On Tuesday 28th January Ark Farm will be bringing a selection of nocturnal animals to Fielding Nursery. As part of our Curriculum Challenge of 'What can I find in the Winter garden?' The children will have the opportunity to touch, observe and find out about a selection of nocturnal animals.
Each child in the Nursery will have a 30 minute session with the animals. Please inform us if your child has any allergies to animal hair.
If your child does not attend Nursery on Tuesdays and you would like your child to have the opportunity to take part in the Ark Farm session then please accompany your child to the 11.30am till 12:00pm session at the Nursery. You will be required to stay with your child during the presentation and then take them home at the end of the presentation.
The Nursery Parent Consultation meetings will take place on 24th, 25th and 26th of February for Parents and Carers of children who attend the Nursery Dragonfly class. Consultation meetings for Parents and Carers of Ladybird children will take place on Thursday 27th of February, Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd of March.
You will be able to book Parent Consultation meeting appointments via your MCAS (My Child at School) login from noon on Friday 7th February. All appointments will take place in the School House, which is located inside and on the right of the Wyndham Road entrance for the main school. Please go straight to the school house when you arrive and wait downstairs on the seats provided. A member of the Nursery team will call you for your appointment. If your child's key worker is Ms Nem please make a morning appointment. If your child's key worker is Ms Mirbaz or Miss Karki please make afternoon appointments.
During your ten-minute appointment, we will discuss your child's progress in Nursery so far this year and talk about next steps in their learning.
Children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 are due to start the first year of primary school (Reception class) in September 2020.
Admissions are now open on the Ealing Council website and you can submit your child's application here. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 15 January 2020. National Offer Day for on-time applications is Thursday 16 April.
If you need help completing your application, or you require a paper form, please come to the main office (via Wyndham Road) where a member of the admin team can assist you.
Fielding Nursery will be introducing a Reading Scheme to commence at the same time as we start Phonics lessons in Nursery. All the information you need to know about the Reading Scheme is contained in the link to the letter below.
We will be starting our Phonics teaching in Nursery Next week starting on Monday 13th January. Each week we will be posting our letter sounds and next month we will be hosting a Phonics drop in session for parents, details to follow. Please click on the video below for an introduction to the letter sounds.
During your child's development within the Early Years you may see then do lots of amazing things, just as we do in Nursery. We would like you to share these 'Wow Moments' with us so we can add then to our overall picture of your child's development.
When these moments come please print out the document below, fill in the information and pass it to a member of the Nursery Team. We will then add the 'Wow Moment' to their Learning Journey.
Thank you for your help and support.
Children in the Nursery have the opportunity to visit the Fielding Forest School.
Whilst at a Forest the Nursery have opportunities to:
-Explore a forest environment
-Learn about plants and animals that live in the forest.
-Explore art activities with natural materials.
-Undertake den building.
-Develop language and communication skills.
-Explore mathematical concepts such as counting and shape.
-Help to foster a healthy lifestyle and respect for nature and the natural environment.
-Increase their knowledge and understanding in' Understanding of the World' in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
During a four week period most children will attend two thirty minute sessions in the Fielding Forest School. Sessions take place on Monday afternoons and Thursday Mornings. You should receive an email via your laser account letting you know when your child will next be attending Forest School.
When it is your child's turn to attend Forest School they should attend Nursery in appropriate clothes for a Forest School session. The items of clothing should consist of a waterproof or warm coat and wellington boots.
For some children it can take a little time to settle into a new environment. We also know that the children really enjoy their time at Nursery and may leave it till 'the last minute' before they go to the toilet. Young children will have accidents and as long as we have a change of clothes for them it is not a problem. In time mostly all children recognise the need to go to the toilet and will take themselves.
For those children who are having a few accidents a day we will monitor them and encourage them to go to the toilet at pertinent times of day, such as; in the morning, after lunch and after tea. We will also offer reward charts for those children who are not yet getting to the toilet in time. Usually as children's time with us progresses they are able to regulate when to go to the toilet and are able to do this independently.
Picking up your child at 1pm.
If you are collecting your child from Nursery at 1pm, please note that the main gate will open at 1pm. If you come to the Nursery pick up point before this time your child may get upset as they see you waiting outside. To help things run smoothly we would encourage you to come to the pick up point at 1pm so that we can follow the routines your child is getting used to and therefore this helps the children to enjoy a happy pick up time.
When children are unwell.
In the Nursery we do all that we can to stop any illness affecting not only the children but also members of our team. Daily disinfecting of toilets and floors as well as antibacterial spraying of doors, handles and the use other cleaning agents are used to prevent germs and bugs finding a home in our Nursery.
We would be grateful if when your child vomits or has a dose of diarrhea, please keep them at home for 48 hrs to make sure that the infection has passed. If you bring your child into Nursery when they are ill it may pass to other children or adults. We understand that sometimes it is hard to take time off to look after your child but if they are ill they need to be at home.
Thank you for your support in this matter.
Keeping Children Safe
At Fielding Nursery we take the safety of and safeguarding the children as our top priority. We therefore would like to remind parents that once you have collected and signed your child out of the Nursery, can you please exit the Nursery Outdoor Learning Area as soon as you can. Please do not allow your child/ren to access any of the Nursery equipment once they are in your care. Please remember to close the gates to our Outdoor Learning Area as you enter and leave. 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.
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.
Learning this week : W/C 27/01/20
This week we will be continuing our curriculum challenge of ' What can we find in the winter garden?'
In this curriculum challenge we will be thinking about the following questions:
Why do I need to wear a scarf and gloves?
Where does the frost come from?
Why is there ice on the cars?
Why does it get dark?
Why does it snow? Why are there no flowers growing?
What happens when I am asleep? Why are there stars in the sky? Why do I go to sleep?
What noises can you hear at night? Can I get rid of my shadow?
You can find additional information from the Curriculum link at the bottom of the page.
This week in Literacy we will be learning the poem 'Pat-a-cake'. In our Phonics lessons this week we will be learning how to recognise, say and write the sounds; 'n', 'p' and 'g'.
In Mathematics we will be recalling our numbers for 1 to 10. We will be matching numerals to quantities.
In addition to our exciting Ark Farm visit on Tuesday, we will be ask the children to 'tell us a story' to find out all about the stories they can remember.
Next week we will be spending two weeks looking at the book 'Owl Babies' by Martin Wadell.
Next week we will also be focusing on understanding the differences between day time and night time.