Welcome to Ash Class!
Class Teacher: Miss Wood
Nursery Nurse: Mrs Barber
LSA: Mrs Hay
The children in Ash Class are in the Nursery. Children can attend our Nursery from the term after their third birthday. They can attend up to 5 sessions a week. We run morning sessions (8.30 – 11.30am) and afternoon sessions (12.15 – 3.15pm). For parents who are eligible, we also have a number of ‘30 hour’ spaces available where children can stay all day from 8.30-3.15pm with a small charge for lunch each day. To check if you are eligible for 30 hours free child care and to apply, please visit this link.
If you are interested in your child attending our Nursery for any sessions, please contact the school office as soon as possible to get an application form for your child and to enquire about the sessions we currently have available.
In the Nursery the children are working in the Early Years Foundation Stage. At this stage the children learn best through play. The children in the Nursery play indoors and outside on a daily basis. They will be involved in a variety of play based activities which are carefully planned by the teacher to develop the children’s skills in every aspect of the Early Years Curriculum. This includes developing early reading and writing skills, numeracy skills and important physical, social and communication skills.
All our learning is fun and can sometimes be messy! The children love making mud pies, feeling ice, exploring paint, shaving foam and even spaghetti! Through activities like this the children learn new language, develop creativity and a greater understanding of the world.
The children in the Nursery have PE once a week when they will be involved in a range of physical activities including ball skills, dancing to music, gymnastics and climbing and balancing activities. The children also go to the school library once a week to select a book to take home. Parents are invited along to our library time to read to their child and enjoy singing songs and nursery rhymes too. Please come along to these sessions on Thursday from 11 – 11.30am or 12.15-12-45pm.
Our topic for the Autumn term 2017 is Homes. We will be learning about different types of homes and their features, building houses and looking at animal homes.
The children will be learning and retelling the story of The Three Little Pigs and then create their own imaginative versions of it. We will be performing our stories to parents later this term.
We will be learning how to build a brick wall and about different construction vehicles. The children will be pretending to be builders and create stories about Bob the Builder!
The children will be building models of homes, including using large materials outside. They will be investigating which materials make the strongest building.
This term we are hoping to have a visit from a real builder and a local wildlife group who will help us learn about animal homes. We will also be visiting local woodland to find examples of animal homes too.
Please see our topic plan for more details about what we will be learning this term.