The Busy Bees
2019 to 2020
Welcome to the new children who have joined our nursery in January.
This term we will be starting with the theme 'The north wind doth blow'.
The children will be investigating the weather outside and how it is different to the weather at other times of the year.
More details of this theme can be found on the 'medium term' plan below.
Please note that the children will be encouraged to play outside even though the weather is colder at this time of year.
They will need a warm coat, a scarf, a hat and a pair of gloves that can be kept in a bag on their peg in the classroom.
'Stay and Play'
Would you like to stay and play with your child at school for a hour?
Try an craft activity together, read a story, build a model or play outside whatever the weather.
Come and spend some time with your child and their friends.
You are welcome anytime.
For more details see Mrs Draycott or Mrs Harper.
Welcome to our Nursery
We aim to be one big family where our priority is to ensure that all the children feel safe and happy, within a calm and nurturing environment.
We have places for 26 children during our morning and afternoon sessions with a dedicated outdoor space overlooking the large school grounds that surrounds the school.
If you have any worries or questions we are available to speak to at the beginning or end of each session, or you can telephone school to make an appointment.
You can also email Mrs Draycott at:
The Early Years Foundation Stage
We believe that the children's time at school should be a nurturing and enjoyable experience in which they are able to discover, explore and create in a secure and happy environment.
The children learn through a mixture of planned and child-initiated play activities.
We follow the guidance given in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (2014) and also plan activities to take into account the children’s differing interests, needs and abilities
Show curiosity about objects, events and people
Use their senses to explore the world around them
Seek a challenge and take a risk
Make predictions and test their ideas
The outdoors is an ideal place to cover these statements and allow the children to learn through exploration, movement, play, talk and sensory experiences.
We do lots of different activities that are both challenging and exciting. Some of the activities are led by the adults involved and some of the activities are child initiated as the children explore the space around them. These include storytelling, den building, role play, imaginary play, creating art from natural resources and learning about nature and the environment in which we live.
Explore the sections below to see photographs of the children 'learning through play'