Welcome to our Nursery class page!
Providing children with the best possible start in life.
Our class teacher is Miss Webster.
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Balshaw, Ms Devlin and Ms Thornton.
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 and praise them using our class ‘rainbow.’ We teach children to listen, be kind, gentle and play safely. To find out more, do phone, email or even better, call in and see for yourself. We look forward to meeting you!
Snack is £1 each week – this provides healthy food options daily for children to access independently.
PE takes place on Wednesday mornings, please make sure your child wears suitable pumps or trainers. Please remove earrings or cover them prior to nursery.
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.
Spring 2 –This term our topic all about ‘Spring’.
This term our topic will be ‘Time to Grow.’ We will be focusing on the season of Spring and the beginning of new life. We will concentrate on our key text; ‘Jack and the Beanstalk.’ We will be creating story maps to retell the story and the children will help to create a giant’s castle in our Role Play Area! The nursery children will be planting their own seeds and they will watch them grow as we talk about what plants need to grow big and strong. We will also talk about our own growth and how we can stay healthy, looking at the story ‘Oliver’s Vegetables.’
Best of all we will be having some special arrivals in Nursery, as we watch our batch of fertile eggs hatch into baby chicks!
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. Encourage them to tell you what is happening by looking at the pictures.
- 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.
- Looking at print in the environment e.g. road signs, labels.
- Engaging in water play at bath time – filling and emptying containers.
- 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: