Welcome to Nursery
In the Night Garden
To end our Curriculum Challenge of 'What can you find in the winter garden?', we will be holding our 'In the Night Garden' event.
The event will take place on Friday 10th of February from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. All Nursery families are invited to attend. It is an ideal opportunity to meet other parents and let your children explore the Nursery Garden in the dark. So let them bring torches.
The event itself is an outside event which takes place in the Nursery outdoor area, where the children will be able to explore the Nursery Garden at night surrounded by lights and music.
As this is a family event, the children will be the responsibility of their parents and carers. Siblings are welcome at the event. No member of the Nursery Team will be responsible for any of the children which attend the event and there is no creche facility at the event.
Free refreshments will be available and the Nursery children attending the event will receive a glow stick to use in the dark.
As this is an outdoor event it is dependent on the weather. If it rains on the afternoon/evening of the event, then the event will be cancelled.
Ark Farm Visit
The Nursery children really enjoyed the visit form Ark Farm this week. We got to meet an owl, rabbits and guinea pigs. A lovely black dog, a sugar glider and a hedgehog.
It was lovely to see how gentle the children were when stroking the animals and how much they enjoyed the visit.
Parent Consultation Meetings
You should have received an email telling you about the Parent Consultation appointments for Spring Term. During the meeting you will be able to discuss your child's progress.
Meeting will take place on:
-Monday 30th, Tuesday 31st Jan and new date Tuesday 21st February. If you have booked your Parent Consultation for 1st February I am sure you are aware of the revised date.
-Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th Feb for Ladybirds
Appointments will be from 8.45 until 4pm and will be bookable through a link you will receive via your MCAS from 12th January.
So that children in the Nursery can still enjoy the outdoor area please send them to Nursery in a warm winter coat, a hat, gloves and scarf . Please label all your child's items so that we can return them when we find them out of place.
The children love learning in the outdoor area and as long as they have the correct clothing they can continue to enjoy it in the cold weather.
Works on the school field are still continuing, meaning that there will be no Forest School sessions until the works are completed, which will be a few weeks into the Spring Term. We can't wait to get back there.
Thank you to those parents who were able join us for our first workshop session on Language and PSED. I have posted the powerpoint below for you to view.
I will be presenting two more sessions this academic year.
- Phonics in the Nursery Saturday 25th March 2023 10am-11am
- Mathematics in the Early Years. Summer Term TBC
As part of the children’s development in the Nursery, we collect examples of how they are progressing through the Seven Areas of Learning: Language and Communication, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
To support your child’s development and to help the accuracy of our judgements, please try to complete four of these ‘wow’ moments per half term. A ‘wow’ moment would be your child doing something for the first time or showing confidence while taking part in an activity with you. Write a brief description of what your child did on one of the cards, cut it out and bring it into Nursery. We will then stick the ‘wow’ moment into their learning journey and use it to support our understanding of their development
To reward the Nursery children when they continue to make 'good choices', we place a picture of them on the 'Values Star' board. At the end of each week, we choose one girl and one boy who have been showing and demonstrating our Values and also following our 'Golden Rules'. Each child then receives a sticker, a small certificate to take home and a round of applause from their friends. With so many amazing children in the Nursery, it is always a hard choice.
Forest School sessions are led by Nursery Teachers and Mrs Watts who is a certified Forest School teacher as well as the class teacher for RF Reception class at Fielding.
You will receive a message via your MCAS account on a Friday/Wednesday to let you know if your child is attending Forest School on Monday/Thursday. If you child is due to attend Forest School then please send them to Nursery with wellies or waterproof shoes. They will also need a raincoat/shower jacket as the weather does not stop us.
The Fielding Forest School is located on our school field. Children will have the opportunity to explore the forest and take part in themed and seasonal activities.
For more information about Forest School please click on the link below.
Children Bringing Comfort Toys to Nursery
While the children are settling into the Nursery we understand that some children need to bring comfort toys to the Nursery to help them in their settling on process. We encourage the children to keep comfort toys in their bags so that they do not get lost.
If children mislay any items which they bring to Nursery we will attempt to find them and return them. Unfortunately we are unable to spend time looking for items during busy periods in the Nursery. If a child looses an item we will then look for it at the end of the session or at the beginning of the next day. We ask parents if they can please be patient to have items returned and not expect staff to look for items during the session.
Thank you for your understanding.
Supporting your child at home.
Value of the Term:
Here you will find information about our core Value of each term.
Our Value for Autumn Term is : Respect
Value for Spring Term: Resilience
What will my child be learning about this term?
Curriculum Challenge Autumn 1
Curriculum Challenge Autumn 2
Curriculum Challenge Spring 1
This Week 06/02/23
This week we will be meeting with some of the Ladybird Parents for their Parent Consultation Meeting.
This week will be continuing with our next 'Talk for Writing' book Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. This week we will be looking at a story map of the story and use the 'Colourful Semantics' of 'who', 'what doing', and 'what', to answer questions about the story.
This week we will be continuing our Curriculum Challenge of: What can I find in the Winter garden?
Our question of the week is: Why can I find in the Winter garden?
This week we will be looking at the poem, 'Old Mother Hubbard'.
This week we will be continuing to find out about how well our Nursery children understand shapes.
Next Week 13-01-2023
Next week it is Spring Half Term week and the Nursery will be closed. Nursery will be open to those parents who have pre-booked places for the Nursery Holiday Club.
Nursery will reopen at 7.30am for breakfast club on Monday 20th February.
Key Oral Health Messages:
Our Golden Rules
Fielding Nursery Staff 2022-2023
Tracy Cherry- Nursery Manager
Terry McEvoy- Assistant Head Nursery Ladybird Teacher
Sam O'Neil- Dragonfly Teacher
Dina Malil- EYP Ladybird Class
Michelle Nem- EYP Dragonfly Class
Geeti Mirbaz- EYP Dragonfly Class
Suvita Kumar- TA Dragonfly Class (Maternity Leave)
Sarabjit Sahota- TA Ladybird Class
Neelma Ahmed -TA Ladybird Class
Sabirah Kaur- TA Dragonfly Class
Emelia Boyd-Joseph- Nursery Cover Teaching Assistant
Jolanta Serrano- TA Ladybird Class
Reema Rathod - Play Worker Dragonfly Class
Nalini Ramnath- Play Worker Ladybird Class
Savannah Wong - Play Worker Ladybird Class
Afiya John-Charles- Play Worker Ladybird Class
Bushra Noordin- Play Worker Ladybird Class
Samra Farooqi- Play Worker Dragonfly Class
Regina Belaid- TA Ladybird Class
Laxmi Singh- Play Worker Dragonfly Class
Neide Da Silva- Play Worker Dragonfly Class
Karima Dahbi- Playworker Ladybird Class
Martina Dury-Hunte -Playworker Dragonfly Class
What does my child do at Nursery?
We give feedback about your child's progress during our Parent Consultation meetings. We will not be able to give parents daily feedback due to the numbers of children we have attending each day. If we need to chat to you about anything we will always phone or email.
A day in the life of a Nursery child
We thought you might like to know what an average day is like for your child. All timings are approximate and will change sometimes according to the needs of the children.
8 am -9.10 am Children arrive in Nursery.
9.10am - 9.15am Dough Gym
9.15am -9.30am Carpet Story/ Mathematics
9.40am-11.15am Free flow. Children explore indoors and outdoors and adults support children in their learning and exploring.
11.15- 11.30 Wash Hands
11.30am-12.30pm Children Eat Lunch
11.50am -12.45pm Free flow. Children explore indoors and outdoors and adults support children in their learning and exploring.
12.45-1.00pm AM children go home, full time children story time.
1.00pm-1.10pm PM Children arrive.
1.10pm-1.20pm Dough Gym.
1.20pm -2.45pm Free flow. Children explore indoors and outdoors and adults support children in their learning and exploring.
2.45pm -3.00pm Children Wash Hands.
3.00pm-4.00pm Children's Tea Time
3.30-3.45pm: Story Time.
3.45pm-5.00pm Free flow. Children explore indoors and outdoors and adults support children in their learning and exploring
5.30pm -6.00pm -Tidy and story time.
PTFA Nursery Notice Board Message:
The PTFA (Parent, Teacher & Friends Association) here at Fielding have their own news channel called ClassList which helps you keep up to date with all parent activities including events and fundraising initiatives. You'll also be able to communicate with other parents with the nursery year group. If you haven't joined, click https://classlist.page.link/R7zs and follow the instructions.
If you have any questions, please contact the PTFA on firstname.lastname@example.org Nolan O'Connor is the current chair of the PTFA.
Supporting Children with Additional Needs
All children may experience some difficulties in learning from time to time during their school life. We aim to provide equal access to the whole curriculum for all children including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). All nursery staff are involved in the learning and development of pupils with SEND with Parents/Carers involved at all stages.
Mrs Chadwick is the schools SENDCo, she works closely with nursery to ensure that any children experiencing difficulties are able to gain the support needed as early as possible.
We place great emphasis on identifying pupils with additional needs as early as possible, therefore ensuring a differentiated curriculum to accommodate individual needs and allow maximum access to the curriculum. Where a child has a particular individual need, we will make reasonable adjustments to help them overcome their difficulties which may include additional support. Depending on the identified need this support may take place in class, in a small group or on an individual basis. On occasion, additional support is sought from an external agency such as;
- School Health
- Behavior Support service
- Educational Psychology Service
Speech and Language
SEN Inclusion team
You can also see an overview of our Special Educational Needs support by clicking here to see our whole school provision.
Early Pick Up during PM Sessions
If you are picking your child up at Nursery at 3.30pm please inform us by passing a message over to a member of our Nursery Team on the door or by phoning or emailing us. If you are picking up from the Ladybird class at 3.30pm then please be aware that the Ladybird children go to tea at 3.30 till 4.00pm. We will have the children ready to go at 3.30pm if we know in advance. If we are unaware that you are collecting your child at 3.30 then we may be on our way to tea and unable to spare a member of the team. Thank you for your support and consideration.