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  1. Our Children
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We now offer 30 hours childcare to the children in our Nursery. Please speak to the office for further information.

Nursery

Teacher: Mrs Cornwell

TAs: Mrs Alefounder/ Mrs Archer/Mrs Mema

Please click here to visit the  Squirrels Pre Nursery page 

News from Nursery

Nursery Overview Summer 1st  Half Term   2018

Before covering the term ahead, we would just like to say how pleased we are with how well the children are growing as learners. They are really taking pride in their achievements and enjoy seeing their work on display. Please ask them to point out their work on the board and have a chat to them about what they’ve done and how they did it.

Our Nursery Day

Nursery begins at 9am with our whole class teaching session starting at 9:15 so we ask that all children are in and settled in good time please so that they are ready to learn and so that they don’t miss the beginning of the teaching that will filter  into the rest of their day.

 

Hot weather

Please ensure that sun cream has been applied at home before your child comes to school.

All children need sunhats and a water bottle in school.

Blue school shorts can be worn as part of the Early Years summer uniform-no grey school shorts or summer dresses as these are the uniform for key stage 1 and beyond.

 

This term’s theme

Our topic for this half term will be ‘Mr Men’. Please see our topic map which shows how our topic will cover the seven areas of learning for the EYFS.This is a great fun filled topic with lots of learning opportunities and links to different themes eg The Mr Men going on holiday , Mr Men sports day

Topic planning is also displayed in the classroom so that you can see what your children are doing. It is always subject to amendments as we try to follow the children’s interests. If your child has been especially enthusiastic about any aspect of our topic or would really like to learn about something please let us know.

Show and Tell

 If the children would like to bring in something related to this topic then they may bring it in for ‘show and tell’ which will be on a Friday. Children do not need to bring in something every week. Please name all items that are brought in.

 

Getting ready for Reception

We are going to have singing with Reception, in their classroom on a fortnightly basis as well as other activities to help the children become more familiar with the room and the teacher ready for next year. For those children not staying with us this is still a valuable experience which helps the children adapt to different adults and learning environments.

Afternoon sessions

These run as optional extra in addition to our morning sessions.

These sessions continue on from our morning session and run until 3pm.

They include a lunch club for which the children will need to bring in a packed lunch. No eggs or nuts please.

As we are now in the summer term now it would be a good opportunity to book your child in for at least one afternoon session so that they begin to get used to doing a whole day in preparation for Reception.The cost of these sessions is £16.50 per afternoon unless in receipt of 30hours entitlement. Please speak to me if you are interested in booking an afternoon session.

 

Toy Fund £5 contribution

We really value these contributions as we do get through a lot of consumables in Nursery and we are always buying new things to enhance the provision for our   children: making it exciting, stimulating and relevant to our topics.

 If you are able to make a £5 toy fund donation it will be used to replace some worn items on our water wall, add some more exciting parts to our mud kitchen and enable us to do more cooking and food preparation with the children with this term’s contributions.

Attendance

Whilst Nursery children are not of statutory school age it is of course highly beneficial for them to attend Nursery regularly and punctually so that they get used to our routines and feel settled and confident. If your child is absent please call us before school so that we can mark the appropriate code on the register. Leave of absence forms should be filled out if you are planning to take your child out of school for reasons other than illness.

 Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Cornwell

Nursery Morning and Afternoon Timetables

General Nursery Reminders:

  • All children should have a named water bottle and wellies in school please.
  • All children should bring a named book bag into school on a daily basis so that we can send work and letters home. These are the perfect size to fit in the children’s trays. Please do not send in large rucksack type bags as there isn’t enough room for these in the cloakroom area.
  • School uniform for our Foundation Stage –blue joggers, white polo shirt and blue school sweatshirt/cardigan. Shoes should be trainers that fasten with velcro..
  • To develop independence please encourage your child to have a go at dressing themselves and putting their coats on. We are of course always on hand to help but children feel extremely proud when they master these skills and of course it means they can get on with their activities without having to wait for adult support.
  • We usually have PE in the hall on a Wednesday. For this lesson the children take off their shoes and socks so no tights please on a Wednesday!
  • Every item should be named : uniform, wellies, drinks bottles , lunch bags and containers etc
  • Please speak to the office if you would like your child to stay all day ( until 3pm) either as part of a 30hour funded place or as a paid for place for which you will be invoiced.
  • We appreciate your toy fund contributions of £5 per half term. We use this money for perishables for messy play and cooking , as well as towards specific projects.
  • Friday ‘Show and Tell’ will usually relate to our topic or the sound that we are working on that week. Information will be given weekly.

Whilst Nursery children are not of statutory school age it is of course highly beneficial for them to attend Nursery regularly and punctually so that they get used to our routines and feel settled and confident. If your child is absent please call us before school so that we can mark the appropriate code on the register. Leave of absence forms should be filled out if you are planning to take your child out of school for reasons other than illness.  

 

Summer Term Overviews