Welcome to Nursery
Meet the FS1 Family
Miss Steele - Nursery Teacher
Mrs Thompson - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Wherry - EYFS Practitioner
St Petroc's Nursery is a fun, safe, creative and nurturing environment where children are valued and stimulated through a high quality learning environment, reflecting and extending their current, individual interests.
We celebrate the process of learning, making connections, imagining and problem solving, recognising everyone as a unique thinker and artist. We take the lead from individual fascinations and allow the children to inspire us and lead their learning throughout child-initiated playful learning sessions. We balance child-initiated play with short daily adult-led sessions, focusing on storytelling, phonics and number games.
We follow the Early Years Curriculum, providing opportunities in a variety of ways to learn skills in all of the seven areas of learning.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Making Relationships, Self-confidence and Self-awareness, Managing Feelings and Behaviour.
Communication and Language: Listening and attention, Understanding, Speaking.
Physical development: Moving and Handling, Health and Self-care.
Literacy: Reading, Writing.
Mathematics: Numbers, Shape Space and Measures.
Understanding the World: People and Communities, The World, Technology.
Expressive Arts and Design: Exploring and Using Media and Materials, Being Imaginative.
In Nursery we use Tapestry to track children's learning. This is an online journal that allows you to access their learning story from home with your own log in and share your own experiences too. We also use Tapestry as part of our 'focus child' system. We value our parents' knowledge and understanding of their own children, therefore, we love to involve our parents in sharing their child's current interests and any special occasions they may have currently going on at home. Staff will extend these interests within our class provision and spend quality time with them, meeting their next steps, 'in the moment'. Children's brains are most active and open to learning when following their own interests. We love watching where it takes us!
We offer 30 hours funding if you are eligible through whole day sessions.
Sessions begin at 8.45am each day.
Morning sessions finish at 11.45am (unless your child is staying all day).
Morning sessions can be extended by booking the lunchtime session which finishes at 12.15pm.
Afternoon sessions start at 12.15pm and finish at 3.15pm.
8.45 am - 9.00 am - Dough disco
9.00 am - 9.10 am - Register / day of the week / weather
9.10 am - 9. 25 am - Phonics
9.25 am - 9.35 am - Free-choice snack
9.35 am - 11.00 am - Choosing time
11.00 am - 11.10 am - Tidy up time
11.10 am - 11.30 am - Singing / Story / Number games
11.30 am - 11.45 am - Home time
11.45 am - 12.15 pm - lunch time
12.15 pm - 12.30 pm - Dough disco
12.30 pm - 12.40 pm - Register / day of the week / weather
12.40 pm - 12.55 pm - Phonics
12.55 - 1.05 pm - Free-choice snack
1.05pm - 2.30 pm - Choosing time
2.30 pm - 2.40 pm - Tidy up time
2.40 pm - 3.00 pm - Singing / Story / Number games
3.00 pm - 3.15 pm - Home time
We have daily snack cafe sessions that develop independent skills allowing children to select their snack and pour their own drink.
Each week the children experience a PE session in the school hall allowing them to develop their gross motor skills.
Every Monday afternoon and Friday morning the children enjoy outdoor learning sessions, exploring the natural environment in our varied school grounds, led by Miss Steele who is Wild Tribe trained.
This term the children will explore light and dark. They will learn about, ‘Bonfire Night’, ‘Diwali’ and ‘Christmas’. We will think about how light is used in these festivals and why they are special. We will explore shadows, nocturnal animals and how natural light is created through the sun, stars and moon.
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