Welcome to the Nursery Class
Mrs Leese, Mrs Rammell, Mrs Shingler and Mrs Robotham welcome you all to our vibrant and very busy learning environment. The day begins at 9.00am and finishes at 3.00pm. The children will work in both Keyworker families (Rose buds and Sunflowers) and as a whole class family at different points throughout the day. Our learning environment offers a breadth of fun and exciting experiences, nurturing children to develop their independence and resilience therefore allowing them to flourish into confident and caring members of our community here in Fenton.
Our Catholic Ethos
The Catholic ethos is placed at the very heart of the school. It is that which permeates all aspects of school life. Part of our day is saying our prayers - we say prayers in the morning, at lunchtime and at the end of the day.
Children are provided with bagels and milk in the morning and fruit, salad and bread in the afternoon. Water is also available for the children to independently access at any point throughout the school day however, we are currently asking all children to bring a bottle of fresh water each day. We discourage children from bringing in juice or fizzy drinks as we are a healthy school so please ensure that only water is brought into school.
Your child will be provided with a picture book, reading diary and a plastic wallet. Reading books will be changed during the week once the children have practiced reading the book at home. Repetition is key, therefore we encourage parents to read with their children daily using both school books and books from home. Please discuss the pictures with your child and provide questions about the story and the characters. Also, encourage your child to hold the book correctly and turn the pages independently. All of these skills will help your child to grow into a skilled reader. Including a story within your child's bedtime routine will also develop an enjoyment of reading for pleasure.
Additional home learning will be set on a Thursday to be completed by the following Thursday.
Please google and visit the online sites and enjoy playing the free games ;
Phonics play- Phase 1 and 2
We use the outside area daily so please ensure that your child has a coat and suitable footwear in school.
We have a weekly PE lessons which takes place every Tuesday. Your child needs to arrive dressed in full PE kit every Tuesday. They do not need to bring their uniform.
*In the interest of health and safety, no jewellery is permitted in the Early Years Foundation Stage*
In the Early Years foundation stage we use an online learning journey called 'Tapestry' to evidence the learning that takes place. We ask that parents log into this account and engage, by commenting on their child's uploads and successes, viewing and using the recommended websites, accessing home- learning but to also share their own photos to show what learning is taking place at home.
We also provide a 'WOW' form to document milestones that children overcome at home which can be filled out and sent back into the nursery class to be displayed. They are located in the cloakroom area. Alongside this, parents will be provided with a star template in the nursery pack. We ask that parents discuss with their children the aspirations that they have and what they would like to achieve by the end of the nursery school year. This star will then be displayed in the cloak room on the 'Reach for the stars' display to remind the children of one of the targets they are working towards.
Tapestry online learning Journey, learning Journey books and RE books are all readily accessible to parents/carers.
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Notices and reminders will be placed on the nursery door.