Welcome to the Nursery class page. Our class teacher is Mrs Dalton. Our teaching assistant is Miss Haxby.
Our nursery currently offers each family 15 hours per week. The children attend for three hours Monday to Friday from 8.45am to 11.45am.
We encourage family members to join us in nursery each Friday at 11.15am for ‘Song and Rhyme Time’. This is a lovely session where we sing familiar songs and rhymes and introduce new ones to support our current teaching and learning.
We use the Seesaw app to communicate with our families. We share the children’s learning experiences in school and we encourage parents to use this app to share the children’s interests and adventures outside of school.
Please look out for our half termly Stay and Play sessions, where parents can join us in nursery to engage in play with their child.
We also offer half termly Tiny Tots Stay and Play, which runs separate from our nursery sessions. These sessions offer the opportunity for children from birth to 3 to experience our nursery provision. The sessions are free and each child receives a free take-away resource to support their learning and development at home. Upcoming dates for this academic year can be found on the community page of our website. The sessions are open to the wider community. Please share with family and friends.
We look forward to hopefully seeing you in our nursery soon.
Autumn Term 2023
It has been a very busy term in nursery. We welcomed new children and families and came together each week for Song and Rhyme Time. We introduced our core nursery rhymes and used these as a stimulus to exploring our nursery provision.
The children really enjoyed finding out about the season of autumn. We visited Locke Park for our annual autumn walk and enjoyed a Bonfire Night celebration in school.
As the days grew shorter we began finding out about the dark and bedtime. We explored bedtime routines and sequencing familiar events. We really enjoyed our key text 'My Pet Star'. We made telescopes and went for a walk outdoors to see what we could see. During our walk we discovered a star stuck in a tree. We agreed that it must have fallen from the sky. We brought it inside and tried to take care of it. The children demonstrated wonderful caring behaviours and made fantastic connections with our story as they suggested what the star needed to make it feel better. We did such a good job that the star started to glow and we knew we needed to set it free.
As we approached the end of the autumn term we entered the season of advent. The children were so engaged in exploring the story of the first Christmas. We built on our previous learning as we tried to get our hearts ready to welcome Baby Jesus. We learnt to dust our hearts and say sorry for anything we had done wrong. We also worked hard to be kind, caring, gentle and helpful. The children collected purple hearts on their dusters whenever they demonstrated these behaviours. The culmination of our hard work was our wonderful retelling of the Nativity story. The children worked so hard and we were incredibly proud of them. We look forward to welcoming the children back into nursery for the spring term and also welcoming new children and families.