Welcome to the class page for Nursery.
At Pinders Primary School we call the children in our Nursery 'Cubs'.
On this page you will find information about our class and details about all the exciting things we are learning in school.
Don't forget to look us up on Twitter... we try to put photographs on a couple of times each week.
Our twitter page is @PindersPrimary
Mrs Hannah Edwards - Nursery teacher
Miss Danielle Edwards - Nursery nurse
Nursery Session Times
Morning session - 8.40am - 11.40am
Afternoon session - 12.15pm - 3.15pm
*There are also a limited number of 30 hour places available, initially for children who are eligible. Please contact Mrs Bowen in the office for more information
The Early Years Curriculum
"No job is more important than working with children
in the early years."
(EYFS , 2021)
Our curriculum has recently been updated.
The reforms to the Early Years Foundation Stage are statutory from September 2021.
They will help to improve outcomes for all, especially disadvantaged children. They put early language at the heart of a broad curriculum. They help to reduce the time
spent on unnecessary assessment paperwork. That means more time can be spent with the children.
Click on the link below to have a look at the new curriculum.
What do we learn about in Nursery?
At Pinders Primary School we have developed our own long term plan, outlining the different topics we will base our learning around each half term. Alongside this we also teach discrete phonics and maths sessions. A big part of the learning in Nursery is based around the children's interests. Please have a look below to see some recent examples.
The Learning Environment
The environment is essential to facilitate learning within the Early Years.
"Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs." (EYFS)
The Nursery environment has different areas for children to access independently. Each area has permanent resources for the children to continually access and develop their skills and learning. Enhancements are regularly added to each area to reflect topics and any current learning and interests. Most learning areas are enhanced with books and writing materials to promote both reading and writing from the beginning of school.
Phonics videos to support learning at home
Take a look at what mathematics looks like in Nursery...
Story time ...
The Library in Nursery will be open every week. We will help your child pick a book or game that they would like to read/play at home. It will be sent home in a labelled plastic wallet, please bring them back to swap every Tuesday. Your child will each have their own reading passport, where we will keep a record of all the different books you have shared with your child.
Each week we have a celebration assembly on a Friday. We share individual achievements and the children receive a certificate and prize from our special box. The children's achievements are wrote on a leaf and hung on our celebration tree. This is also added to the weekly newsletter.
Then at the end of the half term the children receive awards for the following ...
Autumn Term 2021
During the autumn term the children in Nursery will spend the first few weeks getting to know each other, the teachers and our classroom. The children will participate in small group activities to build relationships with each other. Most of the time will be used exploring provision in the indoor and outdoor learning environment. We will also learn about our 3 classroom rules:
We are safe
We are respectful
We are ready to learn.
As we move into October, the children will learn about autumn and harvest. Our learning will be focused on the book called 'The Enormous Turnip'.
Our topic this half term is
The first festival we will focus on is Diwali 'The Festival of Light'.
We will read the story about Rama and Sita and make our own diva lamp out of clay.
Next we will learn about Christmas and our book focus will be 'The Nativity'. We will learn new songs and participate in an EYFS Nativity performance.
After the holidays we will be learning about the season winter.
Our first week is poetry week, we will make our own poem together.
Our first week back after half term is book week. Cubs will be learning about the author Julia Donaldson. Our main focus will be on the book 'Zog' following our current interest of dragons.
In Cub's we have been learning about Easter! We have enjoyed listening to stories and watching videos about different types of eggs and how they hatch. We have also enjoyed creating Easter pictures of chicks and eggs.
This half term Nursery Cubs are learning about Spring and farm animals. Their learning is based on 'Eric Carle' and 'Julia Donaldson' books; we are looking closely at the books containing farm animals.