Welcome to Nursery and Reception
Our unit is a safe, exciting and stimulating environment focusing on personalised learning for every child. Children can enjoy activities outside and inside every day, gaining skills in all areas of the curriculum. We have a brand new ‘Playscape’ which encourages investigation and exploration outside; children can enjoy the challenge of climbing up the rock wall or pumping the water through the steel dam. They learn independence whilst feeling supported by our staff. We offer inspire workshops and reading afternoons where parents are invited to spend time learning with their child.
Nursery class teacher – Miss Vicki Lewis
Nursery teaching assistant – Miss Gill Dellar
Reception class teachers – Mr. Phil Baldwin & Miss Dawn Franklin/Miss Craig
Reception teaching assistants – Miss Erika Benham, Miss Adele Jones & Mrs Sheralee Broughton
To support the learning of Phonics we use Letters and Sounds, the LCP scheme, Jolly Phonics and Bug Club Phonics.
To support the learning of reading we use Letters and Sounds and Bug Club.
Term 1: Ourselves
Term 2: People Who Help Us
Term 3: Traditional Tales
Term 4: The World
Term 5: Growing
Term 6: Transport
We use the Jolly phonics songs to learn about letter names and sounds.
Have a go at singing them together at home.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Story Telling into Writing-
* First we listen to the story, retell it using actions and reading the text to familiarise ourselves.
* Then we draw the story. This helps the children capture the whole text visually normally using a 'Story map' with key letters/ key words/ connectives.
* We then use a 'innovation stage' as part of our shared writing sessions to change part of the story making alterations re-using the basic plot: 'The Very hungry Dinosaur!'
* We use the ‘invention stage’ as children build up a bank of known narratives to create our own stories.