Children are taught by qualified nursery nurses who work under the direction of an experienced teacher. The School follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which has seven main areas of learning. The implementation of this curriculum is rooted in the ethos of the School and the experience and beliefs of its staff.
The children are taught in small groups with a member of staff. Children in nursery learn through play and are prepared well for starting school. All of the children become more independent and make lasting friendships with their peers and members of staff.
Letters that have been circulated to parents are available for you to view and download here.
The children attend 5 morning and/or afternoon sessions. These are the times that apply to a nursery pupil’s school day.
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Entry to the school for nursery sessions is via the gate in the school car park to the left of the school’s main entrance. Children are registered on entry to the classroom for either the morning or afternoon session (09:00 & 12:30 respectively). If you arrive later than 09:00 (for the morning session) or 12:30 (for the afternoon session) then please use the main school entrance.
Please click here for our expectations of punctuality with arrival & collection of your child.
|Mrs Louise Rowlands||class teacher|
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Children have a PE session on Tuesdays (morning sessions) and Wednesdays (afternoon sessions).
Please ensure they are wearing comfortable clothing (leggings, jogging bottoms, etc - not tights please). We take off our shoes and socks so footwear that is easy to get on and off works best.
Occasionally we may ask the children to do some tasks at home to enhance their learning but these are not compulsory.
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At our school we follow the ‘Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)’. To support our provision and planning for learning and development we follow the ‘Early years foundation stage profile’ and we use ‘Early years outcomes’ to support our judgements.
Topics covered in nursery are broadly as follows:
|Autumn term:||This is Me / Space & Aliens|
|Spring term:||Traditional tales / Growing|
|Summer term:||Animals & mini beasts / Transport & holidays|
Children have access to water throughout the day so they do not need to bring water bottles. Children are also given a piece of fruit during their time at nursery therefore they do not need to bring any food to nursery. Parents are asked to contribute a donation of £1.00 every week to the Wow fund to support nursery to purchase materials such as play dough resources.
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