Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to our Nursery.
We have uploaded our Medium Term Plans below, so that you can see what topics and skills your children are covering. These support and inform our weekly planning. Activities are being adapted week by week and sometimes day by day to meet the needs of the year group as we get to know the children and follow their interests. In the first term we focus on the three prime areas which have been included on the Medium Term Plan, as they lay the foundations for children’s success in all other areas of learning.
In Autumn 2 we will begin to introduce Key Person Groups and to extend the daily routine, including self- registration for the children. This will be done alongside our morning ‘Hello’ song and Nursery Rhymes for the current topics. We will continue to encourage children to develop their independence with these daily routines, including finding their own pegs, hanging up their coats and putting their water bottles away. We thank you for your support with this as the children learn these new skills.
Together we can be the biggest supporters of your child’s learning.
The Early Years Matter!
At Sparrow Farm Nursery we believe in facilitating and supporting the development of the whole-child, and follow the Government’s statutory Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework (see below). This guidance carefully takes into account children's natural steps in their growth (or ‘milestones’ as they’re sometimes known), and how we as professionals can observe, assess and plan to meet each individual’s needs. These early years are crucial to laying the foundation in your child’s education and their future achievements and wellbeing. Children are like sponges and soak up every experience provided to them.
The EYFS is split between Prime Areas and Specific Areas of learning. Each is sequential to the next and by the end of Reception between 40-60 months in age your child reaches 17 Early Learning Goals. The school’s values – Ambitious, Bold, Curious – are embedded in our teaching. Through the Early Years Framework we strive to inspire and nurture in your child these strongly held values. The children’s experiences are enriched because of this. The children confidently grow to meet and succeed in rapidly changing times, and ensure the preservation of our planet and good health.
Learning through Play
The EYFS framework endorses play-based learning because this is the child’s natural development within the world around them. Play is a child’s context for learning, for example in role-playing a Cafe. Play provides rich learning opportunities and leads to children’s success when scaffolded effectively by the adults around them.
If you would like to contact the team, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Patrick, Miss Bains, Mrs Choudhary and Mrs Lhafidhi