Saplings - Nursery
Welcome to the Saplings class page.
This class page will be updated throughout the school year with pictures, news, curriculum information and external links to useful documents and activities.
We hope it gives you an insight into life in our Nursery class!
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Check back here regularly to find out what's going on in our class. Whole school news can be found by clicking on the below links.
|School News||Diary Listing||Thorney Times||Notices|
Below you will find letters that have been distributed to our class. All downloadable material will be offered in PDF format for easy reading and printing. However, if you do not have access to a printer and require an additional letter then please do not hesitate to request a copy at the main school office.Whole school letters can be found by clicking on the below links.
|Thorney Times||Whole School Letters||Educational Visit Letters|
Click on the curriculum icon below to view the curriculum topics for the current school year.
The school follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Nursery. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth until the end of the Reception year.
It aims to develop each child to their full potential by offering a ‘principled, play based approach to learning and development’. Young children learn best through play and Early Years Practitioners will be able to provide your child with appropriate play and learning experiences for their stage of development and help them develop new skills. The activities that are provided for young children will underpin the skills they need to work towards the Early Learning Goals at the end of their Reception year at the school. The EYFS curriculum enables practitioners to recognise your child’s strengths and areas where they need more support to develop new skills.
The areas of learning and development are broken into seven areas. Three areas are particularly important for igniting children’s enthusiasm for learning. These are the three prime areas of:
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
Leaving four specific areas through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
All areas of learning and development are important and interconnected and many activities will cover many of the areas. Each area is divided into stages of development and practitioners are able to identify resources and learning opportunities for individual children dependent on their developmental needs.
For young children it is important that they are made to feel safe and secure in their surroundings. This is aided by having a key person within the class who gets to know you and your child well and builds a positive relationship with you as a family. At Thorney Close Primary School your key workers will be the class teacher, Miss Averill, and the class teaching assistant.
Below you will find links to useful documents, resources, online games and activities.