Our nursery class opened in September 2017 and we are now taking applications for the academic year beginning September 2018. This is open to children who turn 3 years old before August 31st 2018. The application form can be found here:
Our week is split in half (Mon/Tues Weds am and then Weds pm/ Thurs/ Fri)- further details are in the document linked above.
We have a Prospectus which we attach below as we know you want as much information as possible, but please note there may be some minor changes over the Summer term.
The Government has recently published more details on the additional 15 hours of free childcare it is providing for eligible families. Please apply for a Government Gateway ID here: http://www.gateway.gov.uk
You will then be able to apply online to check eligibility.
Welcome to the Nursery class at West Town Lane.
From left to right: (Back row) Mrs Burt, Miss Palmer
(Front row) Mrs Gillet, Miss Foden, Mrs Milkins
This section of the website will be here to give you termly overviews of what we will be covering in school and key information. Please check the Nursery doors/windows for regular updates and messages.
Article 28: Every child has the right to an Education.
Welcome to Term 5
We hope you have had a fantastic Easter break and that you’re rested and ready for the exciting term ahead.
This term we are going to be looking at animals in our project ‘How Many Legs?’ We will be finding out about all different animals, big and small, as well as where we find them, the habitats they like to live in and what they like to eat. We have our very own vets set up in the role play area where the children can explore the roles of a vet and look after all of our toy animals.
We include maths activities in many aspects of our day and the focus this term will be recognising numbers as well as being able to count a set amount of objects and find the total. We will also me measuring the height and weight of different toy animals and putting them in size order.
Our story this term will be the book ‘Dear Zoo’ which will provide many learning opportunities. A few examples are thinking of clues to describe the animals, investigating ‘is the box big enough’ to pretend sending the animals back and thinking about which animal the children would like to be sent. We will also be reading many other animal related books.
This term the children will have chance to get creative and paint some pictures of animals as well as continuing some different animal patterns. We will look into colour choices and what colours we get by mixing others. Looking at animal patterns and prints will then lead on to learning about camouflage. Which animals use it and why?
Whilst looking at different animals we will be discussing whether the children have any pets at home. We would love any suitable pets to visit us at the nursery. A poster will be put up in the 2nd week with details.
The children have become so independent now we are into their 5th term of nursery and are doing incredibly well at coming into nursery by themselves and putting all their belongings away. They will find this independence so useful when they move up to their reception classes.
Look out for information towards the middle of the term for opportunities for you to come and Stay and Play with us.
Don’t forget to access Tapestry, a collection of observations of your child’s learning. If you are not yet accessing Tapestry, it’s very easy!! Please see your Keyworker to find out more.
Some things to remember:
Don’t forget to label all of your child’s bits and bobs.
We’ll be using the outdoor environment whatever the weather! Please provide appropriate clothing.
If you need to speak to a member of school staff please wait until the beginning/end of the day, alternatively, please call the Office.