Reading is a Specific Area in the Early Learning Goals. Reading has a high priority throughout the Nursery Unit with books in all areas of provision to support learning. Children are read a wide range books daily to promote the love of reading. Early reading skills are taught daily through Letters and Sounds and small group activities.
Physical development is a Prime Area in the Early Learning Goals. The children always have access to areas and resources to develop their fine and gross motor skills every day. We currently have a hall slot for a focussed PE time on Tuesday morning and Friday afternoon.
Learning outside the classroom supports the development of healthy and active lifestyles by offering children opportunities for physical activity, freedom and movement, and promoting a sense of well-being.
Learning in our outdoor area gives our children contact with the natural world and offers them experiences that are unique to outdoors, such as direct contact with the weather and the seasons.
Outdoor play also supports children’s problem-solving skills and nurtures their creativity, as well as providing rich opportunities for their developing imagination, inventiveness and resourcefulness.
By using our outside classroom, we regularly sees the enjoyment, and sense of wonder and excitement that is generated when children actively engage with their environment
Understanding the world
Involves guiding children to make sense of their
Expressive Arts and Design
The Nursery Team
Mrs S Lee
Mrs G Davidson
Mrs L Thorpe
Miss A Wright (Tues PM)
The Nursery hours we offer are....
30 hours - Monday to Friday 9.00 - 3.00 pm
15 hours part time, consisting of:
Monday, Tuesday all day and Wednesday morning
Wednesday afternoon, Thursday, Friday all day
For further details of Nursery admissions and hours provided please click here
Letters and Sounds
In Nursery we follow the Letters and Sounds programme to teach reading and writing. Each daily session follows a set format in which children practice their previous phonic knowledge. The sessions are practical with lots of games to develop children's listening skills, knowledge of rhyme, alliteration and oral blending/segmenting.
Spring trips & events
In spring 2 we hope to invite a midwife in to talk about how we care for a baby as part of our growth and change topic.
In Nursery we use seesaw as our learning journey.
Children are not given homework in Nursery but are encouraged to talk about their home experiences, sharing any news during our daily key worker sessions.
Show and Tell - children may bring in something of interest to share with their group each Tuesday and Friday.
Reading- We hope to start a library session soon with children taking a book home from nursery each week to to share with their grown up.
EYFS-Prime Areas of Learning
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
In Early Years practitioners are required to observe children within their play and evidence their learning. Seesaw enables us record in photograph and video the play based learning for each individual child. We share this learning with home and actively encourage home 'wow' moments to be shared with us.