evening presentation

Welcome to St Adrian’s Nursery
‘To Learn, to love, to
The Nursery Team
Caroline Walter
Class Teacher
2 mornings
Jess Langton
Teaching assistant
every morning
Sarah Storey
Class Teacher
3 mornings
Our Day: Times
• Arrival- 9am.
• Wait in the junior playground until a member of
staff opens the nursery door. Please don’t come
through the nursery gate until this happens.
• End of session- 12pm
• Again, please wait on the junior playground for
the nursery door to open. You then come in to
the classroom, where the children will be seated
on the carpet. We will call them to come to you
as we see you.
Arrival routines
• A member of staff will be on the door to welcome
you. Please give us any brief messages at this pointif your child is going home with someone else, if
they have had a bad night, etc. We will note this in
our diary.
• Come in together.
• Drop book bag into colour group box.
• Say goodbyes- one kiss, one hug usually works well!
• Go and play with fidgety fingers equipment on their
group carpet.
Arrival Routine
• We discourage the children from bringing toys into
nursery- lost/ damaged
• Appreciate they may need a comfort toy at the
beginning/ at a random time- whatever suits the
individual child.
• DON’T WORRY- all children eventually settle, and
most do so within a short time after you’ve left. We
will call you to let you know how they are if they have
found it hard to leave you. It usually helps if you let a
member of staff help and take over, even though it
may be hard for you.
Collection Routine
• We will make a list of people who will collect on a
regular basis, and your child will be instantly
dismissed to these people
• Please tell us of any changes in the morning- if you
don’t, we won’t let your child go home until we have
telephoned you.
• Changes that happen last minute- traffic- please call
the school office.
• 2 members of staff will be dismissing the children, to
ensure safety and to pass on any messages.
Sickness/ Medicine
• Sickness/ diarrhoea: Please keep your child off
for at least 24 hours after their last episode
• Please let us know about any allergies/
inhalers etc.
• You know your child- send them in with mild
coughs/ colds- we will call you if very under
the weather
Our Day
• Fidgety Fingers- about 10 min on the carpet as they
arrive- Fine motor activities- small equipment for
hand control.
• Welcome time- morning prayers, share news.
Group time- Adult led activities
• Approx 15-30 mins
• Pre chosen activities that all children get the chance
to take part in
• Could be in any area of the classroom- indoor or
outdoor- small groups or whole class
Learning through Play
• About an hour
• Free flow- indoors and outdoors
• Children chose what they would like to do
from the equipment always available to them,
and things that we have put out to coincide
with a theme etc.
• Staff play along side and observe the
children- comments and photos go in their
Learning Journeys
Learning through play
Foundation Tuesdays
• Join up with the Reception class
• Gather for a FS assembly in the hall- RE focus
• Access to both classrooms, both indoors and
• Good sensible footwear for running and climbingwe don’t have indoor/ outdoor shoes- can bring
• We will go out in the cold and drizzle- raincoats
• No tights on PE days (Mondays), if you remember!
We don’t change for PE- just shoes and socks off.
• Uniform- introducing uniform from
September- school jumper and white polo
shirt from Stevensons. Navy joggers from
anywhere. Summer- navy shorts from
anywhere- PE shorts fine, then you can keep
in Reception
Snack time
In groups- social time
Fruit first- encouraged to try.
Milk or water
Extra snack- pitta and dips etc.
Voluntary contribution of £3 a half term- cooking
Specialist sessions
• PE- Mondays- opportunity to use the school
hall. Apparatus, dance, athletics on the field,
etc. Sports day in Summer term.
• Wednesdays- library day. Parent helpers.
Bring book in every Wednesday.
• Thursdays- Music- 30 min session with
specialist music teacher, in the hall
• ICT- can use computer suite on a Friday
• We follow the EYFS 6 areas of learning
curriculum which is very skills based
• We have a topic each half term that may have
mini themes within it- we change direction
sometimes according to the interests/ ideas of the
• Each half term we will send out a curriculum
info letter so you can see what’s going on- also a
grid letting you know of any events/ things we
would like you to bring in. CHECK WEBSITE
• RE topic themes- four weekly
Home/ School Contact
• Home visits
• Purple party to celebrate Advent- share Learning
• Hot cross bun celebration
• Open evening
• Consultations
• Any time- always welcome to discuss concernsmake an appointment for extended chat
• Safe, happy, healthy, make good choices, listen
and learn
• Ask once nicely (warning 1)
• Twice firmly (warning 2- refer to thinking time)
• Thinking time- 1 min
• Time out- 3-5 min- repetitive behaviourintentional hitting, biting
• PE- sitting out time- lack of safety
Learning Journeys
• Book for every child, containing observations, photos, work,
next steps etc.
• Encourage you to contribute- ‘Wow moments’
• Continue the journey into Reception
Thank you for your time
• We are really looking forward to seeing
your children at the visits and in
September/ January
• More information- Letters and Sounds,
Maths programme to follow!

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