Mrs Joanne Thomson, Mrs Kirsty Watson and Mrs Paula Keene would like to welcome our new families to Fledglings where our children at Sparrow Farm Infant and Nursery School begin their journey.

We begin our journey with settling our children with a warm and calming environment, so the children feel safe and secure. This will help them to build positive relationships with both peers and new adults alike. As their confidence grows so will their curiosity to explore our rich environment. We will introduce some routine and rules and use visual aids to support the children’s understanding. We enjoy lots of messy play both inside and out, so named spare clothes are a must. Please provide nappies, wipes and spare underwear too. We also advise wellies during wet weather as we love to jump in puddles.

Our main learning areas in the first term are:

  • Personal, Social, Emotional Development (PSED)
  • Communication and Language (CAL)
  • Physical Development (PD)

We will now continue to develop the other specific areas which are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Most of our learning will be through play and our environment throughout the year will be led by the children’s interests, so we will not be planning specific topics. But we will look at different festivals that link with our celebration’s week, so if you do have any important festivals please do let us know. As part of getting to know our families we ask you to bring in a family photograph for the children to share and display on our family wall. If you are unable to provide a photograph, please feel free to email it on the address provided on the poster in fledglings.

We have already had such a positive start and the children continue to settle well. We enjoy sharing some favourite stories and rhymes aswell as spending time outside and in the forest exploring the different changes we see throughout the seasons. We look forward to a fun, filled year in Fledglings!