Hello, Welcome to Nursery at Hambleton Primary Academy.
In Nursery, we work from the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum where we take pride in teaching and watching our children develop through exploration and play. Lessons are tailored to each individual child’s needs and interests, helping children from a young age build a love for learning. Children within the nursery are baseline assessed to help plan for children’s next steps as well as assessed daily to ensure lessons are both engaging, exciting and challenging for each child.
The children also have the opportunity to play with the other year groups at playtime which helps develop relationships and communication. We slowly introduce our children to school routines throughout the year to enable an effortless transition into Reception. Whilst in nursery, children can access an indoor and outdoor learning environment as well as the use of our Forest Schools. We ensure these areas are accessible at all times of the year. Children are able to independently explore a range of areas within the classroom whilst learning with their pairs whilst also receiving adult led activities.
Children are exposed to short bursts of group maths (counting), English and a topic daily as well Phase 1 Phonics. Phase 1 phonics supports children’s speaking and listening skills, it helps children’s discrimination of sounds. This will include environmental, instrumental, rhythm, rhyme, alliteration and voice sounds. It provides a strong foundation for children to develop oral blending and segmenting within the next stage, Phase 2. This term we currently have P.E with Fleetwood Town on Friday mornings. Please ensure children come to nursery in their P.E kit.
Within the transition stage, the children have enjoyed learning and reading about the book, “Maisy goes to Nursery”. The children were extremely excited to meet our special guest Maisy in person and help cook her food (in the role play area), design her a playground (within small world) as well as build a nursery (in the construction area). It has been a joy to watch the children grow in confidence as well as build relationships between the staff and one another. This is an area we will continue to focus upon within this term through books such as, “The Colour Monster” and “Ruby’s Worry” which addresses the different emotions and feeling we experience.
We look forward to sharing your children’s development and achievements with you.
Miss Luke, Miss Riches and Mrs Gardiner.