Nursery 2019 - 2020

Mrs Wall

Nursery Teacher

Miss Robinson

Nursery Teacher

Welcome to Nursery...

Your teachers and teaching assistants Miss Robinson, Mrs Wall, Mrs Clarke, Miss Griffiths and Mrs Jones would like to welcome all of our children and families to Highfield Nursery for a new term of exciting learning. Our desire is to work in parnership with you to provide the best possible learning experiences for your child, so please feel welcome to come and talk to us.  

The sessions run 8.45am to 11.45am and 12.20pm-3.20pm and we are available for the fifteen minutes at the beginning and end of each session.

Fridays are non-uniform days where we ask for a contribution of thirty pence for charity. The children can wear their own clothes. Please make sure these clothes are 'nursery friendly' as learning can be messy - but fun!

As part of this term's whole-school theme of 'Look Up, Look Out, Look Beyond', foundation stage will explore a sense of belonging, aspiration and achievement through our creative curriculum. Our text is 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson, a story about the journey or a baby barn owl, Plop, as he becomes acustomed to becoming a night bird. We will explore the main themes of 'dreams and aspirations', 'feelings' and 'celebrations'. As always, our creative and collaborative curriculum will emphasise the importance of developing communication and critical thinking skills (please see our planning for the half term - attached to this page).

Following the narrative of a book is a fun and interactive way to engage in learning. If you think your child would like to do something in particular connected with the characters or themes of the book, please feel welcome to share their ideas with Nursery staff and we can follow up these interests in the classroom.

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark - 9781405201773

We encourage you to read with your child at least five times a week to support their early reading skills and love of books. Each week, your child will bring home three books from school but you can also use your own stories or books borrowed from the library. Please record the books you read in your child's reading diary. You have been allocated a changing day and this is written in the front of your child's diary and a timetable is displayed on the Nursery noticeboard. You only need to bring your child's book bag in on this day.

We will keep you up to date with your child's learning using Tapestry, our online learning journey.

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Look out for your notifications to see what the children have been up to during their time in Nursery. Similarly, if you are doing some learning at home, or out and about, please show us by uploading your photos or comments into Tapestry. We love seeing what the children have learned at home! Any problems getting on to Tapestry, please ask us as we don't want you to miss out on anything your child is doing in school!

IMPORTANT EVENTS THIS HALF TERM:

Children in Need day 15th November - wear sports gear for the day and join in with Children in Need activities and whole school Zumba

18th-22nd November is Nursery Rhyme Week - Early Years children will be joining in with lots of activities to develop their knowledge of traditional rhymes

A visit to school from a falconry centre - date to be confirmed

Christmas trip - details to be confirmed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact the School

Highfield Primary School

Blacon Point Road
Blacon
Chester
CH1 5LD

Tel: 01244 259650
admin@highfield-blacon.cheshire.sch.uk