Welcome to Nursery!
Class Teacher: Mrs Perry
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Walker and Mrs Mason
A big hello from Nursery!
This page will give you lots of information about things we are doing in Nursery and how you can support your child in their learning.
In our Nursery we offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities designed to promote the cognitive, physical, emotional and social growth of its children. Children can enjoy experimenting with sand, water, paint, clay, glue, wood and many other basic materials.
They enjoy looking at books, listening to stories and learning songs and rhymes. They can dress up in the role-play area, play with a variety of toys and games and engage in food technology.
Our Nursery allows children to make decisions, take turns with each other, share the attention of the adults and establish relationships with one another.
By the end of their time in Nursery, children should be more confident, capable and ready for Reception.
P.E will take place every Tuesday morning.
Our First Week at Nursery
Your children have had a great first week at nursery. Here are some photographs to show you exactly what they have been doing.
Topic One - Why do I love you so much?
As part of our topic, the children drew portraits of their families. They told us who the different people in the pictures were. They all did a fantastic job!
Topic two - Why do leaves go crispy?
As an introduction to our new topic, Nursery went on an autumn walk. We each took a bag and filled it with things that we found on the field and playground. When we got back to class, we put everything on the tables and looked at what we had collected. We talked about the different coloured leaves that we found as well as the berries and seed cases.
We are going to use the leaves to make a special woodland creature!
What will it will be?
We used some of the leaves we collected on our walk to do some leaf printing.
Going on a Bear Hunt
We read the book 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen. The children then went on their own bear hunt in nursery.
Long wavy grass - Swishy swashy!
A deep cold river - Splash splosh!
Thick oozy mud - Squelch squerch!
A big dark forest - Stumble trip!
A swirling whirling snowstorm - Hooo Wooo!
A narrow gloomy cave - Tiptoe!
In to the bed. Under the covers. I'm not going on a bear hunt again!
To finish our autumn topic, we spent time playing in the mud kitchen. They were all very wet and very muddy but the children had a fantastic time!
Topic Three - Is it shiny?
We watched a video about things that are shiny. We sorted some objects into things that were shiny and things that were dull. We looked round school and found things that were shiny.
Charlie and the Christmas Cat
Just before we finished school for the Christmas holidays, Nursery went on a trip to the Lichfield Garrick Theatre to watch Charlie and the Christmas Cat. We had a fantastic time. The children were great on the minibus journey to and from the theatre and they really enjoyed the performance.
Today we welcomed new children to nursery who have moved up from our Bright Beginnings. They had a fabulous first day and enjoyed playing together outside.
Topic 4 - Where does snow go?
The children came to nursery today to find lots of dinosaurs had been frozen during the weekend. They were stuck in the ice! The children had to use equipment such as spoons to try to free the dinosaurs.
They were fantastic. They all worked so well together to get the dinosaurs out of the ice. There were some fantastic problem solvers who looked for other equipment around nursery to help them get the dinosaurs out.
Ten in the Bed
We have had great fun reading our new book, 'Ten in the Bed'. The children have been joining in with the words and even acted out the story.
Footprints in the snow
The children made snowy footprints on black paper. We used the wellies and some white paint. The children walking, ran, skipped and slipped to make a fabulous trail of snowy footprints.
Helping your child
In Nursery we believe parents play an important role in their child's education. At the bottom of this page you will find lots of information for you to support your child in their learning.
Throughout EYFS (Nursery and Reception) everyone works hard to develop each child's capacity to learn, helping them to make good progress and develop excellent attitudes.
The Keys Skills and Early Years Curriculum are delivered through a range of themes, developed through the interests of the children.
The Nursery Curriculum (30 - 50 months) covers the Prime and Specific areas of learning.
Phonics in Nursery
We learn early reading skills in nursery through a variety of listening activities and the Read Write Inc. phonics programme.