Mrs S Swanton
Mrs E Whittaker
Welcome to the Nursery Class page.
I'm Mrs Swanton, the class teacher.
In Nursery we plan activities to develop the children’s independent and exploration skills, as well as learning how to play and interact with other children. Alongside this we are enhancing the children’s communication and language skills, learning how to share and take turns. Through physical development we are developing the children gross and fine motor skills.
The morning begins with self-registration and Dough Disco. This leads in to flipper flappers and Squiggles whilst you Wiggle. After this the children learn phonics followed by playing and learning in various areas in our provision. This allows all children to explore the setting where the children engage in activities to develop their inner unique child; these include playing, creating and learning. They may also take part in adult focused activities.
Before lunch, the children join in with a welcome song and circle time to help develop the children’s listening, vocabulary and speaking skills.The Nursery children enjoy a healthy snack and drinks during the day.
Lunch is served in the hall and then the children play games outside in the same environment with their peers so their learning continues.
The afternoon starts with a short maths activity at carpet time that includes a counting song. This is an opportunity to develop their number and counting skills and the day finishes with a story on the carpet.
On a Wednesday afternoon, the class all go to Forest School where they get to explore the outdoor environment, make dens, look for minibeasts and roll down the hills.
On a Friday afternoon, the children have PE with Kickstart in the hall or outside, where we focus on physical development making sure children are physically ready for Reception.