Welcome to Nursery
Welcome to Reception 2021/2022
Dear Parents/Carers of pupils joining Fielding Reception
At this point in the year we usually invite parents to join us in school to talk through their child’s upcoming year in Reception. Due to the current climate we are unable to hold this event, however we have produced a video of the presentation to support the transition for families. The video provides key information for the Reception year.
Just to let you know that we will be employing a new Early Years Practitioner to take over the role once led by Miss Karki. The new EYP will be taking over the Key worker role of Miss Karki's children. Support Key Workers will remain the same and I will be overseeing the transition of Key Worker children to the newly appointed EYP.
Nursery Outdoor Learning Area
Please can you help us keep our Outdoor Learning Area tidy at the end of the day by encouraging your children not to play or use our equipment when you are collecting your child from the Nursery. We know it is an inviting and exciting place for children to be, but we would be grateful if you could please promote our outdoor area as our outdoor classroom. Thank you.
Supporting Children with Additional Needs.
As part of my role as the Dragonfly teacher, I am also the Nursery SEN lead. I oversee and plan the interventions that are delivered daily to children who may need extra support with language development, social interaction, turn taking and attention.
At Nursery we have access to outside agencies such as:
- Speech and Language – speech sound concerns, delayed speech
- Occupational Therapy – fine or gross motor concerns
- SEN Inclusion team – any concerns about cognitive learning or behavior
- Early Start – support at home
- Family support – workshops, training , support at home
I may contact you if we have concerns about your child and together we can make a plan moving forward, whether that is support at home or seeking more specialist advice from outside agencies. Each process can take anywhere from a few weeks to months. The earlier we start these processes the better for your child.
If you have concerns about your child’s development or would like more information on the services we can offer, please email me directly on email@example.com . I can then start the process of referring your child to the appropriate agency.
You can also see an overview of our Special Educational Needs support by clicking here to see our whole school provision.
Forest School is back!
You will be glad to hear that Forest School is up and running again. Please look out for weekly email's via Laser to let you know if your child will be attending Forest school and what they will need to wear. For more information about Forest School please scroll down this page.
Picking up at 3.30pm?
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.
Covid-19 - Social Distancing
Please remember to remain behind the red line when dropping off and picking up your child at the Nursery classroom doors. We are doing all we can to keep our Nursery Covid-19 safe for the children and our staff. During this challenging period and the ongoing pandemic we are doing all we can to keep your children, our team and parents safe. We appreciate your help and support during these challenging times. Thank you for your continued support.
If your child is at home self-isolating, please refer to our Noticeboard for weekly activities that you child can complete and our Instagram page for ideas to support during this period.
During any period of self-isolation for your child you can keep their learning, language and understanding flourishing by:
- Playing games and Puzzles.
- Using a variety of mark making tools to create lines and shapes. These include: Paint brushes and water (great for outdoors), chalk (bigger the better) and large chunky markers. Backing Wall paper is cheap and great to use on the floor as you can roll out any length.
- Practice counting objects to 10. Count steps, jumps and absolutely anything.
- Remember the 'Five Finger Rule' when it comes to developing language. Always comment four times about something before you ask one question. eg; Looking at 5 building blocks; Comment- 'Wow look at all the blocks', Comment-'I can see a red block', Comment- 'We can build a tower with the blocks.' Comment-' I can see two green blocks' Question- 'How many blocks do you have?'
To keep up to date and also send in images of tasks you child has completed please click on the link to join our Nursery Instagram page (coloured blue below).
To join our closed Instagram group, please open or download the Instagram app onto your smartphone and then search for fieldingnursery.
Below you will find our weekly timetable with links to Dough Gym, Phonics, Stories and Songs which the Nursery Staff have created to support your child's learning while at home.
We will be continuing to support our Nursery children who are self-isolating or learning from home. We will be posting learning activities and links to support learning at home.
Support materials for phonics lessons.
Supporting your child at home.
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.
Click on the document below to print off your 'Wow' notes.
Value of the Term: Empathy
Learning W/C 17/05/21
This week during our taught carpet sessions we will be focusing on Literacy looking at non-fiction information. We will be learning how to ask questions to find out information and use books and information to find out answers. This week we will be looking at the book 'Cool Cars' . This week in Mathematics we will be learning how to match numerals to objects and think about selecting the correct shape when we are creating buildings and structures.
This week's Play Projects:
Build: A Super Car, Build a Monster Truck
Make and Create: A driving Licence, Road Signs, A pretend car.
Draw: A secret agent super car, A flying car
Message: Write some messages to drivers on the road to ; 'Slow down', 'Stop' and 'Go'.
This week we will be learning the sounds 'sh', 'th', 'ch' and 'y'.
Click on the image above to hear all the Set 1 sounds.
We will be continuing our new Curriculum Challenge of 'How do I get about?' We will be asking the children about their thoughts for our big questions.
Poem of the week:
We will be revisiting Poems we have learned throughout the year.
Learning W/C 24-05-21
Next week we will be carrying on with our Curriculum challenge of 'How do I get about?'
This week we will be thinking about how we can solve number problems using numbers up to 5.
Here are a selection of stories from over the last few months. We hope you will enjoy sharing them with your children.
Nursery Song Time
Here is a selection of songs to cheer us on our way. Enjoy. Click on the images to listen and join in.
Now that Winter is upon us can you please make sure that all hats, scarves, gloves, fleeces and jumpers are carefully labelled. Often we are asked by parents to hunt down lost items and at the end of every term we have a growing collection of unnamed items of clothing. If your child's clothes are labelled correctly then we should be able to make sure that any mislaid items are returned to you.
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 day 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.
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.
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 Laser 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. As we move from Spring to Summer please be aware of the clothing needs of your child/children and please remember to label all sun hats and sun glasses.
For more information about Forest School please click on the link below.
New to Fielding Nursery
Please click on the image to watch a video about our Nursery and see all the staff members in our Nursery Team.
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.
Children's Water Bottles
Dear Parents and Carers,
Please remember to collect your child's water bottle at the end of the day. Please clean and refill the bottle for the next day. Water is great brain food!
Toileting in Nursery
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.
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 Outdoor Learning Gate
Please can you make sure that the gate to our Outdoor Learning Area is closed after you enter and exit the Nursery. We kindly ask that parents do not prop the gate open with any objects. 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.
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.
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.
What does my child do at Nursery?
Now you know the timetable of our day, you can always look at our Curriculum map to find out what your child is learning each term. 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.
If you would like to chat to your child's key worker about an issue you can email the Nursery so that we can arrange a telephone conversation.
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 and wash hands.
9.10am - 9.15am Dough Gym
9.15am -9.30am Carpet Story/ Mathematics
9.40am-11.00am Free flow. Children explore indoors and outdoors and adults support children in their learning and exploring.
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-1.30pm Phonics for afternoon children.*
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.