Welcome to Nursery. In our Nursery class, Mrs Johnson teachers the children and Mrs Hughes is the Nursery Teaching Assistant.
The Nursery school day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 11.30 am, Monday – Friday.
Nursery Staff will be out in the playground each morning at 8:25am ready to greet parents and children.
If parents/carers wish to discuss any matters, they can email Mrs Johnson directly using the email address email@example.com.
Our curriculum map and weekly timetable can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
Important weekly events in Nursery
Forest School – AUTUMN 2020 START DATE TO BE CONFIRMED.
If it is your child’s turn for Forest School, could you please ensure that they have their Forest School kit with them.
Forest School Kit:
- Warm waterproof coat.
- Wellington boots.
- Older clothes to wear that are appropriate for the time of year to keep the children warm.
- Spare socks.
- In Autumn, winter hats, gloves.
We will provide the children in Nursery with waterproof trousers to wear over their clothes.
Thursday Morning – PE – This will commence in the Spring Term for Nursery.
Could you please ensure that your child has their PE pumps in school. All Nursery children will take part in a PE session. (We will not be introducing full PE change until the Summer term.)
Parent Reading Groups – Sadly, we are currently not able to facilitate these groups in school due to COVID safety regulations.
You will be informed in writing of your Parent Reading Group dates when they are able to once again commence.
Nursery Weekly Homework
Currently, weekly ‘Home Learning Challenge’ cards are posted on Google Classroom every Monday morning. There is a specific challenge set for each day (the focus of the challenge will change each half term.) The challenges link to the children’s learning in Nursery and allow you as parents to share in their learning achievements every week. Please comment on your child’s Google Classroom Page to give feedback each time they complete their weekly homework tasks.
We really value your feedback; parental voice is key to your child’s learning and helps us to set their next steps.
Learning Bear Targets
The children will be set their first Learning Bear Target in Autumn 2. These targets focus on developing their knowledge and skills in the Prime aspects of their learning.
We are currently unable to hold workshops in school, due to our COVID regulations, however we will still be sharing information and inviting you to share in the children’s learning via Google Classroom.
Each half term in Nursery and Reception we will invite you to join us for a Parent Workshop. Every workshop will begin with a short presentation explaining ‘what’ and ‘how’ your child learns, linked to each aspect of learning during their Early Years Education at MBA.
Half term Parent Workshop Focus
- Autumn 1: PSED (Family Snack Morning)
- Autumn 2: Phonics and Reading
- Spring 1: Mark Making/Physical Development
- Spring 2: Mathematics
- Summer 1: Understanding the World
- Summer 2: Expressive Art and Design
We will inform you at least two weeks before of the date and time for Workshops.
Nursery knowledge maps
To support teaching and learning in Nursery, we have created ‘Knowledge Maps’ to help the children to remember key knowledge and subject specific skills, across all aspects of their early learning. Please click on the links below to view the individual maps and use them to support the children to recall key knowledge that they have been learning.