Welcome to our Nursery

We are pleased to welcome you and your family to our Nursey and hope that your association with Leominster Primary School will prove exciting, stimulating, challenging and rewarding.

The children have settled well and are having fun exploring their new surroundings.

Our staff work fully from the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) document in the Nursery. This means we observe the children and plan our next steps from their interests. Many of the activities are child initiated with adult support and some are adult led.

The children have access to indoor and outdoor provision and our Nursery is a safe, secure and caring environment where we all have a great time learning together.

Please feel free to contact us. We have an open door policy and everyone is very welcome to come and talk to us with questions.

For more information, please contact Mrs Helen Lynch (Deputy Head)

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Information For Parents Receiving Free Childcare

 

Who's who in Nursery

Deputy Head and Early Years Manager - Mrs Lynch

EYFS Co-ordinator - Mrs Bristow

Barbara Brown - Nursery Teacher            Lisa Bufton - Nursery Teacher   

                                     

                Naomi Harris - Nursery Nurse NNEB         Jakki Watkins - Nursery Nurse NNEB        

Teaching assisstants - Sue Lloyd and Corrie Jackson

Michelle Wright - Nursery Nurse NNEB

                                                                                     

                                   EYFS SENCo - Mrs Hough                           

                                         

Nursery Home Learning

Below are two packs of home learning resources for children to access and complete if they are at home self-isolating.

If the entire class bubble has to close due to a positive Covid-19 case then the class will move to onlne home learning through Tapestry.

Nursery Home Learning - Pack One

Nursery Home Learning - Pack Two

Support Accessing Tapestry

Tapestry:

  • We use Tapestry at Leominster Primary School for children in Nursery and Reception.
  • Each child will have their own online journal where observations, photographs and even videos can be added to show parents and carers about their time in school.
  • Parents and carers can have access to their child’s journal. You can view observations and comment on them and add observations of your own.

For support in activating your account please watch this video:

Tapestry for parents / relatives: Setting up your account

Forsupport in adding an observation please watch this video:

Tapestry for parents / relatives: Adding an observation

For any other help and support please speak to your child's teacher or Mrs Bristow.

 

How to support your child at home:

There are lots of ideas for activities on the website “What to Expect When” which cover all the areas of the nursery curriculum. Below is a link:

What to Expect When

  • You could also use the rhyme folder and practise the rhymes we have been learning.

  • Share books together following the words with your finger and talking about the illustrations and story. It’s good to include chat about the characters feelings or stop the story and ask “What do you think happens next?”

  • At the moment we have been focusing on traditional stories such as The Three Little Pigs. There some nice animated versions on YouTube "Oxbridge Baby".

  • Play outdoors to practise gross motor skills:
  • throwing and catching balls, kicking balls
  • riding a bike, trike or scooter
  • Running, jumping, hopping, skipping

  • You could also encourage your child to draw pictures with pencils, crayons or chalks. Try and encourage correct pencil grip rather than holding the pencil with a fist grip.

  • Other activities also help strengthen children fingers:
  • Playdough (using rolling pins, cutters or scissors)
  • threading (you could use string and pasta tubes)
  • finger painting
  • playing with fiddly toys like lego or small figures
  • Finger rhymes like Incy Wincy spider
  • Using scissors to cut old papers, comic or magazines
  • Make sandwiches allowing children to use knives to spread butter and jam, can also count as maths by cutting sandwiches into shapes and talking about halves and quarters!

  • There are lots of activities involving maths skills that children can do at home:
  • Board games counting the spots on the dice and moves along the board Orchard games are good (they often sell them in Aldi)
  • Singing number rhymes
  • Looking for written numbers on packets, in books and comics
  • When you draw together you could introduce numbers, Can you draw 3 flowers?
  • You could write numerals for the children to see, we have been practising numeral recognition in nursery.
  • You could count small sets of objects
  • Making models with old boxes is a way to practise skills and also introduces children to 3D shapes.

  • Pretend games and dressing up games are always good for encouraging imagination.

  • Cooking together gives the opportunity to practise physical skills, practical maths (counting spoonful’s of ingredients) and simple science (looking at how ingredients change).

  • There are lots of simple science experiments to do at home if you Google EYFS science ideas.

  • Here is a message from Mrs Linton (one of our English Co-ordinators):
  • " Hello everyone! We hope you are all keeping well - we are missing you at school. If you haven't already, now is a good time to join the library. Even though it us closed, there are lots of eBooks and eAudio books available to hire online - and they are all free! You will need to download the BorrowBox app which you can get from your app store on mobile dveices and tablets."

    If you aren't registered yet at the library, go to:

    https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/jointhelibrary

Cultural Capital in the EYFS at Leominster Primary School

In EYFS at Leominster Primary School we aim to construct a curriculum that is purposeful, ambitious and designed to give children the knowledge, self-belief and cultural capital (life skills) they need to succeed in life and becoming independent learners. This will enable children to develop their resilience, ability to take risks and take pride in their own achievements. We expand children’s knowledge and experiences through the seven areas of learning. Our curriculum is purposeful and creates awe & wonder. Children are motivated to become enthusiastic within their learning and prepares them for school life and beyond.

Below are just some of the engaging activities that our children have enjoyed:

EYFS Enrichment Activities to support Cultural Capital