Our Early Years curriculum is carefully planned to make sure that all children thrive and achieve. There are seven areas of learning and development that must be covered in Early Years settings. Three areas are particularly crucial for building their capacity to learn. These areas, the prime areas, are:
Personal, Social and emotional development; Communication and Language and Physical development.
There are four specific areas that providers must also be taught to support children. These specific areas are:
Mathematics; Literacy; Expressive arts and design and Understanding the World.
We aim to support each child to identify their own sense of identity and self - worth, as well as focusing on each and every child’s individual needs and interests.
WELCOME TO NURSERY!
Class teacher: Mrs Jagger
Teaching Assistants: Miss Razia, Miss Doyle, Miss Bibi, Miss Stott and Mrs Dale
If you would like to speak to a member of staff please feel free to do so before or after the Nursery session. Alternatively please ring the school office and a member of staff will return your call.
Please remember to bring your child's library book back to school on a Friday so that they can swap it for a new one. We visit the library every week.
Our Nursery times are below:
Morning Session: 8.50am-11.50am
Afternoon Session: 12.00pm -3.00pm
ONLINE LEARNING JOURNEYS
Your child's progress in school is recorded on an online learning journey (Tapestry) which you can access at home. Please make sure that you have given Mrs Jagger your email address so she can activate your account.
Name labels in clothing
Please put your child's name in every item of clothing. Many children often have identical items of clothing and without names it is virtually impossible to get them back to their rightful owners.
As part of the Nursery class your child will spend a large quantity of time outside regardless of the weather, therefore could you please ensure that they have a pair of wellington boots in school at all times. Please make sure your child's name is written inside them.
Please can we ask that you send in a bag of spare clothes into Nursery to keep on your child's peg in case of any accidents. In this bag could we ask that you include; underwear, socks/ tights, skirts/joggers , tshirts and jumpers. Again please ensure that you label every item of clothing and the bag with your child's name.
Things to do at home
During this half term we are exploring the topic 'Teddy Bears'. Take a look at our topic web to find out all the exciting things that we will be learning about!
During this half term, we will be exploring the topic 'The Jungle'
Take a look at our topic web to see all the fantastic things we are learning about...
This half term we are exploring the topic of 'Food'. See the topic web below to find out all the wonderful things that we will be learning about.
Our new topic this half term is 'On the Farm'. During this topic a farm will be coming to visit St Thomas' Nursery. The children will get to experience the animals first hand when a farm visit the school on Tuesday 26th April.
I hope you all enjoyed the half term break.
This half term the children will be learning all about light and dark. The children will be finding out about nocturnal animals, shadows, the moon and different light sources. The role play area has been turned into a dark den where the children can explore different light sources.
In Nursery the children have access to the outdoors in all weathers. If your child owns a pair of wellingtons would they be able to bring them to Nursery in a bag on rainy days.
Mrs Jagger (Nursery Manager) welcomes you to Nursery.
We are also lucky to have , Miss Raiza, Miss Koser and Miss Wilkinson working alongside the children full time.
The children are grouped into Key person groups. Daily activities are undertaken in these groups and are taught by both the teacher and the teaching assistants.
We have a snack table where the children can independently choose various healthy foods and drink including, crackers, bread sticks, cucumber and carrot sticks, a range of fruit, a selection of dips and toast. We ask parents/carers to kindly contribute £2.50 per half term to go towards buying the snacks.
The children visit the school library every Friday where they will choose a book that they would like to take home. Could parents/carers please ensure your child brings their book bag every Friday.
The topic this half term is all about 'Ourselves'. We will learn about our likes and dislikes, our body and how we use them, keeping healthy and our senses.
Children take part in a daily phonics session which concentrates on developing children's speaking and listening skills.
Our first RE topic is :Me, others and the world around me.
PE will be on a Monday for both morning and afternoon sessions. Theses sessions are carried out by Mr Farrell. Nursery do not need a PE kit.
Children have access to the outdoors everyday and in all weathers. Please provide your child with appropriate clothing. For example a warm coat, wellingtons, a hat, a scarf and pair of gloves.
Than you for your continued support.