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Nursery

Hello! Welcome to Nursery Class.

Children can start nursery from the age of 2 years old. Our teachers in every day are Mrs Price, Mrs Perkins and Mrs Bufton. Some sessions we are also joined by Mrs Yeomans and Mrs Hatcher.

We take part in lots of activities: drawing and painting, building and construction, gardening, cooking, reading and stories, messy play, role play, junk modelling, singing, music and much, much more! We can choose to do all our activities inside or outside. We follow the 2021 Development Matters non-statutory curriculum guidance for the early years foundation stage. It covers three Prime areas of Learning (Communication and Language; Physical Development; Personal Social and Emotional Development) as well as four Secondary areas of Learning (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world, Expressive arts and design). In addition, we consider the Characteristics of Effective Learning: - playing and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically. These consider how a child is learning. More information about the EYFS and Development Matters 2021 can be found at

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/development-matters--2

 

Every session we do group work based upon phonics, maths and “talk time.” At the end of each session we share a whole class song / rhyme and listen to a story We do physical activities daily, whether it be dancing, wake up shake up or yoga. At least once a week we do a short PE session and in the winter we do this in the School Hall. We carry out daily Worship, usually a Bible story, song and prayer.

Each week we have a different focus, linked to the topic for the half term and of course the children’s interests. This year our topics will include:-

· No Place Like Home

· Nursery Rhymes / Christmas

· Tell us a story

· Help is at Hand

· Animal Crackers

· What on Earth!

We have a “sound of the week” and we learn a new nursery rhyme, which we share with our parents and carers at home, via our weekly newsletter. Each child gets to bring either Bookbear or Reader Rabbit home for a few days during each term, to share a special book and take part in family life. The children are encouraged to share their time with Reader Rabbit or Bookbear with the other children in nursery at circle time.

The transition process into Reception Class is an important part of the nursery year and throughout the year we meet up for joint activities. In the Summer Term we join together with the Reception class for assembly on a weekly basis.

 

If you have any questions about nursery life, please feel free to speak to a member of staff.

Thank you!


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