Welcome to Nursery (Foundation 1)

​Welcome to Wren Class.

We are the Nursery class and share the Foundation Unit with Robin Class, the Reception class. We work as a unit and spend our days together busily learning through play.

Staff

Mrs Evans is the Nursery teacher, Mr Cohen is the Reception teacher (EYFS leader), Miss Heald, Mrs Cogan and Mrs Lean are our teaching assistants.

Session Times

Children can join our nursery from the term after their 3rd birthday. All 3 and 4 year old are entitled to 15 hours per week free childcare during term time.

Our session times are:

08:30 - 11:45 morning session

We are now offering afternoon nursery places, children who attend the Nursery during the morning can stay for the full day (8:30 - 3:00) at a cost of £10.00. If staying all day children are asked to bring a packed lunch or they can order a school dinner costing £2.22 per day.

Uniform

Children wear a full school uniform, jumpers and coats can be purchased at the school office. As we spend a lot of time outside we request that children come to school in a sensible outdoor coat/clothing appropriate for the weather conditions. Wellies help protect small feet from water and sand, if possible please send in a pair of wellies for your child to wear. During the summer we ask that children are provided with sun cream and a sun hat to leave at school.

Daily Routine

Our Foundation stage doors open at 8:30, parents/carers are encouraged to bring their child into the classroom and help settle them into their day. This provides a fantastic opportunity to see what you child has been learning and play alongside them until register time at 8:45. It is also a chance to chat to staff in the unit as well at other parents.

After register time all children take part in a phonics session. Children in Nursery spend time in phonics developing their listening skills through fun activities. Some children learn letters and sounds when we feel that a child is ready.

Children then have access to both indoor and outdoor provision. We encourage independent learning through play, all adults interact with the children to help build communication skills and develop relationships with their peers. Our neutral classrooms include quality resources that we provided to help your child engage in meaningful activities.

Children have access to our snack area throughout the morning and they are encouraged to help themselves to fruit and milk. We find children enjoy chatting to their friends about their whilst they eat their snack and we promote good manners and self-care.

Nursery children also take part in a short daily group activity. During this time children are encouraged to develop a range of skills including physical development, maths and personal, social and emotional development. These activities are planned to meet the interests of the children the children love learning both inside and outside.

Home Learning

Each week children will bring home a story book to share with their adults. They love going to our Foundation Stage library to choose a book and it has become a highlight of our week. Children also take home a 'Speaking and Listening' sack once a week. The sacks contain activities and resources for you to share at home to help develop communication, language, listening and attention.

Coffee Mornings

Once a month we hold a coffee morning where parents/carers are invited to come for a cup of tea/coffee and a chat. The coffee mornings usually have a focus based on things we are doing in the unit. They are very informal and it a great opportunity to build relationships with other parents and staff.

Stay & Play

This term we are holding our first 'Stay & Play' session on the 2nd February. We have planned a superhero day and parents/carers are invited to come along to the session. all children and adults can dress up and take part in a range of activities together.

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