Welcome to Nursery
We aim to provide a safe and happy environment for all children, offering opportunities to meet the needs of each individual child.
At St John’s Catholic Primary school, we offer the following sessions for our Nursery children.
Morning Session 8.45am – 11.45pm (15 hours per week)
Afternoon Session 12.00pm – 3.00pm (15 hours per week)
All day session 8.45am – 3.00pm (30 hours per week)
To find out more information about funding for your 3 or 4 year old please click here to visit the Kent County Council Free Childcare page or come in and speak to a member of our office staff.
If you are entitled to 15 free hours of childcare, we offer 5 morning sessions or 5 afternoon sessions a week. If you child is entitled to 30 hours free hours of childcare we offer all day sessions from 8.45am until 3.00pm. All day children will need to be provided with a packed lunch daily.
Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and understanding through the seven areas of Learning and Development as outlined in the EYFS framework.
Children should mostly develop the three prime areas first.
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language.
These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in four specific areas.
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
Staff in Nursery
Miss Abbey – Year Leader – Green Group
Miss Wright – Nursery Nurse – Yellow Group
Mrs Dilworth/Mrs Davies – Nursery Nurses – Red Group
Miss Winbolt – Nursery Nurse – Blue Group
Mrs Grochowina – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Purbick – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Smallcorn – Teaching Assistant
Reminders If your child is absent could parents please write in their child’s white books as well as ringing the school. All children need to have coats, hats, bags and clothes labelled clearly. Could all children please have a named hat and water bottle every day.
Voluntary fund We kindly ask parents to donate £2 a week to our voluntary fund. This allows us to buy extra resources to help our curriculum.
This week we have been reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The children have enjoyed joining in with the story as we read it altogether. This will be the book we will focus on for the rest of the term, our learning will center around this as well as looking at lots of other insects.
At the beginning of the week we got out the dressing up clothes and we enjoyed trying on lots of different outfits.
This week we have started reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children have really enjoyed listening to this story and Miss Abbey’s dad made some beds and chairs for the children to play with.
Welcome back. We hope you have all had an enjoyable half term together.
On Monday we had our school photos taken. All of the children sat, looked and smiled beautifully.
We have been very busy in the nursery this week learning all about people who help us. We have even been watching Dr Ranj who tells us all about being in a hospital. The children and their key workers have been talking all about people who help us and even chatting about their favourite superheroes.
This week in nursery we had a special visitor. Father Christmas and one of his helpful elves came in to the nursery to read us a story. All the children sat and listened brilliantly and were very excited to see him.
A big thank you to all of the grown-ups who came to watch their children in the Christmas Carols concert on Friday. I’m sure you will agree with me when I say how fantastic they were. I could tell how been they have all busy learning all the songs at home as they all new the words so well.
This week we have been busy making gingerbread biscuits. We hope they were as tasty as they looked! During the breaks in the bad weather we have been wrapping up warm to get out in the garden and have a run around.
On Tuesday, some of the children made a hurdle and were running down the slope and jumping over it with great enthusiasm.
We also took advantage of the windy weather this week and flew a kite in the garden!
Please check your child’s bags this week for Christmas song words which we would be really grateful for you to practise with your children at home. You should also find the date and time for our Christmas Carol Concert.