Welcome to Nursery!
A very warm welcome to Nursery and the start of your child's journey with us at Ormsgill Nursery & Primary School.
In Nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Page copies of a document called ‘What to expect when’ will be placed on our noticeboard in the cloakroom. This is an excellent break down of the steps in development in each area of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and it will support you as parents in understanding and supporting your child’s learning.
Our topic for the beginning of the Autumn term is Marvellous Me! We will use this topic as a way to find out all about our new children. We will be focusing on; settling into Nursery, all about me, our families, our homes and community and our senses.
Physical development is a key area of the Early Years curriculum. As well as enjoying lots of practical activities outside, every Monday we will have a PE session in the hall. The children can either do PE in bare feet or wear a pair of black plimsoles. We ask that those children who wear earrings to have them removed and long hair to be tied up before coming into school on a Monday.
In Nursery we will be exploring the outdoors in all weathers! We have a wonderful outdoor area for the young children but it can get very muddy. We are very fortunate to have fleecy jackets and raincoats for all children, but we ask for you to provide your child with a pair of wellies. Please ensure children's names are written inside.
Everyday children will be provided with free milk and fruit during snack time. As well as this, we will be incorporating extra activities such as baking and arts and crafts. If parents would like to help raise extra funds for such activities, a voluntary contribution of 50p a week would be very much appreciated.
We aim to communicate openly and effectively with parents/carers at all times. We will provide ‘WOW’ moment sheets for you to share special moments that mark a significant achievement in your child’s learning and development. These achievements can be incorporated into your child’s learning journey and help inform us of your child’s learning at home. Copies of these sheets will be left on the noticeboard for you to access when needed.
Please do not hesitate to contact us or pop in if you have any concerns or queries.
Miss Taylor (Class Teacher), Mrs Porteous and Mrs Buttriss :-)
After reading the story 'The Leaf Man', we went on a leaf hunt in our woodland area. We collected leaves of all different sizes and colours!
We focused on the story Maisy's Birthday. The children created birthday cards for Maisy and designed their own party hats, which we wore whilst playing party games. It has been lovely to see the children creating and extending their own learning over the week by making their own invitations and organising tea parties during their play. To end the week, the children made some delicious chocolate rice crispy cakes!