EYFS Leader, Chicks Class Teacher
Upcoming Nursery Events
07/03 School Photographs - Daubeney Nursery & Children Centre
Welcome to Daubeney Nursery!
In the nursery, we plan exciting activities every week based on our observation of children’s needs, interests, and stages of development across the seven areas of learning to enable the children to achieve and exceed the early learning goals. We hope you enjoy learning more about our nursery and seeing what we have been up to in our school.
Everything in the Nursery is carefully planned and structured to help your child’s development. This is undertaken through the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is organised to take care of and develop the whole child and not just their academic learning. Our Foundation curriculum covers the following:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
The prime areas begin to develop quickly in response to relationships and experiences, and run through and support learning in all other areas. In addition, there are four specific areas of learning. The specific areas include essential skills and knowledge. They grow out of the prime areas, and provide important contexts for learning.
Our topics this term are:
Summer 1: 'Growing’
Summer 2: ‘Journeys’
Please bring in your book bag everyday but especially Fridays as this is the day your child will have their book changed.
Please bring in a water bottle with your child’s name clearly labelled.
Please bring a spare set of clothes for your child in a clearly labelled bag.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Throughout their pre-school years children should be supported to build relationships, develop self-confidence and self-awareness as well as manage their own feelings and behaviour. These skills are vital for developing positive learning behaviours which will have an impact on learning later in their school life.
Communication and Language Development
It is said that "reading and writing float on a sea of talk" which is why learning through play to develop better understanding of concepts, widen vocabulary and listen to others is so important in a child's early years. If you would like to support your child's early literacy skills at home then talk to them! Limit screen time, share stories together, sing nursery rhymes, make comments on the world around you and let your child's voice be heard too.
Physical development is a vital part of your child’s learning and will enable them to become confident writers. Physical development sets them up for successful learning later in their school life, which is why we focus on it so heavily within the early years. We support children to develop good:
- Coordination e.g. balancing, throwing and catching, building
- Strength e.g. climbing, pushing, pulling
- Independence skills e.g. dressing, undressing, toileting, eating
Every week your child will have the opportunity to practise these skills, through a variety of activities including outdoor play, music and movement sessions, PE and snack time, among others.
Please spend 5 to 10 minutes each day with your child looking at a book together; the length of time will vary according to how long your child concentrates for.
Ask your child questions such as “What can you tell me about the picture?” and give them time to reply to get them talking. You might look at all the pictures in the story in that time or you might just look at one of the pictures.
Read to your child. Encourage him/her to join in with some of the phrases he/she can remember when you tell the story again the next time. Talking about the pictures in books helps us to tell a story.
Encouraging your child to say what he/she thinks about the pictures in books is an important part of learning to read.
How to support your child at home
To support your child's learning at home you should:
- Share stories every day, ask questions about the pictures
- Involve your child with day-to-day tasks such as cooking and tidying up
- Draw pictures together, practise name writing
- Encourage independence with self-help tasks such as toileting, dressing and feeding
- Encourage positive behaviour, have clear boundaries
- Limit screen time
Additional resources for learning at home
Learning in Nursery
Our curriculum overviews gives you an idea of which topic your child will be studying at which point during the school year.
At Daubeney Primary School our aim is to provide the highest quality care and education for all our children, thus giving them a strong foundation for their future learning.