Useful Links
Staff Links

Nursery

Nursery

Miss Burch is supported by Miss Promowicz, Mrs Aylwin, Miss Staniszewska (Trainee Teacher) and Mrs Elannouti

Curriculum

At St. Helen’s we are committed to developing the whole child through a broad and balanced curriculum. We ensure that we cover all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk

 

IMG 1607IMG 1274 

Nursery Workshops

We have designed a series of seven workshops that have been created to support parents in their understanding of different aspects of their child's learning and development. Each workshop provided parents with ideas that they could use with their child at home. We encouraged all parents to attend two workshops prior to their child joining the St. Helen's Nursery in September.
The seven workshops on offer to parents are

Getting Organised
Potty Training
Teaching Talking
Learning through Play
Getting Out and About
Being Healthy
About Being Catholic

Supporting Learning at Home

We recognise the extremely important role that parents play in their child’s education. We want to work in partnership to help parents develop their skills supporting their child’s learning at home. If parents would like any support with developing home learning please see Miss Burch 

Every week we give you the opportunity to borrow a book and a toy from our learning library. In addition, the children’s home school books are an opportunity for you record and reflect on your child’s experiences outside of Nursery together. Please read as often as you can and a variety of books.

Parental engagement

At the end of the Autumn and Spring terms parents are invited to our coffee morning. This is an opportunity to look at your child’s work and observations and to speak with the Nursery staff. 

Nursery Expectations

The children in Nursery are assessed against the Development Matters Age Bands throughout the year across all Areas of Learning. Children enter Nursery at 3 years old (36 months at least) and therefore they are expected to start the year as secure within the 22-36 month band or beginning in the 30-50 month age band.

22-36 s+/ 30-50 b 30-50
b+/ w
30-50
w/ w+
30-50
w+/ s
30-50 s 30-50 s+ /40-60 b
Autumn Spring Summer

 

The children in Nursery are assessed against the Target Tracker bands to ensure all children are making good progress. 

News & Photos

We have been learning all about animals / minibeasts that hatch from eggs. We can tell you all about butterflies, chickens, turtles and frogs. Someone said, 'Snails and Slugs lay eggs' so here we are begin explorers looking for their eggs'. Not even a bit of rain can stop us.

20210312 084051

The Nursery children have been busy at home enjoying learning with their families. Baking, gardening, cheering for the NHS and participating in the whole focus themes e.g Exploring what is outside their windows. celebrating the Month of Mary, making books, musical instruments and much, much more.

World Mental Health Day. We know that when we are feeling sad or worried, we can tell someone we love.

World Mental Health DayWorld Mental Health Day 1

Forest School Fun - One of the many fun forest schools activities was to toast marshmallows over a campfire. We listened to all the instructions and stayed safe around the fire. Once our marshmallow were toasted we enjoyed eating them.

IMG 1512IMG 1519IMG 4763

Learning about ourselves - When the skeleton came to visit, we learnt all about the bones in our bodies and then made our own skeleton. We used lot's of bones. Enjoying shapes and number games.

IMG 1391IMG 4823IMG 4830

Being Creative - There is always lots of opportunities to 'make and do' at school. We have to really concentrate and pay attention to detail.

IMG 1195IMG 4799IMG 1203IMG 1585
Baking - Baking is always lots of fun. We have to read the recipe, measure the ingredients and be patient. The best part is eating what we have cooked.

IMG 1112IMG 6411IMG 6386
Learning to spell our names - 'Look we have found all the letters in our name and put them together'.

IMG 4745IMG 4738
Book Worms - 'We love reading at St Helen's', whether it be inside or outside, with our friends or by ourselves.

We love to readWe love to read 1We love to read 2

Photo's of Students

 

Autumn walk
The children have been learning about the 4 seasons. When they went on a walk around the school they found evidence that showed the change in weather. There were lots of brown and and yellow leaves on the floor underneath the trees. 

nurautumn2nurautumn1

Jam sandwich
The children have been following instructions to make jam sandwiches. They had to spread the butter and jam on the bread. The jam was so sticky. At the end they had to use their strong muscles to cut the sandwich in half before getting to eat it. The sandwiches were delicious.

nurautumn4nurautumn3

 

Useful Links

These are websites that are useful for developing children’s skills in Nursery to complement their learning in school.

Starfall

Website: https://www.starfall.com

 

Splash Learn

Website: https://www.splashlearn.com

 

Pbkids

Website: https://www.pbskids.org

 

National Geographic

Website: https://www.kids.nationalgeographic.com

 

Switch Zoo

Website: https://www.switchzoo.com/

 

ICT Games – Maths and Literacy games

Website: https://www.ictgames.com

 

Teach Handwriting
Website: https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/

 

Letters and Sounds

Website: http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

Busy things
Website: http://www.busythings.co.uk/

Jolly Phonics
Website: http://jollylearning.co.uk/

Teach Handwriting
Website: www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/

Phonics play
Website: www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Computing games
Website: http://www.ictgames.com/index.html

Topmarks
Website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Cbeebies
Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies