Our Nursery children are in Class 1 which is taught by Mrs Chapman and Mrs McGregor. Nursery is where each child starts their learning journey through education and we endeavor to make it as fun, practical and engaging as possible. We boast a wide range of resources along with an impressive outdoor area for our children to access freely.
In Nursery we aim to;
- Provide an environment which is safe, secure and welcoming, where learning takes place through play;
- Provide a positive environment where children can explore and experiment;
- Provide an environment where equal opportunities for all takes place regardless of gender, race, culture or religion;
- Promote understanding, kindness and tolerance of others;
- Provide a varied and enjoyable curriculum that focuses on the importance of nurturing your child's motivation to learn;
- Be dynamic and flexible, changing in response to children's prevailing concerns and interests.
In Nursery we actively promote characteristics of effective learning and where a child has been observed exploring, concentrating or planning their play we celebrate this with a 'Ellie the Explorer', 'Concentrating Crocodile' or 'Planning Puppy' sticker. If your child comes home with one, why not ask them what they have been doing?
Nursery sessions begin between 8.50am - 9am and children and parents are asked to enter through the back gate off the playground into the classroom. Children then self register and are able to explore the provision on offer before Wake up, Shake up begins. Throughout the morning children then choose where they would like to play and learn whilst adults support and observe. Daily focused tasks take place in small groups working mainly on early phonics and mathematics, but all other areas of the Early Years Curriculum too. Between 10.30am and 11am a snack shop opens whereby children can help themselves to a range of delicious fruit and vegetables as well as a drink of water or milk. The morning finishes either with a story or song time before lunch.
Children either leave at 12 midday from the front door without having lunch at school or stay and have lunch in the hall and then move through to Class 1 for the afternoon. The children who stay on until the afternoon are either collected at 3pm or 3.30pm as previously agreed and arranged.
Please ensure that your child brings appropriate outdoor clothing including coats, hats, scarves and gloves in winter or sun hats and sun cream in summer. We ask that children arrive wearing sun cream so we can get exploring outside as quickly as possible. We have a range of wellies and all in one rain suits for children to use during our messy play or bad weather. Please feel free to bring your own if you would prefer. Additionally, you may bring a water bottle for your child if you would like, however children are allowed a drink whenever they ask. Please ensure that everything is labelled with your child's name as we often have an array of unnamed items left without a home at the end of the day.
Upon starting Nursery, children will be given a Home-School book which will have a challenge set in it for them to complete at home. Please put these books in the box by the peg for us to look at and change whenever you like. We also offer a book lending scheme whereby children can choose a book from our regularly updated reading corner to take home and share with you. Each child has a Reading Record which includes suggested activities to do whilst reading but is mainly for you to record how you shared the book together. A signing in/out record is kept by the pegs for you to fill in. You will also find spare 'WOW' moment tokens on the entrance door for you to let us know of any 'WOW' moments your child has had at home. We love celebrating these in Nursery. If you have any questions about any of the above please do not hesitate to ask.
Should you wish to look around our fantastic Nursery, then please ring School to arrange an appointment.