Nursery

We had a lovely time at Gulliver’s World.  We went on the rides, had our lunch, watched a show then visited Santa.  We also got a brilliant present.

WHERE LEARNING AND FUN BEGINS

Our Nursery Parents join in with our learning.

EARLY YEARS INFORMATION

OUR EARLY YEARS STAFF

NurseryTeacher: Mrs Pauline McLoughlin

Teaching Assistants: Miss Emma Morgan   Mrs Kate Burke    Mrs Emma Devine.

2 Year Offer: Mrs Kate Burke

ReceptionTeacher: Mrs Lesley Cox (Early Years Lead)    Mrs Ingrid Farrell

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Julie Nesbitt   Mrs Dawn Holden    Mrs Jan Williams    Mrs Claire Chadwick

 

“The care, guidance and support of pupils by the staff is outstanding” OFSTED 2010

 

OUR FOUNDATION STAGE AIMS

  • To create within the setting an enabling environment for the children to learn and develop to their fullest potential.
  • To develop a strong partnership between school, parents and carers.
  • To provide the children with stimulating resources, relevant to the children’s culture and community.
  • To offer rich learning opportunities through play and playful teaching.
  • To encourage individual learning and the ability to make independent choices and initiate ideas through spontaneous play.
  • To provide an environment that promotes equal opportunities and celebrates children’s achievements, both in school and with parents.
  • To provide the foundations for future learning.

THE CURRICULUM

In the Foundation Stage the children follow the DfES Early Years Foundation Stage document and are provided with experiences to learn through structured activities, carefully planned and spontaneous play.

Within the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) there are 3 prime areas of learning and development and 4 specific areas.

PRIME AREAS:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

Physical Development.

Communication and Language.

SPECIFIC AREAS:

Literacy.

Mathematics.

Understanding the World.

Expressive Arts and Design.

When your child enters Nursery the focus of teaching and learning will be mainly on the prime areas. However as your child progresses through to the end of Reception the balance of teaching and learning will gradually shift to cover all 7 areas equally.

If you would like to look at the document or simply talk about the teaching and learning taking place, please feel free to speak to any member of staff.

Play, for a child, is work and is very valuable in starting a child’s early education. Your child might think that he or she has been playing all day, but really the play has been carefully developed by skilled staff to ensure that valuable learning is taking place.

Staff record the children’s learning in a variety of ways. For example by written observations, photographs and learning stories (sometimes these learning stories will be sent home for the child to share with family, we would be grateful if you would spare the time to enjoy these with your child, write your own comments on them and then send them back into school).

These learning stories and photographs are kept in individual Learning Journey Books, which are available for parents to see at any time and are sent home for you to keep at the end of Reception.

British Values – EYFS (Reception and Nursery)

Area of work Suggestions Outcomes
United Kingdom

Kirkby

Liverpool

Britain

Simple outline map – naming countries of UK and where we are.

Photos of buildings etc in Kirkby/Liverpool.

Photos of London – famous buildings etc

Identify England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Knowledge of their own environment and other places.

Britain in the world. World map and globe available for children to investigate. Recognise that we are an island.
Patron Saints and emblems. England – St George (Rose) 23/4/16 Know the story of the Saints.
Wales – St David (Daffodil) – 1/3/16
Scotland – St Andrew (Thistle) 30/11/15
N. Ireland – St Patrick (Shamrock) 17/3/16
The Union flag Look at flagLink with above to recognise the flags of Wales and Scotland Recognise and talk about features of flag.
The Royal Family Senior figures Recognise photos of the senior royals and Buckingham Palace.
Pounds and pence, coins and notes.

Look at images on coins and notes that are familiar to children.

Recognise coins.

Phonics Policy