Reception 

Please click here for a virtual tour of our school.

Please click here to see Welcome Booklet for Early Years

Please click here for a Reception Welcome presentation (slides)

Please click here to see welcome messages from:

Miss Loveridge                            Mrs Westby                                Mrs Thompson-Yates

        

Mrs McCandlish                                Mrs Wilkes

                

Additional information for Reception parents:

At the story time sessions we look forward to meeting the children and will be sharing books and nursery rhymes. During the transition weeks, we will be getting to know our new classes, exploring the different areas of our Reception unit (particularly where the toilets are and where to put our belongings!), taking part in settling activities and having story times.
A typical day in Reception will involve ‘Playing and learning time’ (where children can access all areas of our unit), share stories, circle time games and Phonics and Maths sessions. Times are built into the day for breaks, snack and lunch time. When planning activities your child’s interests are taken into account and resources are selected to reflect this.
Children will not need their P.E. kit during our transition weeks. Parents will be informed when they need to bring these in. Once children are settled into Reception life and have been introduced to phonics we will begin to send reading material home.

Nursery 

Please click here for a virtual tour of our Nursery.

Welcome messages from Mrs Banks and Mrs Spooner

       

Hello everyone!

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Nursery in September.  

When we start back in Autumn Term our topic will be ‘We All Fit Together’ this will give us a chance for us to get to know your children, and for them to get to know us and their classmates.  It would be useful for you to send in a photograph of your child with their family if you are happy to do so.

Here are some key bits of information you may need to know;

 

What to bring;

-Appropriate clothing for the weather – we go outside everyday and children will need to be dressed ready for this (this may include sun hats, waterproofs, woolly hats, gloves…)

Uniform

This is not a requirement for Nursery although many families send their children in the school jumper and team it with trousers, joggers or leggings. We have a mix of children who wear either some uniform, full uniform or their own clothes.

-A named water bottle

-A book bag

-A named bag with spare clothes in/nappies or pull ups (this can stay in Nursery and we will let you know if it needs to be topped up)

-Named Wellington boots (these can be left in Nursery, just let us know if you need to take them home over weekends/half term breaks) 

 

Daily Activities

Our day in Nursery usually begins with a story linked to our topic which will act as a stimulus to the day’s activities.  We offer a wide range of activities for the children to access throughout the day including playdough, creative resources such as paint and collage, building and construction, small world toys such as cars, farm and dinosaurs, jigsaws, puzzles, role play and fine motor activities such as threading and lacing.  We also do daily activities outdoors which include gross motor skills such as bikes, scooters and climbing as well as water and sand play.  Alongside these activities we have ‘Together Times’ which focus on skills linked to Literacy (phonics, rhyme and stories) and also to Maths skills (number, and shape space and measure).  Underpinning all this is a strong focus on Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Communication and Language. 

PE

We do PE in Nursery but we will not start this straight away, when we are beginning this aspect of our learning we will let you know.  When we do, you will not need to send in a PE kit or pumps, however, you will need to make sure that your child is in clothing suitable for  these sessions.  As well as being able to take off, and then put back on, their socks/tights, shoes and jumpers. Please support your child with being able to fasten their shoes, velcro is much easier for small hands compared to buckles or laces.

Forest School

We will most likely start this aspect of learning after the first half term break.  We will send out information nearer the time about when these sessions will run and what clothing you will need to send in for your children.

Toileting

Most children who start at Nursery are confident using the toilet but we recognise that this is not the case for all children.  If your child is still in nappies/pull ups then we are happy to work with you to make the transition to them using a toilet and wearing underwear.  For children who are still in nappies/pull ups we ask that you send them into their session in a fresh nappy/pull up and that you send a bag containing ample supplies including wipes and clothes.  

 

See you soon,

The Nursery Team

This link from BBC Bitesize will tell you a little about Starting School and what you can do at home to get ready.

 

Here are some ways you can help your child feel ready for school:

Getting ready for school