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We have our own designated site for our Nursery children, providing an exciting area for them to settle and develop during their early stages of life. The classrooms are equipped with a range activities that provides a multi-sensory environment to give them best start in life.

In 2017, Ofsted reported that “the rich learning environment ensures that children develop an enthusiasm for learning and make strong progress from their starting points“ and practitioners “exemplify the strong pastoral care offered to children in the early years”

Making friends in Early Years

In Carle class this week, all of our children have been making friends with each other and exploring the environment with curiosity. Enjoying some Bark Breakfast in the Mud Kitchen Zahir & Mohammed began building a structure out of the blocks - part castle, part...

New beginnings in Carle Class

It's a new year in Nursery, which means some children returning to Carle class since July and some brave new learners joining our class for the very first time. All the adults in the Nursery team are so excited to meet all the boys & girls who will be starting...

Summer One, Nursery Fun!

We have had a busy half term in Carle Class! It's been a fantastic half term and I hope you all have a wonderful break. I look forward to seeing you for some more learning soon. Here are some of the activities that we have been up to... We have been doing lots of...

Carle Class went on a Safari!

Carle Class went on a Safari this afternoon. We used the headphones from Now Press Play to listen to a safari experience. We used our hands as binoculars as we listened carefully and thought about what we would see. We moved our bodies like the animals we imagined...

Spring Term in Carle Class

We have had another great half term in Carle Class. Here are some of the activities that we have been getting up to. We have been busy in the construction area building some elaborate models! We were very excited when Amy and Laura from Bow Arts came to visit and...

What a busy week it’s been in Carle Class!

This week in Carle Class we were very lucky to be visited by an artist from Bow Arts. Amy and Laura showed us lots of interesting activities and helped us to get creative. We enjoyed using a variety of mark-making materials to draw, creating pictures with a variety of...

We Are Bookworms!

Reading is lots of fun. Reading books each day helps us to develop our language, concentration skills and imagination. We read lots of fantastic stories in nursery. You can also support your child at home by sharing a book with them each day. Before bedtime is a great...

A busy half term in Carle Class

We have had a wonderful half term in Carle Class. Here is a snapshot of some of the activities that we have been exploring. We have been exploring a variety of mark-making activities this half term. We don't only write at tables! "I draw my penguin" Noora had a go at...

We love to play!

We have had a great week in Carle Class. Here are some of the activities that we have been doing. Some of us have been busy having a go at a variety of puzzles. This has helped us develop our fine motor, concentration and problem solving skills Some of us have been...

Crafty Fun in Carle Class!

Over the last few weeks there have been lots of fireworks at night time to celebrate Diwali and Bonfire Night. In nursery we watched a video of a firework display on an iPad. Afterwards we discussed the fireworks that we had seen and the sounds that we had heard. Some...

Early Years Curriculum

The children develop through playing and exploring active learning and creating and thinking critically. There are 7 areas of learning which are divided into the:

Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development,
  • Communication and Language and
  • Physical Development and

Specific areas:

  • Literacy,
  • Maths, 
  • Understanding the World and
  • Expressive Arts and Design.

The prime areas are fundamental throughout the EYFS and the specific areas include the skills and knowledge which provide important contexts for learning and they develop more fully towards the end of the early years. The children carry out lots of practical experiences through which they are encouraged to explore and experiment.

The children use both the indoor and outdoor classroom during teacher-directed and child-initiated times. We have a particular love for outdoor learning and come rain or shine, we explore and play outside in our outdoor environment.

To learn more about our Curriculum in the Nursery have a look at our EYFS medium-term planning

Whilst using the EYFS statutory framework, we also use ‘Development Matters’ to guide our learning. Our EYFS Curriculum goals are what we would like the children to aspire to become and achieve by the end of their time with us. We provide a thorough and vast range of experiences where we actively encourage child-initiated, purposeful learning to help inspire this. 

     

  Starting Nursery

Starting nursery is a big step for most children. That’s why we think settling-in is really important. The time you spend helping your child to settle in will really benefit them in the long run – it will mean your child will be happier, more confident, and learn better and enjoy nursery more.

We start children slowly, so they can get lots of support and attention. We do not want them to have a bad first experience of school. Different children will settle in at different rates.

The absolute minimum amount of time you need to stay and help to settle your child will be 3 sessions. Most children need more than this – some a lot more.

During the home visit and the nursery meeting, we will ask you some questions about your child and their health and development. This information will help us to settle your child in, and help us to make sure we meet your child’s needs in nursery.

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Meet our new Digital Leaders

Meet our new Digital Leaders

The new digital leaders for Years 3 - 6 have been selected and they are: Y3 Hepworth Class: Hamza Y3 Hokusai Class: Maisha Y4 Riley: Alexia Y4 Van Gogh: Trae Y5 Kahlo: Rihat Y5 Lichtenstein: Umaynah Y6 Hadid: Nuba Y6 Peggy Angus: Michael James They will soon be busy...

Young Voices

Young Voices

Last night members of the choir performed to a packed audience of thousands at London's O2 arena as part of Young Voices. What a brilliant experience, from the initial rehearsals to the final performance which included professional singers, dancers and beatboxers....

Are you Sugar Smart?

As part of our school commitment to reduce our sugar intake, the sugar smart ambassadors produced a display in the hall showing some of the swaps that could be made on high-sugar foods. Make sure and ask your children if they have spotted the display and what they...

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Thank you for coming to watch our class Christmas performances outside last week. In case you couldn't make it, or you would like to watch them again, here are two brilliant Christmas films for your viewing pleasure! Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Christmas....

Artsmark Platinum

Artsmark Platinum

We are celebrating today, after receiving a prestigious Artsmark Award. The Artsmark Award is the only creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. It supports schools to develop and celebrate arts and cultural education, putting...