Happy New Year to all our Nursery Families and Children !
Welcome back to 2019 at Tregolls Academy Nursery and a very warm welcome to all our new children and their families !
We hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year !
A massive ‘THANK YOU !’ to all our families and the support you gave to your children last term ! It makes a huge difference to your children, their learning and their progress. A special ‘Thank You!’ to everyone who came to our Christmas performance and for providing all the wonderful costumes ! We can definitely say it was our biggest and best performance yet !
We hope you are able to view all the photos of your child’s learning and the Nursery events from last term on the Tapestry Learning Journey. If not then please speak to a member of the Nursery Team
Can we take this chance to remind everyone that the Nursery sessions start at 8.45a.m and finish at 11.45a.m.
Children are entitled to 15 hours free Nursery education i.e every morning.
Children may also stay for packed lunch (at a cost of £2) and afternoon ‘wrap-around’ provision (at a cost of £10)
Morning Session 8.45a.m– 11.45a.m
Afternoon ‘wrap-around’ 12.45p.m-3.15p.m
Some children are entitled to 30 hour free Nursery provision and we will be running a Nursery session every afternoon, in the Nursery room to cater for this
Places are limited to begin with and priority will be given to 30 hour funded children. However, non 30 hour funded children will still be able to attend these afternoon sessions as ‘wrap-around’ provision at a charge of £10 per session.
If you are unsure about any of this please speak to either Rachel or Jane. It would be appreciated if we could know a day in advance if you wish your child to stay for lunch and/or afternoons and receive payment in advance or on the day. Thank You.
The Nursery will be following a ‘Creative Curriculum’ alongside the rest of the school.
This terms topic is ‘MACHINES AND TRANSPORT’ and the children will be encouraged to take part in a range of activities to promote learning in the seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. These are:
*Personal, Social and Emotional Development
*Communication and Language
*Understanding the World
*Expressive Arts and Design
Activities are planned to enable children to follow their interests and ideas and to participate in a broad and balanced range of activities to develop their learning and understanding through their play.
Detailed information about the Nursery curriculum can be found on the school’s web page and a curriculum outline has been attached to this letter to enable you to support your child in forth coming learning activities.
The Nursery will continue to be staffed by Rachel Holden on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning,
Soraya Jackson-Hicks on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning and Jane Lewarne on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning.
Jane and Soraya will lead the afternoon sessions.
Whilst at Nursery, children’s progress and assessments will be recorded in an E format Learning Journey called ‘Tapestry’. This can be accessed on-line by providing school with and e-mail address and then using a log on password. These assessments take the form of photographs, observational notes and assessments and make a comprehensive and lovely record of children’s ‘learning journey’ in the Foundation Stage.
If you have difficulty logging onto your child’s Learning Journey please speak to a member of staff.
Within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) an important emphasis is placed on outside learning so please ensure that your child has a warm coat with them every day. Your child will also need to have a pair of wellington boots in school which can be left on the boot trolley. Please put names in coats, boots and all items of clothing and personal belongings.
SNACK AND WATER BOTTLES
Children are provided with a fruit snack and drink of milk or water every day.
All children can bring in a named water bottle for use during the session which can be taken home to be washed and refilled ready for the next day.
It would be appreciated if all children could bring in a spare set of clothes just in case of accidents. These can be kept in their school bags in the cloakroom.
At Tregolls, we place huge importance on reading and sharing stories with children. Evidence proves that children who are read to and share story time with an adult go on to make better attainment and progress in their literacy skills. With this in mind we ask you to support your child in their early literacy development and choose a story book every day to take home and share together. Every child will be given a book bag and reading record and story books are available to borrow from the book boxes in class.
Children who complete a reading record will be awarded with a special ‘Reading Medal’.
Our Parents and Carers last year were fantastic in supporting their children read with many children earning lots of reading medals, so let’s ‘Get Reading’ Everyone !!
STAY AND PLAY
Stay and Play sessions will start again on Monday 7th January and are open to all children age birth – 4 years old. They are run by Julie and are FREE of charge ! These sessions offer the opportunity to play alongside your child. Just come along and join in the fun ! Sessions run from 1.30p.m-3.OOp.m and new families are always welcome.
We will be asking you to support your child’s learning by taking part in a ‘Home Focus’ activity.
Our new ‘Home Focus’ is:
1. Help your child to practice independent self care skills like washing their own hands, putting on coats and shoes and using the toilet
2. Look around your home for the different machines. How do we use them and what job do they do ? Encourage children to ask and answer questions and talk about the different household machines. encourage children to ask and answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions
OPEN DOOR POLICY
We operate an open door policy at Tregolls. Please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the Nursery Team if you have any problems, issues or concerns. We appreciate your support and input in your child’s early education and building up good communication links is crucial for combined success.
Our ultimate aim in Carnon Nursery Class is for your child to enjoy coming to Nursery and for them to achieve more than their potential!
Its been fun learning ‘All About Me !’
For ‘Children In Need’ we came to school in our pyjamas !