In Nursery, every child matters and is valued and supported as unique individuals. Through our day-to-day teaching and learning we demonstrate our school Gospel values of Love, Justice and Respect by promoting independence and assisting in developing confidence and self-esteem through forming of positive relationships.
We understand that children learn and develop in different ways; and the importance of the first years learning and development. We work together to ensure each child is provided with opportunities for challenge, where learning is fun and memorable.
Our planned approach to both learning and play ensures all round development and encourages children to reach their full potential. Our classroom is a safe, supportive, enabling environment where children are free to explore both inside and outdoor resources.
In our loving and caring environment, we nurture the talents of each individual child. Our daily activities are carefully thought through to stimulate each child’s emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth whilst maintaining a sense of enjoyment and excitement.
Our passion, their future!
Meet our Nursery staff…
We keep trying like Mike the Knight.
We play and pretend like Mr Tumble.
We choose ways to do things like Mr Maker.
We are proud of what we do like Topsy and Tim.
We explore like the Octonauts.
We make links like Nina.
We enjoy learning new things like Bing and Floppy.
We are willing to have a go like Lola.
We join in and concentrate like Tree Fu Tom.
In this section of our page, we will inform you of any important information…
Half Term Overview for Nursery
Overview of Learning Adventures
Language and Communication
As part of our daily routine children sing and participate in speaking and listening activities: story-time and circle time games.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This term we are focusing on building relationships and developing self-confidence and self-awareness. Children will begin to learn how to manage their feelings and behavior whilst becoming secure in their new environment. Our Nursery has toilet facilities in the classroom for children to develop their independence and snack time is part of our continuous provision where children can help themselves to a selection of foods.
We have areas (indoor and outdoor) to develop both fine and gross motor skills. Children take-part in “Squiggle while you Wiggle’ and ‘dough disco’ sessions once-a-week to help with mark-making and future writing. We also have access to the school gym equipment and space to explore creativity and development through movement.
R.E. (Come and See)
Themes this term are: Celebrating, Gathering and Growing
Celebrating: What and how the parish family celebrates.
Gathering: The Parish family gathering for Mass.
Growing: Learning about Lent; a time for growing in love.
Children have the opportunity to listen and recall stories during the week. They have access to a selection of books in the Reading Area and resources to develop their writing in our Writing Garden.
In Nursery we follow Letters and Sounds programme and use Jolly Phonics to support children with their sound recognition. This term we are focussing on Phase 2 (set 1 and set 2) sounds. The children work in Learning Groups to support their needs. Some of our children have progressed onto segmenting and blending Phase 2 sounds.
This term we are working on counting, recognising numbers and ordering. We use rhyme and dance to help support the children in maths.
In additional to class inputs, the children work in Learning Groups to support their needs in number. During continuous provision, the children are given opportunities to develop their understanding of capacity and patterns.
Understanding the World
This term we will explore People Who Help Us; Special Events; Growing and Mini-beasts.
Expressive Arts and Design
Whilst being creative, children will begin to understand how to use different equipment and resources. We will explore textures and sounds through sensory play and perform on our stage.
Everyday is an adventure in Nursery. We love, laugh and learn together.