Our class teacher is Mrs Jones and our teaching assistants for Nursery are Miss Schumm and Miss Smith.
At Lingdale Primary we use The Early Years Foundation Stage profile handbook and have designed our own curriculum to support us in our work in both Nursery and Reception. The framework sets out the legal welfare requirements that we must follow to keep your child safe and promote their welfare. It also sets out the seven areas of learning and development and the characteristics for effective learning around which we plan our activities to support the development of your child. It also supports us with our assessment and explains the levels that your child should reach by the age of 5. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through the seven areas of learning and development.
Throughout our 2 Year old and Nursery provision, we place great importance on developing the three prime areas first. These are Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, social and Emotional Development.
As your child grows, the prime areas will help them to develop
skills in 4 specific areas:
• Understanding the world; and
• Expressive arts and design
We use these seven areas to plan your child’s learning and activities. We know that children learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking and we plan lots of activities to support this both indoors and outside.
Our EYFS places great importance on developing the children’s personal and social skills to ensure they are happy and confident learners. Communication and language is also at the centre of everything we do to ensure children can talk about their experiences and share their ideas.
We use a thematic approach to engage the children and working in partnership with parents encourage independent, happy learners who thrive in school to reach their full potential and set them on their journey to become life long learners.
Please click on the links below for an overview of our curriculum and more information about Nursery and Reception:
Please scroll down to see all of the exciting things EYFS children have been doing…
This week we have been exploring snow and ice.
This week we have been looking at colour and pattern as we learnt about the festival of Diwali.
Out of this World!
The children enjoyed our space topic. We read the story of Whatever Next and even had our own trip to the Moon!
People Who Help Us
This half term we have been learning all about the people who help us and why their jobs are so important…
Mothers Day Celebrations
This week we have been very busy making surprises to say thank you to our Mums and talking about why they are so special to us…
The video below shows all of the children’s creations and they even had a special message for their Mums…
Click on the link: Mothers day
Zoo lab visits EYFS
Today the children met some very special visitors. Some with four legs, some with eight and some with none!
The children were very brave and listened well to learn about the different animals and their habitats.
World Book Day 2020
This year the children came dressed as their favourite book characters. We had lots of fun reading in unusual places, retelling stories with our friends, and completing a traditional tales treasure hunt. We even had a visit from a real author and enjoyed making up a story with him – he was very impressed with the children’s imagination. The children were very inspired to make up stories with the props around the classroom afterwards!
Chinese New Year
This week we have been busy learning all about Chinese New Year traditions. We read information books to research, made drums and practised our festival dancing, practised our scissor skills to make Chinese lanterns and tasted some Chinese food. We tried really hard to use the chopsticks!
A visit from the Firefighters… Road Safety Day
We had a visit from some special visitors to teach us how to stay safe on the roads…
Family fun day… Christmas crafts!
The children enjoyed making decorations and reindeer food ready for Christmas Eve. Thank you to all the parents who were able to join us.
EYFS Christmas trip to visit Santa
EYFS went on an Autumn walk around the village- 18th October 2019
Nursery and Reception – Down on the farm 2019
Reception – Into the woods: a search for Mini-beasts
Nursery and Reception – A special guest arrives at our party expecting tea!