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.

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.