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 also look us up on Twitter... we try to put photographs on a couple of times each week.
Mrs Hannah Edwards - Nursery teacher
Mrs Carole Wilby - Nursery nurse (morning and lunch sessions)
Mrs Michelle Eyre - Nursery nurse (afternoon session)
Miss Niamh Bastow - Learning Support Assistant
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
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.
The Library in Nursery will be open every week. Please take time to help your child pick a book or game that they would like to read/play at home. You can borrow books every week and 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.
If you have any questions or if you would like to be involved in helping to run our library please speak to your child's key person.
Well done for regularly taking a book from our library to share at home.
Autumn Term 2019
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 teachers will share 'Marvellous Me' boxes - a box filled with lots of different objects to tell the children a little about themselves. We will also learn about our 3 classroom rules and will create a piece of art on a canvas to show that we all agree to follow our rules.
As we move into October, the children will learn about autumn and harvest. They will go on a walk in the local park to look for signs of autumn. Our learning will be focused on the book called 'The Enormous Turnip'.
After the October half term our learning has been based on festivals and celebrations.
We started our topic with a little discussion about Bonfire night and how to keep safe. We created firework art using paint and chalks.
We then moved on to Diwali.
During this topic we focussed on shape and linked this to the rangoli patterns created for Diwali.
Our main story focus was called 'Lighting a Lamp'
We revisited this story at the end of the topic to recall our learning.
We are now moving on to the celebration; Christmas.
Our book focus will be 'The First Christmas'
The children will participate in our Early Years Nativity and learn some new songs to also help tell the story.