.
Vaisakhi, also called Baisakhi, is the festival which celebrates the founding of the Sikh community, the Khalsa, in 1699.
When is Vaisakhi?
Vaisakhi is a spring festival which happens on the 13 or 14 April every year.
It was originally a harvest festival in the Punjab until it became Sikhism's most important festival.
We had a great time celebrating this festival and the children had lots of fun learning about this Sikh tradition. We painted Lions using our handprints and acknowledged that this is a sacred animal.