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 2
Our theme for this Term is 'Winter Wonders'.
We will be learning about Bonfire Night, Space, Seasonal Changes, Nocturnal animals and Winter. We will be introducing these topics to the children over this term and we cant wait to hear their fantastic questions and ideas, which will further inform our in the moment planning.
This term we will be continuing to learn our set 1 sounds through the Read Write Inc scheme. Children will work each day to focus on their phonetic sounds and letters.
We will continue to focus on Shapes and Colours this term. As well as exploring number recognition, counting, capacity and matching activities.