We welcome new children and families to our Nursery this term.
Children will continue to develop their communication and language by engaging in conversations with their friends and teachers during their play, presenting their photographs from home and talking about their own experiences. We will continue to learn new words and add these to our word tree, this builds up children's vocabulary enabling them to become confident speakers and have a enhanced level of literacy.
This term Nursery will continue to develop their pre-reading skills by learning more rhymes and action songs, using musical instruments and engaging in body percussion to develop rhythm and beat. We will be learning about syllables by counting how many claps are in words and in our names. We will continue learning the language of books and enjoy longer stories by reading stories altogether and during the session with children looking at books independently. We will continue with our library where children choose books to take home. Please bring books in on Monday, Wednesday or Friday. We encourage books to be changed at least once per week.
After half term, we will have a very exciting delivery of caterpillar eggs. We will watch them grow and change over time and observe how they make their journey to become a butterfly. Children will have the opportunity to draw and make their own representations of their observations using a variety of media e.g. pens, paint, playdough and collage resources. We will be learning new songs, reading fiction and non-fiction books to support our learning of this life cycle.
We will be observing the change in seasons by looking at the changes in the environment, e.g. observing the trees as they change and visiting the Science garden.
We will continue with our weekly 'focus children' please email photographs for your child to present and enter into their special books.
Children will continue to develop their gross motor skills by engaging in climbing, balancing and jumping activities. Please promote this at home by encouraging children to ride scooters and bicycles or walk to Nursery. This has a huge impact on their emotional development and often makes coming into nursery and saying goodbye easier. Children will continue to develop their fine motor skills by engaging in 'writing' and mark making, threading, using tweezers etc. These activities are important for developing fingers and hands which encourage the correct grip for holding pens and gaining control when making letter like shapes.
We invite parents to make a £10 contribution each term. In the Spring term, your money will go towards different food for our snack table, ingredients for playdough and art supplies for our creative area. You can make your donation either in cash (please put in an envelope with your child's name on) or through Parentpay. Thank you!
Please ensure children have:
- A water bottle
- A bag with spare clothing (including socks and shoes)
All clothing, water bottles, bags etc needs to be named.
Our Nursery times are:
Morning sessions - 8:30 - 11:30am
Afternoon sessions - 12:30 - 3:30pm
Full Time - 8.30 - 3.30
30 hour code - 8.30 - 3.30 x 4 days + 8.30 - 11.30 on a day that is convenient to you. This is equal to 31 hours.
If you would like to do 5 full days the cost of this is £30 for the extra session.
Welcome to our Nursery
At George Tomlinson Nursery we follow Development Matters, which is the curriculum guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage. This guidance focuses not only on what children learn but how they learn. As a setting we provide children with opportunities to become independent thinkers and learners and the resources to enable them to drive their own learning through our continuous provision.
The learning areas are:
- Communication & Language
- Personal, Social & Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts & Design
Nursery learning newsletters 2024
In the Moment Planning
When your child is a 'focus child' you will be given a form that asks if you have anything significant coming up or that has happened recently. Also any comments, questions or concerns you may have, You will also be asked to email some photographs that have been taken over the weekend or very recently for the children to share with the class. The children will then stick these into their special book and a teacher will scribe what they say about their picture. The children LOVE to do this!
Equipment for children
Your child needs to bring a water bottle everyday, this needs to have their name on it as there are often identical bottles. If your child is staying for lunch, they will need to bring a healthy packed lunch. Hot food can be brought in a thermos flask. Please note, we are a nut free school.
Please put your child's name on all items of clothing, including shoes. Children take off their shoes to wear welly boots and we have shoes which are the same. Having their name inside helps the shoes go on the correct feet! Thank you. We have lots of water play during our day, therefore please bring a bag of spare clothes (this doesn't need to be uniform), this can stay at nursery.
Rhyme of the week
Rhyme of the week
‘Sitting on the bus’
Thanks Evie, it’s a great song!