Nursery – Gold

Welcome to Nursery!

Our class teacher for the 2023-2024 academic year is Miss Lizzie Lane and our teaching assistant is Ms Sonia Eastmond.

Autumn term

Hello and welcome to Nursery!!! We will be learning lots of new and exciting things this half term, but first we will spend some time getting to know each other and our new classroom. At St Anne’s, each half term will be planned around a topic, and our topic in Nursery for the first half term is ‘Marvellous me’. Our key books will be ‘Imagine this’, ‘The Colour Monster’ and ‘My mum and dad make me laugh’ but we will be reading lots more engaging books around this topic too.

Once the children are settled into school life, we will introduce our Forest School sessions, these will take place on a Thursday morning but I will let you know the starting date for this via Tapestry. On Forest school days, please ensure you send your child into school with wellies and a waterproof coat with a hood (with names on) as we will be taking part in Forest school sessions in most weathers.

In Nursery, the children will be able to choose a book from our class library, these will be books that need to be shared with an adult. Books will be changed every Friday, and we ask that library books are brought back into school  by the following Wednesday.

Outdoor learning is a huge part of the Early Years curriculum and the children will have plenty of opportunities to work in our outdoor area. Children will need to have a pair of wellies in school and wear a good, waterproof coat.

Additionally, children will need to bring a water bottle to school every day, please ensure these have their names on.

The children will be introduced to St. Anne’s ‘Golden Promises’. These are the 5 rules which we expect all children to follow. There is a ‘Golden Promises’ display in the classroom on which all children’s photos are on our ‘Rainbow’. All children will remain on the rainbow unless they break a Golden Promise, in which case their photo will move off the rainbow. Children then need to show that they are able to follow the Golden Promises to move their photo back.

Please remember to check Tapestry for weekly updates. If you have any questions, please see a member of the Nursery team.