Welcome to Nursery!

Your teacher this year will be:

Mrs Finlay, supported by Mrs McGoldrick and Miss Gibson.

PPA time will be covered by Mrs Eshelby on a Friday morning (Mrs Finlay) and a Friday afternoon (Mrs McGoldrick.)

As the Nursery year is the children’s first experience of school, we work hard to ensure that every day is engaging, stimulating and meaningful. The play based curriculum underpins all future learning by developing the children’s social and personal skills whilst building positive attitudes to learning.

The EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) is divided into three prime areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

    The four specific areas of learning are:

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

    To allow children to develop in each of these areas, the provision in the classroom is enhanced and resourced on a regular basis in order for the children to explore and learn independently. Each session is managed by having a free flow policy where the children can choose to learn through play either inside or outside. This allows the children to have different experiences which still relate to the areas of learning. In addition, we have carpet time daily where we teach regular English, Maths, Phonic, PSHE, Science and Understanding of the World sessions throughout the week. The children will also undertake small focus group work with an adult in the setting relating to the taught sessions. Nursery has a PE session a week, which takes place in the school gym, as well as time to visit the ICT Suite and to borrow books from the library.

    The children do not need any additional PE kit.