Meet the FS1 Family
Higher Level Teaching Assistant
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: Self-Regulation, Managing Self, Building Relationships.
Communication and Language: Listening, Attention and Understanding, Speaking.
Physical development: Gross Motor Skills, Fine Motor Skills.
Literacy: Comprehension, Word Reading, Writing.
Mathematics: Number, Numerical Patterns.
Understanding the World: Past and Present, People Culture and Communities, The Natural World.
Expressive Arts and Design: Creating with Materials, Being Imaginative and Expressive.
Tapestry Online Journal
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!
How often can my child attend?
We offer 30 hours funding if you are eligible through whole day sessions.
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.
This term the children will explore light and dark. They 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.