Nursery (Pips) 2019 - 2020
Nursery Class Teacher
Welcome to Pips Nursery Class.
This year is an important year of learning for your child, which will lay the foundations for all future learning. Whilst in nursery we follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum. This is a play based curriculum which is divided into seven different areas. In nursery we place a strong emphasis on the three ‘Prime Areas’ of development which are: Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Communication and Language Development.
Your child will be learning important life skills such as socialising with other children, learning to share and take turns, communicating with others, developing in confidence, making choices and becoming more independent.
There are also four ‘Specific Areas’ of learning, these are Mathematical Development, Literacy Development, Expressive Art and Design, and Understanding the World. We will provide lots of exciting, motivating activities for your child to participate in which will cover a wide range of learning objectives. From the Spring Term onwards we run twice weekly phonics sessions to teach your child their letter sounds. This will help them with their future reading and writing skills.
We have a fantastic, stimulating learning environment both inside and outside and the children are encouraged to spend time outside each day, this provides lots of opportunity for physical development and also to experience nature, the different seasons and learn about the world around them.
We strongly believe that real life experiences are important in helping young children to develop and learn. With that in mind we provide lots of opportunity for trips out, such as going to the park and visiting places of interest that are linked to our learning. We also have two guinea pigs and a Giant African Land Snail as pets in nursery. The children are encouraged to help to care for the animals and are offered opportunity to handle them regularly.
We invite visitors in to nursery to share their skills and to provide first hand learning experiences. If you have a skill or interest that you would like to share with us we would welcome you warmly.
We encourage parents to come in, join in and play with us and see learning in action, in the morning before we close the doors at 8.45. We will also invite parents in to share special events with us throughout the year.
We will keep you informed of your child’s development and learning across the different curriculum areas by providing you with access to your child’s learning journal. We are also available daily if you ever have any concerns or questions about your child. We welcome your comments and encourage you to share information with us about your child so that we can provide the best possible care and education tailored to their needs.
We look forwards to getting to know you and your child and anticipate a fun year of learning ahead.
The Nursery Team,
Mrs Fowler, Mrs Butler (nee Miss Tyrrell) and Mrs Baker.
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