Welcome to our Nursery!
Children in our Nursery setting learn through continuous provision activities, planned in order to meet the Early Years Development Matters objectives. These may take place indoors or outdoors.
When they are developmentally ready, children participate in short group sessions focusing on all areas of the Early Years Curriculum. We also use Cornerstones Curriculum to support them and ensure consistency throughout school.
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Stories are an integral part of Nursery life and children are exposed to lots of different stories and rhymes every day. This supports their language and communication as children are encouraged to talk about the stories they have heard, and to join in! It also supports and builds their vocabulary.
Children need rich, stimulating and playful experiences that connect purposefully to their interests and daily lives. They need responsive adults who will support their thinking both spontaneously and in carefully planned intentional ways. Evidence is clear, adults play a critical role in building young children’s brains. Children learn more in the first five years of their lives than any other time. The opportunities we provide will have a lasting impact on a child’s future development.
|Me and My Community
|This project supports children with settling into the new rules and routines of school and encourages them to make new friends and feel confident in their class. It teaches children about being helpful, kind and thoughtful at home and at school. This project also teaches children how they are unique and special, the importance of friendship and how people in their family, school and local community are important and can help them.
|Once Upon A Time
This project supports children to develop a love of stories and reading. It encourages children to learn, retell and act out familiar and traditional tales including Cinderella, Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
This project teaches children about the natural changes that happen during the season of autumn, including how the weather changes, why trees lose their leaves and how wild animals prepare for winter.
|Sparkle and Shine
|This project teaches children about the celebrations that take place during the autumn and winter seasons, and focus on the significance and symbolism of light at this time of year.
This project explores the differences in the world at night compared to during the day. It teaches children about the importance of a good night’s sleep, and helps them to discover what is happening in the world while they are sleeping, including finding out about nocturnal animals.
This project teaches children about the changes that happen during winter, including the types of weather associated with winter. It also explores places that have snow all year round and the types of animals that live there.
This exciting project teaches children about the different animals that roamed Earth millions of years ago and how they are related to animals that live on Earth today.
Puddles and Rainbows
This mini project teaches children about the weather that happens during spring and allows them to explore natural phenomena, including rainbows. It supports them to explore colour in the natural world.
Sunshine and Flowers
This seasonal project provides opportunities for outdoor learning and teaches children how to care for the plants and animals in their local environment and how to stay safe in the sun.
Big Wide World
This project teaches children about the global community to which they belong and explores how living things, communities and climates differ around the world.
Shadows and Reflections
This project teaches children about natural phenomena, including shadows, reflections and echoes. They explore how shadows are formed and how they can change.
This project teaches children about water, including floating and sinking, freezing and melting, and why it is important for living things to stay hydrated.