Butterflies

Welcome to Butterflies

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Staff
Miss Dunford – Nursery Teacher Team Leader
Miss Appleyard –Nursery Teacher
Mrs Pickering - Nursery Teacher: Mon, Tues, Weds (a.m) 
Mrs Hartley - Nursery Teacher: Weds (pm), Thurs, Fri
Mrs Hay –HLTA/TA
Mrs Gould - Domestic Assistant
Mrs Tiffany - Domestic Assistant
Mrs Crummack - Domestic Assistant

Our Aims
In Butterflies, we learn through play.  Indoors and outdoors, whatever the weather!  We take a child centered approach to teaching and learning. The impact of close observation, questioning, enhanced provision and focus tasks, ensure that each child progresses, engages with opportunities and has a fantastic time whilst learning in Butterflies.

Our Summer Term Priorities
•Following rules and routines.
•Developing story talk and language through the provision.
•Recognising numerals to 10 and beyond.
•Increasing attendance.
•Developing relationships with peers.

Session Times
Morning session 8.30am-11.30am
Afternoon session 12.15pm-3.15pm 

Snack
Milk and a healthy snack are provided for your child; we kindly ask for a donation of 50 pence a week towards snacks and baking costs.  Children may also bring their own water bottles with water only.

Class Rules

  • walking feet
  • kind hands
  • quite voices
  • listening ears

Learning Journal
Please keep checking your child’s online learning journal to see what your child has been learning whilst at nursery.  We love to share the experiences your child has with you at home or on trips so please select photographs and upload them so we can add them to your child’s learning journal.  This helps us build a rounded picture of your child.
Please ask teachers for further details on how to access and upload pictures should you need to.
There is a display in our cloakroom that shows how we make our observations and assessments of your child's learning.

Curriculum
There are 7 areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS):
Personal Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Physical Development
Literacy
Mathematics
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design

We follow the same termly topics as the rest of the school - Jurassic Forest, Dungeons & Dragons, Seaside Rescue, Treasure, Megastructures & World Kitchen. We also study the seasons, festivals and celebrations.  Key Workers also include children's interests and fascinations on the BIG PICTURE PLANNING.

Routines
For the majority of session times, your child will choose how to learn.  They will, however, have short, daily focus sessions in maths and phonics.  We have a warm and caring learning environment where children can feel safe and secure knowing that there will be consistent provision for them.  Children are encouraged to take risks and challenge themselves and we enable them by providing enhancement to the areas.
Each week there is a special colour, shape and rhyme.  These are displayed on posters, in nursery and on the BIG PICTURE PLANNING in the cloakroom.  Your child is encouraged wear the colour of the week on Fridays.
 
Home Learning
Each child has a book bag and can borrow a library book each day; these are located in the cloakroom.
Home learning activities are available in the cloakroom for you to take home and do with your children.
We also have ‘Reading Champions’ displayed on the notice board.  If your child has shared a book with you they can have a tick.  If they get three or more ticks in a week they get a ticket, if their name is pulled out of the bag they will win a prize.

 

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