Early Years (EY)
The Early Years (Nursery and Reception) is where our children begin to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding, creating a firm foundation for learning which they build upon as they move up the school. Our children are nurtured and supported to develop the characteristics of effective learning: playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically.
Our curriculum is split into the prime areas: personal, social and emotional development, communication and language and physical development which then feed into the specific areas of learning: literacy, maths, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.
The teachers across the early years provide a stimulating and enriching learning environment inclusive of all children, where they can explore, experiment and create through well planned, play based activities and experiences which reflect their diverse needs and interests in partnership with parents and carers.
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The Reception children enjoyed a trip to the Whitworth Art Gallery. They took part in a story telling session, and used pictures to tell a story. The children had a lovely time and were excellent at listening and joining in.
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Over the past few weeks our focus story has been 'The Rainbow Fish'. We have learnt lots about fish and animals you find in the ocean. Monty the Mouse set us a challenge for everyone in nursery to complete a Monty challenge to receive a special prize. We did it! We received 2 Axolotl! We have to feed and clean them and make sure we look after them. For our home learning we had to draw and name them. Everyday we get to observe them, we can draw and write about them!
The reception classes enjoyed a day with the Wild Roadshow! They were learning about some amazing animals and insects such as a giant snail, a giant millipede, a snake, a bearded dragon and a tarantula. The children were allowed to hold and stroke some of the animals and found out lots of information about them. The nursery will be enjoying the Wild roadshow next week.
On Wednesday 21st December, Nursery held their own carols around the Christmas tree for our parents and carers. The children practiced very hard and learnt lots of different Christmas songs and carols. They did a dress rehearsal with reception and then they sung for parents/ carers on Wednesday.
Thank you to all staff and children for working so hard!
Thank you to everyone who came to watch us, we hope you enjoyed it!
Nursery celebrated Children in Need day and helped to raise money for this fantastic cause. They did lots of paintings and drawings, as well as cutting up and making their own Pudsey Bear masks. They had fun dressing up and wearing funky socks. They ended the day by making their own Pudsey spotty biscuits. They were delicious!
This term Nursery have been learning all about minibeasts. We have been very lucky to have made wormeries and observed the life cycle of a butterfly. On Thursday 13th July 2017 Nursery released their butterflies. It was lots of fun seeing them go free!
Nursery have been inviting parents in to see how the staff teach dough disco and book handling sessions with the children. These skills transfer to the children's early reading and writing development and the teachers wanted to show the parents some ideas that they can use at home. The sessions were very well attended and the comments were extremely positive.
Headteacher - Ms A Conboy
Claremont Primary School
Manchester M14 7NA
Tel: 0161 226 2066
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org