Our aim is to provide a happy, secure learning environment for all children. We recognise that all children are individuals and as such have different needs and abilities.
We provide a broad and balanced curriculum covering all aspects of a child’s development. Children learn through both tasks planned by adults and through activities initiated by them. The learning that takes place outdoors is just as important as indoors. We believe that self-help skills, talking, listening, love of books, social and play skills, need to be mastered before more complex skills can begin, so emphasis is always placed on helping children achieve these basic skills.
We endeavour to help all of our children to become independent, to make decisions and to realise the consequences of their actions. Children need to feel valued; they need praise and encouragement so that positive attitudes to learning are fostered. We also hope to develop attitudes of respect and sensitivity towards others and the environment. We recognise that parents and carers play a huge part in their child’s early education. Families are informed about their child’s learning journey and are encouraged to contribute towards their child’s progress through visits to Nursery, discussions with staff, and through use of the Class Dojo.
We hope every child enjoys their time in our Nursery, and that they remain active learners, taking full advantage of possibilities and opportunities offered to them as they continue to progress through their education.
CRC Article 28 – All children have the right to a good quality education.
The children have all done exceptionally well settling in and we are very proud of every child. Friendships are being re-stablished/made and the children have enjoyed using all the resources on offer.
- Nursery – Communication & Language
- Nursery – Expressive Arts & Design
- Nursery – Literacy
- Nursery – Mathematics
- Nursery – Physical Development
- Nursery – PSED
- Nursery – Understanding the World
Our children have been learning about ‘Stranger Danger’ with our local police
Our Visit to the Library
Last week the Nursery and 2 Year Old Children were invited to Shildon Library to enjoy a special story session. They also had the opportunity to join in with Nursery Rhyme singing and dancing. We had a lovely walk to this venue and spotted signs of Spring and heard lots of environmental sounds including noisy vehicles, dogs barking and even a woodpecker!
Helen and Elaine are the staff that help us at the library. Helen shared her favourite book, The Gingerbread Man, and a book with a familiar rhyme, The Pirates on the Bus, by Peter Millett.
We were allowed to select books to bring back to Nursery. Elaine allowed us to use her date stamp so we know when to return the books. We used our manners and were praised again for our outstanding behaviour. The staff are already looking forward to our next visit over the Summer Term.
Our Visit from the Dental Nurse
CRC Article 24: All children have the right to be healthy.
Looking after our teeth is very important! Recently, Mrs. Tomlinson kindly came to speak with the children about her role as a Dental Nurse. She reminded all the Early Years children that caring for teeth and gums is very important in order to stay healthy and well.
After demonstrating to the children how to clean their teeth, the children used real toothpaste on the false dentures, making sure to clean the gums too!
People Who Help Us
The children in Nursery have enjoyed taking on the role of people who help us. They have met various school staff, including Mrs. Place, Mr. Sear and Mrs. Simpson, who all help to keep us safe. They have enjoyed making service vehicles including fire engines and also put out ‘fires’ using long range water squirters!