A very warm welcome to St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy Nursery Class. We are delighted to offer high quality teacher-led Nursery provision for 3 and 4 year olds in a caring atmosphere where children thrive.
The framework highlights the links between the child’s development and the environment in which they are cared for and educated. We see the partnership between home and nursery as the key to a happy and settled first year in education.
We support our children to be confident, articulate and creative learners and provide a stimulating and interesting learning environment for children to explore and investigate both indoors and outdoors.
Our Nursery class follows the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
Inside we offer a wide variety of activities for the children to develop skills across all areas of learning. We focus on developing the skills of early reading through sharing stories, singing and learning rhymes together. We develop our early writing and mark making skills learning to write our names and developing our pencil control through fun activities such as our dough disco. We have opportunities to play games together to develop our understanding of early number and time to talk about our experiences and share our ideas together as we develop our communication and language skills.
Outdoors the children have the opportunity to explore all areas of learning on a larger scale engaging in mark making, water play and exploring in our mud kitchen. The children come into contact with nature through our Little Acorns activities and develop their large physical skills through the challenge of using the climbing frame, slide and our balance bikes.
Our curriculum is designed to allow children opportunities to follow their own interests and fascinations through child-led play experiences and also opportunities to engage in adult led learning experiences.
We work together as an Early Years Team and alongside parents and our whole school community to support our children to become confident, independent, happy learners.