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Nursery - Little Stars

Teacher Welcome

Hello and welcome to Little Stars.  A star is an object in the sky that sends out its own light generated by nuclear reactions in its centre. There are many billions of stars in our galaxy.  We all try our very best to shine like little stars in Nursery!  We hope you all love coming to our Nursery. 

            Adults working in Nursery - Little Stars are:

  • Mrs Arshad - Nursery Teacher

  • Mrs Glover- Nursery nurse

Curriculum

In Nursery, we follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2021). Children learn through play.

Your child will mostly be taught through adult led and child initiated activities, games and play.  

 Areas of learning:

The prime areas of learning are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development 
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics                                          
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

The children learn through purposeful play.  

  • “Play is the highest form of research” Albert Einstein. 

Learning through play is a term used in education and psychology to describe how a child can learn, to make sense of the world around them. Through play, children can develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments.

Each area of learning is implemented through planned play experiences and through a mixture of adult led and child initiated activities.  Children are encouraged to move freely around Nursery using the different areas of provision where they can select resources independently.  These areas of provision are:

Areas of provision in the Unit Themes
  • Construction
  • Small world (i.e. dolls house, people, dragons)
  • Creative (i.e. painting, craft)
  • Mark making
  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Role-play
  • Music
  • Sand
  • Playdough
  • Water
  • Outdoors
  • All about me
  • Why do leaves go crispy?
  • Where does snow go?
  • Can I have a dog?
  • How does the building stay up?
  • Can we explore it?

 

 

Activities are loosely based around a theme. Group circle times are used to inform and enthuse the children about the theme to stimulate their learning.

Information for Parents

          

Session Times:

For the first week of the academic year, nursery will be open for the morning session only.  In accordance with the government guidance, we will be allowing parents to enter the classroom when dropping their children off on a morning and settling them. We are aware that this will be an anxious time for parents and children and we feel that welcoming the children on a part-time basis will be beneficial to your child's wellbeing.

First week back Mornings (OnLY)

Children who will normally attend mornings only, are due to start on Tuesday 7th September & Wednesday 8th September (8:30am -11:30am only) for the first week.

Children who will normally attend Wednesday (PM) & Thursday & Friday (Full Days), are due to start on Thursday 9th September & Friday 10th September (8:30am-11:30 only) for the first week.

Your child will begin to receive their full entitlement from Monday 13th September

Morning SESSIONS (MonDAY-Friday AM)– 8:30–11:30.

Children will start at 8:30 and need to be collected at 11:25 promptly at the end of the session.

WEDNESDAY (PM)- 12:15-3:15

ThURSDAY & FRIDAY (FULL DAYS)-8:30-3:15

PLEASE ARRIVE PROMPTLY as your child will settle quicker into the session.

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME TO COLLECT YOUR CHILD. THIS MUST BE SOMEONE OVER 16 WHO IS KNOWN TO NURSERY STAFF.

Please let us know immediately if you have any concerns.  If you need privacy, this can be arranged.

        New starters

       The parents meetings will be held in nursery.  Could you please wear a  face mask to the meeting.

        Book Bags & Reading Books:

  • Please ensure book bags are in school on Wednesdays.
  • Reading books are changed on Wednesdays only.
  • These books are intended for you to share with your child.  Please read and talk about the book with your child and write a comment in their reading record. 

            

OUR CLASS RULES AND REWARDS

In EYFS, we like to be rewarded with lots of positive praise and collect special stickers  for our hard work. We use a visual representation of the behaviour policy so that the children are able to relate behavioural expectations to the symbols. The underlying theme of our strategies are based on positive reinforcement. This supports the children’s development, which in turn helps them to regulate and manage their own behaviour.