EYFS Foundation 1

Welcome to our Nursery!

Teaching Staff
Mrs Carrette Miss Watson
Mrs Rahim-AminMrs Mather

In our nursery class we have Mrs Carrette and Mrs Mather, who share the role of class teacher. Mrs Carrette currently teaches the class Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning, Mrs Mather teaches the children Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. We also have Mrs Amin and Miss Watson, who are both teaching assistants and support the nursery children from Monday-Friday. 

Sessions

We have a morning group that runs from 8.45am-11:45am and an afternoon group from 12:30pm – 3.00pm. We can have a maximum of 26 children in each session. We also accept 30 hour codes, providing we have the space in both sessions.

We run a lunch club that is available to all day children and children who attend afternoon sessions. Please talk to the nursery teaching staff if you are interested in your child attending at lunch times.

Our curriculum

Our curriculum and provision is guided by the prime and specific areas of development: 

Prime 
Communication and Language 
Physical Development 
Personal, Social and Emotional Development   
Specific 
Literacy 
Mathematics 
Expressive Arts and Design 
Understanding the World  

Each of these areas are reflected in our learning areas both indoors and outside. The children will have the opportunity each day to explore the different learning areas independently, as well as take part in guided groups with an adult.

Each half term we have carefully chosen different topics that will provide the children with lots of opportunities to develop in the prime and specific areas. These include: Colourful, Wonderful Me! My Celebrations and Me! The Animal Kingdom and Me! The Great Outdoors and Me! A Grand Adventure and Me! My Superpowers and Me!

Summer daily timetable

Each day the children have the opportunity to explore the different learning areas within our continuous provision and can choose to do their learning outside. We have milk and fruit time together, whilst enjoying listening to a story and taking part in circle time activities. We all spend time on the large playground together once in the morning and once in the afternoon, where the children will have access to the climbing frame, large sand pit, bikes and lots more! In the Summer term, the N2 children will start to have focused group activities in the morning, to prepare them for their learning in F2.

F1 Timetable AM
8:45-9:00Registration and head count Bags, coats and water bottles away
9:00-9:15N1 children – play with in the continuous provision in the courtyard N2 children – focused group work on the carpet
9:15-10:15Play within the continuous provision both within the classroom and the courtyard
10:15-10:30Milk and fruit on the carpet followed by a story
10:30-11:15Playtime on the playground
11:15-11:30Home routines, show and tell, songs and rhymes
11:30-11:40Home time goodbye song Children wait for their names to be called to go home
F1 Timetable PM
12:30-12:45Registration and head count Bags, coats and water bottles away
12:45-13:00N1 children – play with in the continuous provision in the courtyard N2 children – focused group work on the carpet
13:00-13:45Play within the continuous provision both within the classroom and the courtyard
13:45-14:00Milk and fruit on the carpet followed by a story
14:00-14:35Playtime on the playground
14:35-14:50Home routines, show and tell, songs and rhymes
14:50-15:00Home time goodbye song Children wait for their names to be called to go home
Additional activities
Mondays – PE Fridays – Music Make and bake fortnightly

Parent communication

Seesaw – Each parent is given a seesaw log in that they can use at home to see photos of activities that the children have taken part in. These will include a description of the activity and next steps for learning. Key messages and information will also be available to view on seesaw. Parents can comment on the posts with a message to their children, or ask any questions they have for the teachers.

Parents’ evenings – We have 3 parents’ evenings each year, one at the end of each term, where parents can book an appointment with their child’s teacher.

Half termly newsletter – Each half term, we send a newsletter out to parents. Here is our Summer 2 newsletter:

Admissions

We welcome applications all year round and offer places for children the term after they have turned three. Please complete an admissions form available from our school office and once this has been handed in, we will be in contact to let you know if we currently have any places available and when your child can start with us.