Welcome to Nursery
It is great to be back at school for the Autumn term with our returning nursery children and also welcoming our new children and their families to our school. We hope they enjoy their time with us and make lots of new friends.
The nursery children have settled into our class routine really well and are spending time getting to know each other. At the moment we are enjoying lots of songs, rhymes and story times and exploring our learning environment.
This week we have been using the large construction blocks outside to build obstacle courses and bridges. This helps us with our balancing and co-ordination skills and also our turn taking skills.
Popular areas to play in this week have included the play dough, which helps us develop the muscles in our fingers and hands, and the creative area where the children have made beautiful collages.
We are looking forward to our first PE lesson with coach, Mr Lea on Thursday.
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Newsletter for this week
Newsletter week ending Friday 9th October. Click on the link below.
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Nursery times and sessions
We provide 15 hours a week of education for 3 and 4 year old children. We operate these hours over 5 days a week.
Morning session 8.45am - 11.30am
Afternoon session 12.15pm - 3.15pm
If you require a 8.30am start for morning nursery please speak to Miss McArdle.
Miss McArdle is the Nursery teacher and the Early Years Foundation Stage Manager. Miss Stasik is the Nursery Nurse. We also work closely with the Reception class staff.
Nursery snack money is £1 per week. This helps to provide a daily snack and goes towards buying ingredients when we do cookery activities. The type of snacks we have are cereal, toast, yogurts, cheese and crackers for example. Children can have milk or water to drink.
We take part in a short PE session with a specialist games coach on a Thursday. Children should keep a pair of black pumps in nursery to wear for our PE lesson.
Weekly newsletters are sent home at the end of the week to let parents know what we have been learning about.
Click on the link below to read the short information leaflet 'Welcome to Nursery'. If you require further information about Nursery or Reception class please contact Miss McArdle at school.
Everyday activities to help your child's learning and development
Parents and carers play a vital role in their child's learning and development and there are lots of activities you can do at home or when you are out that will help.
- counting up and down the stairs
- setting the table with correct amount of cutlery and plates
- sorting the washing into groups e.g. pairing socks
- listening to the sounds in the environment when walking to the shops/the park
- using climbing equipment in the park to develop muscles and co-ordination
- sharing a book and talking about the pictures and the story line
- singing nursery rhymes
- putting coats on independently and practising zips and fastening buttons.