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Nursery

Welcome to Nursery

 

Teacher: Miss Jeffery

 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Ridge, Mrs McCormack, Mrs Kay and Mrs Newton

 

 

Welcome:

Welcome to Ingram Road Nursery. Throughout the school year we will be putting lots of exciting things we will be doing on here. We look forward to getting to know you and your child as they start school.

 

Important Information:

If you would like your child to attend Ingram Road Nursery please enquire at the school office for paperwork to fill in to add your child’s name to the waiting list. When your child is 3 years old we will be in touch to discuss your child starting Nursery. This usually involves a home visit to come and say hello and support in the transition in coming to Nursery and discussing when your child can start Nursery.

 

We offer the following hours, please make every effort to attend on time:

Morning Nursery 8:45 – 11:45 

Afternoon Nursery 12:15 – 3:15

We also offer full time funded places (30 hours) 8:45 – 3:15 for parents who are eligible based on how many hours you work and your family income. If you believe you are eligible we can discuss this on the home visit. There are additional charges for lunchtime supervision, and meals. 

 

Curriculum:

The early years curriculum is based on learning through exploration and play. At Nursery we begin the year focussing on prime areas of learning which involve a big emphasis on

  • Communication and language

  • Physical development

  • Personal, social, emotional development including managing feelings.

Throughout the year we develop skills for phonics for early reading and think about number and shapes to support children as they move into Reception.

In Nursery the children learn through key worker groups, you will be introduced to your child’s key worker on their first visit to Nursery and this adult is someone who you can talk to if you have any concerns at all while your child is at Nursery. The key worker system ensures that we get to know every child really well.

 

Before coming to Nursery:

Before your child starts Nursery there is a number of ways you can support your child have an easy start, these include

  • Support your child in knowing that they need the toilet, and can go to the toilet independently

  • Encourage your child to put on/take off their own coat and have a go at the zip. 

  • Read lots of stories with your child encourage them to look after books

  • Have a go at using a pencil to create different marks

  • Sing lots of number songs

  • Talk to your child about coming to Nursery and some of the things that they can do when they are at Nursery.

If you have any concerns at all, we can discuss this on home visits that it is not a problem.

 

Parental Involvement

We believe that parents and / or carers play a vital role in their child’s education. We will support your efforts at home and provide opportunities for you to engage in your child’s education in school. Throughout the school year you will be invited to different stay and play sessions, this is encouraged as you have an important part in your child’s education

 

Classroom Layout:

Our Nursery classroom is carefully set out to allow children to access the seven areas of learning through self-directed play, allowing adults to support and join in their play.
We have the following areas which challenges involved to support children in developing their thoughts and ideas.

  • A maths area, with resources linked to number, pattern, shape, space and measure

  • A literacy area, with phonics resources and mark making materials to support children in their independent reading and writing

  • A reading corner, with books related to our current focus, as well as a wide range of information, fiction and poetry books to choose from

  • A home corner role play area linked to our current topic, allowing children to develop storytelling and personal and social skills

  • A creative area station for children to access a range of tools such as scissors, glue and paints for creating their own models, designs and art work. There is also a malleable area where children can use a range of tools with play dough and other materials to develop their fine motor skills. 

  • A construction area, including wooden blocks and construction toys

  • An investigation area for children to test out ideas and make observations about the world around them

  • A creative art area with a range of tools and materials for painting and other art work. 

 

Outdoor classroom

Children in Nursery have daily access to the outdoor area, which includes the following areas;

  • A sand area, including sieves, trowels, spades, pots and pans

  • An active and adventure area for climbing and balancing

  • A water area with various resources such as pipes, funnels and containers

  • A digging and minibeast area, with magnifying glasses, bug pots and digging equipment

  • A construction area, for children to make large scale models, using crates, tyres and blocks

 

Homework

At Nursery we often send home activities that you can do with your child at home to support you in different learning at home. This might include a recipe for making playdough at home, or a number hunt around your house.


Reading

At the start of Autumn term, you will be asked to fill in a form to join our Nursery library. This gives your child the opportunity to take a book home and read it together before returning it to take another book home.

 

Music

We are very lucky to have a Music teacher come and visit us every Tuesday which the children love, where they can explore the different sounds of instruments and sing lots of songs.

 

Weekly trips

Every Wednesday morning we go out in small groups in the local area for a walk. The mini bus takes us usually to Middleton Woods but throughout the year we do go to different places based on the interests of the children and linked to our learning topics. For example, we have also visited the farm and got to see lots of animals. You will be asked to sign a consent form for this trip when your child starts in Nursery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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