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.
We are very fortunate to have access to our fabulous Forest School. The Nursery children mostly visit the Forest every Wednesday and Friday mornings. 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.
Mrs Jo Sharland – Teacher in the Nursery
Mrs Beth Price - Senior Practitioner/ Hedgehogs' Base Leader for the two year olds.
Mrs Teresa Axe - Teaching Assistant
Miss Clare Gale - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Emma Parkes - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Pitts - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Joan Veal – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Pat Foster – Senior Practitioner
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.
The themes in our Nursery classes this half term are Spring and Summer, People who help us, the seaside and under the sea. We will be checking how our seeds are doing at home and school and look forward to seeing phots of how your sunflower is growing! How tall do you think it will grow? As we hope the weather will be getting warmer we will have lots of outdoor fun in the forest and playground as well as the big field! We will have regular runs to the orchard from the pond area sp we can check the wildlife and plants growing and see how the fruit trees are developing!
We hope to have some special visitors talking about their jobs as we investigate our theme, People who help us and will dress up as them too! We are going to continue playing a range of games as part of our Working Memory project and continue to build our repertoire of Nursery Rhymes and songs. We will use IT and books to find out about a whole range of creatures we might find living under the sea and talk about what we might do and see at the seaside. We will use puppets and small world figures to make up stories and explore lots of different words to describe them. Remember to bring layers of clothes to wear if it is still chilly so we can go outside every day!
Spring Term Events
- January 8th 2019 - Return to school
- January 21st Bird Watch Week with special watch at the weekend where we will ask if you can record what birds you see together from your garden or close to your home. (26th-27th January)
- Half term holiday -break up end of the day 15th February- start back 25th February.
- March 5th Pancake Day - Shrove Tuesday.