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Welcome

Headteacher: Mrs V. Campos

Nursery/FS1

Nursery Staff

 

Our Nursery teacher is Mrs Lucy Daviss

Our Nursery practitioners are Mrs Avril Alexander and Mrs Lisa Long

Your child will develop more rapidly during the first five years of their life than at any other time.

 

Please see the booklet attached below for information about what you should expect from your child as they move through the Early Years Foundation Stage.

We use an online service called Tapestry for our journals.  This will allow you to log in and see what your child has been up to whilst busy at Nursery.  You can also add information about your child to this.

https://tapestryjournal.com/

 

 

Well done to all of the Nursery

and Reception team who were awarded the Hertfordshire Early Years Quality Standard. The hard work and dedication of all the adults in the team contributed to being awarded this standard and our Improvement Partner from Herts for Learning confirmed that the provision given by the Early Years is now 'Outstanding'.

Useful links for you:

 

Your local children's centre for parenting advice and support:

https://www.hertsfamilycentres.org/family-centres.aspx

 

E-safety information.  Please take the time to consider how you will keep your child safe online.  The NSPCC website has some great information about this, along with other issues facing our children:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

 

 

A Typical Day at Boxmoor Nursery

 

Busy Finger Activities

The children are brought into the classroom by their adult and settled to an activity.

Adult Led Class Time

Introductions to the day, themed learning and mindfulness activities.

Group Time

The children will enjoy some learning activities with an adult.

Active Learning

The children can explore inside and outside and enjoy snack. They will have fun and play.

Adult Led Class Time

Stories, songs and finishing off our day.

Home Time

 

Wednesdays - PE

Friday - Welly Walk

Amey Zoo and the not-so-minibeasts!

Amey Zoo and the not-so-minibeasts! 1
Amey Zoo and the not-so-minibeasts! 2
Amey Zoo and the not-so-minibeasts! 3
Amey Zoo and the not-so-minibeasts! 4
Amey Zoo and the not-so-minibeasts! 5
Mark from Amey Zoo came to visit us to launch our minibeasts topic.  We were very excited to meet all of the creatures!

Autumn Welly Walks

Autumn Welly Walks 1
Autumn Welly Walks 2
Autumn Welly Walks 3
Autumn Welly Walks 4
Autumn Welly Walks 5
We have enjoyed getting out in the fresh air and noticing the changes in the world around us.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

 

There are 7 areas of learning that make up our curriculum.

 

There are 3 Prime Areas:

 

Communication and Language

Your child will be involved in activities that encourage speaking, listening and understanding.  They will enjoy stories, songs, poems and rhymes and develop their recall.  Your child will have a role play area linked to their interests and opportunities to communicate in a variety of situations.

Physical Development

Your child will be supported to develop their independence ready for school.

PE lessons and outside play will develop their gross motor skills.

Busy Finger morning sessions along with other activities will support their fine motor control.

The children will have access to a healthy snack and we will have opportunities to cook and prepare food.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will spend lots of time developing this area through learning to relate to others, taking turns and sharing.  Our small group times will support the children to develop their confidence.

 

There are 4 Specific Areas:

 

Literacy

We will be using our communication and language skills to develop our phonics, mark making and story knowledge.

Maths

We will be counting using a variety of resources, playing games and learning about numbers, shape, pattern and measures.  We will use all of this to solve problems.

Understanding the World

Exploring the world around us and asking and answering lots of questions!

Expressive Arts and Design

This will see us using our imaginations, role playing, building, singing, playing music, painting, modelling and much more.

 

All of this will be delivered in a fun way, led by the interests of the children.

Characteristics of Effective Learning

 

These explain how children relate to their learning and relate to all areas of learning.  This is something we consider when assessing the children.

 

Playing and Exploring (engagement) - finding out and exploring, playing with what they know and being willing to have a go.

 

Active Learning (motivation) - being involved and concentrating, keeping on trying, enjoying achieving what they set out to do.

 

Creating and Thinking Critically (thinking) - having their own ideas, making links, choosing ways to do things.

Curriculum Evening - Phonics and Reading

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