Welcome to Nursery!
Welcome everybody to the Nursery section of the website.
NM Miss Moran
NF Miss Flaherty
LSAs: Mrs Olatunde, Mrs Wilkowska, Mr Duncan, Miss Roscoe (Maternity leave) and Mrs Phillingham (Speech and Language)
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the Nursery team.
Getting to know you
The children are beginning their exciting new journey with us through a staggered settling in process. This enables us to get to know each individual child and support their well being. We are really looking forward to getting to know our new families.
Our theme this half term is 'Marvellous Me'. The children will explore what makes them unique and share their knowledge of their families. We will get to know how they like to learn and what they are interested in.
Each child will have a key person who will spend time getting to know you and your child. This helps your child to develop relationships in Nursery and settle into school. When children are feeling secure and happy they are ready to learn and thrive in their new environment. We will send letters to inform you of their key person as they begin their settling in journey.
Please provide your child with lots of spare clothes to leave in a draw string bag at Nursery. Ensure everything is labelled with your child's name including their uniform, coat and shoes. Your child will also need a pair of wellington boots to ensure they can access the outdoor environment in all weathers.
Reading at home
In Nursery, we encourage you to share stories with your child everyday. Children can select a story from the class library, we ask that you return the book weekly and select a new book to take home. We also suggest you access the local library where you can enjoy a range of books and stories. In class we have a bank of 'core stories' that the children will hear often throughout their time in Nursery. They should become familiar with these stories, allowing them to talk about the story, characters and settings confidently.
Our P.E. day is Friday
Children in Nursery do not need a P.E kit.
Water bottles and snacks
Don't forget to bring a water bottle to school each day - it is important for children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please label bottles with the children's name and refill them each day.
Children are provided each day with fresh fruit, water and toast.Children are also eligible for free milk, remember to sign up through the office. Bread sticks can be purchased at the start of each half-term (please speak to the school office about this.)
Seesaw is an online learning journal that documents a very special record of a child’s experiences, development and learning journey through their primary years. Using photos, videos and diary entries, Seesaw tells the story of your child and how they are growing and developing. Parents are able to view online their child’s progress and how much fun they’re having, whilst also uploading their own comments and media. Once your child has settled into their new class the class teacher will create their profile. If you can not access Seesaw please give your child’s class teacher your email address to activate your account.
Please respond to the things that we post with a comment, and post your own photographs or videos so that we may share in your child's home learning journey.
We will set homework every Friday on See Saw. This will be linked to the learning taking place in school or involve a particular skill to develop. Please ensure you upload photographs, comments or work your child has done before the following Friday.
We are developing our sense of number through lots of number rhymes and play with counting resources. We are developing our skills to say the numbers in the correct order when counting and we will check how many by moving or touching each object. We are using our Number Nook in the outdoor area to develop our Maths skills independently.
The children will be exploring Phase 1 Phonics through planned and purposeful play. We will use stories, songs and the learning environment to develop speaking and listening skills and phonological awareness. Phase 1 Phonics paves the way to developing good early reading and writing skills. When the children are ready they will be introduced to RWI phonics sounds.
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