Welcome to the Nursery
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We have not one but three classroom areas which (in the words of Ofsted) are "well resourced, bright and stimulating": our indoor classroom, our outdoor classroom and our garden area. In addition we have access to the school's field and hall where we have lots of fun playing games, doing dance, drama or gymnastics. Once a week, Mr Bromley teaches PE for us.
Mrs Armstrong is the nursery teacher and Mrs Ayley is the Senior Early Years Educator. We work hard, in partnership with parents, to make sure that every child feels happy and safe in nursery; then they are ready to learn!
All nursery learning takes place through play-based activities, sometimes adult led and sometimes child-initiated. The activities are based on the needs and interests of each child and planned using the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Each week we have a special theme or story- you can find out more in our weekly newsletter ( see documents below). Recent photos can also be viewed in the documents below.
The Nursery children have settled really well at St Anthony's and are a delight to teach. We will continue to focus on the prime areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum: Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. Learning in these areas are vital as they support and scaffold learning in the specific areas of the curriculum (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design).
Our theme for this half of the term is seasonal celebrations- Diwali, Bonfire night, the start of Advent and Christmas.
We have lots to look forward to, including a visit to Warwick Arts Centre to see "We're going on a Bear Hunt" and a trip to the Post Office so that we can post our letters to Father Christmas.
We will also be starting our weekly "Stay and Share a Story" on a Friday morning where you can choose a story with your child to borrow for the weekend. Don't forget to also come into Nursery on a Monday at 12 to hear us sing our special nursery rhyme of the week.
Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!