Our Nursery children had a fun and eventful first term as they made friends and started their learning journey in the junior school.
The school year began with the boys and girls meeting their new classmates, getting to know each other and learning names. They were also introduced to the grown-ups who will be looking after them throughout the year – these include Nursery Manager Miss Carla Peake and their teacher Mrs Sarah Barrowman.
To get the children used to their routine, the staff taught the boys and girls catchy songs to help them remember. They also learnt about the Nursery’s golden rules through story and discussion, had lessons on how to tidy up, how to look after property and how to share and take turns.
The children were encouraged to explore their new environment and resources, find out where to store their belongings and played outside every day with a selection of toys. They also took advantage of the school’s own pool with weekly swimming lessons.
In the classroom they had daily phonics and maths sessions; Mrs Carr took them for French lessons; music lessons were delivered by Mrs Matthews; and Mrs Nichols got them moving during PE classes. They were also introduced to ‘squiggle while you wiggle’, learnt how the library works and enthusiastically looked forward to foundation stage story time.
Every Thursday they enjoyed assemblies during which they have celebrated Harvest and learnt about Eid. On Roald Dahl Day they had fun dressing up and making marvellous medicines outside at the mud kitchen.
As well as these fun activities the children were also taught some essential practical skills, like how to dress and undress and understanding the importance of their personal hygiene.
Throughout the year, the boys and girls will be educated in a fun and engaging way giving them the perfect start to life in the junior school.