Welcome to Nursery

Welcome to our Nusery, part of our Early Years Foundation Stage. Nursery is where all the wonderful school learning starts. Our Nursery class is called ‘Rainbow Explorers’ and the children in this class are taught by Mrs Temple-Fielder, supported by Mrs Cockrell, Mrs Druce and Mrs Rowan.

There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in Early Years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. The three prime areas of learning are crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

The four specific areas of learning learning strengthen the three prime areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

None of these areas of learning and development can be delivered in isolation from the others. They are equally important and depend on each other to support a rounded approach to child development. At ‘Rainbow Explorers’ we understand that play is an integral part of learning and this is at the heart of our curriculum. We balance the mix of adult directed and uninterupted child initiated play as we know that this ensures the best outcomes for children. We understand the crucial role that Early Years education plays in providing firm foundations upon which the rest of a child’s education is successfully based. Our Nursery environment is set up as a safe space where all children can explore, experiment and challenge themselves. It is an environment where children experience new things, learn to take risks and where memorable experiences are had. It is our intent that all children develop in all areas of learning and leave us as children who have a love of learning and adventure. Your child will have a key person who supports and develops a special bond with your child, helping them to settle into Nursery and to feel confident and safe within it. This also means that the children and their parents/carers have a point of contact who they can go to if they have any questions or queries.

We will be using an online platform call Class Dojo to share photographs, video clips, examples of learning and ways in which you can support your child at home. Home learning can also be shared with Nursery using this platform.

Useful Links:

What to Expect in the EYFS
50 Things To Do Before You Are Five
Hungary Little Minds
Love Reading 4 Schools

Curriculum Overview Term 5

Home Learning Term 5