Moredon Primary & Nursery Learning & Education

Nursery

Welcome to Moredon Nursery!


We are a maintained Nursery offering government-funded childcare for both 15 and 30 hour placements. Our 15 hour placements are broken down into 5 daily sessions lasting 3 hours each. The morning session runs from 8.40-11.40 (September intake and January/April children moving up in September). Our younger children are offered 4 afternoons a week, with each afternoon lasting 3.5 hours. These sessions run Monday-Thursday, 11.40-3.10. There are two intakes a year for this session: January and April. Children entitled to 30 hours have the same hours as Reception and KS1 children - 8.40-3.10 Monday- Thursday and 8.40-1.30 on Friday.

The Nursery is run by Miss Godfrey and supported by Mrs Essam.

As we are part of the school, we get involved with lots of the whole-school activities and have school expectations.

· The children wear uniform to school and bring in a bookbag where they can take a book home to read. It's really important for children to have a story read to them every day. Parents will be given access to ClassDojo. On this app, parents will see regular updates from Miss Godfrey and be able to post photos of what children have been up to at home. These photos are shared regularly in class so that children can talk easily about their home lives; they are an important part of the Nursery week.

· The children will take part in a PE lesson once a week, in the morning. They need a PE kit for this.

· The children will get messy on a Wednesday morning, down on the field for Welly Wednesday! During this time, they take part in outdoor learning activities. Bring some wellies!

Throughout the week, the children have access to a large indoor and outdoor space covering all seven learning areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Children can choose from a wide range of activities including construction, role-play, small world, sand, water, playdough, painting, riding trikes, going on a bug hunt and much more. The children in Nursery take part in a wide range of adult-initiated activities too, regularly focusing on phonics, reading and mathematics.

Across the year, children will be learning about the following topics.

· Term 1 - Over the rainbow: We explore red, yellow, blue and green, reading different stories, singing songs and even trying food, all related to the colour of the week!

· Term 2 - Over the rainbow: We further explore colours and take a look at orange, pink, purple, brown, black, white and grey. In the run up to Christmas we look at the shiny colours of silver and gold!

· Term 3 - Once Upon a Time…: We read stories such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Gingerbread Man and the Three Little Pigs. All our learning is themed to these stories.

· Term 4 - People Who Help Us: This is a great term with community visitors including fire fighters and police officers, nurses and animal charity workers.

· Term 5 - All Creatures Great and Small: We look at animals from the tiny to the huge!

· Term 6 - Fun at the Farm and Summertime: We spend lots of time learning how to play collaborate games, have pretend picnics and take part in lots of sand and water play! We learn about farm animals too and hope to go on a school trip to Farmer Gow's.

Throughout the year, we look at different festivals that are celebrated and explore the seasons too. During some of these weeks, we provide enrichment snack for the children, e.g. noodles at Chinese New Year, different colour food during our colour weeks, etc. In order to provide this, we ask for an annual £10 snack contribution from parents to cover the cost.

Miss Godfrey is always available to speak to at the end of a Nursery session if you have any questions or if you would like to know how your child is getting on.

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