*** We are pleased to announce that we are now offering 30 hours free childcare
Please call 0115 9733368 for more information**
**There are limited places available, so if you know anyone with a three year old who is looking for a Nursery place please recommend us and encourage them to come and look around.
Our Nursery teachers are Mrs Wilson and Mrs Hastings and our teaching assistant is Mrs Edmonds. Mrs Wilson is our Nursery teacher on Mondays, Tuesdays and Mrs Hastings is our Nursery teacher on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Mrs Wilson started working at Longmoor school in April 2014 after relocating from Yorkshire. She is also our Early Years Foundation Stage leader and member of the Senior Leadership Team.
Mrs Wilson enjoys shopping, baking and spending time with her family, especially her children Rosie and Ollie.
Mrs Hastings started with us at Longmoor in September 2020. She is local to the area and has two primary school aged daughters. Mrs Hastings enjoys doing lots of different things with her family, including; camping, adventure nature walks and baking brownies and cookies!!!
Mrs Edmonds has been our teaching assistant in Nursery since 2003. She enjoys knitting and baking. Mrs Edmonds is a Brownie leader and a keen football fan. She spends many of her weekends supporting her local football team!
In Nursery we learn through a play based curriculum and we follow the updated EYFS 2021. Please see the parent leaflet above with the changes to the EYFS.
Mrs Wilson, Mrs Hastings and Mrs Edmonds plan using the Early Years Foundation Stage to ensure all children learn in a fun and exciting way. We assess children using the Tapestry online learning journal tool and you are given access to this journal when your child starts with us in Nursery.
We pride ourselves on ensuring children feel safe, secure and are happy to learn in the nursery environment. We work closely with parents and carers to provide the best for the children within our care. We use the online communication app Class Dojo and we post our learning and helpful hints and tips to help your child in Nursery on this app.
We shall be looking at a book each week and asking the questions.....
How do we care for pets?
What types of pets are there?
Why is the job of a vet important?
Which pet would you like?
So, do you think a dinosaur would make a good pet?
We shall be promoting our British Values in Nursery this term by learning to be a good friend and following rules. We will also be learning about where we live and looking at the season of Winter, celebrations such as Valentines Day, Pancake Day and also Mothers day.
Monday 10th January - School re-opens
Monday 31st January - Bird WOW Day
Friday 18th February - Last day of term
Monday 28th February - School re-opens for children
Thursday 3rd March - World Book Day
Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th April - Parents Evenings
Friday 8th April - INSET day
Monday 25th April - School re-opens for all children.
Learning from Home
Welcome to our learning from home page. Our nursery children are always learning...they don't stop when they get home (you may have noticed!)
This week, have a go at..
General tips for learning at home...
Below is a list of useful websites that we use in nursery:
www.topmarks.co.uk - lots of Early Years maths games to develop counting and recognising numbers as well as shape and symmetry knowledge.
www.twinkl.co.uk - a wealth of resources covering everything from pencil control, cutting skills, colouring pages, maths, crafts and knowledge of the world and more!
www.cosmickids.com - Brilliant kids' themed yoga videos such as Hoppit the Hare! These are great for developing core strength and concentration.
www.bbc.co.uk/tv/cbeebies - Search for 'Do you Know' or other informative programmes such as Andy's adventures or Go Jetters.
https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Early_Years_Outcomes.pdf - this is a link to the Early Years Statements to give parents and carers and idea of where there child is at and what the next steps are for each area of learning.
How we learn from home..
In Nursery we follow the Read Write Inc scheme by Ruth Miskin. We learn a letter each week and we focus on pure sounds. Please see the link below about our scheme.
Each week during our phonic sessions we also learn how to rite the sounds. Please see the picture below to help you form your letters...
If your child attends our Nursery we may be entitled to extra funding called Early Years Pupil Premium. All parents will receive a form when their child starts Nursery to fill in and to check their eligibility.
Please see the leaflet below and/or our nursery staff for details, Thank you for your support.
WHISPER - Anonymous Reporting Tool
Sometimes it is really hard to tell an adult if you feel like you are being bullied. That is why we have subscribed to WHISPER. It is an anonymous reporting tool which allows you or your child to report any incidents of bullying and cyber bullying in confidence.
Click on the web link below to fill in a report. It will then be emailed to Miss Hughes (Online Safety Coordinator). Messages are checked as often as possible. In order to resolve issues effectively and promptly, please include your name. This will be kept in the strictest of confidence.
If you have any concerns or worries about your child regarding online safety and would like further advice, please contact Miss Hughes or Mr Lyons, the school's online safety co-ordinators or speak to Mrs Dainty, Headteacher.