Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

Nursery

Miss F Nola
Class Teacher
Mrs M Watmore
Nurse Practitioner
Mrs I Warren
Teaching Assistant
Mrs V Durand-Urbaniak
Teaching Assistant

Nursery

In Nursery we help each child to develop holistically.  We encourage children to be a part of constructing their learning and development by enabling them to become curious learners and proudly take ownership.  Our children become engrossed, excited and enthusiastic to explore and learn.

We ensure this takes place by following the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and structure our learning and planning alongside our termly topics, which includes:

  • All About Me – Autumn term 
  • Once Upon a Time – Spring term 
  • Come Outside – Summer term 

The EYFS curriculum consists of seven areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

During their time at Nursery our children follow a play-based curriculum. This takes place through a range of stimulating and engaging activities which allow children to explore, communicate, question and develop their understanding. 

Our children are filled with fantastic ideas and knowledge and much of this is captured through photographs and observations which are shared with parents. We enjoy celebrating children’s hard work, progress and milestones. Some of this is done through our ‘WOW’ cards which parents can send in to celebrate their child’s achievements whilst at home. 

Each child is given a key person who has the responsibility of ensuring that children feel safe and secure and supporting them in their development whilst being a safe point of contact for parents. 

During the summer term, our main focus is transition. We understand how important it is for us to ensure that all of our children get a smooth start into their school life and settle quickly into Reception Class. 

Mrs Ley has produced some short videos for our EYFS children and parents to enjoy together. They tell the stories through song about Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs, stories our younger children are very familiar with. Our thanks to Mrs Ley for her time and effort.

Our lovely children have all recorded a class video of Christmas songs to help to bring some Christmas cheer to you, as you are not able to experience it with us in School this year. Please do have a look at this heart warming video. Thank you to Mrs Ley for her musical talents and encouragement and to Mr Foster for filming each class and producing the videos.

Useful links:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

For speech and language resources, advice and tips for parents working at home with children who have SLCN visit:

https://speechandlanguage.info/parents

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