Welcome to a new and exciting year in Nursery with Miss Guyatt, Miss Killick and Miss Bains. We cannot wait for a wonderful year of fun learning experiences.
In the first few weeks we focus on getting to know the children and helping them settle into our nursery family. The children need to be toilet trained before they start nursery, we do not change nappies. We also ask that you send the children with a change of clothes including trousers or leggings, t-shirt, jumper, socks and underwear as we do love to get very messy in Nursery. If you have a pair of wellies that the children can bring and leave at Nursery, please feel free to send them in. Please ensure all spare clothes and wellies are clearly labelled.
We ask that you ensure the children understand that they are going to be left but you will be back to collect them. The teachers will be developing strong, supportive relationships with the children so they feel happy and safe with us. What is most important to us is that your child feels secure and comfortable at nursery which will allow them to grow and achieve.
Our main learning focuses over the first half term are:
• personal, social, emotional development (PSED)
• communication and language (CAL)
• physical development (PD)
Most of our learning will be through play but there will be some group time as the children settle into the setting. We want the children to have the skills to make and develop their friendships, confidence to choose a range of activities and an understanding of rules and routines and how to follow them. The children need to develop listening and attention skills and an understanding of the language being spoken in nursery. To support English language development, we will be introducing simple signs, actions and use other visual aids. We will also be teaching the children to become more physically independent and to follow their own thoughts and ideas.
Our learning over the next year will be led by the children and their interests so we won’t be following specific topics. However, over the year we will be using key festivals as celebration weeks. If you do have any important festivals within your community, please do let us know and we can incorporate these to our “festival weeks”.
As part of getting to know the children over the first half term we would love it if you could send in a family photograph. If you are unable to send a printed photo, please feel free to email this in. The email address is on the entrance to Nursery.
Towards the end of the half term as the season changes we will be spending lots of time outside exploring the changes that are happening through Autumn.