Welcome to the Nursery
Our Nursery Class is called 'The Ducklings'.
Four staff work in the Nursery all week:
Class Teacher: Mrs. Niki Smith
Lead Practitioner: Ms. Karen Woodall
LSA (full time): Mrs. Jess Reynolds
LSA job share: Mrs Louise Genge and Miss Sarah West
We have 60 children in our Nursery Classes.
Nursery sessions are for 2 full days and 1 half day. One class attends Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday morning and the other class attends for Wednesday afternoon and Thursday and Friday.
There are 30 children in each class.
Each class is split into 3 keyworker groups. Gruffalo Group, Stickman Group and Superworm Group.
Please click here or on the ILD logo below to access the Interactive Learning Diary page:
Should your child need to self-isolate we will be providing home learning for them. Click the button below to find the weekly timetable of activities and topic challenges that you can follow with your child. We have split our home learning into 4 main areas- Fine motor activities, physical development, maths and reading. We recommend picking no more than 2 topic challenges to do each week. Activities are based around the 2 and a half days your child would have been in nursery with us each week. You can share your child's learning with us on the Interactive Learning Diary.
We will spend much of the first term settling into the nursery, making new friends, getting to know our adults that look after us and learning routines. We will have plenty of time to find out and explore what we can play and learn with in the nursery before we begin focusing on our first topic which will be Autumn. We will begin by discussing the weather around us and noticing the colours of the changing trees. We spend lots of time outside on welly walks picking up autumn treasures to create lovely artwork in our classroom. Throughout the term we will be exploring Bonfire and Fireworks Night, Diwali, Halloween and Remembrance Day.
During our Christmas topic we fully emerse ourselves in the magic and wonder of the advent season. We take part in a EYFS nativity, make decorations, read the Christmas Story, decorate our own Christmas tree and even have a visitor from someone very special. Ho Ho Ho...
Throughout our Winter topic we will explore New Year, Chinese New Year, Valentines Day and Pancake Day! We will continue our outside learning with Mr Wilson at Forest School each week.
During this topic we start to plant some seeds in our garden and look for the changes this season brings as it springs into life. As part of this topic we will be inviting our grown ups in for a 'Mother's Day' celebration. We celebrate Easter and even get to have our very own egg hunt around school. We learn about why Easter is important to us and we also get to cook some Easter biscuits for our grown ups.
In our 'Summer' topic we will explore different cultures and discuss summer holiday destinations and different types of transport. We will enjoy the warmer weather - harvest vegetables we have grown and explore our class paddling pools. We will also spend some time in our new classrooms ready for September!