Jesus said, "I have come in order that you may have life - life in all its fullness."
Welcome to Nursery (NCB)
Mrs Brett - Class Teacher
Mrs Cousins - Teaching Assistant
Ms Blair - PPA Teacher (Thursday Pm)
Mrs Babcock - Speech and Language Support
Our Christian Value for this half term is LEARNING THROUGH STORIES. Have a look on our Values tab to see how we have been exploring how that looks in our school and how we can live it out in our lives, as Jesus taught us to.
Our Topics this year
Talk for Writing Text: Traditional Tale - Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Transport and Journeys
Talk for Writing Text: The Train Ride by Judith Crebbin
Talk for Writing Text: Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
Down on the Farm
Talk for Writing Text: Traditional Tale - The Little Red Hen
A Day at the Zoo
Talk for Writing Text: Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
Talk for Writing Text: The Little Green Dinosaur
Nursery Am starts at 8:45am and finish at 11.45pm.
Nursery Pm starts at 12.30pm and finish at 3.30pm.
Tuck is £10 for the term up to Christmas. You can pay this via Parent Pay. This pays for snack everyday and for occasional extra bits and pieces which enhance children's learning, e.g. art and craft resources, baking ingredients, party food, role-play resources. If we do not receive enough contributions towards tuck, we may have to start providing it to only those who do pay.
Please bring your child's wellies and we can store them on the wellie rack.
Please provide a water bottle for your child and bring to school everyday. We are a healthy school and only plain water is allowed, no juice, thank you.
Every Friday your child will be given the opportunity to choose a Library book. This should be returned every week so that they can regularly change it. Children can only take a book home who bring a book bag.
Good News Bear
As a reward for lovely behaviour, every child has the chance to take home our Good News Bear at some point over the year. A book will also be sent in which you can help your child to draw and/or write or add photographs about their time with the bear. The Bear will be sent home on Fridays. Hopefully, this will take place within the year.
What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?
Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
Four guiding principles should shape practice in early years settings. These are:
• every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
• children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
• children learn and develop well in enabling environments with teaching and support from adults, who respond to their individual interests and needs and help them to build their learning over time. Children benefit from a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
• importance of learning and development. Children develop and learn at different rates.
The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly important for building a foundation for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving.
These are the prime areas:
• Communication and Language
• Physical development
• Personal, Social and Emotional development
Providers must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:
• Understanding of the world
• Expressive Arts and Design
More information on the EYFS curriculum can be found in our Nursery booklet.
Talk for Writing Text: The Little Green Dinosaur
Welcome back to the last half-term of the Summer!
It is hard to believe we are now into our last half-term of Nursery! It has gone so quick!
The children have worked so hard and made super progress over the year. Our last topic, Dinosaurs is so exciting! We will explore multi sensory activities around dinosaurs!
We have found a dinosaur egg in the outdoor area and a note was left from Mummy dinosaur to look after the egg! We are super excited and will be doing lots of mark-making, paintings and sharing the baby dinosaur when it hatches from the egg!!
Please see the Knowledge Organiser for more information.
This is a time of transition too, as we look forward to the year ahead, preparing your children for Reception
A special thank you also, for the support you have given to your children, and to the staff, in enabling your children to be the 'best that they can be'.
School finishes for the summer holidays on Wednesday 27th July.
As always, if you have any questions about anything happening this term, do let me know,
The Nursery Team :)
We hope you all had a super Easter break. This half-term our new topic is 'A day at the Zoo.' Our special story this half term is Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell. We will be learning all about zoo animals, what they eat and where they live in the wild. We will be drawing and painting animal pictures as well as making the boxes the animals came in! The Knowledge Organiser Summer one.
Please can you pay your child's tuck this half term on Parentpay.
We look forward to a super few weeks of learning.
The Nursery team :)
I hope you have all had a lovely half term break and ready for a new exciting term!
We will learn about farm animals and growing vegetables as part of our 'Down on the Farm' topic. If any parents are 'green fingered' and would like to help out with our planting, do let the staff team know, we would love your support.
Our school value is 'Hope'. We are looking forward to reading your own hopes and dreams for your children's futures and sharing them with the class. We will also celebrate and learn all about the Easter Story and the hope that Jesus Christ gave to the people with his resurrection.
Please complete the Nursery Rhyme of the week homework for homework stickers! Learning Nursery Rhymes is so important to develop children's early language skills, as well as a lovely activity to do together at home.
Please do keep paying your children's tuck money. Ten pounds needs to be payed via Parent Pay to cover the cost of our daily snack from January through to Easter. If you are having any problems making the payment, please do let me know. There is a facility to pay weekly smaller amounts through Parent Pay.
I am sure we are going to have another lovely half-term, even better with Spring on the way! If you have any queries or concerns about any of the above, do come and see me. The door is always open!
Please see below the Knowledge Organiser for this half term.
The Nursery team :)
Happy New Year everyone! I hope that you all have had a peaceful Christmas break and have earned a well deserved rest! Towards the end of term, the children thoroughly enjoyed dressing up in our Santa's grotto as snowmen and Mrs Claus.
We had a fantastic Christmas party! Thank you so much to everyone who brought party food! We were blown away with how much food we had, and the children enjoyed tasting different yummy party foods!
All the children have made good progress in the first term of Nursery. We are so pleased with how well they have settled into the Nursery routine, and are trying hard to follow our golden classroom rules.
We welcome eight new children who have joined our Nursery! They have had a fantastic week and have also settled really well!
This half term we will be learning all about Winter and Polar Lands. You are welcome to bring any books in that you have at home on this topic and we can read them at story time.
May we please remind you to pay your child's tuck via ParentPay for the term for the some of £10.
Could we also please ask if you are picking up your child in the afternoon session, to please keep siblings away from the door as it becomes very tricky to send the children out at the end of the day as there are lots of people waiting.
We are looking forward to having another fantastic half term with the children! If are concerned or worried about anything, then please do not hesitate to come and speak to me before/after school.
Mrs Brett, Mrs Cousins and Ms Blair :)