Welcome to our Nursery
Class teacher – Miss E Hancock
Early Years Practitioners – Mrs K Shipley
Teaching Assistants – Mrs V Willerton
We offer the following sessions for 15 and 30 hours funding:
Option 1: 15 hours funded
Monday and Tuesday 8.45 – 3.15 (this includes the lunchtime period where parents are asked to provide a packed lunch) and Wednesday 8.45 – 11.45.
Option 2: 15 hours funded
Wednesday 12.15 – 3.15 (this includes the lunchtime period where parents are asked to provide a packed lunch) and Thursday and Friday 8.45 – 3.15.
Option 3: 30 hours funded
Monday – Friday 8.45 – 3.15 (this includes the lunchtime period where parents are asked to provide a packed lunch)
There is an option to purchase ‘top up’ hours for children who are eligible for 15 hours funded. Please see a member of the Foundation Team if you are interested.
Nursery Funding and New Starters Information
All children are entitled to 15 hours nursery education the term after their third birthday. Some parents may be entitled to a further 15 hours extended funding if they meet the eligibility criteria.
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If you would like to apply for a Nursery place at Oakfield please contact the school office in the first instance and make an appointment to come and look around and meet the staff. You will also find useful information in the new starters booklet and admissions policy below.
In Nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
We are committed to developing each child as a unique individual, allowing opportunities for playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically.
We do this through following our children’s interests. We listen, observe and follow the direction that our children take us in.
We then enhance these interests and facilitate extra opportunities to further their learning, this makes their learning meaningful, powerful and above all engaging for the child.
The children choose which activities they would like to use in their independent learning and are also involved in adult led work. During observations adults make, children are encouraged to take on adult initiated challenges to extend their learning. During our Autumn Term this is linked to our topic ‘Nursery Rhymes’ and we use core stories to help our learning. The children also have the opportunity to have educational visits, and visitors in school to enhance their learning.
Our Learning Environment
Our Year In Nursery
Role Play Area
Sand and Water Area
We are proud to have strong home-school links at the heart of our ethos. Alongside our open door policy, we use Class Dojo to communicate with parents and carers. We also use home-school link books to set challenges at home, which link with our in school learning to embed skills and knowledge.
Each week we send a newsletter via Dojo informing parents and carers of the activities on offer. We also send home star ‘wow’ moments to encourage parents and carers to inform us of their child’s home learning and achievements.
Autumn 1 – Home Challenges
You have 5 challenges for this half term. You can complete them in any order. Please send any relevant pictures on dojo, we love to see what you have been up to.
- Learn a nursery rhyme (two examples provided)
- Draw a picture of your family
- Practice putting on your coat, you may need some help with buttons/zips
- Take a picture of your favourite place – the park, garden, grandparent’s house, your bedroom etc.
Every time you complete a Home Challenge you receive a dojo. If you complete all the challenges you receive a special reward!
Each week a variety of story sacks are sent home with our children, these contain books, resources and ideas to inspire children and parents to participate in shared reading!
A few words from our parents.
“We told (child) the story and he enjoyed explaining the story afterwards in his own words.”
“(Child) has loved having the story sack at home… mostly he has had so much fun with his sister and using his imagination playing with the 3 bears and goldilocks.”
” (Child) enjoyed bring the story sack home… She loved playing with the teddy animals and acting out all the thing the animals would do and making the noises of each animal.”
To further support your child at home we recommend talking and sharing stories highly.
The links below are to the Phase 1 phonics scheme that we use within the Nursery which helps the children to learn to listen in preparation for later reading and the lists of core texts that we follow in Nursery.