Our aim in Nursery is to give children a happy, secure and enjoyable start to their school life.
We provide opportunities for children to explore activities both independently and with adult support. We encourage our children to develop a love of learning, become more independent and confident in their own abilities and develop their relationships with other children. Our Nursery Team are Mrs Atherton, Mrs Barrs and Mrs Round.
We are always available to talk to you about any issues you may have and we look forward to developing good school/home relationships with you. During the year we provide a variety of activities and experiences that develop all seven areas of the Early Years Curriculum. There are three prime areas:
*Personal, Social and Emotional Development
*Communication and Language Development
and four specific areas:
*Understanding the World
*Expressive Arts and Design
The Autumn Term is very busy as children settle in and begin to make new friends. We will take part in our Harvest Festival celebration in the school hall. This is for the children only as some are still settling into the routine. We will enjoy a walk to Shoal Hill to look for signs that Autumn has arrived. The second half term we will be looking forward to presenting our Nativity play in the school hall on the 7th December and preparing for Christmas.
In the Spring Term we develop our knowledge of the wider world and look at different countries and cultures. We will celebrate Chinese New Year and Easter.
We will also be thinking about food and where food comes from. We will visit a local supermarket to find out about the different shops that can be found within a supermarket and sample some exotic fruits.
During the Summer Term we will be expanding our understanding of caring for animals and will be able to get up close to some unusual pets. We will also have a visit to Ash End Farm to find out about farm animals.
At the end of the year we will be preparing our children for their move into Reception by visiting classes and meeting new teachers.
We will also be thinking about our summer holidays, looking at different types of holiday and ways of getting there.
You are always welcome to visit school to chat with staff in our Nursery setting or otherwise contact staff using the following email addresses:
Mrs Atherton: email@example.com
Mrs Barrs: firstname.lastname@example.org