Nursery

 

Welcome to the Nursery!

 

Here at Countess Wear Community School, the Reception team work closely with Nursery staff to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). As a Foundation Stage team we aim to provide a caring, stimulating and responsive learning environment  to be able to meet the needs of each individual child.

Our aim is to allow children to develop the confidence, initiative and engagement so they can 'be the best they can be' and the EYFS is the perfect tool to enable us to do this. Through a balance of carefully planned teaching moments along with highly-skilled practitioners, we are able to orchestrate a rich and ever-evolving learning environment that responds to our childrens wonders and interests.

 

Our Nursery caters for children aged 2-4 years and is comprised of three main areas, a two year old room and two connected spacious rooms with an intervention space  for 3-4 year olds.

 

We have named our rooms after British birds.

 

Our youngest children (2 year olds) access the Cuckoo room.

Our older children (3  and 4 year olds) children access the Wagtail, Swift and Dove rooms.

 

 

 Forest School
 

We are very fortunate to have access to our fabulous Forest School. The Nursery children mostly visit the Forest every Wednesday and Friday morning. Two year olds will visit the Forest regularly to ensure all part-time children are able to share in the experience of this exciting environment.

 

To ensure that all children get the maximum time in the Forest, we would really appreciate your help in supporting your child to get changed into their Forest School clothes once they arrive. We provide all children with a waterproof coat and trousers. Please supply your child with a named pair of wellington boots, to be kept in school if possible. 

In colder weather please make sure your child has plenty of layers to wear under their waterproofs, a named warm hat and gloves as well as a thicker coat. Thank you!

 

Tapestry
 
We use Tapestry to create an online learning journal for each child. Here you will find photos, updates and assessments of your child. Please let us know if you are having any issues accessing your account.
 
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Phonics
 
We have a range of phonic games and activities that we do every day using Phase One of the Letters and Sounds scheme. We also bring phonics into everyday activities and core provision activities through conversation, objects, song, rhyme and observation.
 
 
 

 

 

 

Mrs Jo Sharland – Teacher in the Nursery

Mrs Beth Price -  Senior Practitioner/ Cuckoo room Base Leader for the two year olds.

Mrs Teresa Axe - Teaching Assistant

Miss Clare Gale - Teaching Assistant 

Miss Emma Parkes - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Joan Veal –  Teaching Assistant

Mrs Pat Foster – Senior Practitioner 

 

Each child in the Cuckoo base has a key person who builds a special relationship with them and their families and supports them with their learning and development.  The list of the key people for the two year olds is available in the Cuckoo Room.

 

Our day
Nursery:
 
8.45 - Children arrive at Nursery
8.45 - 9.00 am - Settling in time (parents leave at 9.00 am)
9.00 - 12.00 am - Morning session
12.00 - 12.30 pm - Lunch
12.30 - 3.30 pm - Afternoon session
3.30pm - Children are collected
 
 
 
 
Chatting time
 
We spend time developing our spoken langauge every day. We have regular chatting time where we can show, sing or tell something to our friends and grown ups. If your child would like to bring something in to talk about we keep the items safe in a basket until chatting times.
The Government has recently launched a new campaign to promote communication skills in 0-5 population called Hungry Little Minds. Do have a look at the link below to see how you can help your child's developing skills in this area. There are some good activity ideas and video clips to look at!
 
 
 
 
                                                               
What to bring...
 Please remember to bring a named water bottle with water inside every day! Depending on the weather please remember to bring suitable clothing for your child, for example a named coat, named sunhat, named jumper etc..
Also please make sure your child has a bag with a change of clothes and named wellies for when we explore outside. In the colder weather please also consider giving your child an extra layer or two of clothing and named gloves!Thank you!
 
 Autumn 2019

The themes in our Nursery classes this half term are Autumn, Celebrations, Christmas and Nursery Rhymes. We will be learning about how the season is progressing in Autumn and looking at what we can see changing around us, especially in our Forest with all the leaves blowing down and the animals that we might see. We will be making firework pictures, dances and exploring words to describe them. We will be increasing our repertoire of Nursery Rhymes and songs and learning some Christmas songs to sing in our Nativity play. We have more dens to play and talk in with our friends and we have been excited to see our new small world resources including a castle and farm.

          Autumn Term Events
  • 3rd September 2019 - Children start
  • PTA disco for Nursery and Reception children 28th October 4-4.45pm  PARENTS NEED TO STAY WITH CHILDREN
  • Autumn walk with families TBC
  • Half term holiday -break up end of the day  start back 
  • November 20th Theatre Alibi   "I believe in Unicorns" 6pm start in the School Hall.
  • TBC  PTFA BINGO 7pm
  • Christmas Fayre 29th November pm
  •  18thDecember end of term for children ! Have a wonderful Christmas.
  • Start back in school January 2020  Happy New Year!