The Nursery Team
Mrs Maw is the Nursery teacher and she is supported by Mrs Davis, Miss Brown and Mrs Lanni.
Please ensure you drop your child at the 2m marker by the entrance to Nursery and do not accompany your child into the cloakroom. This has helped them to settle into school. In Wren class we encourage the children to be as independent as possible so please dress your children in a way that supports this eg. velcro instead of laces
The Nursery Day
When children come in at 8:45am or 12:15pm they self register into the happy or sad box depending on how they are feeling. We then do a whole class welcome on the carpet where we do the register, look at the routine for the day and discuss the date and weather.
We then go into our phonics session which is short and very interactive and then into small group work. These activities could be literacy, maths, art, or understanding the world based but are always practical and fun. On a Tuesday we do 'Jigsaw Jenie' which is 'Personal, Social, Heath Education' scheme that is taught across the school and on a Friday we do P.E.
We then make our 'learning choices', this is where we do our learning through play, we can explore the indoor and outdoor learning environment. Our teacher and teaching assistants join in with our play to extend our learning and to challenge us.
We then come back to the carpet for a whole class snack and story time.
Your child will have an online learning journal through the Tapestry app. For guidance of how to use this app please speak to Mrs Mountney who can support you with: signing up, viewing observations and uploading observations from home.
We would love for parents to contribute to the journals by uploading learning achievements from home! This could be from a club (swimming, gymnastics, dance, martial arts etc) new experiences like visiting a farm or going on holiday or a new skill that has been mastered at home!
What we are learning
Our topic this half term is 'all about me'. We are thinking about ourselves and how we feel. and what makes us special and unique. we will also be exploring the nursery environment and learning how to use the areas and resources independently.
In phonics we follow the 'Letters and Sounds' program and use the 'Jolly Phonics' songs to support our learning of the sounds. This half term we are focusing on phase one- this develops the children's listening skills and ability to tune into the sounds in words. This phase allows the children to go on to confidently begin learning the sounds and start to read and spell
In maths we are focusing on a number a week. This is allowing us to develop a really firm understanding of numbers and what they represent as well as how to accurately count
Termly Nursery Funding Parent Declaration Forms
Please come to the school office at the beginning of each term to update the parent declaration form so the school can claim necessary nursery funding. This will also allow the school to ensure eligibility for 30 hours funding is kept up to date.