Welcome to Seedlings where you will find enthusiastic young explorers who enjoy learning through play inside and outside in our calm and purposeful environment. We are learning to be independent and developing a "have a go" attitude at the beginning of our school journey.
We are supported daily by our Nursery Teacher Mrs Baum and our Early Years Practitioners Mrs Butler and Mrs Brown who are also assisted by Ms Gasgoine and Mrs Jolley on a Friday.
We also go to Forest School on Thursday mornings and have P.E/Movement led by our specialist teacher Mr Bedwell
Term 3 - A Winter Woodland Wander
We will be welcoming some new friends into Seedlings as we start the New Year in Nursery. We will be recalling our recent celebrations and finding out about Chinese New Year.
This term we will be following a woodland theme as we explore a story based topic. There will be a focus on sharing stories and retelling traditional tales and some new favourites too, each with a woodland or forest setting.
We will find out all about wood, trees and the different animals that make their homes there; making good use of our own Forest School and outdoor area, wrapping up for the winter weather!
Term 2 -Lights, Lanterns and Celebrations
This term starts with a bang as we find out about Bonfire Night and fireworks, using them as a starting point for lots of colourful creative play.
We will be creating a "dark space' to explore; experimenting with different sources of light, as we think about Night and Day, discover nocturnal animals and all the things that happen whilst we are fast asleep!
Over the course of the term we will be finding out all about the different ways people celebrate special times as we discuss some traditions of Diwali, Hanukkah, birthdays and of course Christmas,finishing with a little performance of festive singing and dancing.
Term 1 - This is Me!
A Morning in Nursery
We come in at 8:45am wash our hands, choose a story to take home and self-register using our name cards. We choose inside until carpet time at 9:05am when we have a 'Good Morning' song with lots of movement to wake us up - then we have an adult led activity and together time in our key group
At 9:25am we choose from activities inside and outside (whatever the weather!), playing and exploring and sometimes we will work with an adult in a small group.
We sit down for a healthy snack in a group with an adult and at 11:10am.
We all tidy up before sitting down for a story and some rhymes and songs before singing our 'Goodbye Song' at 11:45am.
We have Forest School in smaller groups on Thursday mornings.
We have movement and physical development time with Mr Bedwell on Wednesday mornings.