Foundation Stage (Nursery)
Welcome to the Nursery
Our class teacher is Miss Marshall and our teaching assistants are Miss Steadman and Mrs Hussain
In Nursery we will be learning to develop lots of different skills and develop our understanding of rules and routines of the School day. Some of the skills we will develop include communication, independence, fine motor skills, social skills and our imagination. In our classroom we have a writing area, mark making area, playdough area, creative area, painting easel, construction and small world area, investigation area and a topic table. The activities will rotate weekly to help encourage our creativity and develop a range of skills. We also have an Outdoor area we will access daily with lots of fun things to do! This year our topics will include Nursery Rhymes, All about me, Traditional Tales and Animals. We also look at the seasons and special times of the year such as Diwali, Christmas and Eid. We make learning practical and the children learn through the provision alongside adult focused activities and carpet times.
We ask that parents encourage children to find their own peg label and practice putting their coats on both in school and at home. You can also help your child by encouraging them to wash their hands and use the toilet. Can you please make sure that all clothing is labeled with their name and your child has spare clothes in case of any spills or accidents. We also encourage children to bring appropriate coats and wellies/ winter boots as we will be outside as much as possible weather permitting.
Every Friday your child will take home a home school book that will tell you what we have been learning about during the week and what we will be learning about the following week. There will also be a small activity for them to complete at home. These books are to be returned to nursery before Wednesday. If your child does anything they are proud of at home then you can put this in their home school book.
Miss Marshall will keep a learning journey file and book of your child’s work in Nursery which will be available to look at during parents evenings and VIP sessions. We also have an online learning journey which contains photos and observations of a range of learning experiences your child is having. You will be invited to view your child’s learning journey each half term and we will let you know when this is.
We look forward to working with your child and helping them progress and grow.
If you have any questions regarding your child’s time in Nursery then please do not hesitate to speak to staff members.
Thank you for your support,