Nursery

We offer full day sessions from 8.45am to 3.30pm (term time only).

The day will consist of 2 sessions and a 45 minute lunch:

8.45-11.45am – Morning session

11.45 – 12.30pm – Lunch

12.30- 3.30 pm – Afternoon session

Alternatively, we offer 15 hour places. Sessions run Monday-Friday 8.45-11.45am or Monday -Friday 12.30-3.30pm. Depending upon availability, you can choose whether your child will attend mornings or afternoons. Please see below our payment of fees policy.

For more information or to arrange a tour of the nursery please call the office on 01968 873194

Edgar Sewter Primary School payment of fees policy

Nursery Admissions Policy 2017

Nursery Newsletter – Summer Term (2) 2019

Topic: Wish You Were Here

We hope you had an enjoyable half term break and are looking forward to a busy and final half term in Nursery. Alongside planning for children’s interests and next steps in their learning we will be focusing on the topic ‘Wish you were here’ with themes such as holidays and the seaside. We’ll be reading lots of books such as:

  • The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by Rhonda and David Armitage
  • The Katie Morag series by Mairi Hedderwick
  • Mr Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham
  • Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andrea

We will also be focusing on some traditional stories such as The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff.

The other major focus this half term is supporting the children with transition to Reception. In addition to the transition activities planned by Reception, we have planned a wide range of opportunities throughout this half term to support the children to feel happy and confident with the changes ahead. These include:

  • Children attending lunch club will have their lunch in the dining hall supported by the nursery staff
  • Regular opportunities to play in the front playground and on the school field
  • Regular movement sessions in the school hall
  • Visits to their new Reception class supported by their key person during session times
  • Walks around the school to visit key places e.g. hall, dining hall, school office, library, toilets

Learning opportunities planned for the half term ahead:

  • Exploring maps and making our own map of our fantasy holiday island
  • Considering suitable modes of transport to get to different destinations such as ‘Would you take a plane or travel by car to get to Southwold beach?
  • Designing and making an amazing ice cream!
  • Creating patterns and pictures using natural materials such as pebbles and shells
  • Exploring and comparing the sizes, features and habitats of sea creatures.
  • Measuring ingredients and baking some gingerbread biscuits
  • Re-telling traditional stories using actions and sound effects
  • Building homes for different sized pigs using bricks and wet sand

Show and Tell every Friday – Topic related objects/photographs are much more interesting to share. A ‘Show and Tell’ box is placed near the door for you to store your items until circle time.

Suggestions for Home

  • Look at a variety of maps and locate where they and family members live.
  • Look at countries on a globe. Talk about the different sizes of the countries in comparison to the UK and look for any places they have visited. How did they travel there?
  • Look at all the different flavours of ice cream in the supermarket. Which is their favourite?
  • Explore the beach and look for interesting objects? Can you find a holey pebble, seaweed, a feather etc.?
  • Find out what a lighthouse is for. Draw a picture and bring it to school.
  • Make collections on the beach such as shells and pebbles. Can they sort the pebbles by colour? Have they got more black pebbles than grey? Can they sort the shells by size? Which is the biggest/smallest shell?
  • Visit the library in town and look for information books about sea creatures. What did they discover?

Please upload your pictures for Tapestry as it’s great to add your child’s home experiences to their Learning Journey. If you need any help please ask and we’ll support with this.

Now that we are heading towards sunnier and warmer weather, all children need to bring a named hat to wear outside. It is also advisable to apply sunscreen as the children spend an extended time outside during the Summer term. A water bottle is also essential every day. Many thanks.

Dates for your diary:

 

Tuesday 4th June 6.00pm Transition to Reception parents meeting in the school hall

 

Tuesday 11th June 10.00-10.30am – Story time in new Reception class

We will take the children attending nursery that morning.

Afternoon children welcome to attend for the story time. Please sign them in at the school office.

 

Thursday 13th June 1.40-2.10pm – Story time in new Reception class

We will take the children attending nursery that afternoon

Morning children welcome to attend for the story time. Please sign them in at the school office.

 

Friday 14th June 9.00-10.00am / 2.10-3.10pm Nursery Stay & Play

 

Monday 17th June 1.40-2.10pm – Story time in new Reception class

We will take the children attending nursery that afternoon

Morning children welcome to attend for the story time. Please sign them in at the school office.

 

Friday 21st June 10.00-10.30am – Story time in new Reception class

We will take the children attending nursery that morning

Afternoon children welcome to attend for the story time. Please sign them in at the school office.

 

Tuesday 25th June 9.30-10.30am Happy Hour Play Session in new Reception classes.

A chance for you to visit and play with your child in Reception

Afternoon children welcome to attend. Please sign in at the school office.

 

Thursday 4th July 2.10-3.10pm Happy Hour Play Session in new Reception classes.

A chance for you to visit and play with your child in Reception

Morning children welcome to attend. Please sign in at the school office.

 

Monday 8th July 9.15am/1.45pm EYFS (Nursery and Reception) Sports Day – Weather permitting!

 

Monday 15th July 9.15am-12noon – All nursery children to visit their new Reception class without parents/carers

 

Wednesday 24th July – Last day at Nursery

 

This half term newsletter replaces the weekly newsletter in previous terms

2019-06-03 Nursery half termly Newsletter

 

2019-03-04 Saplings Nursery Newsletter