Welcome to Bumblebees Class!
We have a morning and afternoon nursery session (as well as a few children who complete full days) who are taught by Miss Marriott (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning) and Mrs Gardiner (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Bumblebees class is supported by Mrs Hole, Mrs Marks, Miss Palmer and Mrs Asplin who are our teaching assistants. Additional lunchtime support is provided by Mrs McBride and Miss Cairns. All of the nursery staff are friendly and approachable so do feel free to come and talk to us about any questions or concerns you may have.
The Nursery is bright and well equipped and the children make good use of our outside area with free flow access at all times. Young children learn best through play and our experienced early years practitioners provide the children with appropriate play and learning experiences to develop new skills. Initially these are focused on the prime areas of development-Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development. Then as the children become settled the specific areas of development are incorporated into planning.
The adult led learning activities are play based and have been carefully planned to provide a range of opportunities to cover the seven areas of learning. Child-initiated learning involves children making decisions about what they want to do, where, with whom and what resources they will need. Young children need time to develop, explore and experiment with their ideas and knowledge.
For young children it is important that they are made to feel safe and secure. This is aided by each child having a 'key person' who builds a positive relationship with the child and their family.
Our themes for the Autumn Terms will be 'Ourselves, feeling and emotions' followed by 'Festivals and celebrations' after half term.
Feedback from our recent Early writing workshop was extremely positive. Parental comments included:
"It was great to have an explanation of how my child is learning"
"A great afternoon to share an experience with my child...thoroughly enjoyed it and very informative too"
"The handout has given me some ideas to try at home and it was useful to have tips on how to get my child to hold the pen properly"
"Motor skills weren't anything I had thought of about before but I can now see how they are a very important part of the writing process in the long term"
Thank you for all those parents that attended it seems you found it very informative!
Here are some links to websites which might be useful if you have a computer.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/cbeebies - some fun games
http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html - good interactive literacy and numeracy games
We hope you like our page, if there is something you would find useful on this page please let Miss Marriott know and we will do our best to add it.