Nursery 2019 - 2020
All about Nursery
Nursery sessions run from 8.45-11:45, Monday to Friday for the children that do 15 hours. The 30 hour sessions run from 8.45 - 3.15 Monday to Friday.
Children can take up a place in our Nursery from the term after their third birthday, so may start at the beginning of Autumn, Spring or Summer term.
If we have availablity, your child can start as soon as they turn three.
In Nursery, our learning is play based. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, which is split into seven areas.
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Children may access the outdoor area when they choose, throughout the day. We have a range of activities available outdoors and are in the process of developing our outdoor area. We have lots of ideas to enhance our outdoor learning environment.
Our ‘Mud Kitchen’ is one of the most popular areas. We provide waterproof jackets and pants for the children to put on if they want to play in the mud kitchen.
Please provide wellies for your child (with their name in), which can be kept in the cloakroom for them to wear if the weather in bad.
Come and See/Collective Worship
Each day, we have some quiet time, or ‘collective worship’. We light a candle, play some quiet music and think about people who may need our prayers. Our Religious Education scheme is called ‘Come and See’. During Come and See sessions, we learn about the Catholic faith through topics such as ‘Families’, ‘Baptism’, ‘Celebrating’ etc.
In the welcome pack you received when your child got a place at Holy Cross, there was a form for you to sign which granted permission for your child to take part in trips within our local area. There will be out of school trips planned throughout the year, along with ‘treat days’ at the end of each term. We will sometimes ask for help from parents for our trips.
Marvellous Me and Twitter
You will have received a letter explaining our 'Marvellous Me' award system. Please set up your account and look at all of the stickers your child has been given in school.
We regularly update our Nursery Twitter page so please follow us and Tweet us some pictures of your child, showing us all the amazing things they have done : @holycrosssthel1
Please ensure your child comes into school in appropriate clothing on PE day.
Rhyme of the week
Every week the Nursery class will be looking at a 'Nursery Rhyme of the Week'. Please practise the nursery rhyme with your child.
Number of the Week
We will also focus on a number of the week. Please encourage your child to identify this number in their home surroundings.
I am sure your child will have lots of fun in Nursery class. We will be planning lots of exciting activities throughout the year.
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