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.
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!
Mrs Jo Sharland – Teacher in the Nursery
Mrs Beth Price - Senior Practitioner/ Cuckoo room Base Leader for the two year olds.
Mrs Amy Jones - 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.
As we are not in Nursery at the moment I am setting suggested activities for fun learning on Tapestry. Each day there is a phonic video and I will put between 6 and 10 or so activities up linked to that phoneme. Most of them are very active and won't need many resources. If you are able to upload photos and comments about how your child has managed the activity that will be wonderful. I will comment on each one and you can reply too ! If you are "Happy to share " your ativity or any new ones you think of please indicate in the obs or reply with a "happy to share! and I will let all your classmates see it too..that way we can be connected and you can still see what your friends are up to!
These are strange and uncertain times and there is no pressure for you to complete these activities but it will be a great way of us keeping in touch.
The main thing is to spend time together, cuddle, hug ,play, keep chatting and commenting on what you see , read and watch with your child! Lots of fun family time and stories, stories, stories! Please do message me if you have any worries or concerns and I will do my best to help !
Hope to see you all before the summer holidays! Me and the whole of the Nursery Team miss you all greatly!
Please take care, stay safe,
love Mrs Sharland x