A big welcome to Nursery!
Our Nursery staff are Miss Day (EYFS Teacher), Mrs Dickson (EYFS Teacher Friday afternoon's) Mrs Rendall (Early Years Practitioner), Mrs Bream (Early Years Practitioner) and Mrs Smith (Lunchtime Supervisor).
We have a Nursery class for thirty children, with one intake a year (in September) and sessions run from 08:45 – 11:45. In the first days and weeks, ensuring a smooth transition from home to school is of the utmost importance to us, so parents and carers are encouraged to stay until they are comfortable that their child is settled.
We operate a Key Worker system. Each child has a specific practitioner to support them in the morning and when they go home, as well as liaise between home and school. All our staff are very well qualified in working with young children and are very experienced. As well as their group work, children also have part of the session where they can decide what they would like to do either inside or in our outside area. With carefully structured classroom areas, the children soon feel relaxed in the Nursery environment and are able to settle down to activities that they are comfortable with. These activities often change and develop as their confidence develops.
We aim to help the children become confident, independent learners and inquisitive and happy children who are eager to engage in a rich variety of experiences.
All of the Nursery team here at Woodlands are very committed to developing each child's individual potential and feel privileged to be sharing their first stepping stone of education.
This term we have started off by looking at the season of 'Winter.' The children have been on a winter walk and considered the changes in the environment. As part of this topic we are encouraging the children to be more independent when it comes to putting on their coats and doing them up. Some children are already experts at doing their zips up!
We will then move on to looking at space, as well as other topics determined by the children's interests. The weekly letter in the home-school book will update you on each week's new topic, as well as give you reminders of upcoming dates and events.
A big focus this term will be working on the children writing their own names. We will also be building on their number knowledge e.g. counting out two or three objects from a group.
Don't forget to keep up-to-date with your children's learning and progress by looking at their online learning journals or asking their key worker for the paper copy.
We hope the children enjoy this term!
The Maths Area The Carpet/ICT Area
The Discovery Area The Graphics Station
The Book Area The Art Area
The Construction Area The Snack Area
The Home Corner The Small World Area
Nursery Autumn Term 2018: /docs/Nursery_newsletter_September_2018.pdf
Nursery Spring Term 2019: /docs/Nursery_newsletter_January_2019.pdf