Welcome to Nursery!
Welcome to Butterflies Class.
We have a team of four members of staff to support all children in their learning and development in their first year of nursery.
Miss Fellowes - Class Teacher, Miss Roots - PTP, Mrs Kaley
and Miss Udomhiaye- PTP
At Midfield , we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, comprising 7 areas of learning which are divided into 'prime' and 'specific' areas.
Prime Areas: Specific Areas:
Personal, Social, Emotional Development Literacy
Communication and Language Mathematics
Physical Development Understanding the world
Expressive Arts and Design
We give equal importance to our indoor and outdoor learning environments, and children have free access to both areas throughout the sessions.
We have a child-led approach to teaching in nursery which we strongly believe is the best way for young children to learn and make outstanding progress.This method allows your child to choose what they want to do within the learning environments, where enthusiastic staff join them and support them in their pursuits, identifying all teachable moments, thereby allowing your child to make progress in very short spaces of time.
This requires staff to utilise their teaching skills 'in the moment' whilst your child's interest and motivation levels are high. All staff in our Nursery Class fully implement the 'key worker' approach to support each child and their family throughout their time in our setting.
We are very fortunate here at Midfield and have a wonderful outdoor space including a musical garden, trim trail, Celtic hut, edible garden, mud kitchen and access to our forest school area on a weekly basis. The children love investigating the different areas allowing them to enquire, grow and develop in a range of ways gaining new skills.
Don't forget you can also keep up to date with your child's progress and what's going on via ClassDojo.
Termly Overview - Autumn 1
Our main focus for this term is to get to know your child and help them to settle in the new environment, ensuring they are happy and therefore ready to learn. They will begin their week by staggered intake, introducing five new children a day to help with the settling period. We welcome parents to bring the children into the classroom during drop offs in the morning or afternoon and there you can help them to put their things away and talk to us if you feel you need to. We will complete a baseline assessment for each child that will enable us to get to know them and the stage of development they are currently at. This will enable us to tailor planning and learning opportunities to suit every child.
Towards the end of term 1 we will be learning our sounds through the Read Write Inc scheme. Children will work each day to focus on their phonetic sounds and letters.
We will begin the year with number recognition, counting, colours, shapes and matching activities.