Nursery

 
The nursery team is: 
 

Miss Rees (Nursery teacher) with Mrs Caldwell (key worker)

 

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We have two sessions, a morning and afternoon.

A morning session begins at 8:30am and ends at 11:30am.

An afternoon session begins at 12:15pm and ends at 3:15pm.

 

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We can have up to 60 children in the nursery.  Our priority is to care and nurture the children in the nursery.  We work closely with other professionals to support our children and parents, for example the community health visitor visits nursery every term to discuss any families which would benefit from this service.  A Speech and Language Therapist also stays in close contact with the nursery teacher in order to support early intervention and equip staff with suitable resources and advice.
 
Within the Foundation​ Stage, professionals listen to children’s interests and also consider their learning needs. We strive to build upon real experiences that the children have had. For example, this term we are developing our sense of self through our topic, ‘I’ is for identity. We also anticipate that children are fascinated by the world around them.  In this way we explore seasonal topics throughout the year.
 
Daily Routine – Small Group
 
Children work with an adult and other children in the group to develop their speaking and listening skills and conceptual understanding. This is often carried out through songs, games and discussions. Children explore phonics every day. As your child spends more time in the nursery and can distinguish between sounds they will progress to exploring phase 2 and 3.
 
Useful websites to support your child’s phonic skills include http://www.letters-and-sounds.com
 
 
Snack
 
During this part of the day the children work together to share out fruit and other food that they have prepared. Children have time to talk about what matters to them and build on relationships in a relaxed scenario.
Your child will also participate in Numbers and Patterns during this time and develop their mathematical knowledge.
Open Door
 
During open door children have access to a wider learning environment and can collaborate with the children in Reception. They make choices about their learning and develop their independence.
 
Forest School
 
Outdoor learning is crucial and Forest School sessions take place in the school eco-garden. Children wear their wellies and are provided with waterproof jackets and trousers. They develop a sense of awe and wonder at the world around them and begin to ask and answer questions about processes that they notice. They also learn how to become responsible for their own safety and the safety of others.
 
Attendance and Punctuality
 
It is very important that your child attends nursery regularly in order to progress in their learning.  If your child cannot attend please contact the school office on 01952 388010 or the nursery on 01952 388014.
 
Useful Websites
 
www.foundationyears.org.ukhas a parents’ area
www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebieshas games and activities for children and a grown-ups section

 

 

 

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