Foundation Stage 1
Welcome to Nursery!
Hello! Welcome to Park Primary Nursery. We are a 52 place nursery that runs a morning and afternoon session for children in each aged 3-4 years. Our morning sessions are 9am-12pm and afternoon sessions 12:30pm-3:30pm. However, if you're entitled to the 30-hour funding then please give us a call.
In January and April we welcome Early Starters to our nursery, depending on availability of places.
We are a caring and supportive team and hope to make your child feel safe and settled in a positive and welcoming environment. Our aim is to prepare children for full time education next September. We do this through exciting play-based learning experiences to meet all areas of development in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Our team from September 2017:-
Mrs Fowler –Nursery Teacher and EYFS Phase Leader
Mrs Forster- Nursery Nurse
Miss G Douglas-Teaching Assistant
Mrs Watson-Morning Teaching Assistant
Your child’s first term will involve exploring lots of different activities and meeting new friends and teachers. They will hopefully become familiar with daily routines, learn a variety of songs, explore different materials and enjoy role playing in the home corner and dressing up. We hope to develop their listening and attention skills by the end of the term through listening to stories one to one and in small groups.
We look forward to seeing children beginning to gain confidence with expressing their needs and interests. The teachers encourage children to choose activities they would like to play with and teach children about classroom rules such as; being kind to others, listening to their teachers, encourage children to join in with activities and keeping the classroom environment friendly and safe.
Each half term our topics change. However, we do prepare a long term plan of topics which contain some of the ‘Cornerstones’ scheme of ideas:-
Autumn 1 – Why do you love me so much? / Why do leaves go away
Autumn 2- Why cant I have chocolate for breakfast? Let's celebrate!
Spring 1-People Who Help Us
Spring 2- Traditional stories
Summer 2-How many pebbles on the beach?-Summer Fun!
Parent Meetings are held in Nursery at the beginning of each half term. We discuss that terms topic by letting you know what it involves and how you could extend their learning at home. We talk about the previous terms learning, upcoming events, matters that have arisen etc. Also, we provide opportunities each half term for you to discuss your child’s progress during one to one meetings with the Nursery teacher. A letter will be handed out when the meeting will take place with times for each session.
Your child’s ‘Learning Journey’ is always available for you to look at in the ‘Blue Room’ before each session. We believe that the development of children should be a partnership between parents and nursery staff and that parents should be able to add photographs and observations to the ‘Learning Journey.’
Our nursery is proud to be working with Wheatley Family Hub to deliver our ‘Chatterbooks’ sessions. Every Tuesday morning (apart from the first week of each half term) from 8.30-9am our doors open to our nursery children and their families to come and join us in this fun filled, sing, shake, reading session. Sessions are based on encouraging early reading for pleasure and include Imagination Library books. Imagination Library books are free and delivered to your home each month for all children aged 0-5 years.
Please can we remind you to bring your child to school with a clearly named water bottle.
Your child will have access to the outdoor area every day, whatever the weather. Please ensure your child is appropriately dressed each day and all items named please.
Please ensure your child has a spare set of clothes, including underwear, trousers or skirt, socks or tights and a t-shirt or jumper in a bag named and hung on their peg. Children still needing nappies/pull-ups please ensure additional nappies/pull ups, wipes etc are in your child’s bag. Thank you!
Please ensure your child comes into Nursery in their P.E kit every Friday including wearing adequate footwear such as black pumps or trainers (Velcro fasteners please). No tights, earrings or jewellery please. No uniform will be required on this day.
It is important that your child attends Nursery every day. If they are unable to, please telephone the school office in the morning- 01302 344659.
Look at our ‘Parent Information Board’ on entrance to nursery as this provides termly dates for the latest events and information.
We provide a lending library for children to borrow books and return once read-please ask a member of staff about this service.
Children will be given a learning folder containing a keyring to practice numbers, shapes, colours or letter sounds. These are changed on a weekly basis. Please use them as a guide for you to know what your child needs to learn. Your home and community is a great environment to help your child learn colour, numbers, shapes and colours.
Children that are reading, please read the book with them on a regular basis and complete the date and comment sheet.
Supporting your child at home.
Please practice your child’s key ring, recognising or writing their name. Children that are reading, please read the book with them on a regular basis and complete the date and comment sheet.
Below are some links to useful websites that you could use with your child at home to support their learning
Also visit www.youtube.com where you can search for:
· Jolly phonics
· Number songs: 5 little ducks, five little speckled frogs, 10 green bottles.
· Rhyming word songs/videos
· Days of the week songs
· Nursery Rhymes: Old McDonald, Baa Baa black sheep, Incey wincey spider, etc.