Early Years - News

Welcome to Early Years - we are Nursery and Reception and our teachers are:
Mr Allan
Mrs Philips
Miss Pattinson-Allan
Miss Brough
Mrs Bolton
Miss Kirk
Miss Z McCloskey
Miss Turnbull
Miss Johnston
Mrs Atkinson
Mrs Shennan
Mrs Buckle
Miss Lester
Each day we have a phonics session, story times, singing sessions, maths activities, snack time and lots of time to learn through play.  We have access to learning opportunities indoor and outside throughout the day.
 
Tapestry is used to share learning with families.
 
PE 
On Tuesday and Wednesdays children will need to come to school dressed in their PE kit. 
On Tuesdays we have dance and drama sessions with a specialist coach, Sophie.
This half term we will have sessions using balance bikes with a specialist teacher, Ian.
 
Forest school
On a Wednesday afternoon we have the opportunity to have 'Forest School' led by Mrs Atkinson.  We learn lots about the world and have great fun.
 
Reading 
Children will get a new reading book each Friday to share at home.
  • Children must read at least 4 times each week to be green. This contributes to their golden time each Friday. Reading is to be recorded on 'boom read' using the codes sent home with the children so they can be monitored throughout the week. 
  • Reading books are to be brought back to school each Friday so they can be changed.
 Hungry little minds
 
Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five

Many little things light up hungry little minds. Kids take everything in, and even the smallest things you do with them can make a big difference. 

They love it when you chat, play and read with them, even when they’re too young to understand everything. Whatever the time and wherever you are, you can turn almost anything into a game.

 And every little thing you do together will help set them up nicely for the day they start school.

 
We've joined the mission to get children outside. And here's why:

1. Today's children are spending less time outdoors and more time in front of screens.
2. Time spent outdoors has a proven positive impact on children's mental health and wellbeing.
3. Instilling an appreciation of the outdoors from an early age encourages an ongoing understanding of the natural environment and the need to protect it.
4. Outdoor learning and play helps to produce more creative, resilient and happy children.
 
On the 23rd May we will be celebrating Outdoor classroom day. 
 
 

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