Welcome to Taw Class - Nursery
Teacher: Mrs Short
For some, Nursery is the first step into Education for children aged between 3 and 4 years old. A valuable time where children have much to offer and are able to exercise their curiosity and the beginnings of independence.
Our curriculum has been created from scratch, guided by the statutory framework of the EYFS and the non-statutory guidance ‘Development Matters’ together with our extensive knowledge of how children develop and learn; offering an abundance of opportunity for child-led learning, curiosity, awe and wonder.
We make the most of every learning opportunity from anything as a simple as finding a minibeast in our beautiful outdoor space to spotting a rainbow in the sky to breaking into song and dance – we truly never know where the day may take us or what learning path we will travel through!
The EYFS Framework is made up of 2 integral sections; the Prime Areas and the Specific Areas.
In Taw Class, we focus mainly on the Prime Areas;
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Alongside these vital building blocks, we intertwine opportunities for children to grow their knowledge with more specific learning; Specific Areas
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Thus offering a secure foundation of knowledge and concepts to best equip our children on their learning journey throughout Highweek and beyond.
Parents as Partners
We strive for parent/carer partnership, after all you are the expert in your child, to offer them the best possible outcomes. A key tool that we us here at Highweek EYFS to enable this is an electronic journal called Tapestry. This platform offers in-the-moment documentation on your child’s learning journey and progress throughout each term. Tapestry is a two-way tool which allows you as a family to contribute to your child’s learning journey also, helping to build a beautiful all-round picture of their EYFS journey here at Highweek.
At the delicate age of 3 and 4 years old, the concept of the world can seem a little daunting as it gets bigger. At Highweek, we understand how imperative it is to ensure a positive transition to a new setting and we offer a tailored integration based around what is best for the child. For some children, this will be the minimum of a stay and-play-session lasting up to an hour and then into a full session to a well-planned and slower introduction to enjoying a positive experience within the Nursery and building up to a full session. A secure and positive experience for the child is the key.
To register interest in a Nursery place please call 01626 216300 or visit the main school office.
Children’s Book Bags
Book bags should be sent to school every day of the week. Please can you check and empty your child’s book bag each evening as letters are easily lost amongst paintings and pictures.
All Weather Clothing
We spend a lot of time everyday learning outside. During colder weather it is really important that all children have a pair of wellies, a waterproof/warm coat and jumper at school. It is imperative that your child has appropriate footwear i.e. velcro trainers and that everything is named.
Change of Clothing
Please bring a bag containing a change of clothing for your child to each session. Children can get wet/muddy very easily and it is helpful to have clean clothes should little accidents happen. We would be grateful to receive any donations of spare clothing/ underwear for 3-5 year olds. Parents are also reminded to try to have children potty trained as soon as possible.
We are grateful for any help you can provide, for example, accompanying us on trips or hearing children read.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or things you would like to talk about.
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Updated July 2020