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Independent life-long learners SCHOOL AIMS

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Nursery 

For all Nursery admissions, please visit our Admissions page for an application form and more information. 

To find out more about your child's Nursery year, please download the  Welcome to Nursery Induction Meeting 2023.

Our Nursery Team are:

Mrs A Molloy Nursery ND Teacher

Mrs F Dunlevy

Mrs Eden

Mrs F Morrison

Miss E Sharpe 

Miss R Robins 

TLSAs
Mrs C Walker and Mrs S Chapman Nursery NP Teachers

Mrs A Lloyd

Miss K Deakin

TLSA

 

Spring Term 2024

Nursery ND and NP

This term our learning will focus around ‘’The Natural World’. Each fortnight we will be looking at a new book, such as Owl Babies, Lost and Found and The Messy Magpie, which will support and help us understand the world around us. In Phonics, we will continue with our Phase 1 ‘Letters and Sounds’ activities, focusing on alliteration. This will involve us introducing a ‘Letter of the Week’ using fun songs, games and using lots of language through role play and stories. We will continue to develop our understanding of rhyme alongside this. The children will begin to practise name writing and letter formation in different mark making activities and improving their fine motor skills with daily Dough Gym sessions.

In mathematics we will focus on subitising up to 3, we will use recognition, reciting and quantity of numerals, using Numicon and a five frame to aid visual understanding. We begin to identify 2D and 3D shapes around school and home as well as looking for patterns.

We will continue to develop our social skills; working together as a team, listening to each other and sharing. This will be done through lots of fun activities such as Forest school based activities and through our school PSHE scheme, Jigsaw. This term we will begin our FootieBugs sessions, an exciting PE program combining traditional football skills and storytelling adventures to enhance our physical development.

Outdoor Provision 

As part of the EYFS curriculum, the outdoor area will be available to the children throughout the year and in all weathers, lots of excellent and fun learning can take place during rain and snow. Can you please ensure that during cold months your child has gloves, a hat, and, if possible, wellies that can be left at school all year round.

Messy Play

During the year your child will be exploring, experimenting and investigating the world around them. We will therefore be using a variety of materials such as paint, sand, water, mud, etc.. So please do not be upset if your child returns home a little messy (we will of course be wearing aprons, but sometimes the fun can get away with us), it just means we have had a busy day learning. 

A Plea!

We are making a plea to parents and carers. We would love to receive donations of comics and magazines that you no longer want, along with washed out squirty bottles like ketchup bottles, milk bottles, soap liquid bottles or washing up liquid bottles that you have finished with. We would also love any yoghurt pots and toilet rolls. This will really help us to be creative.

Name EVERYTHING 

Please ensure that everything is labelled. As children become more independent, we change pumps for PE weekly, have our coats on and off throughout the day and children’s clothing can sometimes be mixed up.