This is the time of year for sniffles and sneezes. We would be grateful if you are able to donate boxes of tissues to the Nursery. Thank you
Assessment and Reporting in Nursery
As you are probably aware the Nursery term timeline is very different to the rest of the school. We have our Parent Consultation Meetings at different times and also your children's progress is shared at different intervals to the rest of the school. This is because we are tracking the children's progress across 17 areas of learning.
Nursery will update you on your child's progress during Parents Consultation Meetings which will take place after Spring Half Term. Before the Parent Consultation Meetings, you will receive User Names and Passwords so that you can log into our School Pupil Tracker Online. By using School Pupil Tracker Online you will be able to see how your child is progressing across the 17 areas of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage. You will then be able to discuss your child's progress at the meeting.
Parents and carers who are returners to Nursery will also be able to view a correct representation of their child's progress after Spring Half Term.
Thank you to those parents who have signed up to volunteer in our Nursery Library. After much thought we have decided that because of our fluctuating Nursery population it would be difficult to give all the children the opportunity to use the library, as it would have needed to been open every AM and PM session.
But do not despair because we will be starting a brand new book adventure for 2018. Fielding Nursery will be starting a 'Book Swap!'. Look out for the news of our new provision coming soon.
In the Nursery we like to give the children opportunities to explore colour and texture. We do try to supply the the children with aprons for painting and remind them to 'roll up sleeves' when using messy materials. Sometime the children will get grubby when playing outside or they may get paint or other tactile materials on their clothes. We therefore recommend that parents do not send their children to nursery in clothes which they do not want marked or possibly stained . Sometimes good learning means getting messy. Thank you.
Nursery Entry and Exit Routes
The entry and exit points for Nursery, outside of normal whole school pick and drop off times (8.30-9.00am and 3.15pm-3.45pm) ,are via the gates in Coombe Road and along the fenced path which leads into Nursery. For safeguarding reasons please do not use any other route to drop off or collect your children. Thank you.
Early pick up during a session.
If you wish to pick up your child early during Nursery session times we would be grateful if you could let us know in advance, or phone or email. By letting us know about early session collection, children can be ready and waiting for collected. This will mean that you will not be left waiting outside for too long, especially as Autumn turns to Winter. Also as you know the children have lunch between 11.30 and 12.00 and tea from 3.00 to 3.30pm, so it would be best to collect either before or after these times. Thank you for your help and co-operation during these transition times.
Can you please make sure that you carefully label each item of your child's clothing with their name and class. It will be much easier for us and cheaper for you, if we can return lost items quickly to the children if they are labelled. Thank you.
Nursery children love our outdoor area and will need a good winter coat, hat, scalf and gloves to continue to make the most of their outdoor learning experience. Please remember to label all items of clothing. You can bring a spare set of wellies to leave at the Nursery in the coat trolley so that puddles can be explored on a rainy day.
We love junk modelling! We would be grateful if you could save any clean cartons,cardboard boxes, plastic bottles and any other wonderful waste materials for us to use in Nursery to make houses and lots of other inspirational creations. Please being your clean recyclable materials into Nursery and hand them to a member of the Nursery team. You may get some of these items back but they will be transformed into something amazing.No cardboard toilet tubes, egg boxes, milk containers or any containers which once contained nuts or dairy please. Thank you.
We would like you to share with us all the fantastic things that your child does outside of school. Wow notes are a simple and fun way for you to share with us some of the amazing things your children do. Just print of the document and then fill in any special things your child might do. Maybe they have just said something that took your breath away. Perhaps they have made something amazing or they have helped you cook a meal, rode their bike without stabilizers or tried something new. We will be able to use Wow Notes to inform our assessments.
Looking forward to seeing some Wow Notes from you soon.
We have a wide range of toys and equipment at our nursery. Unless we specifically request otherwise your child should not bring any of their own toys to nursery. If they do bring toys with them, we accept no responsibility for any loss or damage to those toys.
This week in Nursery we will be starting our Curriculum Challenge of :'Where does the day go at night:'
We will be thinking about the following questions:
What happens when I am asleep? Where are the stars during the day? Why do I go to sleep?
This week we will be reading the story 'Owl Babies', by Martin Wadell. We will be thinking about the differences between day and night. We will also be sorting images of day and night. In our outdoor area we will be looking for pictures of nocturnal and diurnal animals.
This week we will be also starting phonics. We will be learning how to sound out and form the letters: 'm', 'a 'and 's'.
In mathematics we will be learning counting and number skills by playing games and using Numicon.
Next week we will be continuing our curriculum Curriculum Challenge of 'Where does the day go at night?'
We will be thinking about the following questions:
What happens when I am asleep?
Where are the stars in the sky?
Why do I go to sleep?
What noises can you hear at night?
Can I get rid of my shadow?
We will be continuing are phonics learning by looking at the sounds 'd', 't' and 'i'.