The Nursery Team
Mrs Rankin is the Nursery teacher on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and Mrs Bunyan is the Nursery teacher on a Monday and Friday. They are supported by Mrs Davis, Miss Brown and Mrs Lanni.
Our Termly Overview
Our Weekly Overview
For the next 2 weeks our learning will be based on the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We will be planting runner beans, thinking carefully about what plants need to grow and exploring different gardening tools with fresh compost. We will also be taking part in a sunflower growing competition with each class across school.
As part of our literacy work we will be retelling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk using small characters and masks, and we will begin to think about what they would like to find at the top of a beanstalk, I’m sure they will think of lots of amazing ideas! Each week a member of staff will read the story and send it out via the ‘activities’ tab on Tapestry for the children to access at home.
In Maths we will be sorting different seeds and beans in different ways, and counting out cubes onto bean templates. You could support your child at home by categorising objects by size or colour, and counting out objects using 1:1 correspondence.
In phonics the children will be developing their phonic knowledge and learning the letters i, n, m and d.
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 Wrens 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. Thank you.
The children will also be learning to get changed for P.E. this term, so please ensure they have their full P.E. kit in school.
Our Learning Environment
The Nursery Day
When children come in at 8:45am or 12:15pm, then hang their coat and bag on their peg. 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 introduce a small group activity which could be from any area of the curriculum and they are always practical and fun. On Thursdays we do 'Jigsaw Jenie' which is PSHE scheme that is taught across the school and on Fridays we do P.E.
We then have some time to make our learning choices; this is where we learn through play in both the indoor and outdoor 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 before enjoying some more play-based learning. We are then taught some phonics before we go home.
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!
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.