Welcome to Nursery 2018-19
Welcome to St Margaret’s Nursery. We are taught by Mrs K Jones and our teaching assistant is Mrs Swindells.
We are a 26 place Nursery and our sessions are 8.45am – 11.45am.
We are located to the right of the school entrance within the EYFS unit. We have a wonderful well-resourced classroom and have daily access to our lovely garden, trim trail, storytelling area and bike track.
Stay and Play Sessions
The session will provide an opportunity for you to see the setting in action, talk to the staff and most importantly, have the opportunity to play with your child, share in their learning and join in with any games or activities they may want to get involved in.
Also, during the session you will have the opportunity to experience a ‘Tune into Talking’ music session delivered by Alison Saville from Oldham’s music service. The sessions are aimed at developing speaking and listening skills through music and sound.
You are invited to attend both sessions – We know you are busy but if you could at least attend one, the children would love it!
Thursday 28th February 2019 – 8.45 - 10.00am
Thursday 21st March 2019 – 8.45 -10.00am
Thursday 4th April 2019 – 8.45 -10.00am
Nursery Topic Resources
Please click on the picture link to find a selection of topic resources for our children in Nursery Class.
The resources are a great and fun way to support and supplement your child's learning in school, develop their knowledge of the topic and encourage their love of learning.
As with any internet access adult supervision is necessary when using these resources.
Whilst every effort has been made evaluate these sites for content, St Margaret's Primary School is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.
In Nursery we start our day the minute the children enter school. The children complete a self-registration activity and are then free to choose from a wide range of activities within the classroom. During this time the adults may have specific activities for the children to share and explore.
Once the children are in and settled we start the session by engaging in “Squiggle whilst you wiggle” or ‘dough disco’. This is a wonderful way to get the children ready to learn and to develop their fine and gross motor skills.
During the session, children enjoy having time exploring our wonderful areas of provision. We have lots to discover, including our lovely home corner, storytelling den, creative station, small world and lots more. There is always something new to discover, especially in our investigation, maths and writing areas.
Outdoor learning provides children with the opportunity to investigate, explore, problem solve, use their imagination and creative skills on a larger scale than is possible inside. Therefore we ensure children have the opportunity to explore within outdoor provision on a daily basis. In the outdoor environment we love to explore in our ‘minibeast’ garden, sand, water, construction and small world – just to name a few. We also have daily access to the large trim trail and bike track areas for developing our gross motor skills.
We pride ourselves on encouraging children to be independent and confident within the environment and to engage in their play with their peers and adults alike.
We also have ‘Maths Blast’ time where we actively explore number and shape, space and measures. In school we use ‘Ten town’ to support the teaching of number. The children love to engage with the characters and stories available. Parents can access information about Ten town at www.tentown.co.uk.
The children also receive a daily phonic session. Good quality teaching of Phonics is essential to help your child develop their reading and writing skills.
We love to listen to stories and sing songs. Stories and songs are a great way to develop language and listening skills.
Children in Nursery receive homework each week on a Friday. This can either be literacy, mathematics or topic based depending on the children’s needs.
We endeavour to engage parents in contributing to their children’s learning. We do this by creating an open door policy, giving parents opportunity to share information about their child and we encourage parents to send in samples of work, comments and photographs of their child’s learning experiences at home. We also use the ‘class dojo’ app to share children’s experiences in school and as a tool for communication between home and school.
We actively encourage reading and storytelling at home and will deliver in school events to support children’s learning experiences at home.
Children in Reception do PE once a week on a Thursday.
Nursery do PE once a week on a Friday.
Children are required to have the school PE kit to wear, this should be kept in school during term time and sent home during the holidays to be washed.