Welcome to Nursery

We offer 15 hour places are grouped in to the following sessions:-
Every morning 9am-12
Every afternoon 12-3pm
All day Monday and Tuesday (9am-3pm) and Wednesday 9am-12
Wednesday 12-3pm then all day Thursday and Friday (9am-3pm)

If you are eligible for 30 free hours/week you would need to provide us with a code from the government website .
If your child was born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 and you would like to register for them to start our nursery in September 2019, please complete the registration form and email to our School Business Manager sbm@westfieldinfants.co.uk

Miss Holmes is the teacher in Nursery. Mrs Keane, Mrs Kavangh and Mrs Hewitt are the teaching assistants.

What an amazing and busy final term we have had in Nursery.

We really enjoyed learning all about the farm, looking at the animals and how some of our food is grown. We also had our first visit to None Go Bye Farm. We all really enjoyed this especially feeding and petting the animals. We also really enjoyed the bus journey and had lots of fun singing our nursery rhymes.

There have been lots of art activities that we have taken part in such as decorating rocks for the art exhibition and making purple poppies for Yeadon Carnival.

We have really enjoyed our topic about been healthy and fit and learnt the story of the Hungry Caterpillar and now understand the life cycle of a caterpillar. We also have our very own caterpillars in Nursery and hope they turn into butterflies before the school holidays to release them. We might have to stay at school for longer otherwise!

We really enjoyed taking part in sports day and had been doing lots of practising to make sure we were ready and confident to take part. All the extra practising paid off as we won!

We continued to learn a new sign each week with most children able to sign ‘Good Afternoon’. In phonics all children have learnt the SATPIN sound in preparation for Reception and exposure for those children staying in Nursery for another year.

Mark making continued to be a focus in Nursery, with lots of children writing their name accurately. Other children are beginning to form initial letters or make recognisable attempts at their name.

The areas of provision were changed weekly with topic linked activities providing all children in Nursery the best opportunity to develop their learning.

Every day the children were singing counting songs and exploring and learning about numbers through their play in Nursery.

The children are confident and capable to access the areas of provision inside and outside Nursery and have really taken on board our Nursery ‘Are you doing the right thing’ board and implementing this into their day.

Marble the Monkey has had an amazing year visiting all the children’s homes and having exciting weekend adventures. Thank you if you contributed to Marbles adventures.

The children have completed lots of work on transition preparing them for the next chapter in their school life making the transition as seamless as possible.

All children have made incredible progress in Nursey. It has been an absolute pleasure to teach each and every one of them. I wish them all the best as the go into Reception or enter their second year of Nursery. I will miss those children going into Reception but I am incredibly proud of their achievements and can’t wait to see them flourish!

Thank you for all your continued support and time this year!

All the best! Miss Holmes

Visit from Rawdon Fire Service

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Visit to None Go Bye Farm

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We’ve had a very busy half term in Nursery despite there been three 4 day weeks.

This half term we have made Easter cards and developed an understanding about the Easter story.

We have really enjoyed our ‘under the sea topic’. We were really excited to learn about all the different creatures that live in the sea. We’ve been on treasure hunts, discovered messages left in bottles, learnt about pollution and even visited our Nursery seaside shop.

Our other topic ‘people who help us’ has been very interesting too. We have had visits from a nurse, two police officers and the fire engine came into school and we were able to sit in the Fire Engine and also spray water out of the hose. We have learnt how and when to make 999 calls, made construction vehicles, raced and measured the distance of emergency vehicles, been number and phonics detectives and had to solve a very big crime as somebody pushed Humpty Dumpty off the wall! We discovered it was Pinocchio and that we must always tell the truth.

We continue to learn a new sign each week and most children can now sign ‘good afternoon’. In phonics all children continue to work on Phase 1 reinforcing learning for the September intake children and introducing it to the January children. We will be looking at SATPIN after the half term holiday in preparation for those children moving into Reception.

Mark making is still and will continue to be a focus in Nursery. All children have developed their mark making skills with some children beginning to form letters and others writing their name.

Our areas of provision are changed weekly with topic linked activities where possible. This provides all children in Nursery the best opportunity to develop their learning.

Every day the children are singing counting songs and exploring and learning about numbers through their play in Nursery.

The children are confident and capable to access the areas of provision inside and outside Nursery and are really taking on board our Nursery ‘Are you doing the right thing?’ board and implementing this into their day.

We are very physically active in Nursery. All staff and children take part in the daily run. The children know this run as running on the red wiggly line. The sunny weather has meant that we have been outside more enjoying our outdoor activities.

Marble the Monkey continues his travels and is still having an amazing time visiting the children’s houses at the weekend. Thank you if you have had Marble home for a visit.

This term has seen the children make vast development progress whether it be making relationships, learning to deal with their feelings and behaviour or more specific such as writing and numbers.

Next half term we will be helping to prepare some of our Nursery children for their transition into Reception.

Well done everyone in Nursery I am very proud of you all. I look forward to all the exciting learning we have ahead of us!

Despite it being a short half term, we have been very busy in Nursery. This half term we have had a whole school science week. We read and learnt the story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and ‘Dear Zoo’. Some of the activities we enjoyed from our themed weeks were making porridge and eating it, writing letters to the school zoo and receiving replies, making wormeries and making buns. The children also love to re-enact the stories we have been learning in our role play area using the masks and props available.

The children have spent time learning how to count in groups, counting to 20 and beginning to recognise numbers to 5. The children went on a number hunt in the school grounds to recognise numbers in the environment. Every day the children are singing counting songs and exploring and learning about numbers through their play in Nursery.

We continue to learn a new sign each week and most children can now sign, “good afternoon”. In phonics all children continue to work on Phase 1 reinforcing learning for the September intake children and introducing it to the January children. Some children are also accessing a daily Phase 2 phonics group. Mark making is still and will continue to be a focus in Nursery, practising name writing on our name cards and chalking have been the most popular this half term. The children also enjoy writing cards, lists and colouring in.

Marble the Monkey has been having an amazing time visiting the children’s houses at the weekend. He’s been to the seaside, football practise, birthday parties, supermarket, the hospital and even the barbers. He has also enjoyed lots of snuggles.

We are very physically active in Nursery. All staff and children take part in the daily run. The children know this run as running on the red wiggly line. The children also take part in small group PE sessions with Miss Holmes on a Thursday morning. Despite the wet weather we have had, it hasn’t put anyone off playing outside in the rain. We do look forward to the sunny weather as we enjoy doing our learning and physical activity outside.

The children are enjoying our active songs on the carpet in the morning; and are developing their language and counting skills.

The children are confident and capable of accessing the areas of provision inside and outside Nursery and are really taking on board our Nursery ‘Are you doing the right thing?’ board and implementing this into their day.

Well done to everyone in Nursery you have worked very hard and are making great progress in your areas of learning. A very well deserved rest.

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We have had lots of new people start Nursery this term. We have three new members of staff; Mrs Waterworth (helps in a morning); Mrs Green (helps at lunch) and Mrs Hewitt (helps in the afternoon). We have also had twelve new children start Nursery.

This half term we have had different whole school themed weeks. We have had a Design and Technology week which we extended to three weeks. We read and learnt the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’. We then looked at how to fasten/attach different materials together in preparation for making our houses. We then designed and made them. We also had a computing week where the children learnt about how to give 1 step instructions; they also learnt about algorithms through multi-link and patterns and began to use the computer mouse independently.

The children have spent time learning about basic 2D shapes and enjoyed carrying out a shape hunt around school. They especially enjoyed the shape sandwiches that they were able to make. Every day the children are singing counting songs and exploring and learning about numbers through their play in Nursery.

We continue to learn a new sign each week and most children can now sign good afternoon.

In phonics the children continue to work on Phase 1 and have spent lots of time learning about alliteration.

Mark making is still and will continue to be a focus in Nursery. Chalking and using the large whiteboards in Nursery have been the most popular this half term and the children also enjoy writing shopping lists and pretending to buy the items in their role-play. The addition of Marble the Monkey has been a success and he has enjoyed his time visiting the children’s houses on a weekend.

We are very physically active in Nursery. All staff and children take part in the daily run. The children know this run as running on the red wiggly line. The children are enjoying our active songs on the carpet in the morning; they particularly like the floss dance challenge and enjoy laughing at Miss Holmes! We have also been into the school hall to participate in physical activity such as ball games, cheerleading and dancing.

The children are confident and capable accessing the areas of provision inside and outside Nursery. We look forward to the revamp of our Mud kitchen area. Well done to everyone in Nursery. It has been a busy half term!

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This half term the children have been very busy learning now they are settled and are familiar with the Nursery environment.

The children have learnt about different events and celebrations that happen in the world as well as learning about themes related to their own interests. The children have learnt about Bonfire night, Anti-bullying, where food comes from, Hanukkah and Christmas.

Each week the children have learnt various facts and information relating to our word of the week so they can go home and discuss their learning with their family. The children have also been enjoying sign language with a new sign to focus on each week. In phonics the children have been looking at Phase 1 and have spent lots of time learning to listen and join in with different form of sounds such as environmental, instrumental and rhyming.

We are now also focusing on mark making in Nursery. This ranges from mopping the floor outside to writing our names on our pictures. Santa will be busy as the Nursery children all write him a letter every day and post it in his post box in our mark making area. The children still enjoy playing outside on the Astroturf and their favourite games to play are tig and hide and seek. Inside the Nursery the children are all confident in accessing the areas of provision and explore really well. They have also achieved a huge milestone as they sit down for the register every morning.

The children enjoyed their visit from Santa’s elf who delivered a Christmas tree and lots of fun activities for them to do in Nursery. We have also been singing lots in preparation for our Christmas sing along.

Well done to everyone in Nursery another amazing half term! The children have made huge progress in their confidence and independence.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a well-deserved rest and we look forward to welcoming eleven new children in the New Year.  

 

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This half term has seen the children settle into Nursery school. The children have learnt how to be resilient and settle themselves in a morning. They have also become independent and access the activities in the provision areas when coming into school and throughout their day at Nursery.

The children have spent a lot of focus on forming new friendships with children and adults. They have and will continue to learn and respect each other’s boundaries, turn taking and sharing. They have also had to learn new rules and routines. 

Health care-has been a big focus this term with all children now using the toilets, some with support and learning to put on and fasten coats, the children are working very hard to achieve this to the best of their ability.

In phonics the children have been looking at Phase 1 and have spent lots of time listening to musical instruments

We have been able to spend lots of time outside on the new Astroturf. It’s great to be outside in all weathers.  We have had fun rolling down the hill, crawling, climbing and using the movement play equipment to develop our gross motor skills. Water, chalking and painting on a large scale has also helped to develop these skills. We have also learnt lots of new action songs.

We have also been busy inside with our funky fingers, DT, maths and literacy areas which have a different theme each week. These areas help to develop our fine motor skills. 

In Nursery we enjoy sharing and listening to books in our reading area and building in the construction. 

One of the areas we love the most is the home –corner area and we really enjoyed making our breadsticks.

All the children in Nursery have had an incredible start to their school life and have worked immensely hard. We look forward to seeing you all after the half term with lots more action packed fun and learning.