A very warm welcome to our Nursery.
In the nursery we have Mrs Harvey, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Humphrey. Our morning starts at 8.35am with activities called 'Busy fingers'. These work the muscles of the hand to develop fine motor skills and coordination. Busy finger activities could be threading pasta, cutting, using peg boards and writing in salt. These are activities you might want to do at home.
We enjoy child initiated learning inside and out in our well maintained outdoor area. Outside the children have access to a large sandpit, bikes and scooters as well as a full range of role play equipment and toys. We have a growing area where we have grown some fabulous fruit and vegetables. We often grow foods and then use them to cook. The garden also provides us with a rich habitat for minibeasts and nature study. During the time in Nursery there is a large emphasis on developing social skills. The curriculum is built around the children's interests and skills are developed 1:1, small groups and as a whole class. We have a range of technology to support learning from ipads to an Ben Q interactive board. We share a story and lots of singing before we say goodbye and sing our prayer. Our morning finishes at 11.40am.
Each week usually on a Friday you will receive a ‘Focus of the Week’ for the forthcoming week. Whilst we do not have ‘homework’ we often will ask you to bring something in when it links to the topic. Please check emails and if you do not receive weekly, ask the office to check the stored details.
Children take part in PE usually on a Wednesday. They do not need to get changed in Nursery, we just take shoes and socks off. Children need to be able to do this independently, so please practice at home. This is especially necessary for girls tights in the colder months. Parent may wish to send girls in trousers during cold weather.
Every child needs a plastic cup for access to water. We teach them to pour water from a jug. When the weather is warmer a drinking bottle is required.
We have fruit time or ‘rolling snack’ each day which is provided by the school, plus milk cartons if you have ordered them. We encourage the children to open straw packets themselves as well as eating fruit as it comes (eg eating an apple, not peeled/ chopped up).
If you want to take a library book from the class or school library you will need a school book bag to keep them safe. The children change their library books on a Wednesday.