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Nursery

Our Nursery is housed in a self-contained building adjacent to the main school which has its own well-equipped play areas. It is staffed with two part-time teachers and a full time Nursery nurse.

          Nursery Playground - The Ship          Nursery Playground - Music Area

Children are encouraged to engage in a range of stimulating activities which aim to develop their social, physical, creative, literacy and numeracy skills. They are encouraged to try out new things and explore new environments. We firmly believe in learning through play. We create an environment where children confidently learn to access resources and materials independently and make their own choices. Children learn best when they are self-motivated, happy and engaged in what they are doing. We teach our children to care for each other and their environment. They develop self-confidence and the ability to solve problems for themselves.

          Nursery Playground - Sand Area          Nursery Playground - Work Bench

We go out on many trips in our immediate environment and also on family trips further afield, such as the seaside. We have an excellent relationship with our local Park Rangers who regularly accompany us on local walks each term. We feed the animals in Maryon Wilson Park. We hunt for minibeasts in our school woods and go pond-dipping in our own school pond. We go out in all weathers and our children learn about the changes in the seasons at first hand. They observe rain drops falling into puddles, feel snowflakes on their tongues and watch ice melting in the sunshine. In summer they learn how to grow plants from seed and help to look after the Nursery garden.

We regularly venture out on trips in our immediate environment and have visitors come to talk to us in Nursery too. We have an excellent relationship with our local Park Rangers who accompany us on local walks each term. We feed the animals in Maryon Wilson Park, hunt for mini-beasts in our school woods and go pond-dipping in our own school pond. We go out in all weathers and attend Forest School once a week where our children learn about the changes in the seasons. They observe rain drops falling into puddles, feel snowflakes on their tongues and watch ice melting in the sunshine.

We also bake regularly in Nursery which the children really enjoy.

Each session includes a story time when we sing songs and rhymes and play number and phonic games. Our children learn to speak and sing confidently in front of their peers and to listen to each other.

          Nursery Playground - The Stage          Nursery Playground

Nursery is an integral part of the whole primary school and the children are included in many festivals and events. We participate in the school Christmas Nativity Play, the May Day celebrations and Book Week. The children develop a sense of belonging to a larger group and they interact with older age groups.

          Water play in the Nursery           Nursery trip to the Animal Park

We aim for a successful partnership with parents and carers who are the children’s first and most enduring educators. Parents/carers are invited to meet their child’s teacher for a discussion in the term after their child has been admitted to Nursery and the teachers are readily available to discuss any concerns that may arise.

Please click on the buttons below for a copy of the termly newsletters as they become available throughout the year.

                           

                          

 

Please see the Curriculum tab in the 'Teaching and Learning' section for an overview of this year's learning.