Our setting has children from 3-5 years of age. We have a large, engaging indoor and outdoor space to facilitate the development of our youngest children. It is an immense privilege to teach children at the start of their educational journey and one which we look forward to sharing with you.
Practitioners in early years work together with children, developing their learning, through engaging in play and collaborating through effective dialogue and questioning. Short whole class and group inputs take place at the beginning and end of sessions to allow for uninterrupted periods of highly engaged purposeful play. As the children develop and progress, teaching becomes more structured for the reception children, to support their transition into Year 1.
Start and End of the Day
Our nursery sessions begin at 8:45am. Reception children arrive from 8.45am when they engage in linked provision tasks and school begins at 9:00am. The nursery afternoon session finishes at 3.15pm and reception at 3:20pm. The children are collected from the gate into the EYFS setting. Please let us know if someone different will be collecting your child. If we are unsure, we will telephone parents to confirm home time arrangements. We will be available to speak with parents / carers once all of the children have safely been seen out. Alternatively, you can make an appointment to speak with the class teacher at a suitable time.
A rolling snack with fruit is available for the children to access throughout the day. Water and milk is also available for the children, which they pour ‘all by themselves.’
The children will do PE in the hall at different times during the week. Please ensure that children have shorts, a t-shirt and pumps or trainers all named, in a bag on their peg.
Waterproofs and Wellies
We have a free flow provision where the children have the opportunity to explore and learn outside every day, in all weathers. It can be wet and muddy. There are waterproofs and wellies available at school but if you wish, you are welcome to bring these from home and leave them at school.
Please provide a set of spare clothes / uniform and underwear in a bag to be kept in school in case of accidents or getting wet/muddy. We do have items at school, should they be needed.
The children in Robin class enjoy sharing their learning at home and we begin to take home age-related tasks in the Spring term. We do ask that you make time daily to read with your child, read to them and for them to read to you, bedtime stories are a great opportunity to do this. The children will bring home a library book each Friday to enjoy sharing at home. We believe that reading is the key to successful, independent lifelong learning. The reception children will also take home sounds to reinforce, share and learn with you, alongside their home reading book. Please share your comments in the reading log.