Our Day in Nursery
We start school at 8:55 am. Our day in Nursery begins with the children hanging up their coat up, putting their school bag away and self-registering independently. We then sit on the carpet ready to go through the visual timetable and familiarise the children with routines.
After the carpet session we access indoor and outdoor provision. We choose different activities indoor and outdoor every day, whatever the weather and there are lots of activities to choose from, such as writing, construction, creative, role-play, mud kitchen, sand and water. All activities are carefully planned to bring on the children’s learning and cater for individual next steps in all 7 areas of learning.
We have a snack mid morning, where we take part in Natter Chatter communication and language time, or share stories together.
After the first term, phonics is taught in groups according to children’s next steps. We teach phonics every day.
Every afternoon we have a fruit snack and a story before we go home.
Other timetabled activities include daily math input, dough disco to support fine motor skills, music on a Wednesday and gymnastics on a Tuesday in the hall with our specialist teacher.
For nursery children home time is at 3:10 pm. Each child has a password used for pick up.
We learn through play in the Early Years and have a mix of child-led and adult-led learning opportunities each day. We teach 1:1, in small groups and some whole class sessions.
During a typical day the children have a phonics session, maths session and adult led activity where they learn using a multi-sensory approach. These sessions take place in small groups to ensure that each child is learning and developing at the appropriate level.
We learn through a play based topic curriculum and follow the Early Years Framework, as well as Development Matters.