Welcome to Nursery!
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Silver Tree Primary School and Nursery opened a 26 place nursery provision in April 2019 for children aged 3 and 4.
The school controls its own nursery admissions, ensures quality provision and gives flexibility in staffing. Children in our nursery are provided with the same level of good quality education as the rest of the school with a qualified teacher in the Early Years Team.
In Nursery, the class teacher is Miss Whitworth. Our Early Years Team Lead is Miss Ray. Miss Ray is the Reception class teacher with assistance from Mrs Lewins and Miss Walker.
Please contact the school to arrange a meeting with the Headteacher, Mrs Maughan, to discuss further details and arrange a visit or complete the application form below and return it to the school office.
At Nursery we are all about PLAY! Child-led, play-based learning! The adults’ role is to join play and encourage, model, guide, help and facilitate learning.
There are many core resources that are available all year. Other resources are changed, sometimes following the play interests of a group of children, sometimes to encourage specific skills to develop.
We are active every day in Nursery! Physical Development is a core curriculum area. Small children need to move in various ways, partly because it is a crucial way of interacting with the world and partly because they have constantly growing bodies to adapt to and they are instinctively practising many new skills. We have free access indoors and outdoors for most each day.
15 or 30 hours Free Childcare – Am I Eligible?
Nursery Breakfast Club
If you require childcare before nursery school starts, please complete the Breakfast Club section on the above application form and return to the school office. Breakfast is served from 7.45am onwards and costs £4 per session.
Please ask the school if you require after school provision.
Further information about our Nursery and a Nursery Application Form can be found by clicking the links below:
COVID-19 Home Work Information
If your child has been asked to isolate, has symptoms or someone in their home is displaying symptoms; they must isolate until they receive a negative test or they have isolated for 10 days and have no further symptoms.
If your child is working from home, please work through the below subject areas as they will not be able to complete the work they have missed when they return to school.
If your child is absent, the links from our Class Dojo page should automatically send you to the tables below, if they haven’t, please scroll down to find your work.
Our curriculum has three core areas. These areas are the foundation of all learning in EYFS:
|Personal, Social and Emotional Development:||this includes building good relationships with other children and adults, safe and age appropriate independence, self confidence and awareness, understanding and managing behaviour and feelings.|
|Physical Development:||this involves big whole body and small moves (finger), building strength, coordination and control. It also includes age appropriate self-help and independence skills.|
|Communication and Language:||this embraces listening, understanding and, of course, speaking.|
There are also four specific areas. The specific areas include essential skills and knowledge.
|Literacy:||fostering a love of books and tuning our ear into rhythm, phonic sounds, alliteration and rhyme. Also enjoying playful mark making and drawing.|
|Maths:||number, including counting, more and less number rhymes and exploring early adding and subtracting using real objects. Also awareness of pattern, shape and measures.|
|The World:||this has three aspects: me, family and other people, the world around me, making thing operate and using early technology.|
|Expressive Arts:||using a range of materials to make things, being imaginative myself and with others.|
Here is a link to the Birth to matters document that explains this in further detail:
Your child will need access to an electronic device (such as an iPad, tablet, mobile phone or laptop) to access the following links. If you do not have any of these devices or would like a Kindle Fire tablet to use at home; please contact the school office and they will arrange for you to loan one for the duration of your child’s absence.
If you do not have access to the internet contact school or if needed paper copies can be given.
Over this term our Topic is ‘I wonder…’.
This topic will be covered over the term and will have strands of ‘Winter’, ‘Chinese New Year’ and ‘Pancake Day’.
Through out every day we try to ensure children are challenged, independent, physically active and join in social times as much as possible.
Personal, Social and Emotional:
We are focussing on managing our feelings and making relationships. We will be learning how to work as part of a team, how to develop a responsibility for my own actions and how they can be adapted in a social situation.
Communication & Language –
We are looking at a variety of stories and books which explores the strands as discussed above.
These books are books we will be looking at to cover the Winter strand:
Using this book we will talk about the different animals and the sounds they make. We will be talking about the different animals we see and where we might find them. Why do some animals live in the cold? Why do these animals not get cold? What coverings do they have?
Using this rhyme we will discuss about what cold and frosty means. We will investigate our world to see what cold and frosty would feel like. What kind of clothes would we wear when it is cold and frosty? What can we do to keep our bodies war? Can you think of some actions to do around the Mulberry Bush?
This is a favourite of ours everytime we read this! However we will be talking about the different weather they experience on their journey. How do we know it is winter? What signs can we see? Can you re-enact the story by taking on the role of the family as they battle through the different weathers?
Phonics – In phonics we will be focusing on Phase 1.
Aspect 4 – Rhythm and Rhyme.
Here is the planning that we will be following. We will only be focusing on Aspect 4 until half term.
For rhymes please continue to explore a variety of Nursery rhymes from the website:
Physical Development –
We are focussing on large motor movements. This includes climbing, running, walking, clambering and crawling. We do lot’s of movements to music. See if you can join in with these action songs:
Maths – We are practicing our counting and general number understanding. This is through
Counting songs and rhymes – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-counting-songs/zn67kmn
Enjoy some counting songs such as: 12345 Once I caught a fish alive, 5 little ducks went swimming one day, 5 little speckled frogs.
We explore shape through building and construction. We talk about different shapes we can see around us through real life experiences. Use your blocks to build: A house, ,A castle, A tower.
General games for Nursery age children can be found here: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=1
Knowledge and Understanding of the world:
We are learning about what the bible is and some stories form the bible.
The stories we will be looking at is:
Jesus calming the storm
Talk about how Jesus’ friends felt during the storm. How would you feel if you were in a storm? Act out the part of the story where Jesus stops the storm.
Talk about the story and what happens. Is it good to steal? Can you create your own picture to represent Zacchaeus watching Jesus from the tree.
Expressive arts and Design:
We will be using music frequently throughout our day. We use this to move our bodies to rhythms and beats. Use these songs to see if you can move rhythmically.
In Nursery we don’t tend to focus on ‘writing’ words or names unless your child is ready. This normally happens in the term before they move to Reception. In Nursery we tend to mark make and give meanings to marks as we draw and paint. In class we use a programme called ‘Squiggle While You Wiggle’ to mark make and practise making different movements with marks. So grab some ‘flipper flappers’ (This could be 2 pieces of ribbon; 2 socks; 2 tissues – anything to have to wave around and grip whilst you’re moving) and enjoy these action songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgLdGCdkKDU
To enjoy stories and songs use the links found in Communication and Language.
Other activities to support our learning that can be used at home are:
Our maths planning is very simple for this half term. We are focussing on
Number songs and rhymes, Positional language, Modelling number language, size and pattern.
Here is game where you can practise pattern making:
Here is a link for some number songs:
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers (Numbers to 5)
This half term we are focussing on enjoying looking at stories, recalling some information and talking about what might happen next. This could simply be something like:
What was that character called? What was this story called?
What do you think might happen next?
How did that make them feel? Why?
To access reading books online please use the Oxford Owl free online learning
For support on teaching your child phonics please access the following: