Welcome to Nursery!

Your teacher this year will be:

Mrs Finlay, supported by Mrs McGoldrick.

PPA time will be covered by Mrs Holmes on a Monday morning (Mrs Finlay) and a Wednesday 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 is divided into three prime areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotionl 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 is the classroom is enhanced and resourced on a regular basis in order for the children to explore and learn independently. Each session there is opportunity for the children to work outside and in the indoor physical area. This allows the children to have different experiences which still relate to the areas of learning. This is managed by having a free flow policy where the children can choose to learn through play either inside or outside.

In addition, we have carpet time daily where we teach regular English, Maths and Phonic 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 one PE session a week, which takes place in the school gym.

Morning nursery will have PE on a Thursday morning.

Afternoon nursery will have PE on a Friday afternoon.

The children do not need any additional PE kit.