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.
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 Developmen
- 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
Mrs McGrail – teacher – Blue Group
Miss Wright – Nursery Nurse – Yellow Group
Mrs Dilworth/Mrs Davies – Nursery Nurses – Red Group
Miss Winbolt – Nursery Nurse – Green Group
Mrs Grochowina – 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.
The PTA has paid for the Nursery playground to have new markings. This will hopefully be completed during the half term holidays.
Your child will have a Key Worker who will follow your child’s unique needs and interests.
Long Term Plan
08/06/2018: Welcome back. We hope everyone had an enjoyable half term.
This week the children have been looking at their phonics, including looking at segmenting and blending, playing a sound bingo game and a sound game on the interactive white board.
The children were introduced to the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.
We practised for Sports Day including running races, egg and spoon race, balancing and throwing and hopping races.
The children had fun playing in the mud kitchen, digging and making mud pies.
We also bought some caterpillars so we will be continuing to watch them grow and change.
Next week we will continue practising for sports day and looking at our letters and sounds.
20/04/2018: This week we looked at Sikhism. Mrs Kaur came in and talked to the children about Sikhism. She showed us some costumes and pictures of the Gurdwara.
09/03/2018: Hope everyone enjoyed the snow last week. The children enjoyed telling us what they did in the snow.
This week the children have been looking at the story “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”. We have enjoyed listening to the story and going outside and acting out the story in the garden.
The children have looked at shapes and went on a shape hunt in the nursery garden. We have looked at positional language and talked about Mother’s Day and made cards .
We have also talked about our Lenten promises and put them on our special Lenten tree.
02/02/2018: This week the children were introduced to the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’.
We continued practising our phonics – we listened to different sounds, saying the initial sounds of our names.
The children also enjoyed playing with ice in the water area. We talked about winter and how ice is made.
The children enjoyed going outside and doing an obstacle course.
26/01/2018: This week the children continued looking at our Phonics. We listened and matched some sounds, sang our Jolly Phonics songs and listened out for rhyming words in stories.
Some of the children enjoyed watching a pantomime ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’ up at the main school.
We continued reading ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and enjoyed helping Mrs Grochowina make Gingerbread men.
The children also enjoyed making bird feeders, using cereal and pipe cleaners. We then hung them on the trees.
Next week we will be looking at ‘The Three Little Pigs’, continuing to talk about ice and continuing with our phonics.
19/01/2018: This week we continued looking at and modelling how we use the different areas in the Nursery.
We introduced the story “The Gingerbread Man”, and looked at and played with ice.
We also looked at pictures of winter and walked around the nursery garden to see if we could see any signs of winter.
Next week we will be looking at our Phonics, continuing looking at ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and making gingerbread men.
Welcome back and Happy New Year. Thank you again for all our lovely cards and presents, very much appreciated.
This week we welcomed and settled in new children. They are doing well and enjoying Nursery.
The children looked at the areas in the nursery and helped the new children use the areas. Areas included the garden, maths area and the Art table.
The children also enjoyed looking at the musical instruments and having a go at playing the instruments quietly and loudly.
All children need a named hat to keep at school. Could these be left in the clear plastic boxes in the cloakroom according to their group and a named water bottle.
01/12/2017: This week the children have started to get ready for Christmas. We enjoyed decorating some stars, using glitter and making patterns. We continued practising our Christmas songs for our performance.
The children also enjoyed listening to different Christmas stories and learning the story of the Nativity.
Next week we will continue our Phonics – introducing the initial letter of the children’s names, we will retell The Christmas Story and continue practising our songs for our Christmas performance.
24/11/2017: This week we have started looking at our name cards and sound out the initial letter of our name.
We have practised riding the bikes and scooters round the nursery garden carefully.
We have continued looking at ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. We retold the story using the story props.
The children have also been learning their songs for our Christmas performance.
17/11/2017: This week the children have talked about families and that we are all part of a family.
We enjoyed the story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. The children made porridge and some of the children enjoyed eating it.
10/11/2017: Welcome back and hope everyone had a lovely half term. This week we talked about what we did over the half term holiday and looked and talked about fireworks, the children then had fun making firework pictures on black paper by flicking paint on to the paper. We talked about Diwali and the children made Diva lamps out of clay.
20/10/2017: This week the children learnt about Islam. They listened to a parent visitor talking about what being a Muslim is and how they celebrate Eid. The children also enjoyed making leaf collages and leaf rubbings. We counted and sorted acorns, conkers and pine cones. We enjoyed the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ and talked about the story. We practised our balancing on the trim trail. Our topic for next term is ‘Why do leaves go crispy?’.
06/10/2017: This week the children have been looking at the story of ‘Elmer’. Every group has read the story. We have decorated a large Elmer using different colours, and materials. The children painted, coloured and glued things onto the picture.
29/09/2017: This week all our new children have started and have now settled well and following the nursery routine. We have also started doing small group. The children have been going to the different areas and learning what we can do and learn in each area and learning the routine. Next week we will be looking at ‘Elmer’ and investigating colour. We will be reading the story of ‘Elmer’. Thank you again for your continued cooperation and support during our reconstruction.
15/09/2017: Welcome back, we hope everyone had a lovely summer and good luck to all our children that moved up to Reception. During the summer we have had building work done and have had new toilets built. We have redone our environment with an exciting new area for the children to explore. Since returning we have welcomed and settled in around 28 new children and welcomed our old children back, and have started our 30 hours. As a Nursery we would like to thank our parents and children for their cooperation and continued support as we go through our reconstruction. We are looking forward to our new year ahead.