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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”

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...

Our fantastic first half term in Carle Class!

We have had a great first half term in Carle Class. We have been settling into our nursery classroom and learning our daily routines and timetables. We have loved exploring a wide range of activities both inside our classroom and outside in our garden. Here is some of...

Autumn is here!

This week in Carle Class we have been exploring the changes that come with autumn. We have noticed that the leaves are falling from the trees and changing colour. Some of us used conkers and autumn colours to make autumn pictures outside in the garden.

Obstacle Course Challenge

This week in nursery we have been developing our gross motor skills outside in our nursery garden. Lots of us enjoyed taking part in an obstacle course activity. At first we found it a bit tricky, but with practise we became more confident. We learnt how to climb...

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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Summer Term 1 Newsletter

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Sports Day

Today all of KS1 and KS2 headed over to Bartlett Park for our annual sports day. Early Years used their beautiful outside area. It was very exciting to be on a school trip! There were activities set up, including javelin throwing, egg and spoon race, obstacle course,...

Football Crazy

England making it to their first major football final in 55 years is certainly something to celebrate. Today, all classes had a special football fixture in our Wembley Stadium football cage. It was a fun, sporty day with lots of positive team spirit and laughter. Good...

What Do You Think?

Philosophy for Children, otherwise known as P4C, is a subject in which children participate in philosophical enquiry. This enhances children's thinking and communication skills and boosts their self-esteem. There are 4 skills of P4C which are: caring, collaborative,...

Tes Creative School of the Year shortlist

Tes Creative School of the Year shortlist

We are delighted to let you know that Lansbury Lawrence has been shortlisted for the Tes Creative School of the Year award, 2021. We are one of only 8 schools to be shortlisted, nationally. We are very proud of our commitment to creativity at Lansbury Lawrence, and...