Welcome to Nursery 2012 –2013
Nursery News – January 2013
Welcome back and Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the new year ahead. We are delighted to welcome our six new starters to Nursery and are thrilled to see all the children mixing well.
HALF TERM TOPIC
In Nursery we are getting excited already about our new topic ‘Dinosaur Dig’ and are making lovely plans incorporating the children’s ideas. We have already begun to build our dinosaur cave and will be learning all about different types of dinosaurs, fossils, tracking adventures as well as lots of wonderful dino crafts, dressing up and role play. A draft plan will be posted on the noticeboard shortly once all the children’s ideas have been incorporated.
In the interests of safety and security the Nursery door is locked each morning at 9.05am. If you arrive after this time please could you enter via the main school door. The gate in the Nursery yard should be closed and bolted when you leave the yard after dropping off your child. If you have made arrangements for someone other than yourself, or your normal designated carer, to collect your child please could you write this on the whiteboard in the corridor to ensure staff are clear of any changes to normal collection routines.
We will be continuing our PE sessions in the Hall on Mondays. Please could you ensure your child’s PE kit (consisting of named shorts, t-shirt and plimsolls in a clearly labelled bag) is brought back into school. It would be very helpful if you could consider carefully the clothes your child wears on PE days as we are trying to encourage the children to become independent at dressing themselves. We will, of course, help any child who needs assistance.
In order to purchase the additional extras which help make learning really exciting we have set up a voluntary Nursery Fund. You may contribute to this on a weekly or half termly basis. We suggest a contribution of 50p per week. If you wish to contribute the collection dish will be available on the Parents Nursery shelf in the classroom. This shelf also contains a photo album displaying some of the activities the children have been participating in. PLEASE do have a look.
Parent helpers are very valuable in the setting and allow us to extend the range of activities and quality of learning for the children. If anyone would like to help I would be happy to discuss this with you. Please be aware that you will need a CRB clearance specifically for Wylam First School. Forms are available from the office.
Please remember if anyone has any queries, concerns or just wants a general update … just ask. I am always available at the end of the Nursery session or can arrange a specific appointment if required.
With thanks on behalf of the Nursery Team,
Early Years Unit
At Wylam Nursery we are very proud of all our children and how they achieve and develop through play within our Early Years unit. The role of Nursery is vital in the education of the children providing basic skills for their future learning. Key learning skills are developed, via the Early Years Foundation Stage, which gives the child positive building blocks for their future education as well motivated, independent, life long learners.
Our Nursery provides rich and stimulating experiences through a well planned and organised environment – indoors and outdoors. This provides structure for teaching within which children can explore, experiment, plan and make decisions.
Children are given rich stimuli to help them use their imaginations and develop further their strengths. Learning for each half term is planned after observing childrens interests and motivations.
In Nursery all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage are covered:-
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Understanding of the World
- Physical Development
- Expressive Arts & Design
The Children also have a regular PE lesson, ICT lesson and have the opportunity to participate in the library book and story sack scheme.
Please click here on The Classroom to see what our school theme is for 2012/2013.