Welcome to Nursery
Nursery Class 2021 - 2022
Hello everyone, welcome to our nursery class web page. We hope that you find the information on here useful and it gives you an insight into some of the learning and experiences that take place in our class.
Welcome back to school after the Easter holidays, we hope you all managed to have a rest and spend some family time together. The weather is brighter and warmer and it is a good time to go outside to develop our physical and gross motor skills.
We would also like to welcome our new children and their families to our class and school community. I'm sure the children will settle really well and make lots of new friends.
The Summer term is a very busy term and this year is a short term with a two week break in June. We will be preparing our Nursery 2 for their transition into Reception and also supporting our younger nursery children with routines and developing positive relationships with staff and other children.
Our time in Nursery continues to be busy with weekly visits from Francesca Bonetti who is our speech and language therapy from MAST. Francesca works with the Nursery children on a Tuesday. We also have weekly visits from Jane Evans who is a family link worker from Fountains Children's Centre. Jane completes a short PSED activity with all of our children on a Wednesday morning. Friday morning is our PE lesson and we have Emma Roberts who is a specialist PE teacher from Schools Sports Partnership leading our lesson.
Miss McArdle - Nursery Teacher
Miss Stasik - Nursery Nurse
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
- putting on socks and shoes
Useful links for further learning
Newsletter for this week
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 for play dough and 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 Friday. 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.