Miss Braodhurst 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.
What we are learning about this term Spring 2024
This term in Sunshine's and Puffling's our topic is On the Farm. This topic will support many important skills and Early Learning Goals, like practising counting and writing. We will be exploring how things on the farm work, which type of animals live there, and what jobs there are to do.
Personal, Social & Emotional:
Communication & Language & Literature:
Understanding the World:
Expressive Art & Design:
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