Thank you to all of our parents and carers this term for a wonderful start to the academic year. It has been a real pleasure to learn and grow with your children. We hope you have a restful break. Nursery re-opens at 8.45am on Monday 8th January 2018.
Mr. Duffy – Nursery Class Teacher
Mrs. Prescott – Early Years Practitioner
Morning: 8.45am – 11.45am
Afternoon: 12.15pm – 3.15pm
As we have a “quick turnaround” we would appreciate it if parents/carers could be punctual at all times.
Rhyme of the week
11th December - 15th December Please sing along with your child. As a class we sing the Rhyme of the Week to build up the children's repertoire of songs and also to develop rhythm and rhyme.
Christ-MATHS Day 2017
We had a wonderful day with our parents/carers and families exploring maths in a fun and practical way. There were lots of activities to complete. Some parents could not attend... so our friends in Year 5 took us around the activities. It was a great success!
We went on a trip to explore signs of Autumn in the outside world. Parents/Carers came along with the Teacher's from our school. It was our VERY first trip as a Nursery Class. Ranger Richie took us on a tour of the Park to find the secret signs of Autumn. We found lots of different signs... can you remember what we found? Ranger Richie and Mr. Duffy were VERY proud of the children's listening, behaviour and manners. Great job Nursery Class!
Autumn Has Arrived!
This week we have begun our Sensory Autumn Topic... we explored our school and found lots of different coloured leaves and even made a picture with them. Take a look for yourself!
Welcome to the Morning Nursery!
Welcome to the Afternoon Nursery!
The Early Years Curriculum In nursery we follow the Early Years Curriculum. The curriculum is made up of three prime areas (Communication and language, Physical development and Personal, social, emotional development) and four specific areas (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world and Expressive arts and design). Each week activities are planned so that children can achieve across all areas.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups and to have confidence in their own abilities.
Communication and Language is about children having opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
Physical Development is about improving skills of co-ordination, control, manipulation and movement. Children also learn how to make healthy choices in relation to food and exercise.
Literacy involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
Understanding the World involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
Expressive Arts and Design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play and design and technology.