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
Teacher - Mrs Edwards
Nursery nurse - Mrs Eyre
Nursery nurse - Mrs Whitehead
Learning support assistant - Miss Khan
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.
8.40am-2.40pm (Option to extend to 3.15pm)
Our School Values and Rules
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 on Tuesday.
Please help your child choose a book or game they would like to read/play at home. This will be taken home in a labelled plastic wallet, please bring them back to change every Tuesday.
We have a celebration assembly every Friday. The class star is chosen from our bucket. Children go in the bucket throughout the week for acts of kindness and making others feel happy.
The children receive a certificate and prize from the special box; their achievements are displayed on our Cub's Star display.
Then at the end of the half term the children receive awards for reading, writing, maths and physical development. These are displayed on our Star Display!
This half term we are welcoming back our existing Nursery Cubs and supporting our new Nursery Cubs with settling in!
We will be learning our three school rules and linking them to learning about bees, and working together.
We will be sharing a book called 'Bee' and engaging in expressive arts and design activities to create a whole school display, using inspiration from a meadow scene within the story.
This half term our focus is on festivals and celebrations. We started our learning with bonfire night and moved on to Diwali and then Christmas.
Take a look at some of our learning ...