Nursery

Recent Nursery News


Upcoming Nursery Dates & Events

Welcome to our Nursery Class Page

Autumn Term 2018

In the Autumn term the children will be becoming familiar with the boundaries and expectations of the setting. We will be helping your children feel confident to access resources and try new and challenging things.  We plan and set out learning opportunities based on the children’s interests and we would appreciate your input and ideas.

The children have been interested in a decoration tree on which they add different resources during the week such as soft toy monkeys, leaves, tinsel or wild animals. This has developed into making presents to go around the tree.

Outside the children have enjoyed fixing and washing the cars, going on adventures catching baddies, pretending to be kittens and making sandcastles.

Whilst believing that children learn best by taking account of their current interests, we ensure that we cover all seven areas of the Early Years curriculum, both inside and out, every day. Staff support and extend children in their self-motivated play. Staff observe, extend play and record progress.

Number ‘stay and play’

Friday 12th October 8.45-9.30am and/or 12.30-1.00pm

Come and spend some time with your child having fun with numbers!

Sing 5 little monkeys swinging in the tree, make appointments in the doctor’s surgery or print with number & shape.

Trips

Our trip to the Albany Theatre in Deptford to see Pinocchio is on Tuesday 4th December 2018 at 10.30am and is part of the whole school Christmas Fayre focus on the story. The nursery will be closed and every child will need a parent/carer to accompany them. It will be a lovely opportunity to enjoy this traditional story together.

Cooking

Volunteers are needed to cook with the children on a Thursday. The children love having their parents and carers in to help and to share their different family meals. Please speak to one of the staff if you think you can help. We have had amazing fluffy blueberry pancakes and vegetable pasta cooked by two mums already this half term.

WOW

We have a ‘wow’ board in the main cloakroom which you are very welcome to use to celebrate your child’s achievements such as brushing their teeth themselves, being kind to a friend or trying new foods. Please feel free to help your child choose a ‘wow’ character, make a comment and add to the display.

Weekly Parent/Carer Reading

Fridays 8.45-9.30am and 12.30-1.00pm

Come and spend some time with your child having fun reading old and new favourite books.

Class toy

We like to send our class toy home with a different child each week. This is a very popular treat and causes great excitement. The toy will be given out on a Friday so that it can spend the weekend with your child. Please record some of the things you did in the book and return the toy on Monday so that your child can share what they did with the class.

Our Learning Ethos

We strongly believe that you, at home and we, at school, are laying the foundations of all future learning. With this in mind we plan carefully to promote the characteristics of learning set out in the Early Years curriculum and to develop the qualities of ‘The Kilmorie Child’, which are encouraged throughout the school by all staff.  These characteristics of learning are being respectful, independent, innovative, empathetic and curious learners who can collaborate and cooperate.

Whilst believing that children learn best by taking account of their current interests, we ensure that we cover all seven areas of the Early Years curriculum, both inside and out, every day. Staff support and extend children in their self-motivated play. Staff observe, extend play and record progress.

The Nursery Sessions

In the morning the Nursery door will be open from 8.45 until 9.00am. If you have an older sibling at the school we would suggest you drop off your Nursery child first, once settled. The afternoon session begins at 12.30.

Each day we will be opening the door to end the session at 11.35am and at 3.20pm to allow parents time to collect older siblings. Thank you all for being very prompt at drop off and collection times. However, if you are unavoidably late, please call the school so we can reassure your child. It is likely they will be taken across to wait in the office.

Finally….

  • Please make sure that your child wears sensible, easy to get on and off shoes and clothes to Nursery.  Remember they are likely to get dirty so please don’t send them in special clothes.
  • Please send your child in with appropriate outer wear as we go outside in all weathers.
  • Please make sure that your child’s clothes are labelled so that if they get lost we know whom they belong to. Bring a spare set of clothes for your child whilst they’re settling.
  • Please change your child’s book at the beginning of their session either on a daily, weekly basis or according to your child’s interest
  • If your child is going home with someone else, please let a member of staff know. If you forget, please make sure that you phone the school to let us know.
  • Please let us know immediately if anyone in the family has chicken pox, measles or other viral illness
  • If your child has sickness or diarrhoea please keep them at home for at least 48 hours afterwards.
  • If you have any questions/concerns please come and speak to one of us at the first opportunity.

 

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