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 and Mrs Owen is the learning assistant. 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.
This term our topic is “Traditional Fairy Tales” such as “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” which will give us plenty of opportunities for developing our Communication & Language skills and our Literacy skills as we act out and re-tell the stories. Numeracy will also be covered as we count and develop our understanding of vocabulary such as “under and on top” of the Troll’s bridge and match “big, medium and small bowls or chairs” to “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”! There will be lots of creative activities and imaginative play going on (Expressive Arts & Design). Knowledge and Understanding of the World is developed through these stories, for instance when we go on a walk to look at the local houses to see if they are similar or different to those of “The Three Little Pigs” and also when we celebrate seasonal events such as Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day and Easter.
Mr Bromley will continue to teach PE twice a week and we will continue to access the school field and Forest School. New this term is the introduction of a letter sound each week using the scheme “Read, Write, Inc”. This will be developed through “Busy Fingers” activities where we develop the children’s fine motor skills. You will be introduced to the letter sound on a Monday when you come into Nursery at 12 noon to hear us sing our special nursery rhyme of the week. Don’t forget on a Friday our weekly "Stay and Share a Story" where you can choose a story with your child to borrow for the weekend.
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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