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Maytree Nursery andInfants' SchoolCaring, Sharing, Aiming High

Welcome toMaytree Nursery andInfants' SchoolCaring, Sharing, Aiming High

Nursery

Welcome to Nursery

 

 

In Nursery we have 4 Key Groups;

 

Bees - Mrs Potiwal     

Ladybirds - Mrs Williams

Snails- Mrs Awan

Spiders- Miss Muse

 

Our HLTA is Miss Rossiter, our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Hussain.

 

 

Early Years Foundation Stage

 

Our aim is to build firm foundations for the future and prepare children for a fulfilling and rewarding school life. This supports our ethos of ‘Caring, Sharing, Aiming High’.

We teach using the Early Years Foundation Stage ensuring your child has a wide range of experiences across all 7 areas of Learning and Development which are,

 

Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

 

Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

 

Throughout the year we will teach a variety of skills and topics which often are based around the Seasons and what the children can see happening in the world around them such as,

  • What happens in Autumn?
  • Minibeasts
  • Baby Animals
  • Growing

Welcome tasks 

From the moment the children come in they are engaged in planned activities that help support either their physical development or aid learning early literacy or Mathematics.  

Thank you for your help in getting the children to Nursery on time so we are ready to start learning straight away.

 

Here at Maytree Nursery we firmly believe that children learn through play. The Early Years are when your child will learn the most and are very important for building the foundations for  future learning. Children learn best when they are interested, excited and have hands on experiences of the world around them and there is lots you can do to help your child be school ready by the time they leave us.  We aim to work together to give your child the very best start .

 

Play is the true work of a child.

 

Your child is learning the following things through play:

  • Scientific concepts, such as what sinks and floats and how to balance blocks to build a tower
  • Mathematical concepts, such as how to divide toys or treats evenly, or what is bigger, smaller, more or less
  • Literacy skills, such as trying out new words, telling stories, or pretend play
  • Social skills, such as how to get along with others, make friends, and be respectful ,
  • Thinking skills, such as how to recognise and solve problems
  • Physical  skills, such as walking, running, hopping, balancing, throwing and catching. 

 

Role Play is really important for your child. When children play act they practice real life situations. Research shows that children who role play

  •  Have greater language skills
  •  Have better social skills
  •  Have more imagination
  •  Show more self control and develop higher levels of thinking
  •  Are more likely to be kind to others, are less aggressive, show more self-control and higher levels of thinking,  develop better self-regulation.

 

 

Encourage your child to play and follow their interests. Joining them in what they are doing is not only fun but helps them to learn more as you can introduce new words and ideas as you play together. 

 

How you can help your child to learn

 

As parents you are the most important educator as you are the expert on your child. What you do at home is so vital to your child's learning and you are doing it all the time without even knowing it when you talk and play together.

Below are some suggestions of some of the things that you can do with your child to help them learn and grow. 

 

 

  • Role play is an activity that you and your child can do together. For example, you can, act out a story you have read together, have a tea party with dolls and teddy bears.
  • Spend 5 minutes every day looking and reading books
  • Sing songs and rhymes
  • Visit parks and local areas, did you know your child needs to climb and swing to develop the skills for writing? 
  • Spend time without the TV on to eliminate background noise to help develop good speech and encourage listening skills
  • Allow your child time to explore and experiment with their toys commenting on what they are doing.
  • Talk through problems such as turn taking to help develop problem solving skills and independence.

 

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