Welcome to Nursery
Welcome to our Nursery page. In Christ Church Nursery we encourage our children to become independent learners. We are lucky to have a wonderful spacious nursery and a large outdoor learning garden, our two year old children also have their own outdoor area to enjoy. Our Nursery is split into two areas, Little Nursery for our two year old children and Big Nursery for our three and four year olds. Each day children come to nursery they will have time to free play in our provision, children will also take part in a whole class carpet time session and spend time in the garden. Children will also have a daily snack time, as much as possible we encourage children to make or serve their own snack. During the nursery session children will also be invited to join in activities in smaller groups, these activities may be themed to our topic or focus on an area of learning.
Mrs Watson and Mrs Grice - two of our lovely Nursery Nurses look after our 2 year old children.
Mrs Furber (Mon/Tue/Wed) and Mrs Edwards (Wed/Thur/Fri) are our Nursery Teachers who work alongside Mrs McVeigh and Mrs Rimmer who are our two Nursery Nurses in Big Nursery.
Summer Term 2022
We will begin our half term with a topic based around the much loved story We're Going On a Bear Hunt. We will be reading, acting out, sequencing this story and even going on our own bare foot bear hunt where we will explore a range of natural materials using our senses and use this as a stimulus to develop vocabulary. From this we will be looking at maps and talking about familiar routes...maybe you could talk with your child about the route you take to school?
Over the past half term we have begun to talk about seasons in Nursery and in particular Spring, to continue this we will take our grown ups along on a trip to Derby Park to hunt for signs of Spring. Maybe you could look for signs of Spring on the way to and from Nursery and whilst out and about.
Throughout this half term we will continue to practise recognising our names and those children heading to school in September will be practising writing their own names too. We will be developing our maths skills by daily counting, making shape pictures and talking about the properties of shapes, singing lots of number songs and playing plenty of fun maths games too.
Finally we will spend the latter end of this half term learning about the Royal family, the Queen and building up to a very exciting garden party to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee!
What a busy time we have ahead!
We strive to instill a love of books and reading with all of our children in nursery. Spending time sharing a book with your child is one of the best ways you can support their development. Sharing favourite books over and over until children know the stories through and through, exploring new stories and different types of book, letting your children tell their own stories using the pictures or even just talking about what children can see in the pictures rather than reading the whole story, all these ways of enjoying books are beneficial.
To support childrens reading at home we run a Nursery Book Loan. Each wee children are invited to chose a Nursery Library book to take home and share each Friday, please could they return these on a Monday to allow us to quarantine these before they are loaned again.
If your child does beginning of the week sessions they will loan a book each Wednesday.
AM session 8:45am till 11:45am
PM session 12:15pm till 3:15pm
Full time children 9am till 3pm
Nursery children have a weekly PE lesson on a Friday. Children do not need to wear a PE kit but your child may wear trainers or pumps for this session rather than school shoes.
In Nursery we provide children with variety of healthy snacks such as toast, cereal, crackers and cheese, sandwiches and yoghurts. These snacks are always served alongside milk, water and a serving of fruit. To help us provide daily snacks we ask for a voluntary donation of £1 each week.
If your child is potty training or recently potty trained we ask that you send in a bag to nursery containing a few sets of spare underwear, socks and clothes. Children's bags can be kept in Nursery on their Peg.