Nursery & Language Centre
Ladybird Class - Nursery
Ladybird class is taught by Mrs Coles and Mrs Arnell, they are supported by Mrs Loveday, Miss Holt and Mrs Lampard.
The Nursery has an admission number of 45 children, with a maximum of 30 in each session. Children attend either 5 full days (30 hours) or 2.5 days (15hours). Children are admitted to Nursery in the September after their third birthday.
The Nursery has a large classroom with an extensive outside area. Early years practitioners have a key role to play in working with parents to support their young children. To start this link we visit each child at home and meet their parents in preparation for Nursery. We enjoy keeping in close communication with parents throughout the year.
The curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage and makes full use of the excellent facilities. Play underpins all development and learning for young children and meeting the individual needs of all children lies at the heart of the EYFS. Through observations and team planning linked to a themed topic we deliver a wide range of learning experiences to develop the children’s social skills, independence, self-esteem and understanding of the seven areas of the curriculum. We pride ourselves on providing a secure and stimulating environment to develop the children’s skills and prepare them for starting school.
Welcome to Ladybirds!
We don't plan by topics, but rather by interest and need. We will be starting to introduce a colour of the week next week and also learning about spiders and other signs of autumn.
Please look out on tapestry for photos of your child's learning.
Easter Fun in Ladybird Class
The children have been having lots of fun taking part in a range of Easter activities in ladybird Class at the end of the Spring term.
The children were very excited to be visited by the Easter Bunny on the last Monday of term. They helped hunt for all the eggs around the nursery garden and put them into the Easter Bunny’s basket. At the end the Easter Bunny gave all the children 3 chocolate eggs to say well done for all their hard work. They even gave out special Easter stickers to the children who couldn’t have chocolate. Thank you to the Friends for all their hard work organising this fun event.
The children have been making eggs out of play dough and putting them into the egg boxes. They then counted how many eggs they had in their egg box. They demonstrated super counting skills, well done children!
Egg and spoon races
The children had fun taking part in egg and spoon races outside. They demonstrated good running skills and tried very carefully to balance different sized eggs on their spoons. It was very tricky, but they showed real resilience, picking up the eggs when they fell onto the ground.
We were very lucky to be invited to visit Emmanuel Church on Friday 23rd March with the morning children and Tuesday 27th March with the afternoon children. The children took part in a range of different activities including; listening to the Easter story, Easter colouring, playing with the Easter garden, going on an Easter egg hunt around the church and finding different objects around the church.
Miller's Ark Farm Visit
Miller's Ark Farm came to visit us at Nursery. Farmer Aidan brought all kinds of animals with him to show the children. He brought 2 donkeys; they were Mediterranean miniature donkeys. The mummy was called Licorice and the baby was called Betty. He brought a sheep and her lamb. He brought 5 goats called Werthers, Kiss, Skittles,Cornetto and Jelly. There were also 3 ducks and 3 hens. He also brought his 10 month old Husky called Koda.
The children all had a turn at stroking the animals. What a fantastic experience; the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Shopping and People Who Help Us
Bees Speech Language and Communications Needs Centre
Bees Spring Term
One Snowy Night, Goldilocks & the Three Bears, Stick Man
We will begin term by reading these popular stories and having fun with a variety of related activities.
We shall also be celebrating Chinese New Year and exploring the child initiated theme of ‘Dinosaurs’!
Some General Notes for Parents
Car park - Please remember not to use the staff car park at any time, we have a large number of staff at school working many different hours needing access to park their cars.
Outside play – the children are able to access the outside area every day, please send them with a coat every day as they can get upset if they are unable to go out.
P E Day – Monday for AM children & Friday for PM children. The children will take part in a short warm up routine, an activity and a short cool down to finish. Children don’t need a P E kit. They are required to remove their socks and shoes. It would help if the children wear shoes that they can put on and take off themselves. Girls – it would help greatly if girls wear socks and not tights.
Holidays - Should you need to take your child out of nursery for a family holiday please either ask one of the nursery team for a holiday form. Forms are also available to download on this web site.
After/before sessions - When collecting your child from nursery please do not let them or older children play on nursery toys or climbing equipment.
Forest School - The nursery children are now able to take part in the Forest School program. This involves spending an afternoon/morning outside, taking part in activities and learning in the natural environment.
There are more details in the Nursery Brochure.