Nursery

Welcome back to Term 4 in Nursery!

We remain fully open despite the disruption elsewhere across the school.

The children enjoyed making pizzas so much last term that this term begins with our whole home corner being transformed into their very own role-play Pizzeria complete with ‘pizza oven’! Of course this will provide lots of opportunities for Mathematics in the form of measuring and weighing activities. We’ll also be using it as an opportunity to talk about sharing. 

Now that the weather is slowly improving we are hoping that the morning session will have more time outdoors to enjoy some open ended learning on Forest Friday. If your child attends the Friday morning session please ensure that they have warm clothes, a waterproof jacket, strong shoes and thick socks. 

We’ve had a few muddles with children taking each other’s clothing home over these last few weeks. Please could you check they your child’s name is still clearly written in every item of their clothing. Thank you. 

On March 8th we will be returning to our regular opening hours as follows: 

8.30am to 11.30am

12.30pm to 3.30pm 

Please be prompt. The gate will be open for drop-off for the first 10 minutes of each session only.

 

Welcome back to Term 3 in Nursery!

We are happy and proud to be open for your little ones despite all of current disruption.

This is a very exciting term for us as we are looking forward to making the most out of our new age-related sessions. Our older children will be receiving a more bespoke ‘Reception Ready’ experience and we can’t wait to get going with Read Write Inc Phonics as soon as staff training is complete. We’ll also be ramping up the mathematics work and making sure that the children are full of confidence and really shine when they join Mrs Ward in September! 

Our younger children will benefit from a more ‘flexible’ session with a little less timetabling to allow them to explore at their own pace whilst still learning some of the boundaries and expectations which will help them succeed in ‘big school’. We’ll be making lots of time for the singing, music and parachute games that they love. 

Please note our temporary session times which help us to fit in with the current “whole school” situation: 

Morning session: 8.45am to 11.30am 

Afternoon session: 12:30pm to 3pm. Gates open for collection 2.55pm 

Thank you for you support and understanding as we ask all adults entering the site to wear a face covering until further notice.

If you are one of our little ones currently at home at this time please stay in touch through Tapestry and our Padlet chat room. You can also join us daily for story time on Zoom at 2.30pm. It will be lovely to see you! 

If you need any help with home learning beyond what we are posting online please just call the office and ask for Mr Gough to give you a ring-back. 

Stay safe, 

Mr Gough

Welcome back to Term 2 in Nursery 

You will notice this term that we have begun to use cones to mark the waiting spots for drop off and pick up. This should make things faster and also help everyone to keep socially distanced. Please wait at a cone as you come into the playground and only move forward once a child ahead of you has been collected. You will notice that we have also created a small coned area outside our door. This will help staff to keep their distance too. Please don’t enter that area unless invited and both you and the member of staff have a face covering on. 

We have ow completed out WellComm screen for all children who speak English as a first language. We will begin our new, daily  speech and language group group times this term. For more information about the WellComm scheme please visit this link: https://www.gl-assessment.co.uk/products/wellcomm/  

This term we will be introducing our “Mini Library” based in our Summer House in the Nursery playground. We will be giving each child a book bag and you can swap your books as often as you like. Please borrow just one book at a time and complete the log book with the book title and your child’s initials. 

Thanks to all those who have been sharing photographs of your activities outside of school through Tapestry. These will be a valuable opportunity to get the children talking through “show and tell” group times. If you would like to do this for your child and are struggling with Tapestry please just ask and we’ll be happy to show you how to do it. 

Any questions, please ask! Mr Gough, Miss Taylor and Miss Jeffries.

Welcome to Term 1 in Nursery

Our main focus this term will be on getting our little ones settled into the environment. Once they are happy we will begin to get them used to adult led group time activities.

For our new starters we typically keep at least the first session limited to one hour with the hope being they will leave the setting happy and looking forward to their next day. We have found that sometimes staying for a whole session on their first day is quite tiring for the children.

This term we are proud to be starting work with the WellComm programme which is a structured way to help the children develop early speech and language skills. We will make contact with parents with further details once we have carried out our initial screening.

As you may expect there have been a few changes this term as we work to a new Covid-related risk assessment. Our soft toys and furnishings have temporarily been removed but rest assured they will be back as soon as we allowed. We miss them too!

This term we will also not be having PE days as we normal would. We will be in touch once that changes.

Finally, thank you for your support in dropping your little ones off from the red spot outside the Nursery door to help us maintain social distancing.

If you have any questions please catch us for a chat at the end of any session.

Mr Gough and the Nursery Team.