Miss. M. Deary
Mrs. L. Jennings
The nursery accommodates 52 three and four year old children on either a part time or full time basis with the option of either paid or using the extended entitlement. We are also able to offer morning places in our provision for two year olds. In nursery we offer the children a structured play environment which gives experience in all aspects of the curriculum. The children learn to work together and to develop as individuals with the support and encouragement of their parents and teachers. They learn social, academic and physical skills which are appropriate to their own stage of development whilst learning to be self-motivating and self-reliant.
We believe that in our nursery the children build on and develop many skills and achievements which they bring with them from their homes and that similarly they utilise their experiences in the Nursery as a sound basis when they transfer to school.
The nursery staff are always available at the end of sessions to talk to parents about any concerns they may have or to discuss their child’s development.
In addition to the free nursery education provision to which your child is entitled, we are able to offer a breakfast club, additional sessions and after school club for which there is a charge.
Nursery have been making the most of the glorious weather. Today we cut the grass using the scissors. We looked at the length of grass through the magnifying glasses and then talked about how the grass became shorter every time we cut it. After our RE lesson, learning about special places, we decided to go and find out more about Miss Deary’s special place – the beach! We talked about the sounds we might hear at the beach and what the sand feels like between our toes. Some of us have never felt this so we went to the sand pit to explore. We loved the cold, rough feeling of the sand and some of us even decided to bury our feet!
On Tuesday we spent the morning in the woods. We collected leaves and items that we could use to make necklaces. We watched how to thread the leaves, making a small hole in them first, then we made our own. They were tricky to make but we remained focused and were incredibly proud of what we achieved. We had snack outside then played some football and made music with the instruments on the field.
On Friday, Nursery went to the woods to explore. We followed the children’s interests, which led us to the climbing and balancing equipment. The children followed the rules and stayed within the area they were given. They climbed over the resources and were encouraged to consider their own safety by going on equipment that they could access independently. This proved a challenge for some as they really wanted to balance on the log. They talked to each other and decided that they would be able to go on the log if they helped each other along it. They then went on to look for flowers after noticing all of the daisy’s that had grown on the field.
Midstream Garden Centre visit
On Wednesday 27th March, Nursery had some visitors from the Garden Centre. Kath, Ben and Alex brought lots of gardening activiites for us to do to help us learn about plants. We designed flowers for a picture and stuck them on, talking about how they need sunlight and water. Then we went outside and planted our own plants. We had to half fill the plant pot then put the flowers in and top us the soil. We need to remember to leave them in the sun and to water them to help them grow. We had a wonderful morning – thank you Midstream!
Stay and Play – March
Our family have been into the Early Years to play with us! We had lots of activities to do with our family members including making fruit kebabs, Easter egg patterns and going on a minibeast treasure hunt. We had loads of fun and the best thing was: all of the activities can be done at home!