Nursery


Nursery Team

Mrs Jones, Miss Noades and Miss Stevens

EYFS & Year 1 Vision & Values

In Nursery, Reception and Year 1 we develop a community of learners who support and encourage each other. Our children develop confidence, independence and responsibility. We teach our children to be well mannered and respectful of ourselves, our belongings and each other’s differences. Our children work in an environment which is developmentally appropriate and one that meets the needs of all our children. We believe children should learn through hands on experiences, on and off site, observations and to develop a sense of curiosity about the world around them. We encourage our children to make links in their learning and to take risks in a safe way.

Welcome

In nursery we will support, encourage and promote the children’s emotional development and improve their independence and self awareness as well as continuing to improve their reading, writing and mathematical ability. For further information about explaining the development of children in the early years click here.

Please remember:

  • To bring in a named water bottle.
  • To label all clothing and bring a change of clothes in a named bag.
  • To dress your child in appropriate clothing for weather conditions.
  • Nursery starts at 8.45/12.30 and finishes at 11.45/3.30.

Monday fund

Please make a voluntary contribution of 50p every Monday to help purchase essential items for our learning.

Homework

Talk homework will be handed out every Friday.  Each week you will be asked to talk about a topic with your child and record their response. Please ensure it is completed and returned to school on a Wednesday. If you have any queries relating to your child’s homework, please feel free to contact us.

 

To view the curriculum overview click here.

Autumn 1 topic: All About Me!

This term we spend a lot of time thinking about our families and who is in our family. We will think about ourselves and look at what is the same and different between ourselves and others. We learn a little lit about which countries we all come from.  As part of this topic we held a family picnic where our families enjoyed the Victoria sponge cake and cucumber sandwiches the children made. As part of our learning about Africa we took part in an African drumming and dancing workshop.

Autumn 1 curriculum overview

 

Autumn 2 topic: Celebrations!

This term we are learning about a range of celebrations from all different religions and cultures. As part of this learning we take part in a range of activities for each celebration we learn about. We do cooking, craft, dancing and role play. As part of this topic we invite parents into talk about the special times they celebrate. To end the topic we invite parents into see our carol concert.

Autumn 2 curriculum overview

 

Spring 1 topic: Once Upon a Time...

This term we are learning all about fairy tale stories. We have a story teller come in to do a workshop with us. This year it was focussed on the story of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff.’ In this term we learn to retell, role play and order stories. We learn key story language and use this in our own role play. We focus on listening to stories with greater recall and attention and talking about events and characters in the stories.

Spring 1 curriculum overview

 

 

Spring 2 topic: Growing and Changing

This term we are learning all about how things grow and change.

As part of this topic we have been looking at the parts of a plant and how they grow. We have grown our own cress as well as planting and caring for bulbs in our gardening area. We learn all about the lifecycle of a caterpillar and watch our caterpillars form their chrysalis and then hatch into butterflies. We look closely at how the eggs hatch and look at how the chicks grow.

Spring 2 curriculum overview

Summer 1 topic: Under the Sea

This term we are learning all about the world under the sea.

As part of this topic we look at the different creatures and environments found under the sea. We look at some of the animals that the children want to know about as well as some of the animals that the children don’t know.

Summer 1 curriculum overview

Summer 2 topic: Down in the Jungle

This term we are learning all about the jungle.

As part of this topic we explore the jungle, its habitat and the creatures that live within it. We learn all about the animals through the stories we read and well as learn facts about each animal. At the end of the topic we have a range of rainforest animals come to visit us in school.

Summer 2 curriculum overview

 

Parent Contribution

As part of the Early Years curriculum we would like to know about what learning your child is doing at home. It can about a range of things. Your child could have:

*dressed themselves

*taken part on ballet/ football/ karate lessons

*read a word or sound in their reading book

*written a word or sound themselves

*started writing simple sentences

*counted to a higher number than usual

*learnt to ride a bike

*recognised a new shape

*joined in cooking at home and noticed how the food you are cooking has changed

*when outside they have commented on something around them

*talked about how something works

*made a model

*made up a story about their toys

The possibilities are endless!

The more home learning bubbles we have in for your child the better as these go towards the assessments we make.

Here are some things you can do at home to support your child in school:

  • Support your child with their homework and return it on time
  • Read with them for about 20 minutes each night
  • Talk out loud about the things you see and do
  • Count with your child every night
  • Practice writing the sounds your child has been learning at school
  • Sing songs and rhymes

Download our parent contribution form to register an interest.