Nursery Information

Welcome to Our Information Page
Here you will find information about the Nursery Class. Below are the names and photographs of our Foundation Unit teaching team. Although we have specific teaching responsibilities for our own classes, we all support the learning of all the children within the Foundation Unit. 
In Nursery, Ms Tong works full time and she has Tuesday afternoon non-teaching time for her planning and assessment time, out of the classroom. Mrs Lockyer and Miss Moore teach the class on these afternoons. Mrs Lockyer works from Monday to Thursday. On Friday Mrs Willey and Mrs Souyard support Ms Tong to teach in Nursery.
  • Ms Sue Tong

    Nursery Teacher

  • Mrs Linda Lockyer

    Level 3 Early Years Practitioner and Teaching Assistant in Nursery

  • Mrs Laura Hallett

    Reception Teacher and Foundation Stage Leader

  • Mrs Pamela Barnes

    Level 3 Early Years Practitioner and Teaching Assistant in Reception

Class Photo - Wednesday 13th June 2018
Nursery will have their class photo taken at 9 a.m. on Wednesday 13th June. You are welcome to bring your child into school on that day even if it is not their usual day so that they can be in the photograph. Please take your child to the office and wait for them in the library. Staff will bring the children down to the classroom and bring them back once the photo has been taken.
Drop In Wednesday 23rd May 2.45 p.m.
Please remember to come along to our Nursery Drop In on Wednesday 23rd May at 2.45 p.m. 
We will be performing some of our action rhymes and songs for you then you can spend time with your child reading through their Learning Journal. If you are not able to come you very welcome to send another family member or family friend to join us. Children really enjoy talking about their learning and it helps them to build up their confidence as learners. If your child does not usually attend on a Wednesday afternoon you can bring them along and join in with the other children and adults. 
If you are unable to come to Drop In please let us know and we would be pleased to show the Learning Journal to you at another time. 
Chicken Pox Alert 30th April 2018
We have been informed that one child from Nursery had chicken pox last week. The incubation period for this virus is about two weeks so children may develop symptoms during next week. Please seek medical advice if you are pregnant or concerned about young babies. 
What to Expect When Document March 2018
Below you will find a document about children's learning and development. It describes the skills, attitudes and behaviour of children at different ages. When children start in Nursery they are usually working in the 22-36 month band if they are three years old. As they move through Nursery they will be working in the 30-50 month band sometimes a bit below and sometimes a bit above depending on their own individual development. Our aim in Nursery is for our children to be able to do most of the things described in the 30-50 month band, independently, at the end of their time in Nursery. The exception to this is for our children learning English as an additional language who may understand and speak English at a younger age band. 
There are some useful suggestions for parents about how to support children at each stage.
Please ask a member of staff if you would like any further information. 
Chicken Pox Notification - April 16th 
We have been notified that there has been a case of Chicken Pox in the Reception Class over the Easter Holiday.  
Spring Newsletter for February 2018
Below you will find the Newsletter for Nursery for the second half of the Spring Term. I do hope you find it informative. Please do ask me if you would like any further information about children's learning this term. We will have a chance to talk in detail about your child's development and learning at Parents' Evenings later in March.
Ms Tong

Nursery and Reception Community Afternoon : Wednesday 7th March at 1.30 to 3.30

You or a friend / relative are invited to join your child for an art session promoting talking and learning together. We will share the approaches we use at school to develop each child’s speaking, listening and understanding skills and hopefully we will have some fun as we work together on a giant piece of artwork.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event! 

Community Gardening Tuesday 30th January 1.30 to 3.30.
You are invited to come along and help your child with some gardening and outdoor fun. Children and parents will be given garden jobs to do so please come in warm clothes and sturdy footwear to work in the gardens. It’s a lovely way to help our school, meet other parents and have fun with your child. 
Spring Term Newsletter January 2018
The Nursery Newsletter is now available below as a PDF document below. I hope you find it helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Our Drop In afternoon will be on Wednesday 7th February between 2.45 p.m.  and 3.30 p.m. This is an important opportunity for your child to show you her or his folder, called a Learning Journal. In this folder there will be photos, pictures and notes about the things your child has been doing at school. We will also show you some of our other learning such as songs or active rhymes and we will give you some ideas about how to support learning at home.
Children really enjoy having their parents in the classroom so we do hope you are able to join us. If you are unable to attend the Drop In we can make an alternative appointment for you. 
Choking Hazard: Grapes and Tomatoes
Please remember to cut grapes and tomatoes in half for children's packed lunches. Children may choke on whole grapes or cherry tomatoes but they are much safer if they are cut in halves. 
Important Dates 
Tuesday October 17th 2.45 p.m.  Drop In
Please come to our Drop In session in the Nursery Classroom. Children will be singing some of the Nursery Rhymes and action songs they have been learning this half of the term. You will have an opportunity to look at your child's Learning Journey folder and talk to the teaching staff about your child. Children love to share their learning with their families so please come along and celebrate their wonderful start to the new school year!
Wednesday October 18th 8.45 a.m.  School Photographs
The school photographer will be in school to take photos of individual children and photos of children with their siblings, for parents to purchase. If you would like your child to have a photograph but they do not normally attend Nursery on Wednesday morning please come to the school office at 8.30 a.m. on Wednesday and we will arrange for your child to have their photograph taken. 
Nursery Parents' and Carers' Meeting  Thursday 28th September 2.45 p.m.
There will be a meeting for all parents and carers of Nursery children in the Nursery classroom at 2.45 p.m. on Thursday 28th September. If your child does not normally attend Nursery on that afternoon you are still welcome to attend the meeting and you can bring your child with you. Children who are in Nursery on Thursday afternoon will be having songs and stories with Reception and will not be part of the meeting. 
We will open the gate for visitors at 2.45 p.m. and you will be able to sign in once you arrive in the classroom. The meeting will help you to know what you can do to help your Nursery aged child to make really good progress in Nursery. Notes from the meeting will be available on this webpage and parents will be able to translate them using the translate facility on the website.
The meeting will finish at 3.20 p.m. and you will be asked to leave the classroom so that we can help the children to get ready to go home. 
Please ask Mrs Lockyer or Ms Tong if you would like any further information. 
How can I help my child develop their communication skills?
In school we recognise that it is vital for children to be able to understand spoken language and speak clearly about the things that interest them. You can support your child as they develop these skills and some ideas are included below.
Please ask us if you would like more information about supporting children's understanding and speaking in English.
Information about Healthy Eating
We have many ideas about Healthy Packed lunches on our Reception pages. If you are not sure what to include in a lunch box for your child please have a look at the delicious suggestions compiled by children in our school. 
Friday October 3rd 2017 Autumn Newsletter is here!
Below you will find a copy of our newsletter for the second half of the Autumn Term. Please let us know if you would like any further information.
We will confirm more details about the Nativity Play soon!