Meet our Nursery team.
Mrs Pring and Mrs Rankin are our teachers. They are supported by Mrs Davis, Miss Brown and Mrs Lanni. Mrs Pring teaches us on Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and Mrs Rankin teaches us on a Thursday.
Mrs Rankin Miss Brown Mrs Pring Mrs Davis Mrs Lanni
We would love to make our home corner feel just like home for all of the children so please bring into school a family photo that we can display on our home corner shelves.
What are we learning in Nursery?
Our topic this half term is 'Time to Rhyme'
We are enjoying a range of rhyming books including 'The Gruffalo' 'Giraffe's cant dance', 'One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish' and 'Brown Bear Brown Bear what do you see...'.
For more information on our learning this half term please download our Autumn 1 'Time to Rhyme' topic map.
In phonics we will be following the 'Letters and Sounds' scheme of work. We will be starting Phase 1. In this phase we will be exploring the sounds in the world around us. During this half term we will explore Aspect 1: Environmental sounds and Aspect 2: instrumental sounds and Aspect 3: Body percussion
If you would like to do Phase 1 Aspect 1 activities at home then download the document below for some amazing ideas!
The Nursery Day
Please encourage your child to be independent by allowing them take off their own coat and put it on their peg and put their book bag in the book bag box.
When children come in at 8:30am or 12:10pm they self register into the happy or sad box depending on how they are feeling. They then go to the 'busy finger' activities on the table. These activities develop their finger strength so they are ready for writing!
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 small group work. These activities could be literacy, maths, art, or understanding the world based but are always practical and fun. On a Thursday 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 have our 'Child Initiated Learning' 'Learn through Play' time where we get the explore the indoor and outdoor learning environment. Our play is guided by the teacher and teaching assistants who support us in achieving our next steps.
We then come back to the carpet for a whole class phonics session and story time.
We will start Family Friday's in Autumn 2 to allow your child the chance to settle into their new learning environment.
Parents and carers are welcome to join us in Nursery for our 'stay and play sessions'. You will have the opportunity to join in with exciting activities and talk to your child's keyworker about their next steps on the following dates:
Friday 15th November 11-11:30 for am children and 2:30 – 3:10 for pm children
Friday 29th November 11-11:30 for am children and 2:30 – 3:10 for pm children
Friday 13th December 11-11:30 for am children and 2:30 – 3:10 for pm children
Your child will have an online learning journal through the Tapestry app. For guidence of how to use this app please speak to Mrs Pring 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!
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.