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Hello and welcome to Nursery

We are very much looking forward to meeting all the new children who will join us in the nursery class this year.

Our first priority is to ensure that the children feel happy and safe in their new class. Our partnership with parents and families is therefore a very important one to us.

Please speak to a member of staff if you have any information, or concerns, that you want to share, for example - your child is tired, they had a temperature in the night, they haven’t eaten their breakfast, or they did something exciting at the weekend. It will help us to take better care of your child.

Our nursery staff team are:

Class teacher – Mrs Murray

Nursery teaching assistants – Mrs Quinn and Mrs Knight

Lunch time supervisor – Mrs Scrivens

The nursery day

Our school day begins at 8.50 am and finishes at 3.00 pm. The children have their lunch at 11.45am.

Milk, water and fruit snacks are available for the children every day.

In the morning please bring your child to the nursery entrance which leads into the nursery cloakroom.

Please encourage them to take their coat off, find their named peg and move their name to ‘in’ on our entrance board.

At home time please collect your child from the nursery entrance through the nursery playground. A member of staff will supervise the safe collection of the children.

Please be on time to collect your child. If, for any reason, you are going to be late it is essential that you phone school so that we can reassure your child.

 

Our classroom

We have lots of resources and activities to support your child’s development and learning in the nursery class.

Our classroom has both indoor and outdoor areas and it includes a cosy reading corner, outdoor play equipment for promoting large muscle development and many areas for investigating, exploring and creating ... construction play, a home corner and role play, small world play, maths investigations, mark making and writing, sand and water play, a craft area for painting, collage and model making, instruments for making music, play dough and much more!

We frequently introduce new resources and activities, both to follow the children’s interests and to motivate the children in their play and learning.

 

Learning and development in the early years

In nursery the children learn through their play, building the language and skills they need to be successful lifelong learners. We aim to give your child the best possible start and our day includes a balance of child initiated play and adult led activities. 

 We follow the National Early Years framework for and focus on the following 7 areas of learning and development: 

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, Social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

As a Catholic school, RE is also one of our core areas of learning and the Catholic ethos runs through everything that we do in school.

 

Class Topics

Each half term we use a class topic to develop relevant activities for the children. This half term our class topic is Why do you love me so much?

Through this topic we encourage children to think about what is special about themselves and how we can show that we care about others.

Through activities we will explore ‘all about me’ – including, what do I look like? How do I feel? What can I do?  We will also explore how people are the same and different, what families are and what makes a friend.

 

 

 

 

 

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