Welcome to Nursery!
We are half way through our Autumn 2 term, where we have been focusing on our topic 'All about Me!'.
In Autumn 1 term we focused on our topic called 'Colour Me A Rainbow'. We learnt all about Autumn and the changes we notice at this time of year. We made hedgehog collages and learnt about what animals hibernate over winter. We said goodbye to our Queen and hello to Mr Moon which we saw in the sky! We explored the outdoors and found lots of wiggly worms, so we created a wormery. We learnt our colours and talked about different shapes. We loved trying different fruit so much that we made rainbow smoothies, which were delicious!
We will carry on having a huge focus on listening to the children's interests in our Autumn 2 term, 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 Doctor's surgery, where children will be able to use their imagination and create story lines with their friends. The 'surgery' is well stocked with first aid kits, prescription pads and 'patients'. This enables fun and exciting opportunities and enhances language and communications skills.
Seesaw- Each child will have received their own unique password to access an app called Seesaw. We will use Seesaw as a form of communcation and also to send you observations/photogrpahs of your child.
It is also a chance for children to share with us what they have been up to at home.
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 Miss Kitt. We also have two full-time teaching assistants; Ms Duncan and Miss Rutledge.
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 and brushing their teeth twice a day. 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 and Miss Kitt
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.