Mrs Bishop is the Nursery Teacher and looks after all of the Early Years Centre.
In the Nursery, activities and learning experiences are set up to support ways in which young children learn best: learning by doing, hands-on, trial and error, play, sensory exploration, and having positive role models to watch and imitate. Our children learn best in a child-focused environment where they can explore on their own with activities that interest them. They have a wealth of opportunities where they can be actively engaged in learning and have a voice to act on ideas and objects in their environment. Different children learn in a variety of ways and at different rates. With interactive teacher support, encouragement, and positive attitudes, it is our aim for our children to learn at their highest ability.
Children in our Nursery are active builders of knowledge, and are encouraged to be researchers. Many of the classroom educational experiences take the form of projects, using open-ended materials where children have opportunities to actively participate, explore, engineer and ask questions. We place a very strong emphasis on the social development of children as part of a community and their relationships to other children, their families and adults in the setting. Our morning consists of a short, adult-led focus task which could be maths, language or topic based. Our child-initiated time is very important to us as this is when children explore and develop their learning with the adults in the setting. We call this our Rainbow Time and our learning environment can be in the classrooms or in our purpose-built, secure garden.
We have had a very different start to our Autumn term this year. An important focus has been educating ourselves to keep safe. We spend the day in our Bubble with the Puffin class (Reception) and wash our hands and clean equipment regularly. We also meet up with the rest of the school in our weekly Zoom Assembly.
This term we are basing our book themed approach around the topic ‘People who help us.’ We will be looking at the following:
We will be ending this term with Christmas festivities and craft so may go home with lots of glitter on us!
You can contact Mrs Bishop at: