Hello and a warm welcome from Mrs Holden-White
Hello we are Nursery class and we love to work and learn together as one big happy family. On this page you will find all the information you may require linked to what is happening in Foundation Stage.
Our Learning Environments
Our indoor space offers our children a bright, colourful, stimulating and positive environment. It is divided into zones which promote and encourage the children to learn and develop different key skills. We like to call our key indoor areas:
- Centipede Centre (Reception Registration base)
- Busy Beehive (Nursery Registration base)
- Snail sanctuary (A peaceful place for a spot of quiet learning or reflection)
- Butterfly Bay (Phonics and writing base)
- Caterpillar corner (children enjoy eating their snack and taking part in regular cooking activities in our fully equipped kitchen)
The outside learning environment is divided into similar areas, however the resources and experiences differ to those on offer inside. They are on a much larger scale and encourage the development of different skills and learning opportunities.
We have recently had our outside learning environment enhanced by the help of parents at a successful ‘Ground Force’ event. Look out for the date of our next event to help try to further improve the area. Children love to be outside so a pair of Wellies and a warm coat are always a must!
Our Daily Routine
Doors open and Nursery children are welcomed into class alongside their parents or carers. When your child comes into school they will need to hang their things on their peg, put book bag away in drawer, put snack and drink in designated area and then find their name and add to our self-Register beehive.
We enjoy daily morning phonics or maths sessions and also take part in regular focus Understanding of the World, Circle Time, Funky Fingers, Show and Tell and Creative activities. Every morning we break for a snack where the children are taught the importance of washing their hands before eating and the benefits of a healthy diet.
Show & Tell
Every Wednesday Nursery children can bring in something special to show and talk about to the group. This is a wonderful way for the children to develop their confidence and speech skills in a fun and exciting way!
Topics for 2017-18
This year we are excited about exploring and developing new topics which follow both the whole school key questions and also children’s independent interests. EYFS follows a child led curriculum – not solely based on topics.
This is designed to have the flexibility to follow the children’s specific interests and/or needs. It means that the Child is in the driving seat and adults respond to what the child finds interesting or needs further support in and develops the environment and activities around these things.
This is the magic of Foundation Stage and we can never quite predict where the learning may take us next! Each term we will be sending home a curriculum overview which will outline which skills we will be covering and the kinds of activities we will be doing in school with the children.
The following items will be needed in school:
- A pair of named ‘wellies’
- A change of underwear, socks and clothing to be kept in your child’s P.E bag in case of accidents.
- Please name all items of clothing including coats and shoes!
You will find below links to our current curriculum overview and latest newsletter. Please take a moment to read and keep up to date with what is going on.
Please have a browse through the links below for extra support at home with reading, writing and maths. You will also find some links to exciting websites to support learning at home.