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 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.