Nursery - 3 Year Olds
Kindness, Unity & Courage
"There is a supportive family feel to the school, and pastoral care is a key strength. Most parents are happy with the school and agree that their children are happy, safe and making good progress."
Ofsted March 2017
Nursery is an exciting moment in a child’s learning, preparing them for the journey onto school. Our Nursery classroom is set up with a role play area to enhance opportunities for the wealth of imaginative play that this age engage in. There are activity trays for the children to select and explore independently to develop fine motor skills in preparation for learning to write at school. There are also lots of creative media set up for the children to self-select. This allows them to develop independence and provides opportunity for their own creative ideas to flourish. All mark making experiences are important steps in developing strength in their fine motor skills and control to assist learning to form letters as they reach school age.
All of the staff deliver Phase 1 Phonics sessions that introduce children to the world of letters and sounds. This is preparation for your child’s progression to learn to read and write. Each week the children are introduced to a new sound and lots of fun and exciting activities to explore.
Nursery has a covered free flow area that allows the children to access the outdoor area in all weathers. They also benefit from an extensive playground are a with climbing areas, a space to run, games and group games to be played, a mud pit, a sand pit and giant music making apparatus.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum consists of the 7 areas of learning and development, which are split into 3 prime areas (PSED, C&L and PD) and 7 specific areas:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) - Develops the confidence and independence of children both individually and as part of a group.
- Communication and Language (C&L) - develops children's ability to communicate effectively through the development of speaking and listening skills.
- Physical Development (PD) - develops children's skills in fine and gross motor movements, improving control and coordination of the body and help children to learn to move and handle equipment efficiently.
- Literacy - develops early skills in reading and writing and included phonics.
- Mathematics - develops children's understanding of number, measurement, shape, space patterns and quantity.
- Understanding the World (UW) - develops children's understanding of the world around them helping them to investigate their environment, community and use of technology.
- Expressive Arts and Design (EA&D) - children learn to communicate through colour, shape, sound, texture, dance, role play and stories.
We use Tapestry to keep our parents connected to their children in EYFS. Tapestry is a good way to gain insight to what we do in a school day. We will provide regular online updates from us but you can join in and upload photos and videos from home; this might be the moments when you see that your child is making progress with counting or phonics, it might be them telling a story or a record of a day trip or adventure.
This video runs through how as a parent or relative on Tapestry you can add your own observations of your children. This video runs through how as a parent or relative on Tapestry you can add your own observations of your children.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.