Class Teachers: Sally Eustance, Andrea Clover and Kirsty Spittle
Our School Values for this academic year (2020-2021) are: Friendship (Autumn 1), Helping Others (Autumn 2), Patience (Spring 1), Courage (Spring 2), Ambition (Summer 1) and Sharing (Summer 2).
Welcome to Hedgehog Class
Hedgehog class is a full time/part time daily nursery (15/30 hour provision which includes lunch) which is open from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The class has 30 per session (42 over the course of the week) children with an age range of three to four years. Sessions take place in the Early Years Foundation building which is based near the main entrance to the school. Pupils have access to all our indoor and outdoor learning areas and they have weekly opportunities to venture out into our wooded Spinney area.
Welcome to Woodpecker Class
Woodpecker class is a full time nursery and provides nursery care for 30 hours. The class has 30 children per session with an age range of three to four years. Sessions take place in the Nursery building that overlooks Albert Recreation Ground. Pupils have access to indoor and outdoor learning areas and also have many opportunities to explore the school’s wooded Spinney area.
We aspire to provide all children with a happy and exciting start to their school life by providing a rich, stimulating learning environment with exciting, explorative learning opportunities. We celebrate success and develop the self esteem of all children regardless of language and ability. We look forward to working with all parents and carers throughout the year, in order to enable each child to have a successful and rewarding start to their school career.
Class Letters to Parents
Parents/carers can track their child’s progress and experience by logging onto your Tapestry Account with the log in code you will receive this week.
In both nursery classes, every child has a ‘Key Person’ who provides additional emotional support through your child’s time in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and they are your first point of contact.
Nursery Teaching Team
|Nursery Manager||Sally Eustance|
|Hedgehog Nursery Teaching Staff||Sally Eustance (Mon-Wed)|
|Kirsty Spittle (Thu+ Fri)|
|Nursery Nurse||Donna Cade|
|Teaching Assistant||Laurel Whitten|
|Woodpecker Nursery Teaching Staff||Andrea Clover|
|Nursery Nurses||Jill Karavias
|Teaching Assistant||Sandra Grant|
|Teaching assistant Child Specific 1:1||Gunnasir St Omer|
Curriculum / Learning
The EYFS Curriculum
There are 7 areas of learning with 3 prime areas which build the capacity to learn Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. The prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 Specific areas; Literature, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and design.
These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The staff teaching and supporting your child will make sure the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs and their ‘next steps’ in learning.
Children learn by playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outdoors. The curriculum is led by play, both ‘planned’ play opportunities and also by child-initiated activities.
The School Values that we will be exploring this year are: ‘Co-operation’, ‘Empathy’, ‘Fairness’, ‘Forgiveness’, ‘Kindness’ and ‘Loyalty’.
To see what we will be teaching this academic year click on this link for Nursery Overview 2020-2021.
Lots and Lots of fun Nursery activities for you to do at home. Have fun!
Free 30 hour entitlement
Many working parents of 3 to 4-year-olds in England will be eligible for 30 hours of free childcare – rather than the current 15 hours for 38 weeks per year. Not everyone is eligible but you can check whether you can apply by clicking on the links below.
Extended School Provision
Breakfast club and after school club is available to both part time and full time nursery children. Please contact the school office for more details.
Please visit our Admissions page for greater detail for the application process, see link below.