Welcome to Nursery

Teacher: Mrs Widdup           

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Britton & Mrs Bejraoui

Hello! My name is Mrs Widdup and I am the Nursery class teacher. Working alongside me are Mrs Britton and Mrs Bejraoui, our Learning Support Assistants.

Summer 1 2024

Our current value in the school is 'Respect'.

Respect everyone, and love the family of believers. Peter 2:17

Our Learning Topics

Our topic for Summer Term 1 is 'Our Patch' and we will be asking the question 'What happens when I plant a seed?'

We begin each topic with something exciting so that our pupils are eager to find out more. We call this an immersion day. For this topic, we will be coming to school in our outdoor clothes and exploring different plants and seeds. We will be planting and creating a garden area so we can find out what happens to the seeds we have planted. We will also be looking at the rest of our outdoor area and deciding what else we can add to it to make it even more fantastic!

Our Role Play area is a Garden Centre's cafe where the children can make pretend meals with their home grown vegetables, and sell seeds to their customer

 

We will end the topic with our 'Performance of Understanding' which will allow us to share what happened to our seeds. We will sing a song about plants to the grown ups collecting us at the end of the day and explain to them what happened to our seeds. The pupils will then take home their plant to continue caring for it at home.

 

Our topic to follow for Summer 2 is  'Commotion in the Ocean'.

About us

Our learning environment is made up of three main spaces; the main classroom where free play takes place, our quiet room, where we share stories, songs and inputs and the outdoor area, where we enjoy lots of fresh air!

Our main aim here in Nursery is to enable and share the wonder and magic of early childhood. We want our children to feel happy, engaged and safe whilst developing a love and curiosity for learning.

Wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do and we enjoy genuine and valued relationships with our children and their families. 

Our Learning Tools

In nursery, we use Jolly Phonics to introduce the children to early sound play. They love to learn the actions and songs that accompany the letter sounds. We also have a daily 'Dough Disco' session that helps the children strengthen their fingers whilst dancing along to the music!

Ways you can support your child in Nursery.

  • Encourage independence with self care - using the toilet, washing and drying their hands and wiping their nose.
  • Teaching them how to put their coat on - this will really help in the Winter months!
  • Enjoy stories together and inspire a love of books. Talk about the pictures and let them turn the pages as you go.
  • Model and encourage the use of 'please' and 'thank you' throughout the day.
  • Play games as a family, especially ones that will encourage turn-taking.
  • Point out shapes, colours and numbers that you see when you are out about.
  • Help them to recognise their name.
  • Sing lots of songs!

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