Nursery

Welcome to St John Fisher’s Nursery Class Page!

Meet the staff

Mrs Glenister (Teacher)

Mrs Glenister (Teacher)

Miss Mould (Teacher)

Miss Mould (Teacher)

Mr Harrison (PE coach )

Mr Harrison (PE coach )

Key information

We have 31 children altogether in our Nursery most who are 3 and some age 4. 13 boys and 18 girls attending either part time or full time. Staff are always available at the school gates for day to day enquiries but if you wish to have a private meeting to discuss a matter of any kind, this can be arranged. We do kindly ask that you use DOJO effectively for any quires or concerns.

Take a look around our classroom 

We know this has been a difficult time for all parents whose children have started Nursery this year due to the restrictions of COVID 19. We wish we could invite you all into our classroom for the usual stay and play to show you how amazing and fun it is, but unfortunately for now images of our Nursery classroom will have to do in order to keep everyone safe. We begin each day on the green grass and work very hard following our Nursery rules to travel up the SHINE wall. It’s good to shine and be green! If they reach the top of our shine wall the children are able to choose a prize from our prize bowl and receive a positive praise certificate to take home and keep.

Our day in nursery 

We start our day off with a ‘Wake and Shake’ session. This is a great way to ensure the children are energised and ready to learn, which then adapts a positive approach to the day.  We then sign each day with our hello song and encourage the children to ask each other how they feel and discuss our feelings. We then sing our weather song and many more poems and rhymes to start our day off.

Kitchen role play area 

Role play is a big part of our day and we have access to lots of different resources so we can choose what role play to engage with each day. The children’s favourite area at the moment is our kitchen area where they have access to lots of pots, pans, cooking utensils a microwave and cooker. Our roles play areas will change and adapt to the interest of the children throughout the term. 

How we learn in Early Years 

In Nursery, we enjoy learning through play. We have access to both indoors and outdoors classrooms and access lots of different areas to help develop our learning. We have the opportunities each day to become builders, readers and mark makers, mathematicians, scientists, artists, explorers, investigators. We enjoy exploring areas such as small world, water, sand, creative and mark making, messy play, role play, bikes and physical development and so much more. 

These allow us to cover all of the areas of the EYFS curriculum which include:

PRIME AREAS

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication , Literacy and Language
  • Physical Development

SPECIFIC AREAS

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Understanding of the World
  • Technology
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Click on the link for more information about the Early Learning Framework which acts as a guide for us to support your child in the best way possible.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework–2

Tapestry learning journal

As your child learns and makes progress during their time at SJF nursery, we record their achievements in an online ‘learning journal’ through Tapestry. With a secure username and password, you will be able to view all of your child’s observations, photographs and even videos from their time in Nursery. Nursery Staff will use school iPods to take photos, video and make written observations of your child’s learning. They will reference your child’s learning to the Early Years Curriculum, so you will know in which area of learning your child is achieving and the age-band they were working in for that activity. You will even receive an email telling you when a new observation is available for you to view. Then you can look at the observation together with your child and talk about their learning together.

Useful websites

Here are a selection of websites which will complement learning across a range of subjects. Some are interactive walk-throughs, others are games for children to practice skills and have fun.

Topmarks

This provides lots of fun maths games online

Primary Games

More fun online maths games

Oxford Owls

Even more fun to be had!

Cross the Maze

Give simple directions to solve the puzzle

Hidden Ships

A chance to test your use of coordinates

ICT Games

Mathematics games from the ICT website

Maths Zone

Mathematics games from the Maths Zone website

Rabbit Takeaway

A quick game requiring mental subtraction

River Tables

Challenge yourself to answer times tables quickly!

ICT Games

English games from the ICT website

Superlame

Create your own comic strip

Blobz

Science, making an electrical circuit game

Computer Coding

Practise your computer coding skills with a range of games

Timestables Rockstars

Times Tables Rock Stars offers daily times tables practice.