Robots and Rabbits in Nursery

This is our busiest term in the Nursery and this year we have more children and families joining us than ever!

We are full every day and have a waiting list of children hoping to get places. If you are interested in booking your child in for extra sessions from September please make sure you let us know as soon as possible.

This term the children were inspired by a story book about robots to make their own models and we’ve had great fun hearing all the robot stories made up by the children. We have started story-scribing in Nursery and this has encouraged children tostart forming letter shapes and use more writing andmark making in their play.

Our new light table has been a fantastic addition to the Nursery, children use all sorts of loose parts to create shapes and patterns. We want children to engage in mathematical thinking and talking from an early age; the loose parts and block play provide lots of opportunities for children to learn about shape, space, size and patterns.

We have been busy making improvements to our outside area; planting trees and willow and the addition of a lovely big shed. Lots of space for storage and a new place for Cecil, our nursery rabbit to hide!

Our 3 and 4 year olds are gaining confidence and it is lovely to see them trying things out for themselves, taking the lead and becoming independent in Nursery. We have a wonderful group of children who will be moving onto the Reception class in September. We are already helping them to prepare for the change by making regular visits into school and lots of talk about all the exciting things they will be doing in Fox Class. Our 'Discovery Sessions' will take place every Wednesday afternoon in June and will be a great opportunity for them to meet other children who will be in their class.

Don't forget, parents of children starting school in September are invited to our first PIE (Parent Information Event) on the 5th June. We hope to see you there!