Nursery

Welcome to the Nursery!

 

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

 

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

Our older children (3  and 4 year olds) children access the Rabbit , Squirrels and Badger rooms.

 

 

 Forest School
 

We are very fortunate to have access to our fabulous Forest School. The Nursery children visit the Forest every Friday Morning. Two year olds will visit the Forest regularly to ensure all part-time children are able to share in the experience.

 

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. We provide all children with a waterproof coat and trousers. Please supply your child with a name pair of wellington boots, to be kept in school if possible. 

 

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.
 
Phonics
 
We have a range of phonic games and activities that we do every day using the Letters and Sounds scheme phase 1. We also use the Read Write Inc scheme as the children become ready to hear, recognise and form separate letters in the terms before they start full time school.
The Read Write Inc. phonics scheme provides a cohesive and creative approach to teaching children to read and write.
 
Below is a video of 5 year-old Sylvie demonstrating how to pronounce pure sounds.
 

 

Mrs Jo Sharland – Teacher in the Nursery

Mrs Beth Price -  Senior Practitioner/ Hedgehogs'  Base Leader for the two year olds.

Miss Clare Gale - Teaching Assistant 

Miss Heathman - Teaching Assistant (afternoons)

Mrs Pitts - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Joan Veal –  Teaching Assistant

Mrs Pat Foster – Senior Practitioner (Tuesday afternoon)

Miss Gemma Collacott - Teaching Assistant (Wednesday afternoon)

 

Each child in the Hedgehogs' 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 Hedgehogs’ base.

 

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 time.
 
                                                               
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..
A change of clothes and named wellies.
 
Autumn Term
   
Welcome back after the half term holiday, we hope you all had a super time!

 

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 desfribe 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 ee our new small world resources including a castle and farm.

 

 

Autumn Term Events

  • November 15th - Open morning for Reception children 2019 starters 
  • November 26th - Theatre Alibi   (evening performance)
  • November 30th - Decoration afternoon for parents
  • December 4th and 5th 2.15pm - Nativity performance
  • December 7th 2-4pm - Christmas Farmers Market 
  • December 12th am - Pantomime trip with the whole school
  • December 19th - Christmas lunch
  • January 8th 2019 - Return to school