Welcome to our Nursery home page
Autumn 1 2020
We are really happy to welcome all our new families and children to our Nursery and we are looking forward to getting to know you all.
Teacher - Mrs Searle
Learning Support - Miss Dowdall
The Early Years gate opens at 8.30am. The Early Years bubble (Nursery and Reception classes) will close at 8.40am prompt. If your child is late you will need to wait until all other minischool bubbles have closed before entering the school through the school office. Please ensure your child arrives promptly at school each day. At the end of the day the doors open at 2.40pm. Please arrive on time to collect your child.
Should it be needed information about remote learning can be found on our class Sway page on the school website under the Parents tab and then Home Learning Support. This folder contains activities for pupils currently awaiting test results if well enough or siblings of pupils required to isolate.
Should the whole class need to isolate the folder will be updated more frequently. If the whole does need to isolate we will contact you with more details regarding home learning.
Tapestry Online Learning Journal
This year, we will trial Tapestry, an online learning journal, in Nursery and Reception. Tapestry is a program which allows all children in to have a personal on-line learning journal which records photographs, observations and comments to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us. As this is a new system for us and as staff are currently busy completing an initial baseline assessment of the children, please bear with us in these early stages.
You will have secure access (via email address and password) to your child’s individual Learning Journal and, in addition to viewing our contributions, we encourage you to add to it by uploading photos and comments, or commenting on observations made by us. The safeguarding of our children is very important to us. Everything that is added to Tapestry will only be viewed by school staff using the program, and also yourself, using your own log in. You will only have access to your child’s Learning Journal and this cannot be seen by other parents. It is crucial that you do not share photos or videos from your child’s learning journal on social media or through other online platforms.
Tapestry will be a wonderful way of additional communication between staff and parents; enabling you to view your child’s experiences and comment on the posts, as well as share what you have been up to at home with school.
This half term, you will receive an email (the email you registered for Parentmail with) enabling you to log onto your account.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
We have an ''in the moment' child-initiated approach to learning which encourages the children's natural curiosity in a safe and enabling environment. It starts with the child and their interests and is led by the child. Instead of a topic based approach, we will be planning 'in the moment' based on the interests of the children. As facilitators, we will be seizing the moment and therefore, supporting that child immediately to move their learning on.
Literacy and Phonics
Alongside our in the moment planning we do make sure that we cover particular texts this term which are:
and we sing a range of nursery rhymes including the following:
Wheels On The Bus
5 Little Ducks
5 Cheeky Monkeys
We will be counting 1-10 and back and recognising numbers from 1-5 and then 1-10.
We will be teaching the children to recognise their names and to begin to write the letters of their name.
This term we will be learning to make the sign of the cross and to say our school prayer. We will begin our weekly collective worship and will be looking at our names and the importance of our names to God.
In the early years setting, we go outdoors in all weathers and regularly use our 'Let's explore' muddy area. We have waterproof trousers and coats that the children wear when using this area.
Your child will need:
a waterproof coat
a pair of wellies
a drawstring bag containing a change of clothing including underwear which can be left on their peg
Reading books and Learning logs
We will be in touch with you later this term about reading books and learning logs for home learning.