Nursery Curriculum

The Nursery is open five days a week - Mondays to Fridays during term time.  The morning session begins at 8.45am and finishes at 11.45 am.  The afternoon session begins at 12.45pm and finishes at 3.15pm. Each session can accept up to twenty six children.  The Nursery is staffed by a Nursery Teacher, a Nursery Nurse and a Classroom Assistant.

Initially, the parents are invited to a meeting with the Headteachers where the parents are given some details about how the Nursery is run.  Parents are then invited to an interview with the Nursery Staff and this allows the staff to discuss the children in more detail with their parents.  Separation anxiety is dealt with very sensitively and children are settled in very gently and carefully.  Parents are invited to discuss how well their child has settled in after the child has spent one half-term in the setting.  Later on, during the academic year, parents are given a verbal report on their children’s progress.  This is then followed by an end of year school report.

The areas that are taught within the setting are :

Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

Physical Development.

Communication and Language.

Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding of the World.

Expressive Arts and Design.

The children are encouraged to work on various activities in both the indoor and outdoor areas.  There is a strong emphasis on experimenting with exploratory materials (such as playdough, compost, wet sand, jelly etc.), so as to encourage their curiosity.  

Both the indoor and outdoor areas are set up on a daily basis to ensure that the areas of learning are covered.

From Easter onwards, the children are asked to complete a homework sheet once a week to help them with their pencil control skills.

The children have the opportunity to take part in ‘Special Assemblies’ three times a year and parents are invited along, so as the children can show some of their art work.

We like to think that we create a happy and positive environment for our Nursery Children.

 

Autumn Term

Our topics for this term are:
  • Ourselves
  • Our bodies
  • Our Five senses
  • Babies
  • Healthy Eating
  • The importance of exercise
  • The importance of personal hygiene
  • Our families
  • Our Favourite food
  • Christmas
  • The birth of Baby Jesus
  • Christmas Presents
  • Christmas wrapping paper (printing)
  • Christmas decorations
  • Christmas carols
  • Christmas food
  • Santa Claus
  • Diwali
  • Discussing the festival of Diwali. Making Diwali pots for tea lights.
 

Spring Term

Our topics for this term are:
 

Spring

  • Changes in the environment, including the weather
  • Baby animals
  • Spring animals
  • Spring Colours
  • Chinese New Year.

Mother's Day

  • All the nice things that our mothers do for us
  • Nice things that we can do for our mums.

Easter

  • Easter eggs
  • A treasure hunt
  • The religious importance of Easter

Nursery Rhymes

  • Jack and Jill
  • Old Mother Hubbard
  • One, two buckle my shoe
  • Polly put the kettle on
  • Mary had a little lamb
  • Humpty Dumpty
 

Summer Term

Summer Term topic letters will be published at the beginning of the Summer Term.