Class Teacher:

Mrs Johnson

Learning Support:

Miss Habermacher

 

Welcome to Nursery.  In our Nursery class, Mrs Johnson teaches the children and Miss Habermacher is the Nursery Teaching Assistant.

The Nursery school day begins at 8:55 am and ends at 12.00 pm, Monday – Friday.

Nursery Staff will be out in the playground each morning at 8:50 am ready to greet parents and children.

If parents/carers wish to discuss any matters, they can email Mrs Johnson directly using the email address nurserymba@e-act.org.uk.

 

Our Nursery Morning

Every morning in Nursery, we have a ‘Good Morning’ carpet session that focuses specifically on developing the children’s Communication and Language knowledge and skills. We also have daily Phonics and Mathematic sessions.  Throughout the week, we focus on all aspects of the Early Years Curriculum through Adult Directed/Supported learning activities, to ensure the children receive a full range of experiences.  Our environments are also set up specifically, to enable the children to demonstrate what they know and can do; whilst also encouraging challenge through learning.

The Prime Areas of Learning, which include: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language run seamlessly throughout our setting in all aspects of teaching and learning, they are at the heart of all that we do.

Our curriculum map and weekly timetable can be downloaded by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page.

Daily snack

Every morning in nursery we offer the children a piece of fruit and a carton of milk, this happens at 10.30 am.  This snack time is a very important part of the children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Development and teaches the children about the importance of a healthy lifestyle from a young age. The children also have their own, named water bottle so that they can access water independently throughout the morning.  A bagel is also offered each morning on arrival, the children look forward to this as part of their Good Morning routine.


Important weekly events in Nursery

 Forest School – THIS WILL NOT BEGIN IN AUTUMN 1 -WE WILL INFORM YOU VIA LETTER WHEN FOREST SCHOOL WILL TAKE PLACE.

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 NOT BEGIN IN AUTUMN 1, WE WILL INFORM YOU VIA LETTER WHEN THIS WILL START.

Daily Outdoor Physical Development

We  have daily Physical Development sessions in the outdoor area.  The children really look forward to riding on the bikes, using the balls and moving in a range of ways.  Developing their Physical Skills is such an important part of their learning at this stage; building large gross motor movements also supports their early ‘mark making’ (writing) knowledge and skills.

 

reading

 Parent Reading Groups – ONCE THE CHILDREN HAVE SETTLED IN TO NURSERY WE WILL BEGIN THESE SESSIONS, USUALLY IN AUTUMN 2, AFTER OCTOBER HALF TERM.  You will be informed in writing about when the groups will start, dates, times and other details. We thoroughly enjoy sharing the children’s reading development with you, these sessions are aimed at supporting you as parents/carers to develop your child’s reading at home and foster a love of reading from a very early age.

Nursery children have the opportunity to bring home a book of their choosing from the class library.  They are allocated a day each week to bring their book in to school and change it for a new one.  We will also begin this after the October half term.  This is an exciting way for the children to be introduced to bringing a school reading book home every day.

 

Nursery Weekly Homework

You will soon be given your child’s Log in details for Google Classroom – as soon as you get this please go online and join your child to the Nursery Google Classroom page. This is how you will receive your child’s homework each week.  We also post other messages on this platform.

Once your child is set up on Google Classroom, weekly ‘Home Learning Challenges’  are posted on here every Monday morning. There is a specific challenge set for each day (the focus of the challenges incorporate all aspects of the Early Years Curriculum throughout the week.) 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.

Google Classroom

Learning Bear Targets

The children are set three specific and individual targets for each term that they are in Nursery.   These targets focus on developing their knowledge and skills in the Prime aspects of their learning.  They have one Personal, Social and Emotional target; a Physical Development target and a Communication and Language Target.  Parents and Carers set these targets together, in doing so we are able to truly support the needs of the whole child

 

Parent Workshops

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.

 

Useful EYFS parent websites to support early learning and development

https://www.easypeasyapp.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbxby9q

https://www.birthto5matters.org.uk/

https://www.purplemash.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counti

https://ican.org.uk/a-message-to-our-supporters-on-coronavirus/activities-to-develop-speaking-and-listening-skills/

https://foundationyears.org.uk/useful-links/

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.  We will inform you each half term about the children’s learning topics – you will then be able to click on the appropriate maps to support your child’s learning.

FOR AUTUMN 1 PLEASE READ THE ALL ABOUT ME MAP BELOW.

 

Nursery Knowledge Map All about me

 

Nursery Knowledge Map My History

Nursery Knowledge Map My Town

Nursery Knowledge Map Art

Nursery Knowledge Map Physical Development

Nursery Knowledge Map Shape Space and Measure

Nursery Knowledge Map Number

Nursery Knowledge Map Reading

Nursery Knowledge Map Writing

Nursery Knowledge Map Dinosaurs

 

other information  

Curriculum Map 

Nursery Autumn 1 2021 Daily timetable

Nursery Parent Newsletter Autumn 1 2021

Nursery Knowledge Based Curriculum Map Autumn 1

OUR NURSERY ENVIRONMENT…

Take a look at our learning environment…

 

What we are up to…

 

 

Currently, we have been exploring our new Nursery environment.  We have been having lots of fun and meeting new friends!

We are also learning lots of Nursery Rhymes and singing them together.

 

We love to share our lovely learning experiences in Nursery.  Please keep checking our page for updates about, what we are up to and also, Twitter.

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