Nursery 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Nursery at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School
Nursery is where most of our children begin their journey and join our school community. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a warm 'St Anne's Welcome'. We are really excited about working with you and your child throughout the year and cannot wait to show you all of the exciting things Nursery will be getting up to.
We would like to introduce our team:
During the year, your child will be working closely with Mrs Furneyo and Miss Gordon, who are our Nursery Teachers and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Dwyer. We will work as a team with the children and their families to give our children the very best start to their educational journey. During this year the children will experience; visiting the local community, going on a school trip, taking part in PE sessions and getting to know one and other.
Please click on the Welcome to Your New Class Book to see what we have waiting for you.
In Nursery we learn how to learn! Our time in Nursery is so important, this time will help us to build skills that we need throughout our education and into our lives as adults.
Attending every day and being in school on time will help us to become the very best learners that we can be! Sometimes our learning might get a little bit messy. The adults working with us will always try to makesure that we put on aprons/protective clothes to suit the activity that we are completing. It is very important that all pieces of clothing and shoes are marked clearly with your child's name. It is much easier to reunite lost clothing with an owner if it has a name in it.
We will be using Class Dojo (app and website) to send updates and messages to parents when required. Please make sure the school office have up-to-date contact information, including e-mail address so we can keep in touch with you. You should have received instructions in your Welcome pack (either received at the meeting or posted to your home address) on how to sign up to Dojo. If you have not yet received this, please mention to school staff and we will organise this for you.
BBC Bitesize Starting Primary School is packed full of advice and guidance around applying for school, preparing their child to start school and supporting them during the early days of school life. It covers key areas parents feel they need help with such as toilet training, a good sleep routine and emotional and social skills like making friends and taking turns.
To help meet the cost of activities in Nursery (baking, messy play, extra snacks and extra learning experiences) we normally ask for a small donation each half term. This year we are happy to receive £5.00 per half term, which can be put in a small envelope with your child’s name on it.
Your child will bring home a story book to share at home each week on a Thursday in a school book bag. Please return this on a Tuesday so that we can change books ready for the Thursday. Books returned to school will be quarantined for a week long period before they are reissued to another child.
We will be having PE sessions (time to be arranged) so you can come into school wearing your PE kit and trainers/pumps and stay in those clothes for the full session/day depending on which hours your child does.
Water bottles should be brought into school each day and marked with your child's name.
A set of wellies/outdoor shoes, hat and gloves for the winter, marked with your child's name should be sent into school in a bag which will be kept on your child's peg.
In warmer weather, your child will need a sun hat and to come to school with sun cream already applied.
Children can earn stickers and dojos throughout the day at Nursery and on a Friday we have some special awards that will be announced on our Class Dojo page. These awards are:
Pupil of the week
SCORE awards - Self Esteem, Commitment, Organisation, Resilience and Excellence.
These are our school Core values and these values are personal skills and attributes that we encourage all children to work on and develop during their time with us here at St. Anne's. All members of our school community are welcomed, valued and loved and we aim to support every member, whether a child or an adult to be the best version of themselves.
This will be set weekly on Class Dojo and may include visiting the Purple Mash website. Your child will be given login details for this - please keep them safe. In the event you misplace them, please speak to us or send a message on Dojo and we can reprint them. To access the school log in page for Purple Mash please click the logo below.
Ways to Support Your Child
The best thing you can do to help your child at this early stage of their education is talk, talk and then talk some more! Talking is the key to learning, it helps our children not only communicate with others but develops so many key skills needed for life long learning. In the documents section at the bottom of this page, you will find some guidance from the 'I Can' charity as to what typical speech and language milestones are and how you can support your child.
The Communication Trust http://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk have developed some resources for families at home to support speech and language development using the CBeebies TV programme, Raa Raa the noisy lion. Click the image below to be taken to the web page. PDF guidance can also be found at the bottom of this page.
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