Nursery

Autumn Term 1

A huge welcome back…

It has been lovely to catch up with those children and families who have returned from last year, and see the children settle back in, enjoying playing and learning with their friends and teachers.  .  We have enjoyed listening to their news about what they have been up to over the summer. 

A very big welcome to all our new nursery children and their families.  It has been lovely to meet you all.  We are busy settling children in and helping them to get to know everyone and our routines. 

This half terms topic is ‘Magical Me’.  We have been looking at what makes us similar and different.  We will be looking closely at our bodies and our senses. So far children have shown a particular interest in their bodies and skeletons.  Next we will be using our senses to explore the world around us.

In Busy Bees, 30 hour children will have the opportunity to talk about their families and learn what makes everyone’s families similar and different.

Our Come and See topic is ‘Myself’ with the focus being that

God knows and loves me. God knows me by my name”

We will be learning that we are all precious to God.

We will continue with our focus upon ‘Communication and Language’ and ‘Personal, Social and Emotional’ skills. This will be further enhanced by our Come and See, Phonics and Maths sessions. We also have nurture and talk boost groups which will help to develop our speech and language skills. 

Our continuous provision supports us in developing all our skills, as weekly enhancements are changed to match the topic and ultimately to accommodate the interests and needs of our learners.

Nursery Information

Staff

Nursery

Mrs Bird – Morning Teacher
Mrs Sisk – Afternoon Nursery Teacher
Miss Bellair – Nursery Teaching Assistant

Busy Bees

Mrs Holt –  Teaching Assistant
Miss Walker Jones – Teaching Assistant

Lunch Time Supervisors

Miss Catterall
Mrs Bibby

Session times

Morning Nursery 8.30 – 11.30am
Afternoon Nursery 12.30- 3.30pm

30 Hour Provision

8.30am – 3.30pm

If you have a code for thirty hours or would like further information regarding 30 hours provision please discusses this with a member of staff as soon as possible.

Picking up and Dropping off

Please ensure that Nursery Staff are informed if someone different will be picking your child up from Nursery.

Lunches

Children can have a hot dinner which costs £2.10 per day – this can be purchased using Parent Pay. Please ask at the school office for further Information.

or

Children can bring a healthy packed lunch to school. Please pass your child’s packed lunch to a member of staff each morning.

Uniform

We wear a purple school jogging suit, with a yellow polo shirt and velcro shoes/trainers .

This uniform is designed to encourage the children to dress themselves independently. It is also specifically designed as we play in the outdoor classroom each day. Your child will need a waterproof coat with a hood.

Please ensure that all of your child’s items of clothing are marked clearly with their name, but we do not advise parents to get full names printed on the back of sweatshirts.

Children can wear more formalised uniform of school slip and polo shirt or school shorts and polo shirt but we ask that children have sensible school shoes (not sandals or trainers).

PE

PE day is FRIDAY children will need suitable footwear and clothing to be able to move about freely and safely 

Online Learning Journal

We use Tapestry, a secure online learning journal to record your child’s progress and learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. When your child starts school we will send you log in details and you can change your password.

We also encourage parents to share their home learning stories using tapestry. You can upload photographs and videos of exciting learning experiences and we will share them in class on our interactive whiteboard.

If you need any support please contact a member of the EYFS team.

Home Reading Books

Unfortunately we are not currently able to send home a reading book.  If it becomes possible we will send book home on a FRIDAY to be returned on a WEDNESDAY.  Please make a comment and encourage your child to draw a picture to be shared.

Snack

Costs £1 per week – please send this to school each Monday. At the beginning of each term (three times a year) we ask for an extra 50p as a contribution to pay for your child’s milk.

Star of the day

Every day we choose a star of the day.  This is a child who has followed our rules, shared with their friends or listened to adults.  Most of all it is a child who has tried their best!!!!!

Useful Website to use at home