A warm welcome from the Nursery team!
I am Miss Glen the Nursery class teacher, the teaching assistants are Mrs Darling and Mrs Devlin.
Nursery is a time of new beginnings, making new friends and learning through play, and the Nursery team is excited to be working with your child during their first steps of education.
Our classroom is well-resourced with lots of opportunities for your child to learn through play and exploration. Your child can engage in imaginative role-play, creative activities, sensory play and physical outdoor learning. As well as specific areas of learning such as mathematics, literacy, art and design, and understanding the world, we aim to give children the opportunities to develop the fundamental, prime areas of learning such as personal and social skills, physical skills, and communication which enables them to develop skills to become confident learners.
My Special World
My Special World is a notebook that the children take home each Friday and return the following Monday. You and your child will work together to fill the book with information about your child, their likes and dislikes, special occasions, trips, family events etc. You can present the book however you wish, with photographs, drawings, tickets, stickers etc. Your child will then share the book with us at Nursery. If you need anything to help you complete the book, such as glue and pencils, or if you'd like to see an example of a My Special World book then please ask.
Home school teddy bear
Each week, one child will be selected at random to take a teddy home with them then return it the following Monday. A book will also be sent home so that you can write about what your child and the teddy did over the weekend. We can't wait to see what adventures our class teddies Honey and Sam get up to!
Last year, nursery children thoroughly enjoyed visiting the library each week and benefitted greatly from being read to. Children will visit nursery every Monday or Friday and will return the book each Monday or the start of their school week.
Friday afternoon is my non-contact time, where I will be out of class - during this time I will be completing planning, assessment and subject leadership. Mrs Hannon will cover the class during this time.
Although we appreciate that children love showing their toys, please can you discourage your child from bringing personal possessions into nursery as much as possible. In the past, children have lost or broken their toys and it can be very distressing for them.
We operate an open door policy at the Nursery so if you have any feedback, questions or concerns I will be available at the start and end of your child's Nursery session.
I really look forward to getting to know you and your child over the year and I'm excited about playing a part in your child's early learning and development.