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
This half term we are going to be learning about dinosaurs. We encourage children to bring in books from home relating to this topic.
We hope you enjoy looking at your child's tapestry observations! It would be brilliant if you could add some observations from home. These could be extra curricular clubs such as gymnastics, dance or swimming or could be if your child learns a new skill at home such as riding a bike.
What are we learning in Nursery?
Our topic this half term is 'Dinosaurs'
We will learning all about different dinosaurs, what they ate, how big they were and what fossils are. Near the end of this half term we will also learn about 'Chinese New Year'
For more information on our learning this half term please download our Spring 1 'Dinosaurs' 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 4: Rhythm and Rhyme, Aspect 5: Alliteration and Aspect 6: Voice Sounds.
If you would like to do Phase 1 Aspect 4 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.
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 10th January 11-11:30 for am children and 2:30 – 3:10 for pm children
Friday 7th February 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.