Providing children with the best possible start in life.
Our class teacher is Miss Webster.
Our teaching assistant is Mrs Balshaw.
We hope that this page gives you all of the information about Nursery that you need, but of course if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact one of our nursery members of staff.
We currently run morning nursery sessions Monday to Friday 8:45 am-11.45 am.
Litherland Moss Nursery is a warm and welcoming place where children are happy to play and learn. The children join us at 3 years of age and quickly settle into their new surroundings. We plan enriching learning experiences which aim to inspire the child inside and outside of the classroom.
In nursery we closely follow the EYFS framework. Our main focus when children start at 3 years of age is on the three prime areas of learning, including communication and language, personal, social and emotional development and physical development. These areas support learning in the four specific areas of development, including literacy, mathematics, expressive arts and design and understanding the world. These four areas provide essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society.
We use a highly effective key-person system to ensure that children are able to develop strong relationships with staff. This has an extremely positive impact on their sense of self-esteem and feelings of emotional security. The key-person will observe the children as they act and interact in their play based learning and during focused adult-led activities.
Staff provide children with clear and consistent boundaries to promote positive behaviour. We teach children to listen, be kind, to be gentle and to play safely.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact by phone or email. We look forward to meeting you!
Please ensure that your child has a spare change of clothes in their bag everyday.
Please ensure all clothing items are clearly labelled with your child’s name, including shoes.
Reading books are changed every Friday. Please try to read frequently with your child during the week and bring their book back to be changed by the following Thursday.
Autumn 1 – Who am I? Where do I live?
This term our primary focus will firstly be welcoming our children into Nursery and ensuring that they feel safe, happy and excited to start their new journey with us! We will then begin talking about ourselves, exploring building new friendships and learning about each other and how we have similarities and differences. We will share our likes and dislikes and we will talk about our families and the people who are important to us. What makes us laugh? What is our favourite toy? Who do we love? We will explore our feelings/emotions, our personal interests, our senses and parts of our bodies. We will then explore where we live and our locality. We will be getting creative by painting our self-portraits, creating a class family tree and singing about ourselves, our feelings and our bodies.
During this term, we will also focus on the seasonal changes that autumn brings. We will use our senses to explore the beauty of autumn during outdoor adventures!
This term we have some wonderful celebrations to learn and explore! We will be learning about Diwali, Hannukah and Christmas.
In Maths, we will begin by singing lots of counting songs and rhymes. We will incorporate lots of creative movement, dancing, music and props! We will play lots of fun games outdoors related to number order.
How you can support at home:
All of the fun activities that you do with your child at home are very important in supporting your child’s early learning and development.
- Look at and read stories regularly with your child. Engage with your child and involve lots of questioning and discussion.
- Sing number rhymes, such as Ten Green Bottles, Five Little Ducks, Five Currant Buns etc.
- Allowing them to help with measuring out ingredients when baking.
- Collecting natural objects to make pictures and collages e.g. nature collages, leaf printing etc.
- Looking at print in the environment e.g. road signs, labels, numbers on houses.
- Engaging in water play at bath time – filling and emptying containers and talking about capacity.
- Allowing them to help with shopping.
- Solving problems e.g. how many scoops of sand will fill the bucket?
If you need any further help on how to extend your child’s learning at home, please pop in, we are always here for any advice you may need!
What to expect when?
This document outlines all of your child’s areas of learning. You can use this as a guide to see what the next steps are for your child: