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. Twice a week, Mr Bromley teaches PE for us.
Mrs Armstrong is the teacher, Mrs Formosa is the senior early years educator, Mrs Kaur and Mrs Owen are the learning assistants. 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.
How exciting! The start of a very special year for you and your children as they start their pre-school year with so many opportunities to make new friends and learn new routines and skills. Our focus for the first half-term will be on the prime areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum: Communication and Language, Physical Development and in particular 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).
We will be supporting and encouraging your children to listen to each other, to take turns and to share. We will also be developing their self-help skills- toileting, putting on/ taking off shoes, wellingtons, coats and aprons! Time will also be spent showing your children the different areas of the Nursery and how to use them, for instance putting on an apron when using the creative area or how to use pens in the mark-making area (only write on paper and always put the lid back on).
To get an over-view of the learning taking place across the year, you can look at Nursery’s curriculum map. On the home-page, click on the “key information” tab and then on “curriculum”.
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