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Nursery - Saplings

Welcome to Nursery - Saplings
 

Our teachers are Mrs Johnston and Mrs Bi.

There are currently 27 children in our nursery class.

There are boys 10 boys and 17 girls.

These consist of Nursery children and Little Victors.
Children either attend sessions in a morning (8:40-11:40 or in an afternoon (12:20-3:20).
Alternatively they attend for either the first half of the week or the second half of the week. We also offer an option of 30 hours for working parents.

 

 

 

 

Early Years

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the curriculum that we follow which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five. The EYFS will provide the children with a broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. There are three primary areas which are Physical Development, Communication and Language and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. There are four specific areas which are Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. The children will be given lots of opportunities to develop their own play and independent exploration. 

Class Codes

  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
  • Respect everyone and everything.
  • Be a good listener and try your best.
  • Be proud to be in the Victoria team.
  • Show good manners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading and Homework 

We change our reading books every Thursday, please make sure that you have always got your book bag with you with your books inside. Please read with your child on a daily basis and fill in their reading diary. The books that we send home are for you to read to your child and ask them questions. When they have read 25 books at home, they are awarded the bronze Reading Olympic certificate in assembly.  The next challenge is to read 50 books for the silver award and then 100 books for the gold award.

Shared learning is sometimes sent home so that you can support your child with their topic work or next steps. This may be sent home on paper or through the ClassDojo App. Please make sure you have activated your child's account so that we can share their learning with you. 

 

 

 

Our Targets

  • I can put coat on independently 
  • I can use the toilet with an adults help 
  • I can choose and eat my snack 
  • I can count to 5 
  • I can join in with nursery rhymes 
  • I can listen to a story 

 

 

British Values   

As part of our British Values in Nursery we will be learning about Democracy by encouraging the children to make decisions together.  One of the ways we will be doing this is by holding class votes for example a class vote for who will be part of the School Council. The importance of valuing each others feelings and views will be embedded in the day to day learning. The children will be taught the importance of having rules and routines in place within the school and classroom. This will also be linked to the wider community such as the police and people who help us.

 

Children will always encouraged to think about their actions and make good choices. As part of our topics such as All About Me, we will be learning about how we are all different and how this should be celebrated. Children will be encouraged as part of their self confidence and self awareness to feel confident to express their needs and opinions. Mutual respect and tolerance will be part of the underpinning the values in Nursery. An ethos of inclusion will be embedded where the children are sensitive to the needs and beliefs of others. This will be encouraged through the importance of sharing and respecting opinions. 

Our Timetable

 

8:40-9:00

Self registration and

exploration time

12:20-12:40

9:00-9:10

Welcome and Weather time

12:40-12:50

9:10-9:20

Adult focus

12:50– 1:00

9:20-9:50

Free flow, snack and

observation time

1:00-1:30

9:50– 10:00

Adult focus

1:30– 1:40

10:00– 10:30

Free flow, snack and

observation time

1:40– 2:10

10:30– 10:40

Adult focus

2:10– 2:20

10:40-11:00

Free flow, snack and

observation time

2:20– 2:40

11:00-11:30

Outdoor free play

2:40– 3:10

11:30– 11:40

Story and Home time

3:10– 3:20

 

 

Our Topics For This Year

 

Autumn 1

Colours all around me and different senses

Autumn 2

Into the forest (outdoor learning)

Spring 1

Once upon a nursery rhyme

Spring 2

Mad about minibeasts

Summer 1

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

Summer 2

It’s a big world

 

Our author of the term is Eric Hill.

 

Here is a photo of our reading area. 

 

Here Is Our Nursery Outdoors, where we all enjoy exploring.