Welcome to Nursery 2020-21

We are taught by Mrs L Van Houplines (Monday to Wednesday) and Mrs K Jones (Wednesday to Friday) 

Our teaching assistant is Mrs Parker.

Our sessions are:

Morning Session - 8.45am to 11.45pm

Afternoon Session - 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Extended Nursery Provision September 2019

As of September 2019 St Margaret’s School will be offering a Pilot Nursery Scheme for funded 15 and 30 hours nursery places.  If the Pilot Scheme proves successful in the 19/20 Academic Year then school will consider extending the scheme into the following year.  For more information about the provision please see the letter below.  For more information about available funding please click on the picture link.

Nursery Classroom

Take a tour of our classroom.

Nursery Outdoor Facilities

Please take a look at the fun outdoor activities we have in our Nursery.

Our Classroom

We are located to the right of the school entrance within the EYFS unit. We have a wonderfully well-resourced classroom and outdoor area with garden area, home corner and access to messy play activities.

Curriculum Overviews 2020-21 

Please select the document below to see what we will be learning in Nursery this term.

File icon: pdf Nursery Autumn One Curriculum Map 2020.pdf [pdf 48KB] Click to download

Nursery Autumn 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.

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50 Fantastic Ideas to try at Home

See this link for a collection of practical activities and ideas to try at home with your child. 

Our Day

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 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.

Things to Remember

Reading is an essential part of the EYFS curriculum. Please read with your child at home as this helps to develop their creative  language and imagination. This can be through a free trip to the library or any books you have at home.

We will be exploring a different colour/ number each week – please support your child with this at home.

We ask for a voluntary contribution of £1.00 each week. This helps towards providing extra snack for your child, opportunities for baking and to follow the children’s interests. This can also be paid on a half termly basis.

Please ensure that all items of clothing are labelled with your child’s name.

Children will be provided with outdoor play coats. On wet days, children are welcome to bring wellies.

If your child is in the early stages of toilet training, please ensure they bring spare clothing / underwear.

Phonics Schemes

We use a combination of two phonics schemes, Phonics Play and Letters and Sounds.  For more information and guidance about how phonics is taught in our school please click on the picture link.