Nursery

Welcome to Nursery.

In our teaching team we currently have Miss Landucci, Miss Akhtar and Mrs Wright. We also have Mrs Patru who is with Nursery on a Friday. When children start Nursery each child is allocated a Key Person and this is to promote positive relationships.

The parents and children will learn who their key person is once their child has settled. It is the responsibility of the Key Person to get to know their children in depth and gain a holistic view of each child.

In Nursery we learn through play. Play is an essential component of children’s lives. Through play children learn about themselves, their environment and the world around them. Play helps to develop important skills such as problem solving and turn taking. In addition to this, adults provide well planned activities that are exciting and engaging and that fully take into account the needs and abilities of the children.

Nursery children have access to a range of different activities that promote and develop basic skills, including Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle and Dough Disco – both promote and develop gross motor, fine motor and pre-writing skills.

In our classroom you will find a happy learning environment where all children are encouraged to be as independent as possible; through making choices about their learning, managing their own personal hygiene and self-care and taking responsibility for looking after equipment and resources. In the classroom you will find children who are engaged and excited about their learning and this can be evidenced through the classroom displays.

Our Catholic Faith is very important to us and we encourage the children to join in and say our prayers together. We ensure children are aware of the importance of prayer and reflection. Children in Nursery will take part in Religious Studies each week – looking at a range of topics, including the Creation Story.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage we aim to build positive relationships with parents and to keep them informed of their child’s learning. Parents are welcome to come into Nursery as they drop their children off and see the wonderful work that goes on. This also provides opportunities for you to celebrate your child’s achievements.

Physical Development is a prime aspect of our curriculum and we ensure that children have regular access to the outdoor areas to develop the necessary skills. Outdoor learning is vital and we aim to be outdoors whatever the weather. In addition to this time outdoors, we provide children with a short session of Physical Education every Monday.

Please could you provide your child with a box of tissues for the class to use during the year as many children will suffer with colds throughout the year.

Find out what we are learning in Nursery: