We hope and pray that you are all well. This Easter is going to be very different for all of us but the message of Easter is always the same: 'God loved the world: He gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.' John 3,16
We wish that despite this difficult time you feel God's love and peace. May Jesus' resurrection bring you hope and joy, showing us that we're never alone and He is always with us.
The Nursery Team
Morning session: 8:30 am -11:30 am
All day session: 8:30 am -15:30 pm
We follow The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum as detailed below. This framework is a means of ensuring high standards of early education and care that will reassure parents that their child’s development is being fully supported. It underpins all future learning by supporting and fostering the children’s personal, social and emotional well-being. It encourages positive attitudes and dispositions towards learning in the children and promotes learning through play.
children listen to others one to one or in small groups, when conversation interests them. They listen to stories with increasing attention and recall and join in with repeated refrains and anticipate key events and phrases in rhymes and stories. They are able to follow directions.
show understanding of prepositions such as ‘under’, ‘on‘, ‘top’, ‘behind’ by carrying out an action or selecting correct picture. Children respond to simple instructions, e.g. to get or put away an object and begin to understand ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions.
children begin to use more complex sentences to link thoughts and can retell a simple past event in correct order. They use talk to connect ideas, explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next, recall and relive past experiences. Children questions why things happen and gives explanations. They use a range of tenses and build up vocabulary that reflects the breadth of their experiences.
children can select and use activities and resources with help. They welcome and values praise for what they have done and enjoy responsibility of carrying out small tasks. They are more outgoing towards unfamiliar people and more confident in new social situations. They are confident to talk to other children when playing, and will communicate freely about own home and community. Children show confidence in asking adults for help.
children are aware of own feelings, and knows that some actions and words can hurt others’ feelings. They begin to accept the needs of others and can take turns and share resources, sometimes with support from others. Children can usually tolerate delay when needs are not immediately met, and understands wishes may not always be met. They can usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine.
children can play in a group, extending and elaborating play ideas e.g. building up a role-play activity with other children. They initiate play, offering cues to peers to join them and keep play going by responding to what others are saying or doing. Children demonstrate friendly behaviour, initiating conversation and forming good relationships with peers and familiar adults.
We concentrate on developing pre reading and writing skills that children need before they learn to read or write.
children are offered with many opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers through practical activities. We introduce and practise simple calculating and problem solving through activities such as play dough and cake making, sewing, building or sand and water play.
children are also provided with numerous opportunities for learning about shapes, space and measures. Adults model language of shape, space and measures while cooking or building with children. The learning environment is organised in a way to foster shape matching, e.g. 2D shadowing to correspond with 3D objects in different areas around Nursery.
children show interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them. They remember and talk about significant events in their own experience and recognise special times or events for family or friends. Children show interest in different occupations and ways of life and can talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to their friends or family.
children comment and ask questions about aspects of their familiar world. They can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects. They develop an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time as well as care and concern for living things and the environment.
Please see the individual sections below for useful information regarding our key areas of learning.